2019 Extreme Risk Takers Symposium

March 29 - 30, 2019
Chicago, IL

The 17th annual Extreme Risk Takers Symposium is an educational program sponsored by the WSIA Education Foundation and hosted by the Katie School of Insurance at Illinois State University. The program centers on the surplus lines insurance market and offers sessions and networking opportunities with peers and industry professionals.

Registration Fees and Deadline
  • Students - $25
  • Introduction to Underwriting (Bonus session for students - $10)
  • University Educators - no charge
  • Career Fair Exhibitors - no charge
  • Speakers - no charge
The hotel registration deadline was February 26. While WSIA will allow registration through March 15, participants registering after February 26 are responsible for securing your own hotel room. WSIA cannot guarantee availability or room rates at the Embassy Suites after February 26. 

Hotel Information and Registration
Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile
511 Columbus Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

All students, educators and career fair participants are responsible for their own hotel reservations. A link to the hotel site will be provided in your registration confirmation.

Important Links
  • Click here to download a 2019 Symposium informational flyer, schedule and 2018 attendee list
3/29/2019 - 3/30/2019


Friday, 29 March 2019

This session is for upper level university students who have taken multiple risk management and insurance classes or who have participated in related internships will be available. The session will go more in depth on the topic of property and liability coverages. Participants will be exposed to the underwriting process using real case studies, which will enhance both broker and underwriting skill sets. It will be limited to 30 students.

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