Schedule and Session Details

Consider arriving in Austin early to experience the city with your peers. Check out the live music capital of the world and activities to Keep Austin Weird here. Cost and coordination of any additional activities are the responsibility of attendees. 

Sunday, October 10

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Registration and Hospitality Desk
Hotel Lobby - Third Floor/Lobby Level
   
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.  First-Time Attendee Reception
Creekside & Creekside Patio - Second Floor

If you're a first-time attendee, please join us to mingle and meet new friends! 
   
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.   Opening Reception
Creekside & Creekside Patio - Second Floor

Join us to kick off the 2021 U40 Annual Meeting and network with old and new friends. 

Monday, October 11

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Registration and Hospitality Desk
Hotel Lobby - Third Floor/Lobby Level
   
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.  Breakfast
Capitol Ballroom E-H - Third Floor/Lobby Level
   
9:00 - 10:45 a.m.  The Power of Personal Branding
Capitol Ballroom A-D - Third Floor/Lobby Level

Presenter: Tim O'Brien, "The Person to See"

Everybody has a personal brand. It is either positive, negative or neutral. Everything we do or say either adds to or subtracts from our personal brands. What do you want your personal brand to be and what are you doing to position your brand positively within the company and industry?
   
10:45 -11:00 a.m.  Networking Break
   
11:00 a.m. - Noon The Way We Work
Capitol Ballroom A-D - Third Floor/Lobby Level

Presenter: Tony Chimera, Westfield

This interactive session, led by an experienced industry HR professional, will ask attendees to focus on the way they work, network professionally and handle stress in their day-to-day. 
   
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch  
Capitol Ballroom E-H - Third Floor/Lobby Level
   
 1:00 - 2:45 p.m.  Inclusion Starts with "I" 
Capitol Ballroom A-D - Third Floor/Lobby Level

Presenters: Jeff Henry, Amwins Group, with U40 member facilitators

Explore topics of diversity, equity and inclusion through understanding self, understanding others and communicating across differences.
   
2:45 - 3:00 p.m.   Networking Break 
   
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.   Roundtable 
Capitol Ballroom A-D - Third Floor/Lobby Level

U40 encourages the exchange of educational and industry-critical information among members, promotes professionalism and is an avenue for insurance professionals to become more involved in the surplus lines community. Join us for a dynamic peer discussion. 
   
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.  Welcome Reception
The sideYard & Terrace 
   
6:30 - 6:45 p.m.  WSIA Presidential Address by Davis Moore 
The sideYard & Terrace

We are honored to have the current WSIA President join us to share about his experiences in the industry and offer encouraging words to future leaders.
   
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.   Dinner & Entertainment
The backYard

Tuesday, October 12

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.  Breakfast
Capitol Ballroom E-H - Third Floor/Lobby Level
   
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.  U40 Leaders Panel
Capitol Ballroom A-D - Third Floor/Lobby Level

Join us for a panel discussion with a cross-section of industry leaders. Panelists will discuss the future of the wholesale, specialty and surplus lines marketplace, the challenges and opportunities E&S professionals may encounter during the next five years and anecdotes from their own experiences as leaders and professionals.
   
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch  
Capitol Ballroom E-H - Third Floor/Lobby Level
   
 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.  It's a WATERfull Life Philanthropic Teambuilding
Capitol Ballroom A-D - Third Floor/Lobby Level

Compete in teams to win mental and physical challenges and work together to build water filtration systems to aid refugee camps and provide clean drinking water around the world.
   
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Networking Reception and Dinner
Speakeasy

Take a short trip back to a roaring ‘20s vibe at Speakeasy. Unwind in the heart of downtown Austin with bowling, shuffleboard, foosball, darts, a pool table and more. Dinner and drinks are on us! Transportation will be provided.