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  • Capitalize your bottom line with tools learned from our panel of dynamic presenters.
  • Connect with peers, build relationships, learn from top producing industry leaders, and leverage your voice at the Capitol.

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Monday, February 18, 2019 - Education Conference

Keynote Presenters

The legendary Van Mueller brings a powerhouse delivery of impactful selling techniques and Bryan Dodge empowers people to be their best!


Do You Want More Sales?

Van Mueller, LUTCF...MDRT Court of the Table and Top of the Table for the last 28 years, Van Mueller will bring you the BEST ideas that have gotten him the MOST business over the course of his career! His keynote and breakout sessions will energize you with sales strategies that will take you to the Top of the Table and beyond.


Consultative Salesmanship

Bryan Dodge...Bryan will re-emphasize the fundamentals and introduce you to the characteristics of high-level professionals. Discover fifteen ways you can improve your first impression. Master the top seven tools of the sales profession and learn why it is so important to continue honing your skills, and how to avoid the mistakes that can slow it down.

Breakout Sessions


Failure is Not an Option

Eszylfie Taylor...In this session you will learn why the current landscape of this industry provides tremendous opportunity for success, specific sales language Eszylfie uses daily in his practice that can be used immediately, and what to avoid as an advisor looking for success in this industry.


Driving Growth

Adam Boyd...Moving From a Broker Model to a High-Tech Sales Model-In this session hear how a voluntary benefits brokerage rapidly accelerated lead flow and shortened the sales cycle, adjusted organizational structure to move faster, and began to change mindsets and expectations to fuel sales growth.


How You Lead is Your Brand

Justin Foster...In this talk specifically designed for people with a non-marketing related role, Foster shares five branding practices to consider adopting. Some of these you might already do and some will be surprising. Either way, you will get a fresh perspective on brands and branding--and how much influence you have on both.


You Have to be Interested to be Interesting

Van Mueller...Asking Great Questions to Double and Triple Your Appointments - As advisors, new or seasoned, many of us have the constant hill to climb of scheduling enough appointments to meet our goals. Industry giant, Van will help us conquer this hill! In this session Van will guide us though scenarios and questions to use right now that will triple our appointments to achieve our goals and beyond.

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Espresso Ed

These small group sessions will deliver a super charged shot of education directly to your neurons.

Advance sign up is required as each session is limited to the first 20 registrants. Espresso Ed sessions will be held two different times during the conference:

Session Topics:

  • Marketing and Prospering in the Business Market
  • Building a Strong Practice
  • The New 20/20 Practice - And How to Build It
  • Why Long-Term Care is More Important Than Ever
  • Disability 101, 201, 301
  • Understanding Cash Value Products and Where They Can Be Used

Registered attendees will be sent a survey closer to the session dates to ask for feedback on the topics shown above. View our complete conference schedule for session times.

Welcome Reception & IFAPAC Fundraiser

The Welcome Reception will provide a plethora of networking opportunities and fun to be had with the PAC "Jail & Bail" fundraising shenanigans. Topping off our day with appetizers and drinks.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - A Day at the Capitol

  • If you don't help shape legislation by providing your input and expertise to your elected officials, you can be sure that someone else will.
  • Sen. Thad Cochran

A Day at the Capitol and More!

94th Annual Business Meeting...We kick off our morning by honoring our past while preparing for our future!

Capitol Briefing...Michelle Wittenburg, NAIFA-Texas Lobbyist, will go over the details for our visits with legislators including current bills that could affect our industry, the ins and outs of communicating with legislators, and talking points to discuss.

Legislative Lunch...The Legislative Luncheon will feature heartfelt "Real Life" stories that reiterate the important role that agents and advisors play in people's lives.

Capitol Visits...NAIFA-Texas members from across the state converge upon the Capitol to meet with their legislators and discuss the important issues facing the insurance and financial services industry. With your participation, we can strengthen our grassroots network, ensuring that the voices of NAIFA-Texas members are heard when pivotal issues come up throughout the Legislative Session.

Capitol Debriefing...Stop by and turn in paperwork from your visits with legislators plus we will capture a group photo before boarding the buses back to the hotel.

Sunday, February 17, 2019 - Special Event


LILI Reception & Graduation

On Sunday evening we invite conference attendees to help us honor and watch the 22nd LILI Classs graduate. A reception celebrating their accomplishment will be held prior to the graduation ceremony.

Hotel, Schedule, Registration, CE & Volunteer Leadership Training

Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol

Bring the family for President's Day weekend and take advantage of the holiday weekend to explore the downtown area and sights such as the Blanton Museum of Art, the Bullock Museum-The Story of Texas, the Texas Capitol, or hit the music scene in the Live Music Capitol of the World. Explore all that Austin has to offer!

The discounted room rate is only $189/night. NAIFA-Texas has a block of rooms available at this special rate until January 3, 2019, or until the group block is sold out.

Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. The Sheraton is part of the Marriott brand of hotels and is located at 701 East 11th St., Austin, TX 78701.

Hotel Reservation Link

Up to 4 Hours of Self-Study Insurance CE Available for NAIFA-Texas Members

Learn how NAIFA-Texas members can receive up to 4 hours of self-study CE in Texas by attending the Education Conference. This page describes the TDI CE information for this program and provides a fillable form for applying for the credit.

Registration Information

Plan to attend both days to maximize your investment or you can register to attend either the Education Conference or the Day at the Capitol. Options for signing up for the Espresso Ed session are available on our registration page. Fees to attend are shown and described at the link below.

Learn more and sign up to attend online today.

Volunteer Leadership Training for Local Leaders

The training will be facilitated by NAIFA-Texas President Hollie Gandy, NAIFA National President Jill Judd, and NAIFA Trustee Liaison Beth Jones, with members of the NAIFA-Texas Board of Trustees and staff on hand as additional resources for you.

The training is complimentary, but registration is required. Click here to register (this link is only for the leadership training). To register for the conference, click here.

The training will take place on Monday, February 18th from 12:00-1:15 pm at the hotel. Lunch is included.

Sponsorship Packages & A La Carte Opportunities

This year’s packages allow you to tailor your investment to gain maximum value. All packages start with a set of benefits and give you the opportunity to customize from numerous a la carte options. Aren’t interested in a package? Pick and choose from the list of a la carte options!