WIND2017

Welcome and Congratulations! 

We are thrilled to have you confirmed as a faculty speaker for the ​19th Windstorm Insurance Conference scheduled for January 29, 2019 - Feb. 02, 2019 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida.



Important Deadlines

For a successful WIND 2019, it’s vital we secure the required information from our presenters by the requested deadlines. Please adhere to the deadlines below to ensure a successful WIND 2019.

Due by July 31, 2018

​Lead Presenter/Contact Info./Speaker Authorization

Due by August 17, 2018

​Title and Course Description; Bio; CV; Course Outline

Due by November 16, 2018

​Handouts and Power Points


Due by July 31: Presenter Contact Information 

Your name and company will be appearing in our conference marketing communications, website, social media and both online and print registration materials so we need to ensure that we have your correct information. If you need to make an edit, please email conference@windnetwork.com by the ​July 31, 2018 deadline. Be sure to label the subject line: Edit for Workshop Listing.

Due by July 31: Speaker Terms and Conditions
These are WIND’s terms and conditions for speaking.
Click here to complete the online WIND 2019 Speaker Terms and Conditions Form by the July 31, 2018 deadline.

Due by August 17: Professional Bio (For Each Panelist)
For conference marketing and CE certifications, it is essential we receive (for each panelist in your workshop) a professional paragraph style biography of no more than 200 words. Resumes and lengthy resumes/CV lists will be not accepted. Send your professional bio no later than August 17, 2018 via​ email to conference@windnetwork.com.


Due by August 17: Course Outline

We can't apply CE certifications without your outline! It is essential that you provide a course outline for your workshop. It does not need to be elaborate; however it must adequately cover the topics which will be discussed in the presentation.

 It is very important that the outline be submitted in Word/text-only format. Please do not submit written handouts or PowerPoint presentations at this time as these cannot be submitted for continuing education credits. Send the course outline no later than August 17, 2018 via email to conference@windnetwork.com


Due by November 16: Course Handout
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To supplement your onsite teaching materials, you are requested to provide a written presentation / class handout / PowerPoint presentation for the online conference materials link.

Our online handout link is very popular with our registrants, and it's a great way to showcase your panel's knowledge and background. Please don't be late on this deadline! our attendees really like to print out the materials early and therefore we want to have them available well before the conference kick off.

For your convenience, we will provide a cover page template in PowerPoint format that is required to be used in every presentation.

​COMING SOON

Please note that it really does take time to format the online handout link. Be sure to ​send in your written presentation / handout / PowerPoint presentation no later that ​November 16, 2018 by uploading it to our

Access WIND 2019 DropBox Link

Simply upload your handout to this link, and you're done!

 

Important Notes: Please Read Carefully

As a presenter, we are going to need some timely information from you. Please keep in mind that it is extremely important to send in required materials by the requested deadlines. We realize that your role as a presenter is not the only responsibility in your life, but please be aware that failure to meet the deadlines causes delays in the overall planning and execution of the WIND Conference. Please do not volunteer as a presenter unless you can provide the necessary requirements in a timely fashion. The failure to timely comply with submitting materials may result in your removal from the conference as a presenter.

Life happens, and we realize this too. In the event of an unforeseen circumstance which prevents anyone of you from participating in your workshop, please contact us immediately so that we may secure another presenter. Faculty are not authorized to change, modify or replace panelists.

While we are excited to confirm you as a 2019 speaker, please be advised that conference registration, travel and hotel arrangements, and any related personal conference expenses are not covered by WIND. We have arranged for a very discounted rate for our 2019 faculty, which allows full participation in conference continuing education certifications, breakout workshop sessions, food and beverage functions, evening networking receptions, and attendance at the annual theme party/Casino Night. 


Faculty Hotel/Registration Information


Conference Hotel 

As a speaker, you want to be sure to book your room at the beautiful conference hotel. WIND does not make hotel reservations for workshop faculty, so please be sure to book your hotel reservations immediately, as the conference block is selling out fast.

BOOK YOUR WIND CONFERENCE HOTEL ROOM ONLINE


​The discounted room rate for WIND 2019 is $225 and includes the mandatory resort fee, but does not include taxes (currently at 12.5%).  The mandatory resort fee, exclusive of taxes, per room per day includes guest who book using the guest GRPWindstorm ​​​​​group code. Guest will receive unlimited domestic long distance and local calls, complimentary bottled water, replenished daily, high speed internet access in guests’ hotel rooms, unlimited access to the Fitness Center, $25 off spa services of $100 or more at The Mandara Spa during each day’s visit, and self-parking for guests staying in the hotel will receive discounted parking fees of $12.00 per day + tax.

Hotel reservations for WIND 2019 can be made online or by contacting the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort at 407-934-4000. Please use group code GRPWindstorm.

​Conference Registration/Expenses​​​​
You definitely want to get the most out of WIND 2019, and even as a speaker, you get to enjoy the full benefits. It is each faculty presenter's responsibility to register for WIND 2019.


REGISTER NOW AS A WIND FACULTY SPEAKER
Faculty Code: WS2019


WIND 2019 Workshop Faculty receive a heavily discounted rate of $375. As fully registered attendees, all faculty are eligible to receive CE credits (including for the class(es) you teach, as well as take part in all conference educational, networking, food and beverage events, four nightly cocktail receptions, and Casino Night Theme Party, with lots of prize giveaways.


Thank You Faculty Presenters

​Again, the Windstorm Insurance Network would like to thank each of you for taking time from your busy schedules to participate in the 2019 WIND conference. Your involvement is vital to our ongoing success, and we very much appreciate your time and efforts. We will be in touch soon via email with additional information regarding the conference.

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact WIND Executive Director, Michelle Griffin, at 850-473-0601 or via email at conference@windnetwork.com or or WIND's meeting planner, Meeting Management Group, at 813-988-0737 or meetingplanner@windnetwork.com.

We look forward to another great Windstorm Insurance Conference in 2019.