2018 RISC Trends Conference

2018 RISC Trends Conference

When: Tue., March 6 @ 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Host: Department of Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate, Risk Management and Insurance Studies Center
Event contact: Risk Management & Insurance Studies Center at (804) 828-0202 or risc@vcu.edu
Audience: Graduate students, Undergraduate students, Alumni, Business community
Building: Snead Hall
Address: 301 W. Main Street
Room: VCU School of Business Atrium

Since 2006, the VCU RISC Trends Conference has brought together insurance carriers, organizations, brokers, and agents, as well as government officials, technical experts and educators for the perfect combination of insightful sessions and networking opportunities. Continuing education credits are offered.

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors! Sponsorship opportunities still available, download our sponsorship brochure. All proceeds go to supporting students in the Risk Management and Insurance program.


7:15 a.m. Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Opening Remarks
8:20 a.m. Keynote

The Evolving Insurance Landscape
Dan Dick | Executive Managing Director Catastrophe Modeling, Aon Benfield
#217583, 1 OGI CE Credit

9:10 a.m. Short Break
9:25 a.m. Sessions 1.A and 1.B

1.A - Interpreting the Data of Wearables
Lars Skari | Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Altumai Group 
#217584, 1 OGI CE Credit 

1.B – The Costs of a Dollar
Lindsey Harris | Risk Manager, Dollar Tree
Lisa Hedrick | Partner, Hirschler Fleischer 
#217549, 1 OGI CE Credit 

10:15 a.m. Networking Break 
10:45 a.m. Sessions 2.A and 2.B

2.A – Current Landscape of Captives
Doug Deitch | Principal, Keystone Risk Partners, LLC
#217548, 1 OGI CE Credit 

2.B – Impact of Weather Analytics
Bill Pardue | Chairman & CEO, Weather Analytics
#217547, 1 OGI CE Credit

11:25 a.m. Short Break
11:35 a.m. Closing Keynote

Cultivating Your Mindscape 
Derrick Strand | Organizational Facilitator and Founder, Machete Methods, LLC 

12:30 p.m. Networking Luncheon
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Laws and Regulations/Ethics (Eligible for Virginia CE)
Bob Bradshaw | President and CEO, Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia, Inc.




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Berkley Mid-Atlantic Group logo


Continental Underwriters, Inc.

Marsh and McLennan Agency logo


The Institutes CPCU Society Richmond Chapter

RIMS Virginia Chapter


FCCI Insurance Group. More than a policy. A promise.


James River Insurance logo

Kinsale Insurance logo


Aon logo

AIG logo 

Hanover Insurance Group logo

Marsh logo

PMA Companies logo

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