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2016 Life Insurance Conference

Looking Long Term

4/4/2016 - 4/6/2016
The Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV


Who Attends

Professionals involved in the development, operations, marketing, distribution, technology or administration of life insurance products.


Attend the 2016 Life Insurance Conference to network with your peers and leading industry experts as we gather to share forward-thinking ideas and strategies for long-term customer engagement. Take advantage of this opportunity to increase profitability, improve competitiveness and attract new customers.

What are the far-reaching implications for the financial services industry of the DOL’s fiduciary proposal? Do consumers truly understand how life insurance companies reward healthy living? Does your digital strategy address compliance concerns, adoption rates, and the many aspects of interacting with the consumer in a digital world? Do you understand how longevity risk will affect your company and what you can do to manage that risk?

Find answers to these questions and gain insight into the very latest in industry news, product innovation, distribution, markets, administration, regulation and technology. The 2016 Life Insurance Conference will cover the important issues and identify strategies that will shape the industry's future.

This premier conference offers more than 30 workshops on topics including product innovation, distribution, markets, technology, administration and regulation.


Josh Linkner
Entrepreneur and Author

Josh Linkner

Entrepreneur and Author

Josh Linkner has spent his career harnessing the spirit of creative disruption. The four-time successful tech entrepreneur and CEO delivers a clear call to action — it’s better to innovate and disrupt your organization before your competition does. Linkner is founder and former CEO of ePrize, the world’s largest interactive promotion agency. He is also the New York Times bestselling author of Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough and The Road to Reinvention: How to Drive Disruption and Accelerate Transformation. As founding partner of Detroit Venture Partners, Linkner remains at the cutting edge of technology and entrepreneurship.
James T. Morris, FSA
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Life Insurance Company

James T. Morris, FSA

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Life Insurance Company

James Morris is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Pacific Life Insurance Company, and of its parent companies Pacific Mutual Holding Company and Pacific Life Corp. He joined Pacific Life in 1982 and progressed through a series of management positions in the Life Insurance Division. In 2005, Morris was promoted to executive vice president and chief insurance officer and his role was expanded to include the Annuities & Mutual Funds Division and Pacific Select Group. Morris served on the board of directors for the American Council of Life Insurers and was its chairman during 2012 to 2013.
S. Jay Olshansky, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Wednesday, April 6, 2016

    8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.: GENERAL SESSION

S. Jay Olshansky, Ph.D.

Professor, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago

The focus of Jay Oshansky’s research to date has been on estimates of the upper limits to human longevity, exploring the health and public policy implications associated with individual and population aging, forecasts of the size, survival, and age structure of the population, and pursuit of the scientific means to slow aging in people (The Longevity Dividend). Olshansky is also Research Associate, Center on Aging, University of Chicago, and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is on the Board of Directors of the American Federation of Aging Research and is the first author of The Quest for Immortality: Science at the Frontiers of Aging.
Marilyn Sherman
Founder, UpFront Presentations
  • Tuesday, April 5, 2016

    3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.: GENERAL SESSION

Marilyn Sherman

Founder, UpFront Presentations

Marilyn Sherman, Founder of UpFront Presentations has dedicated her 25+ year career in motivating and inspiring audiences across the country. She is a highly sought-after keynote speaker and author who is driven to move her audiences out of their comfort zone and into the front-row of their work and personal lives. Her engaging and fun personality makes Marilyn the perfect choice, even for audiences that are often hard to motivate. She is hired to engage audiences with stories of hope and inspiration along with practical tools to immediately implement when they leave the conference.

Marilyn is best known for customizing her keynotes to each audience, with attendees often saying “She was speaking directly to me. I needed that message today.” She also often hears, “Wow, she is so much more than a motivational speaker!” Marilyn was inducted into the National Speaker Association’s CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, one of 182 members in the world who hold this designation. Marilyn is also the author of three motivational books including “Is There A Hole In Your Bucket List? “, “Whose Comfort Zone Are You In?”, and “Why Settle for the Balcony, how to get a Front-Row Seat in Life.” Marilyn lives in Las Vegas with her husband and travels quite a bit to keynote events, and also loves to be a local resource to the many conventions that are held in Las Vegas each year.



Registration Fees

Early Registration Rates (Register by March 4, 2016):
LIMRA, LOMA, SOA, and ACLI Members: $1,195
Non-member: $1,695

Standard Rates (After March 4, 2016):
LIMRA, LOMA, SOA, ACLI Members: $1,395
Non-member $1,895

Group Discount

If five (5) or more individual employees from the same member company register for this meeting, each individual registrant may take advantage of a group registration discount of $100. This discount applies only to people registering at the full conference rate. See the online registration form for complete details.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations and refund requests must be received in writing. These requests carry a $100.00 U.S. administrative charge. Full refunds minus the administrative fee will be granted on written requests received no later than ten business days before the meeting. No refunds will be granted if the request is received within ten business days of the meeting. If for any reason a meeting is cancelled, the Conference Organizers will refund the total registration fee. However, the Conference Organizers will not be responsible for any travel, hotel accommodations or other costs incurred. Cancellation requests should be submitted to

Hotel / Venue

The Bellagio
3600 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: 1-888-987-6667

The group rate cut-off has passed. Please contact The Bellagio at the phone number listed above to make your hotel reservations.

*** An Update for Booking Your Life Insurance Conference Hotel Reservation ***

Please continue to book your room reservation for the 2016 Life Insurance Conference directly through the official conference hotel, The Bellagio.

Any phone or email solicitation to book your reservation from other outside sources is bogus and not authorized by the Life Insurance Conference. This solicitation could be a potential scam to procure your credit card information.

Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor

Connect with Key Prospects 

This conference is your opportunity to meet and network with insurance professionals involved in the development, operations, marketing, distribution, administration and technology processes of life insurance products.

Sponsorship Opportunities - Raise your level of branding with this audience by securing a Sponsorship. Options include:

To create your Sponsorship package, contact Barbara Kimball at 860-298-3950;

EXHIBIT PACKAGE $4,500 - includes:


Organizations exhibiting at The Life Insurance Conference may also exhibit at The Retirement Industry Conference. May 4-6, 2016 in Boston and receive a discount of $500 off each event.

Register now as an exhibitor!

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Diamond Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Contact us to learn more:

Mary-Jo Adams

Senior Conference Coordinator


(860) 285-7798

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