2018 Annual Claims Conference: February 18-20, 2018

The IAS 2018 Annual Claims Conference is just around the corner!

To register for the upcoming conference, click here.

We will be providing NFIP training at our 2018 Annual Conference, in addition to other opportunities such as USAA certification. Please note NFIP training–which is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 18th and will end around 4:30 p.m–is available only to Annual Conference registrants.

For important details about the NFIP certification class, click here.

Xactimate training and USAA certification will be taking place on Wednesday, February 21st.

***Full refunds are available if you must miss the conference due to a claims-related event.


Interview Opportunities

IAS Claim Services will be conducting interviews for flood adjusters immediately after NFIP training on February 18th, between 4:30 and 6:00 p.m. You may schedule an interview for February 18th or request a different date and time.

**Additional appointment times will depend on availability of our staff during the conference.

To set up your interview today, contact Catherine Pollard at cpollard@iasclaims.com, Michael Brown at mbrown@iasclaims.com, or Chip Fairbank at cfairbank@iasclaims.com to request an appointment.


If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, click here for more information.


Event Details

DATE: Sunday, February 18 – Tuesday, February 20

  • USAA Certification and Xactimate training to be provided on Wednesday, February 21

TIME: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

LOCATION: Winstar Casino & Resort

ADDRESS: 777 Casino Ave, Thackerville, OK 73459

  • 2-hour drive from Oklahoma City or 90-minute drive from Dallas


  • Reservations should be made by January 31st to guarantee group rates
  • Hotel phone: (866) 946-7787, Group code: IAS218
  • RV park phone: (580) 276-8900, Group code: IAS2018


Click here to download the current agenda for our 2018 Annual Conference.

**This schedule is subject to change. Please continue to check back for updates. Additional CE credits are in the process of being confirmed and will be added to the schedule!


Registration Day – Sunday, February 18, 2018

8:30 am-4:30 pm:        NFIP training, Provided by: H2O Partners – Junior Ballroom (6 1/2 CE Credits)

12:00 pm-5:00 pm:      Registration – Pre-function Area in Convention Center

6:00 pm:                      Cocktail Reception – Junior Ballroom


Day 1 – Monday, February 19, 2018 – Grand Ballroom

7:30 am-8:30 am:        Breakfast

8:00 am:                      IAS Welcome, Announcements & Introductions

8:30 am:                      NACA

9:00 am:                      Foundation Damage Assessment (CE), Featuring: Doug Stephens (1 CE Credit)

10:00 am:                    Hail, Harvey, Ethics, Lawsuits and Other Hot Topics in First Party Claims, Featuring:                                              Steven Badger (2 CE/ 1 Ethics)

12:00 pm:                    Lunch, Sponsored by Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

1:00 pm:                      SWBC, Featuring: Christine Hecker

1:30 pm:                      ASI, Featuring: Cheryl Rose

2:30 pm:                      Roofing (CE), Featuring: Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. (2 CE Credits)

4:30 pm:                      Keynote Speaker: Chad Hennings

5:30 pm:                      Personal Finances


Day 2 – Tuesday, February 20, 2018 – Grand Ballroom

7:30 am-8:30 am:        Breakfast, Sponsored by Stephens Engineering

8:00 am:                      IAS Welcome & Announcements

8:30 am:                      Large Loss, Featuring: Ken Gilvary & Ben Siebert

10:00 am:                    Xactware, Featuring: Matt Ure & Jared Dearth

10:30 am:                    Roofing , Featuring: Shawn Michael & Matt Peterson

11:30 am:                    National Lloyd’s

12:00 pm:                    Lunch

1:00 pm:                      Thermal Imaging (CE), Featuring: Doug Stephens (1 CE Credit)

2:00 pm                       Great American, Featuring: David Wynn

2:30 pm                       Encircle, Featuring: Paul Donald

3:00 pm:                      Schedule-It, LLC

3:30 pm:                      PURE

4:00 pm:                      USAA

4:30 pm:                      Auto Owners


Wednesday, February 21, 2018 – Junior Ballroom

8:00 am-12:00 pm:                USAA Certification / Featuring: Chip Fairbank

8:00 am-12:00 pm:                XACTIMATE Session 1 / Featuring: Barry Smith

1:00 pm-5:00 pm:                  XACTIMATE Session 2 / Featuring: Barry Smith