Meeting/Event Information

    17th Annual IDIS Conference

    October 11, 2021 12:00 PM to October 13, 2021 1:00 PM
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    Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria
    14901 Dallas Parkway
    Dallas, TX 75254
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    Join us in Dallas, Texas on October 11-13, 2021 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 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!


    We thank all of our sponsors who continue to support our organization. Please click here if you are interested in learning about sponsorship opportunities for our 2021 Conference


    Sheriff J.B. Smith was continuously elected Sheriff of Smith County Texas from 1976-2012. He managed a department of 355 personnel and supervised over 1,000 prisoners. Currently he travels the country entertaining and motivating audiences with his unique stories and experiences.

    He is a graduate from the University of Texas at Tyler with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. He is also a graduate of the National FBI Academy.

    He was elected by his peers as President of the Sheriff's Association of Texas 2002-2003. In addition, Sheriff Smith has been a member of the National Speakers Association for over 15 years.

    On his ranch, the Sheriff raises a small herd of cattle and a major crop of coyotes, armadillos and fire ants.

    Besides being a former sheriff and being a national speaker, he is a licensed Texas auctioneer and a connoisseur of Texas chili. He has appeared on NBC Dateline, ABC Prime-Time Live, the CBS Morning Show and the NBC Today Show. He has shared the speaker’s platform with personalities such as Zig Ziglar and other nationally known professional speakers.  He has appeared twice on stage at the Nugget in Reno, Nevada and preformed at Diamond Jack’s Casino in Bossier City, Louisiana.

    He published his first True Crime book entitled The Christmas Day Murders. His second book The Unholy Ghost Murder, became available in April 2010.

    The Sheriff’s philosophy is “Blessed are they who laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.”

    He is looking forward to welcoming you to Texas -- CLICK HERE to view a brief (1:42) message from The Sheriff!

    Questions?  Contact Executive Director Joe Pittman at [email protected] -- or call 844-249-8806.  Much more info coming soon!


    $7,500.00 Platinum Sponsor - Includes 8 Conference Registrations

    $5,000.00 Gold Sponsor - Includes 6 Conference Registrations

    $2,500.00 Exhibitor - Includes 2 Conference Registrations

    $2,500.00 Exhibitor Refreshment Breaks Sponsor - Includes 2 Conference Registrations

    $2,500.00 Breakfast Sponsor - Includes 2 Conference Registrations