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    15th Annual IDIS Conference

    October 21, 2019 3:00 PM to October 23, 2019 6:00 PM
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    San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
    8757 Rio San Diego Drive
    San Diego, CA 92108
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    The International DI Society Presents Our 15th Annual IDIS Conference! 

    REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

    Join us in sunny San Diego October 21st-23rd for an event that is guaranteed to inspire, educate and motivate the best of the best in the disability insurance business.  This is a must-attend three-day event for individuals working in the disability insurance industry.  Built to maximize your time, this year we've invested in outstanding general session speakers and have reformatted the agenda to allow attendees to tailor the content most relevant to them!  In addition, we've expanded our opening night reception to provide fantastic networking opportunities to expand your resources in the DI industry and catch up with your fellow peers.  Learn from the country's top disability insurance producers, wholesalers, and carriers about current and emerging trends, share industry knowledge, and elevate your capabilities to serve clients of all sizes!

    ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!   OR CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD A PDF REGISTRATION FORM.

    SAVE BIG WITH GROUP DISCOUNTS!  Groups of 5-10 pay just $500 each, and groups of 11+ pay just $450 each.  Contact us for more information.

    A VARIETY OF SPONSORSHIP & EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE - CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PDF SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR FORM.

    Register today!   Conference Registration fee includes all general session presentations and breakouts, our opening night reception, all meals and networking reception events, including Wednesday's Awards Luncheon.

    Members:  You should be able to login using your e-mail address for your login ID, and your last name (first letter capitalized) for your password.  If you have problems logging in, send an e-mail to [email protected] and we will re-set your login for you.


    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    KRIS 'TANTO' PARONTO
    Hero | Veteran | Author | Speaker | US Army Ranger 


    Kris Paronto, “Tanto” as he is affectionately known in security contracting circles, is a former Army Ranger from 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment and private security contractor who has deployed throughout South America, Central America, the Middle East and North Africa. He also worked with the U.S. Government’s Global Response Staff conducting low profile security in high threat environments throughout the world.

    Paronto was part of the CIA annex security team that responded to the terrorist attack on the U.S. Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012, helping to save over 20 lives while fighting off terrorists for over 13 hours. Paronto’s story is told in the book 13 Hours, written by Mitchell Zuckoff and his five surviving annex security team members, and in the 2016 major motion picture of the same name.

    Born in Alamosa, Colorado, Paronto obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado and Master’s Degree from The University of Nebraska at Omaha. He served 4 years in the U.S. Army and an additional 4 years in the U.S. Army National Guard, reaching the rank of Sergeant then becoming a commissioned officer in 2003. He started contracting for Blackwater Security Consulting in 2003 and continued to deploy on various security contracts, to include the Global Response Staff until 2013. He is also the author of the 2017 motivational book The Ranger Way.

    Visit Kris' website for more information: https://www.kristantoparonto.net/ 

     

    DAVE WHITLEY
    "The Iron Tamer" Strongman


    Iron Tamer Dave Whitley is a motivational speaker and strongman based in Nashville TN.  As a kid, Dave was overweight and had a terrible stutter. Retreating into a world of fantasy and comic books, he dreamed of becoming SuperHuman. Now, as a motivational speaker, he uses SuperHuman feats of strength to share his message with his audience.  

    The feats "The Iron Tamer" performs are used as an illustration of the mindset needed to accomplish the impossible. His purpose is to inspire the audience to leave their limitations behind and become the SUPERHUMAN version of themselves.  

    Visit "The Iron Tamer's" Website: http://www.irontamer.com/








    GORDON VIGGIANO
    “The Brain Guy" | Author and Speaker


    Gordon Viggiano was a successful sales executive, consultant and entrepreneur when a near fatal stroke dramatically changed his and his family's lives. On his 51st birthday, out of nowhere, he suffered a life changing event, a massive stroke. One might say Gordon and his wife Jill were dealt a dirty card, but they see it far differently.

    Join us as Gordon inspires his audience and brings hope to those of us who have faced, are facing, or will face dramatic challenges in our lives. His experience has been a true test of faith and perseverance.

    Visit the "The Brain Guy's" website for more information: https://mybrainllc.com/

     

     

    SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

    CLICK HERE for the sponsorship brochure. 

    Click here to purchase your sponsorship or exhibitor package online. 


    CONFERENCE AGENDA

    Monday, October 21st

    11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Exhibitor Booth Set-Up
    12:00 p.m. General Registration & Check-In Opens
    3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Opening Session
    3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Main Stage Featured Speaker
    Dave Whitley "The Iron Tamer"
    4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception with Exhibitors - sponsored by Petersen International Underwriters

     

