2015 Blue Ribbon Conference

May 3-7, 2015
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows
Big Island of Hawaii
Sponsored By:
Hotel & Conference Information
Conference Pricing Amount
Child Age 12 and Under $0.00
Child Age 13 to 20  $400.00
Non-Industry Guests/Dependents/Relatives $650.00
IIABCal Member - Regular & Associate $1,395.00
IIABCal Member - First-Time Attendee $1,150.00
IIABCal Member - 2nd & Mutiple Attendee(s)   $1,150.00
Retired IIABCal Member - Please Call     800-772-8998
Non-Member Agent/Broker - Please Call 800-772-8998


Presentation material is also available on the 2015 BRC Mobile App.


Monday, May 4, 2015

8:15 – 8:30 a.m.
Welcome and Hawaiian Blessing
Ken Turknette, ARM
Blue Ribbon Conference Committee Chairman

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Keynote Address: Skate To Where The Puck Is Going To Be
Wayne Gretzky

The Great One!  Hockey Hall of Fame

10:00 – 11:30 a.m. 
The DNA of Success
Steve Harvill

Founder & President, Creative Ventures, Inc.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Growth, Profit & Sustainability Planning
John Wepler

President, MarshBerry

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.
Producer Recruiting
Art Betancourt
Vice President, MarshBerry

10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Sales Communications
Tom Batchelder

Founding Partner, Perficency, Inc.

12:30 p.m.
Scramble Golf Tournament 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
This Week In Sacramento
John Norwood,
IIABCal Lobbyist, & Steve Young, General Counsel

8:45 –  9:45 a.m.
Digital Marketing Solutions
Robert Foss

Nationwide Insurance

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Why We Love The Movies
Steve Harvill

Founder & President, Creative Ventures, Inc.

Thursday, May 7, 2015                                                                                                   

6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Mahalo Reception, Dinner & Entertainment

Mobile App Information

Make planning your Blue Ribbon Conference schedule fun and effective with the new Blue Ribbon Conference mobile application for your smart phone or tablet.

Here’s how to get the app:

  • iPhone - Search for “Grupio" on the App Store, or click here.
  • iPad - Search for “Grupio" on the App Store, or click here.
  • Android - Search for "Grupio" on Android Market, or click here.
  • Blackberry Storm and Torch - Search for "Grupio" on App World, or click here.
  • All other mobile devices: Go to www.grupio.com/BRC2015

After you’ve downloaded the app (marked by the Grupio blue bird graphic), open it and type “Blue Ribbon Conference” in the search bar.

Once the search has completed, click on the Blue Ribbon Conference event. From there, you can view conference schedule, speakers, mark sessions you’re interested in attending, message other participants, access social media and more.

If you have any questions or problems downloading the app, contact David Benesh at dbenesh@iiabcal.org.