2018 Annual Conference & Showcase Gala

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:

Countdown to the 2018 IMCA Annual Conference:

2018/06/24 14:00:00

Schedule at-a-Glance*

*Subject to change


Sunday, June 24, 2018
2:00 p.m.Registration OpensGreat Room Foyer
5:30 p.m.Sponsor ReceptionAltitude, 27th Floor
6:00 p.m.Opening ReceptionAltitude, 27th Floor

Monday, June 25, 2018
8:00 a.m.BreakfastTBD
8:45 a.m.Welcome
Anna Hargis, IMCA Board Chair
Great Room
9:00 a.m.Opening Session: Lunchmeat & Life Lessons: Sharing a Butcher’s Wisdom
Mary B. Lucas, Author, Speaker, People Connector, MBL, LLC
Great Room
10:00 a.m. Highlights for the DayGreat Room
10:15 a.m.Networking Break
Sponsored by The Co-operators
Great Room
10:45 p.m. Keynote Address
Christopher E. Mead, Chief Marketing Officer, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Sponsored by Xpressdocs
Great Room
11:45 p.m. IMCA Innovation Torchbearer Award Ceremony & Luncheon
Sponsored by A.M. Best
Great Room
1:15 p.m. Breakout Session
Sandeep Kharidhi, VP Acquisition & Retention Solutions, LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Industry 2
2:15 p.m. Networking BreakTBD
2:30 p.m. Breakout Session
Amy Littleton, Senior Vice President, KemperLesnik
Industry 1
2:30 p.m.Breakout Session
Kat Kocurek, VP, Marketing, Inavero
Industry 3
3:30 p.m. Networking BreakTBD
3:45 p.m. General SessionGreat Room
6:00 p.m. Dine Around Atlanta

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
7:45 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Welcome Back
Great Room
8:50 a.m.ATL311 Talks
3 Speakers, 11 minutes each
Great Room
9:30 a.m. ATL311 Talks
3 Speakers, 11 minutes each
Great Room
10:10 a.m. Networking Break
Great Room
10:40 a.m.General Session
Ash Hassib, Senior Vice President of Vertical Markets, LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Great Room
11:25 a.m.General SessionGreat Room
12:15 p.m. Networking Lunch
Sponsored by Insurance Journal
1:30 p.m. Workshop
Kevin Wellfare, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, INSURICA
Industry 1
1:30 p.m. Workshop
Tony Wessling, Manging Partner, Chromium Brand+Culture
Industry 2
1:30 p.m.Workshop
Sangram Vajre, Co-Founder & CMO, Terminus
Industry 3
2:30 p.m.Workshop
Jennifer Lazarus, President, LazBro, Inc.
Industry 1
2:30 p.m.Workshop
Tom Pytel, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Nautilus Insurance Group
Industry 2
3:30 p.m.Days 1 & 2 Recap & Prize Drawing - must be present to win!Trace
6:30 p.m. Showcase Awards Cocktail ReceptionGreat Room
7:00 p.m.Showcase Awards GalaGreat Room
8:30 a.m.Gala After PartyGreat Room

Buy 4 Get 1 More!
If you register four members of your organization at the regular rate, you can send a 5th person to the conference for free! Once your first 4 attendees are registered, contact the IMCA office to receive a promo code to register the 5th person at no additional cost.

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 Members-Only Promo Rate: December 1 - 31, 2017
Early Bird Rate: January 1 - April 21, 2018
Standard Rate: April 22 - June 13, 2018

IMCA Cancellation Policy – Annual Conference registration cancellations received by IMCA no later than Friday, June 8, 2018 entitle the registrant to a full refund. Cancellations received by Wednesday, June 13, 2018 will be charged a 25% administration fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after June 15. However, a 2018 registrant who cancels after this date can receive a 50 percent credit toward registration for the 2019 IMCA Annual Conference. All cancellation notices must be made in writing.

W Atlanta - Midtown

188 14th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30361

Room rate: $179.00 USD per night

VIA WEBSITEBook online
VIA PHONECall the W Atlanta - Midtown hotel at (404) 892-6000 and be sure to ask for the 2018 IMCA Annual Conference & Showcase room block.

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

Ash Hassib

coming soon

Senior Vice President of Vertical Markets
LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Sandeep Kharidhi

coming soon

VP Acquisition & Retention Solutions
LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Kat Kocurek

Kat Kocurek photo

VP, Marketing

Jen Lazarus

Jen Lazarus Headshot

LazBro, Inc.

Amy Littleton

Amy Littleton headshot

Senior Vice President

Tom Pytel

Tom Pytel headshot

Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Nautilus Insurance Group

Sangram Vajre

Sangram Vajre Headshot

Co-Founder & CMO

Kevin Wellfare

Kevin Wellfare Photo

Vice President of Marketing and Communications

Tony Wessling

Tony Wessling headshot

Managing Partner
Chromium Brand+Culture

If you are interested in taking advantage of sponsorship or exhibitor opportunities, please download the sponsor brochure or contact us.

Thank you to our sponsors!






Additional Sponsors


Chromium Brand+Culture

Hult Marketing


Resources to help you plan your trip to Atlanta:


Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau

atlanta.net logo

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


“In 2017, LexisNexis Risk Solutions was proud to continue its association with the IMCA. Without a doubt, the Annual Conference and Showcase Gala was a highlight of our ongoing relationship. The IMCA represents a unique opportunity for the team at LexisNexis to network with some of the most dynamic and creative marketers in the industry. In addition, the agenda was jam-packed with innovative and informative sessions. The IMCA team works tirelessly to deliver on the promise of a great conference and 2018 is sure to be a winner – see you in Atlanta!"
- Janelle Jenkins, Marketing Manager - Insurance, LexisNexis Risk Solutions


Tell the world you’re joining us in Atlanta.

Use #2018IMCA on Twitter and Spread the Word!

Photo Cred:  Mike