2018 Annual Conference & Showcase Gala

Countdown to the 2018 IMCA Annual Conference:

2018/06/24 14:00:00

Join us for the 2018 IMCA Annual Conference & Showcase Gala!

June 24-26, we are headed to Atlanta, GA, to the fabulous W Atlanta - Midtown. Below you can find our agenda, register for the conference, book your hotel room, and learn about why you should attend this coming year!

Watch the recap video from our 2017 Annual Conference in Scottsdale and see why you need to attend the 2018 Annual Conference in Atlanta:

Schedule at-a-Glance*

*Subject to change


Sunday, June 24, 2018
5:30 p.m.Sponsor ReceptionTBD
6:00 p.m.Opening ReceptionTBD

Monday, June 25, 2018
8:00 a.m.BreakfastTBD
8:45 a.m.Welcome - Anna Hargis, IMCA Board ChairTBD
9:00 a.m.Opening Session - Mary B. Lucas, Author, Speaker, People Connector, MBL, LLCTBD
10:00 a.m. Highlights for the DayTBD
10:15 a.m.Networking BreakTBD
10:45 p.m. Keynote Address - Christopher E. Mead, Chief Marketing Officer, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.TBD
11:45 p.m. Torchbearer Award PresentationTBD
12:00 p.m. Lunch & Sponsor VisitsTBD
1:15 p.m. Breakout SessionsTBD
2:15 p.m. Networking BreakTBD
2:30 p.m. Breakout SessionsTBD
3:30 p.m. Networking BreakTBD
3:45 p.m. General SessionTBD
6:00 p.m. Dine Around Atlanta

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
7:45 a.m. BreakfastTBD
8:30 a.m. Welcome BackTBD
8:50 a.m.ATL311 Talks - 3 Speakers - 11 minutes eachTBD
9:30 a.m.Q&A with SpeakersTBD
9:45 a.m. ATL311 Talks - 3 Speakers - 11 minutes eachTBD
10:25 a.m.Q&A with SpeakersTBD
10:40 a.m. Networking BreakTBD
11:10 a.m.General SessionTBD
12:15 p.m. Lunch & Sponsor VisitsTBD
1:30 p.m. WorkshopsTBD
2:30 p.m.WorkshopsTBD
3:30 p.m.Days 1 & 2 RecapTBD
6:00 p.m. Showcase Awards Reception & GalaTBD

Important Dates

December 31: Member-only December promo deadline

April 21: Early bird registration deadline

June 13: Online registration deadline

Attendees must register on-site after June 13. 

Registration Rates

Members Non-Members 
December Promo$1,100.00December PromoNA
Early Bird$1,250.00Early Bird$1,700.00
Standard Rate$1,350.00Standard Rate$1,800.00
Monday Only$675.00Monday Only$875.00
Tuesday Only$775.00Tuesday Only$975.00
Gala Only$150.00Gala Only$150.00
December promo: Dec. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017
Early Bird: Jan. 1 - April 21, 2018
Standard: April 22 - June 13, 2018

W Atlanta - Midtown

188 14th St NE

Atlanta, GA 30361

Book your room at the W Atlanta - Midtown hotel today!

Room rate: $179.00 USD per night

Photos courtesy of W Atlanta - Midtown. 

Christopher E. Mead

Chris Mead Headshot

Chief Marketing Officer
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Mary B. Lucas

Mary Lucas headshot

Author, Speaker, People Connector

More to come about our speakers!

Thank you to our sponsors!






Additional Sponsors


If you are interested in taking advantage of sponsorship opportunities, please download the sponsor brochure or email info@imcanet.com.

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Resources to help you plan your trip to Atlanta:


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Curious about the IMCA Showcase Awards? Learn more on our awards page.

Testimonials from previous attendees:

“As a first time attendee of IMCA’S Annual Conference and Showcase Gala, I had high expectations for the takeaways I would have from the event and the amount of networking I would experience with marketing and communications professionals in the insurance industry. This year’s event did not disappoint: the speakers were informative and relevant, the breakout sessions were engaging, and the networking was meaningful. I really appreciated being able to learn with and from the other attendees who were facing the same hurdles as my team. The board does a phenomenal job of putting together an impactful agenda and a fun theme for the attendees to enjoy.”

-Jane Kim, Communications Manager, Allstate Business Insurance


“The IMCA conference in Baltimore was a great experience for me. The presentations were interesting and relevant, and the setting was friendly and relaxed. I enjoyed seeing the best work of other companies in the Showcase. I look forward to attending future IMCA events, along with others from our Marketing and Communications teams.”

-Mark McBeath, Vice President, Marketing, The Cincinnati Insurance Companies


“It’s always a challenge to get out of the office for industry meetings. Everyone is stretched for time. If you’re a professional insurance marketer and you can get to just one industry event in 2017, I wouldn’t miss the IMCA annual conference. You’ll find a highly relevant program, of course. And it’s really fun chatting with all the cool cats over cocktails.”

-Peter van Aartrijk, Principal, Financial Services, CHROMIUM | vivid shining brands


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Photo Cred:  Mike