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Big 'I' Legislative Conference

2019 Big I Legislative Conference

May 8 - 10, 2019
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
Washington, DC


Protect Your Industry. Get Your Voice Heard.  

Every year Big I New Jersey members attended this event along with independent insurance agents and brokers from across the country to educate members of congress on issues that are important to you and your customers. Here's what they have to say about it:

"I attended my first Legislative Conference in 1981. Every year the event has gotten better and better.  It is not often you get to meet your legislators in their work environment, face to face.  It is so important that our voices are heard and the larger and louder the choir is the more they will listen to our point of view.  If you want to make a difference you need to be part of the solution.  So sign up and join your fellow agents.  You will really enjoy the experience." - Joeseph Parisi, Jr., Otterstedt Insurance Agency

"The Legislative Conference helsp me to better understand urgent issues we face and shows me how hard our association works on these issues. It is also a time to share with, and hear from, our legislators. It feels good to be a part of our government at work." - Thomas H. Heist, IV, Thomas Heist Insurance Agency

"I have been attending the Legislative Confernce for over 25 years. It makes you think differently about our industry and makes you a better, more well-rounded insurance professional." - Jack Blair, Jr., Nottingham Insurance

"Attending this conference is professionally rewarding. When you meet your local politicians, you use your experience and knowledge of your district to inform them of howthe laws will affect your clients and your business. When you return from Washington, you are able to share with your clients, and your colleagues, what you've learned. If you're looking to attend a conference that you can get a lot out of in a short period of time, the Big I Legislative Conference is it." - Jamie Nielsen, Jr., Hanson & Ryan

"The Big I Legislative Conference is unlike any other insurance industry event.  When you walk into the Legislative Conference briefing session and see 800-1000 insurance agents from all over the country, it is very impressive.  And, when we visit our legislators on Capitol Hill they immediately recognize our Big I Trusted Choice lapel pins.  This sort of recognition and respect that the organization garners is because of the tremendous team we have working in our Big I Cap Hill office.  When the word of the agent needs to be projected to the legislators, we are the group that provides it.  Because of all this and the camaraderie of your fellow agents from around the country I would strongly encourage every member to attend." - L. Scott Stanford, Stanford Agency

"When I was a young agent I was encouraged to attend the legislative conference. The experience of walking the halls and sitting in a legislators office was eye opening. I was very surprised to see how important my visit appeared to be to my congressman and to his staff. This experience accelerated my maturity as an independent agent, enhanced my confidence in being a counselor for my clients, elevated my level of understanding of the legislative process, and provided me with an extra level of poise back home." - Cappy Stults, Allen & Stults Co, Inc.

Free Legislative Conference registrations are given to the first 15 Big I New Jersey members who register for the conference. To receive your free registration, email a copy of your registration confirmation to Registration fees will be reimbursed following the event.

Keep in mind for the 2019 event that the Big 'I' makes available two $500 scholarships for first-time young agents attending the Legislative Conference and one $1000 scholarship for individuals applying for the Maurice Herndon Scholarship.