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Annual Convention

Join America's Team! ~ Independent Agents
The Texan Gaylord ~ Grapevine Texas ~ June 4-6, 2017
(NOTICE this is a change from the previously announced dates of June 8-10)
READ URGENT MESSAGE HERE ON CONVENTION DATE CHANGE.pdf
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EVERYTHING CONVENTION!!! 






PRINT THE ENTIRE PACKET HERE!
2017 Convention Registration Packet.pdf
 
WANT TO BE A SPONSOR?

  • An Event Sponsor receives Signage at the Registration and Welcome Center, Signage at the Event, Prominent Listing in the Convention Program, Recognition in the Big "I" Arkansas magazine, Recognition in the Big "I" Friday Letter, Your Company Name and Logo projected on the Scrolling Screen at Convention and an Event Sponsor Ribbon.
Check out the companies that have already signed up to sponsor!

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Contact Lisa Hanshew with inquiries!
501-221-2444


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Grab your spot before they are all gone!

Exhibitor registration includes:
2 Registrations
10X10 Booth with Skirted Table
2 Chairs
Exhibitor ID Sign
Wastebasket

CLICK HERE to Register Online

Click below for booth layout
Exhibitor Booth Layout.pdf

Click the 2017 Convention Registration Packet.pdf for all convention details including agenda, golf & events. Golf is an additional charge.

If you have any questions regarding receiving information about being an exhibitor contact:

Debbie Ball
501-221-2444
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Golf Tournament
Cowboy Golf Club
1600 Fairway Drive
Grapevine, Texas 76501

Monday June 5th 
Lunch Provided at Cowboy Club - 11:30-12:30
Shotgun at 1:00 pm
Cost: $175 per person

No Refunds will be issued for golf cancellation after June 1, 2017.
Must be registered for convention to play golf!

HERE ARE ALL THE REASONS TO PLAY GOLF AT OUR CONVENTION!

Treat yourself to a resort-style golf experience in a prestigious environment that is unlike any other creating lasting impressions to last a lifetime.

The 18 hole, par 72 championship layout that features a true variance and contrast on each hole, making it an enjoyable experience for any level player.

World’s only NFL themed golf club

Only all-inclusive facility in DFW

Mango scented towel service

State-of-the-art GPS system on all carts (Sponsorship Available - See Lisa Hanshew)

  Spiked Arnold Palmer Station
Enjoy a twist on the classic Arnold Palmer by adding vodka or sweet tea vodka

116th Annual Big I Convention ~ Gaylord Texan
June 4-6, 2017

The Big I Convention kickoff is on Sunday June 4th at 5:30 p.m. and exhibitors will have access to the Tradeshow beginning at 11:00 on Sunday June 4th. 


UPDATED Convention Room rate only $149.00.

IMPORTANT! - Room Reservation Cut - Off Date is May 17, 2017.

 

Please click on the image below or click link here to book your hotel room at The Gaylord Hotel.

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Sunday, June 4th

11:00 am - 4:30 pm                          Tradeshow set-up

11:00 am - 5:00 pm                         
Registration and Welcome  Kickoff

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Board Meeting

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Are You Ready for a Party? 
An Evening of Eats & Entertainment
Featuring The Comedian Magician - "Mark Robinson"
Entertainment begins promptly at 6:30!


Monday, June 5th

8:00 am - 12:00 pm                     Registration Open

8:00 am - 9:00 am
All Attendee -
Breakfast Buffet Blitz

9:00 am - 11:30 am
Tailgate Tradeshow

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Spouse Event 
"The Kitchen Beautician"
Creating spa products with ingredients from your home. Take Aways!

11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Golfers Lunch at
Cowboy Golf Club

1:00 pm
Golf Tournament at
Cowboy Golf Club

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Huddle Up Cocktail Party

7:15 pm
First String Purple Duck Past President's Dinner
(Past President's Only)
Tuesday, June 6th

8:30 am - 9:15 am                            Continental Breakfast

9:30 am - 10:15 am                          General Session
with Arkansas Insurance Commissioner
Allen Kerr & Election of Officers

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
J. Lee Whittington, Ph.D - Professor of Management at the University of Dallas
Building a High Performance Organization

1:30 pm
AT&T Cowboy Stadium VIP Tour (VIP Transportation Provided)
It is more than the home of the Dallas Cowboys; it's a world of facts and figures about the world's largest domed structure, an art museum, a classroom. The things you can do inside are endless, and  you can experience them all. There is something for everyone and will appeal to people of all ages.
 
*FREE TIME* - "YOUR TIME"
Spend it as you wish or indulge at one of the many local attractions in Grapevine.
 
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Pre-Game President's Reception

6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Game Day Kid Event
(Face Painting, Balloons, & Interactive puppet show with Gertrude the Pig)

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MVP Banquet & Awards Dinner
 
9:00  pm - 11:00 pm
Overtime Celebration  -
Live Music from the
"TIME MACHINE"
(Playlist includes music from 70's, 80's, 90's & current dance hits!)
Click here for their playlist of songs!
Your participation is critical to this process. Please take a few minutes to recognize those who have made a difference this year. Simply review, complete and submit the Awards Nomination Form below by April 28, 2017.

Each year at our annual state convention, these awards are presented to companies and individuals that have exhibited outstanding service and dedication to the Independent Insurance Agency System. 

Join us for the 116th annual IIAA Convention at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, Grapevine, Texas, where the awards will be presented at the Banquet and Awards Dinner, Tuesday, June 6, 2017.


2017 Awards Information

Please, no ballot stuffing in order to maintain the integrity of the awards.  One ballot per agency/company

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Award Rules Regulations


Fax to 501-221-0364 or email lhanshew@iiaar.org by April 28, 2017.

If you have any questions please contact:

Lisa Hanshew 
(501) 221-2444
NOTICE ~ THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE IN CONVENTION DATES!
Register online
here for our Annual Convention & Tradeshow!
You can pay by check or credit card.

Or

Print the pdf version of the convetion registration packet by clicking the link below.
2017 Convention Registration Packet.pdf



PRIOR TO 5/17/17 (EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT)


MEMBER AGENT - $245

COMPANY REP - $245
NON-MEMBER - 450
1st TIMER - FREE (Thanks to Am Trust)
SPOUSE - $185
CHILDREN - FREE (under 18)
GOLF - $175

Please forward registeration for all attendees even children under 18

AFTER TO 5/17/17 ( REGULAR PRICE)


MEMBER AGENT - $260
COMPANY REP - $260
NON-MEMBER - $450
1st TIMER - $185
SPOUSE - $200
CHILDREN - FREE (under 18)
GOLF - $175



EVENTS!
(Please include # of attendees when registering)
(Must be registered to attend the events)

VIP TOUR EVENT

AT&T COWBOY STADIUM TOUR - $15 per person

GAME DAY KID'S EVENT

FACE PAINTING ~ GERTRUDE THE PIG (interactive puppet show) - BALLOON ART - $20 per child
 (AGES 4-12 ONLY)