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Overview

Who Attends

Taking place September 15 - 17, 2024 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN, the LIMRA Annual Conference is one of the largest gatherings of senior executives representing diverse sectors of the financial services industry, including life, annuities, and workplace benefits. Our members and partners come together for strategic industry insights and high-level networking — a must-attend for executives.

Highlights

This year’s theme is Innovate With Purpose and will focus on investing in innovative technologies and developing creative strategies to enhance customer experiences, improve operational efficiency, and ultimately drive the success of our businesses.

Key topic areas include:

  • Digital transformation – Continued digitization of our business is key. We must continuously explore innovative technologies to meet customer expectations and needs, such as the thoughtful adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

  • Distribution dynamics - Consolidation will drive innovation, yielding numerous benefits including improved competitiveness, growth, and enhanced customer engagement by making it easier to buy, sell and own our products.

  • Talent strategies - How can we attract the world’s best and brightest to this profession? Our talent strategy requires the same rigor and focus as our business strategy to meet the skill and leadership needs of the industry.

  • Customer experience - Our purpose is to create positive outcomes –– for our customers and to strive to reach more people who are not making financial progress in their lives.

Our industry’s purpose remains steadfast. We provide security and a commitment to deliver on that promise.  In today’s fast-moving environment, it’s incumbent on us to adapt and evolve so that we keep the promise, while realizing the potential.

The LIMRA Annual Conference offers us the chance to come together and discuss the challenges and opportunities we face as our industry looks to the future within insurance, annuities, and worksite benefits.

Scheduling Information

To help you plan your trip, the conference begins on Sunday, September 15 with attendee check-in opening at 11:00 am, early breakout sessions from 4:30 - 5:30 pm, and a welcome reception at 5:30 pm. 

The conference will adjourn on Tuesday, September 17 at 12:50 pm.

 

Keynote Speaker

Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah

Born in South Africa, Trevor Noah is a global comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host. Trevor hosted The Daily Show from 2015 to 2022 and has won various awards, including two Primetime Emmy Awards, one of which was for an “Outstanding Talk Series.”.

He was named one of "The 35 Most Powerful People in New York Media" by The Hollywood Reporter in 2017 and 2018. In 2018, Time magazine named him one of the hundred most influential people in the world. And, in 2023, he was awarded the Erasmus Prize — one of Europe's most distinguished recognitions — for his exceptional contribution to culture and society.

Trevor currently hosts an original Spotify weekly podcast titled What Now? With Trevor Noah. In this new podcast, listeners get a chance to hear Trevor like never before. In each episode, Trevor goes deep with a special guest, including entertainers, CEOs, actors, athletes, and thought leaders. He brings the kinds of conversations that happen behind the scenes to light, full of radical candor, authentic back-and-forths, and honest reactions, with Trevor bringing to bear his classic, effortlessly playful, and equally probing style.

He is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. To date, it’s sold over 3 million copies across all formats, and its young readers adaptation also debuted as a New York Times bestseller. His new book, Into the Uncut Grass, comes out in October 2024. It’s a moving modern fable for readers of all ages about forgiveness, acceptance, and the secret to solidarity.

Trevor has written, produced, and starred in 12 comedy specials, including Grammy and Emmy-nominated “I Wish You Would,” which premiered globally in November 2022. His previous special, “Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia” received a NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Variety Show,” as well as a Grammy Award nomination for “Best Comedy Album”. 

Trevor's success has also spanned to sold out stand-up comedy shows across 5 continents. His current “Off The Record” World Tour stopped in 28 cities across the US before heading to international destinations, and a set from “Off the Record” became available as his fourth Netflix stand-up special titled Where Was I on December 19th, 2023. Where Was I has recently scored a Golden Globe nomination for “Performance in Stand-Up Comedy on Television” and a Critic’s Choice Association nomination for “Best Comedy Special.”

Speakers

Carla Harris
Senior Client Advisor, Morgan Stanley

Carla Harris

Senior Client Advisor, Morgan Stanley

Carla Harris has extensive industry experience in the technology, media, retail, telecommunications, transportation, industrial, and healthcare sectors. In August 2013, Ms. Harris was appointed by President Barack Obama to chair the National Women’s Business Council.

Carla Harris’s passion lies in helping others. As she says, “we are blessed, so that we can be a blessing to others.” While climbing the corporate ladder, Harris had her own personal missteps amidst numerous victories. She vowed that when she reached senior management and people came to her for advice, she would provide them with the tools, strategies, and pearls of wisdom honed by her own experience.

Harris is responsible for increasing client connectivity and penetration to enhance revenue generation across Morgan Stanley. She formerly headed the Emerging Manager Platform, the equity capital markets effort for the consumer and retail industries and was responsible for Equity Private Placements.

Ashley McBryde
Grammy Award Winner

Ashley McBryde

Grammy Award Winner

GRAMMY, CMA and ACM award winner Ashley McBryde cut her teeth playing country songs in biker bars – and it shows. The Grand Ole Opry member’s 2018 major label debut Girl Going Nowhere (Warner Music Nashville) charmed The New York Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, Paste, The Washington Post and more, all en route to landing a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Album.

