Nearly 1,400 Attend First-ever IA Evolve Innovation & Technology Virtual Conference

Full conference available online for playback of all workshops and presentations

September 19, 2019IA Evolve, a five-hour virtual conference specifically designed to help independent insurance agencies expand their digital capabilities, brought together nearly 1,400 insurance professionals on Sept. 17, with more than 900 attending concurrently, and close to 5,800 webcast views (sessions).

Hosted by SIAA, the largest national alliance of independent insurance agents in the U.S., IA Evolve explored the impact of innovation and Insurtech and provided an interactive experience with keynote speakers, a panel of digitally focused independent agents, eight interactive workshops, live chats, a networking lounge and over 50 exhibitors in a virtual tradeshow.

“The IA Evolve conference, which was probably the most attended event by independent agents this year, stressed how critical it is to make technology and adoption of innovative strategies a priority,” said Matt Masiello, CEO of SIAA. “Attendees engaged in a cutting-edge interactive experience and gained knowledge from leading experts about the digital tools they must invest in to succeed now and in future years.”

Masiello presented one of two keynotes, “Insurance Distribution – The Future has Arrived.” The other, “Transforming our Industry Together,” was delivered by Tyler Asher, President, Independent Agent Distribution, Liberty Mutual Business Lines and Safeco Insurance.

The full conference is available online at iaevolve.com, offering playback of all presentations and workshops, which followed four tracks: Marketing, Advisory, Service, and Operations. Workshops included topics such as Become an Agent for the Future, Building the Modern Agency, Driving Operational Efficiency for Your Agency, High Tech, High Touch: Integrating Technology to Enhance Client Communication and Experience and more.

About SIAA
SIAA is the largest national alliance of independent insurance agents in the U.S. SIAA has signed 13% of all independent insurance agents nationally and generates hundreds of millions in new premium business annually. SIAA is dedicated to the creation, retention and growth of the independent insurance agency distribution system.