    Tuesday, October 22nd

    7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Time with Exhibitors
    8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Opening - Welcome
    8:30 - 10:00 a.m. General Session Featured Speaker
    Gordon Viggiano - "The Brain Guy"
    10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Break with Exhibitors
    10:30 - 11:30 a.m. General Session
    The Income Protection Industry - A View From the Outside
    Dawn McMaster, Daniel Skwire, Steve Woods
    11:30 - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
    12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Breakout Session 1
    The Next Generation of Income Protection Specialists
    Andrea Schnarr, Max Schmidt, Corey Anderson
    12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Breakout Session 1
    Building Markets and Results from Association Marketing and CPA Referrals
    David White
    12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Breakout Session 1
    Leveraging DI to Replicate Your 7-Figure Clients
    Robert Clark
    1:30 - 1:45 p.m. Break with Exhibitors
    1:45 - 2:45 p.m. Breakout Session 2
    The Next Generation of Income Protection Specialists
    Andrea Schnarr, Max Schmidt, Corey Anderson
    1:45 - 2:45 p.m. Breakout Session 2
    Building Markets and Results from Association Marketing and CPA Referrals
    David White
    1:45 - 2:45 p.m. Breakout Session 2
    Leveraging DI to Replicate Your 7-Figure Clients
    Robert Clark
    2:45 - 3:00 p.m. Break with Exhibitors
    3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Updates & Trends
    Carrier Spotlight – What’s New and What’s Working 
    4:00 - 5:00 p.m. "Town Hall" Session
    5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Reception with Exhibitors
    6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Carrier Dinners

     

    Wednesday, October 23rd

    7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Time with Exhibitors
    8:00 - 9:15 a.m. General Session
    Leading with Authenticity: Strategies for Successful Sales, Led by Women
    Tracey Fisher, Marcy Pruitt, Terri Hoffman
    9:15 - 9:30 a.m. Break with Exhibitors
    9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Breakout Session 3
    Savvy, Smart People Do Executive Benefits
    Tracey Fisher
    9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Breakout Session 3
    Delivering on the Biggest Promise - Getting Claims Paid!
    Jason Hollis
    9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Breakout Session 3
    Multi-Life DI: NEW Sales and Enrollment Strategies (Domestic & Lloyd's)
    Ken Yarbrough, Laura Muka
    10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break with Exhibitors
    10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Breakout Session 4
    Savvy, Smart People Do Executive Benefits
    Tracey Fisher
    10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Breakout Session 4
    Delivering on the Biggest Promise - Getting Claims Paid!
    Jason Hollis
    10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Breakout Session 4
    Multi-Life DI: NEW Sales and Enrollment Strategies (Domestic & Lloyd's)
    Ken Yarbrough, Laura Muka
    11:45 - 1:15 p.m. IDIS Annual Awards Luncheon
    1:15 - 1:30 p.m. Break with Exhibitors
    1:30 - 2:30 p.m. General Session
    How We Built a Successful IDI BGA
    George Davidson, Jeff Peterson, Keith Pflieger
    2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Break with Exhibitors
    2:45 - 3:45 p.m. General Session Featured Speaker
    Kris "Tanto" Paronto
    3:45 - 4:00 p.m. Closing Announcements
    4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Closing Happy Hour!

     

    HOTEL INFORMATION

    Book your group rate for 2019 International DI Society Annual Conference

    Hotel: San Diego Marriott Mission Valley, 8757 Rio San Diego Drive, San Diego, CA 92108

    Room Block: 2019 International DI Society Annual Conferences

    Special Rate: $209 per night, Available October 17-26, 2019

    Last Day to Book:  Deadline has been extended thru Thursday, September 26, 2019

    Guests who prefer to make their reservations over the phone can do so by calling our reservations line at (800) 842-5329 and letting the agent know they are booking the group rate for the International Di Society.

    Ground Transportation Info at https://www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/travel/sanmv-san-diego-marriott-mission-valley/

    Shuttle is $12.00 each way (reservation required) -- Taxi is $22.00

    Questions?  Contact Executive Director Joe Pittman at [email protected] or [email protected] -- or call 844-249-8806.

     

    Tickets

    $675.00 IDIS Members - Regular Price

    $825.00 Non-Members - Regular Price

    $595.00 First Timer's Package - One Year of Membership and Full Registration

    $350.00 Guests (Cannot Be In the Industry - i.e. Spouses/Partners)

    $99.00 Non-Members - Single Day Pass - Oct 21, 22 or 23 - For California Residents Only

    $189.00 Non-Members - Two Day Pass -- any 2 days of Conference - For California Residents Only

    $279.00 Non-Members - Full Conference - For California Residents Only

    $50.00 Non-Members - Awards Lunch Only Wed 10/23

    $5,000.00 Welcome Reception Sponsor - SOLD OUT

    $2,500.00 Exhibitor Package

    $2,500.00 Breakfast, Lunch or Break Sponsor

    $5,000.00 Gold Sponsor

    $7,500.00 Platinum Sponsor

    $0.00 Exhibitor Attendee

    $0.00 Sponsor Attendee

    $0.00 Non-Member - Sponsor Attendee

    $0.00 Non-Member - Exhibitor Attendee

    $2,500.00 Exhibitor Sponsorship

    $500.00 Group Discount of 5-10 members

    $450.00 Group Discount of 11+ Members

    $450.00 Group Discount of 11+ Members

    $500.00 Group Discount of 5-10 members

    $0.00 Sponsor or Exhibitor Booth Rep