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2018 Life Insurance Conference

Innovation in Insurance: New Tools for an Old Industry

4/9/2018 - 4/11/2018
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL


Who Attends

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


Attend the 2018 Life Insurance Conference to network with your peers and leading industry experts as we gather to discuss innovation in our industry and the key trends that will shape our future. Innovation and transformation are essential for finding new customers, delivering new products and opening new markets. Is your company successfully adapting to the new demands of the marketplace?

Innovative insurers are partnering with players outside the insurance sector and even beyond financial services. Is your organization? Have you fully embraced mobile technology allowing your customers to interact with you when the need arises — anywhere and anytime? Has your organization introduced new elements of competitive differentiation to increasing sales opportunities and new business?

The bottom line is insurers need to find a more positive way to engage with customers. And they need to engage with them more frequently. That means transforming distribution models and physical networks. It means offering customers new products, advice and services. And it means delivering an experience that’s personalized and relevant.

This premier conference offers more than 30 workshops on topics including product innovation, distribution, markets, technology, administration and regulation. This is your opportunity to join the crucial dialogue.


Randall Bell, Ph.D.
Director, Landmark Research Group
  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018

    3:45 pm - 4:45 pm: GENERAL SESSION

Randall Bell, Ph.D.

Director, Landmark Research Group

Randall Bell leads Landmark Research Group, LLC, and has directed a national practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers. As an economist, he has studied more disasters around the world than anyone in history, and has developed a simple formula to work through problems and achieve success. Bell’s book, Me We Do Be, lays out principles, validated through statistical research, that create a solid foundation for authentic growth for leaders, sales people, managers, and employees. He has appeared on every major television network, and his work has been featured in Inc. Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and Success Magazine.
Nicholas Epley, Ph.D.
Professor of Behavioral Science, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018

    8:00 am - 9:00 am: GENERAL SESSION

Nicholas Epley, Ph.D.

Professor of Behavioral Science, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Nicholas Epley conducts research on the experimental study of social cognition, perspective taking and intuitive human judgment. His research has appeared in more than two dozen journals, and has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Wired and National Public Radio. Epley’s book, Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want, explores what scientists have learned about our abilities to understand other people, and the surprising mistakes we so routinely make. His presentation will give you the wisdom to revolutionize how you think about other people — and yourself.
Robert A. Kerzner, CLU, ChFC
  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018

    8:30 am - 8:45 am: GENERAL SESSION

Robert A. Kerzner, CLU, ChFC

As president and CEO of LIMRA, LOMA and their parent organization, LL Global, Inc., Bob Kerzner leads the world’s largest association of life insurance and financial services companies. In 2010, he led the merger of LIMRA and LOMA, which together represent more than 1,200 members across 64 countries, including most of the world’s largest life insurance companies. 

Before joining LIMRA in 2004, Kerzner was executive vice president and head of the individual life division of Hartford Life, Inc. Under his leadership, the division experienced dramatic growth and record financial performance.

Kerzner is a leading voice in the life insurance, retirement and financial services industry, recently speaking at events held by the Department of Treasury’s Federal Insurance Office (FIO), the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), and Life Insurance Commission of New York (LICONY).  He is regularly sought out by leading national publications, like the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and USA Today, as well as a host of trade and other business media outlets, to provide insight into industry issues and trends.

Kerzner is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University.

Erik Qualman
Entrepreneur, Author, Technology and Digital Media Expert
  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018

    8:45 am - 10:00 am: GENERAL SESSION

Erik Qualman

Entrepreneur, Author, Technology and Digital Media Expert

Erik Qualman helps organizations understand how businesses can tap the power of social and digital media to reach consumers directly. His Socialnomics work has been has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, and used by the National Guard to NASA. What Happens in Vegas Stays on YouTube led Qualman to be named a Top 100 Digital Influencer and his business books are used in over 200 universities. Qualman was formerly a sitting professor at Harvard and MIT’s edX labs.



Registration Fees 

Early Registration Rates (Register by March 12, 2018):
LIMRA, LOMA, SOA, and ACLI Members: $1,250
Non-member: $ 1,875

Standard Rates (After March 12, 2018):
LIMRA, LOMA, SOA, and ACLI Members: $1,450
Non-member $ 2,075 

Refund 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, Conference Organizers will refund the total registration fee. However, Conference Organizers will not be responsible for any travel, hotel accommodations or other costs incurred. Cancellation requests should be submitted in writing to

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 by entering the promo code GROUP100. Individuals using this registration option must register at the full conference registration fee. Presenter registrations and individuals utilizing any other discounts do not qualify towards the required five registrant per company minimum. Please note that if a registrant's company does not ultimately meet the aforementioned eligibility criteria (e.g. there are fewer than five registrants from a company who paid the qualifying full conference fee), registrants will receive a notice of any balance due based on the difference between the regular applicable rate and the group discounted rate.

Hotel / Venue

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

540 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL, USA, 60611

Hotel Reservations

If you receive any unsolicited or suspicious email or phone call about a hotel booking in conjunction with this meeting, our advice is not to click on it, but delete the email immediately. In the case of a phone call, never give out your credit card information. Our designated conference hotels will never call you unless you contact them first.

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

The Chicago Marriott is now sold out.

Please contact A Room With A View for information on the designated overflow hotel They will secure the lowest available rates within walking distance of the Chicago Marriott.

In the event that rooms become available at the Chicago Marriott due to cancellations, A Room With A View will notify conference attendees and help transfer reservations back to The Marriott Hotel in the order in which they were booked.

A Room With A View can be reached at 1-800-780-4343 International Attendees can reach them at  

This is a FREE SERVICE for Life Insurance Conference attendees.

Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor

The Life Conference exhibit booths are now sold out. Please contact Stacey Quance at 770-984-6448 or to discuss sponsorship opportunities which may include a booth.

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 Stacey Quance at 770-984-6448;

EXHIBIT PACKAGE $4,750 - includes: (after February 24th, Exhibitor fee is $5,000)


Organizations exhibiting at The Life Insurance Conference may also exhibit at The Retirement Industry Conference, immediately following April 26-28 at the same hotel and receive a discount of $500 off each event.  If you are Exhibiting at both, please use this PROMO CODE (BOTH18) when registering for both events.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Diamond Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

Contact us to learn more:

Mary-Jo Adams

Senior Conference Coordinator


(860) 285-7798

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