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7th Annual Insurance Regulators Education Foundation Symposium

Friday, November 30, 2018      
8:45 am - 12:00 pm Noon

Location:
Katten, Muchin, Rosenman LLP
525 West Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60661
 

The event is free for current financial regulators with a $150 suggested donation for all others. You can register online by clicking here or you can register by contacting Janet Patrick (jpatrick@illinoisinsurance.org or (217-789-1010) at the Illinois Insurance Association.

2018 has been a year of change – impacting the insurance industry and by extension public policymakers. Join us for a morning of non-advocative discussion on two rapidly evolving topics of import to insurance regulators:

SESSION ONE - 8:45  - 10:45 am | Blockchain Technology, Its Application and Impact on Insurance

SESSION TWO - 11:00 am -12:00 pm | The Effect of Evolving Medical Marijuana Laws on Insurance 

7th Annual Insurance Regulators Education Foundation Symposium Agenda

7th Annual Insurance Regulators Education Foundation Symposium Flyer

Topics and Speakers: (Detailed for each session)

Join us for a wide-ranging and informative two-hour discussion, consisting of these segments:

Session One

A Blockchain Primer | This segment will offer an overview of: blockchain technology; its potential; and current questions and concerns of note.

Featured Speaker:

  • “Disruption” Joe Hernandez , Founder of Chicago Blockchain Project.

Examination of Specific Blockchain Use Cases | Robust discussion and illustration of some actual use cases will take place, enabling attendees to better appreciate practical applications of this promising technology.

Featured Speakers:

  • Christopher McDaniel, President of RiskBlock Alliance
  • Truman Esmond, Vice President, Solutions and Partnerships, AAIS.

A Roundtable Discussion: Regulatory Aspects of Blockchain | The third and final segment will consider the future of blockchain and the legal and regulatory implications.  Joe Hernandez will moderate a discussion amongst distinguished panelists:

Featured Panelists:

  • Joe Ciccolo, Founder of BitAML, Advisor at Blockchain Education Network
  • Christopher McDaniel, President of RiskBlock Alliance
  • Robin Wescott, General Counsel,  AAIS
  • CJ Metcalf, Deputy Director of Innovation and Market Analysis, Illinois Dept of Insurance

Session Two

The Effect of Evolving Medical Marijuana Laws on Insurance | While the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes has drawn the attention of popular media, it has also been a matter of keen interest to insurers and public policymakers. We are pleased to present Professor Brenda Wells, who will devote an hour to the non-partisan and non-advocative examination of:

  • The History of Legalization and Current Status of Cannabis
  • Considerations for Insurers Providing Coverage to Cannabis-Related Businesses
  • Case law that affects P & C Insurers re: Marijuana Coverage
  • Current Trends and New Developments
  • Public Policy Considerations That Have Come to the Fore

 

The event is free for current financial regulators with a $150 suggested donation for all others. You can register online by clicking here or you can register by contacting Janet Patrick (jpatrick@illinoisinsurance.org or 217-789-1010) at the Illinois Insurance Association.

2018-11-01T09:15:39.643-05:00 2018