McBryde closed out 2019 with ACM New Female Artist, CMT Breakout Artist, a New Artist of the Year win at the 53rd Annual CMA Awards and two nominations for the 2020 GRAMMYs for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance for “Girl Goin’ Nowhere.” Her follow-up Never Will was tagged by Rolling Stone as one of the most anticipated of the year alongside NPR, who also ranked her Top 10 RIAA Platinum-Certified single “One Night Standards” as one of the best songs of 2019. The album earned McBryde a 2021 GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Album, making Never Will the only album nominated for Country Album of the Year by the ACMs, CMAs and the Recording Academy in the same award season.

Her GRAMMY-winning duet with Carly Pearce, “Never Wanted To Be That Girl,” went all the way to No. 1 and earned McBryde and Pearce the ACM and CMA award for Musical Event of the Year. McBryde was also honored with the 2022 CMA International Artist Achievement Award for the most significant creative growth, development, and promotion of the country music industry outside of the United States.

Her collaborative project Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville featuring Brothers Osborne, Brandy Clark, Pillbox Patti, Caylee Hammack, Aaron Raitiere and Benjy Davis earned McBryde her third consecutive GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Album, making her a six-time GRAMMY nominee. The project earned McBryde her second consecutive nomination for CMA Album of the Year, along with Music Video of the Year for “Light On In The Kitchen” from her latest critically acclaimed album, The Devil I Know. McBryde is currently on her headlining The Devil I Know Tour Presented by Ariat and kicked off 2024 with a sold-out run of shows in the U.K., Ireland and Northern Ireland before returning to North America for the second leg in February. 

Jon Meacham
Presidential Historian; Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author

Jon Meacham

Presidential Historian; Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author

Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham is one of America's most prominent public intellectuals. With a depth of knowledge about politics, history, religion, and current affairs, Meacham has the unique ability to bring historical context to the issues and events impacting our daily lives.

The author of several #1 New York Times bestsellers, Meacham has written acclaimed books about Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, George H.W. Bush, and civil-rights icon John Lewis. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a fellow of the Society of American Historians, Meacham is a distinguished visiting professor at Vanderbilt University, where he holds the Rogers Chair in the American Presidency. His latest New York Times bestseller, And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle, was published in October 2022.

Registration

Early Registration Fee (by August 4, 2024):
Member: $1,600
Nonmember: $2,800

Standard Registration Fee (after August 4, 2024):
Member: $1,800
Nonmember: $3,000

Can't make it in person? Digital Registration Fee:
Member: $450
Nonmember: $600

LIMRA and LOMA Canadian members - please email customer.service@limra.com for special registration instructions.

Group Registration Discount:

Take advantage of our group rates to ensure your team’s knowledge stays relevant and up-to-date amid the changing trends and directions in the industry.

We are pleased to offer two group registration options that you can secure by contacting customer.service@limra.com.

  • 5–9 — Registrants from the same company will receive a $150 discount per person when using the quantity discount promo code provided.
  • 10+ — Companies may purchase 10 or more registrations and receive a 20% discount on the total registration fee. A single payment is required along with the total number of registrants. We will provide a special company link/code for your organization to distribute to the group.

Note: Discounts may not be combined with any other discount offer. We cannot combine existing individual registrations into group registrations.

Spouse/Guest Optional Activities

New this year! We are offering optional activities for spouses and guests. See this page for more details. 

 

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Hotel / Venue

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

2800 Opryland Dr
Nashville, TN, USA, 37214

Hotel Reservations

Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-228-9290 and mentioning the 2024 LIMRA Annual Conference.

Make your reservations by August 19, 2024 to receive the group rate of $269.00 single/double (plus $25.00 resort fees and applicable sales taxes). Requests after August 19, 2024 will be accepted based on space availability. Please note that hotel rates will go up after August 19, 2024 or when the meeting room block sells out, whichever comes first. Make your reservations early to be able to take advantage of our discount rates.

Extend your stay: The group guest room rate will be offered three (3) days prior to and three (3) days after the meeting dates, subject to availability at the time of your reservation. You may need to call the hotel directly to book the extra nights.

If you receive any unsolicited or suspicious email or phone call about a hotel booking in conjunction with this meeting, our advice is not to click on it, but delete the email immediately. In the case of a phone call, never give out your credit card information. Our designated conference hotels will not call you unless you contact them first.

Please contact our Event Planner, Amanda Cristina, if you have any questions regarding the hotel.

Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor

The LIMRA Annual Conference connects industry experts, business thought leaders, and top-notch life & annuity professionals.

Join the conversation by securing a sponsorship or exhibiting at the conference.

Learn more about Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

Nicole Chiarodo
Sponsor/Exhibitor Sales
nchiarodo@limra.com

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Premier Sponsors

Elite Sponsors

Associate Sponsors

Exhibitors

Contact us to learn more:

Emma Wandzy

Event Coordinator

LIMRA

(860) 298-3999

ewandzy@limra.com

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