Conference General Information

Conference General Information

The VCIA Annual Conference is one of the captive industry’s most well respected and popular events. Known for its high quality captive education and excellent networking opportunities, this signature event is in its 37th year, and we are thrilled to be back in person in beautiful Burlington, Vermont after conducting two successful virtual conferences during the pandemic. Join us August 8 – 11th to learn from the captive industry's best and brightest, connect with colleagues and develop business opportunities, earn a large amount of professional credit, and discover the latest captive trends and emerging risks that may impact you and your company. Below you will find basic information to help plan your conference logistics. See you in August!

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Registration and Information Desk Hours in the DoubleTree Conference Center Lobby
 

Monday, August 8, 11:00 am–6:00 pm | Tuesday, August 9, 8:00 am–5:30 pm | Wednesday, August 10, 7:30 am–4:30 pm | Thursday, August 11, 8:00 am–1:00 pm

Exhibit Hours

Exhibit Hours at the DoubleTree Exhibition Hall:

Tuesday, August 9, 4:30 pm–6:00 pm | Wednesday, August 10, 8:00 am–4:00pm | Thursday, August 11, 8:00 am–11:00am

Conference Shuttle Service

VCIA will offer “On-Demand” shuttle service to and from the DoubleTree/designated overflow hotels listed above by calling 802.338.8034 during these times:

August 8: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. | August 9: 7:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m. | August 10: 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. | August 11: 7:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

*To schedule a morning pickup, call (802) 338- 8034 between 5–9 p.m. the day before.

Shuttles to the Hotel Vermont Reception on August 10th: At 4:15 p.m. shuttles will depart from the DoubleTree Conference Center to Hotel Vermont for a 4:30 p.m. reception. At 6:00 p.m. shuttles will return attendees to the DoubleTree and overflow hotels.

Hotel Vermont Reception Directions and Parking

From the DoubleTree, turn right on to Williston Road (which becomes Main Street) and continue all the way to the end where it intersects Battery Street. At Battery Street, turn right and continue until Cherry Street. Turn right up Cherry Street and Hotel Vermont will be on your right – 41 Cherry Street. City parking meters are free after 9 p.m. and the Cherry Street/Hilton garage offers the first two hours of parking free.

VCIA Conference App 

The 2022 VCIA App is easy to put on your mobile device and contains all the conference information you need! More details forthcoming about how to download and how to use. Please note, all session materials will be available through the VCIA Conference App.

Conference Security

You must have a Conference Pass, Networking Pass, or Session Only Pass to for admission into the exhibit hall.

Note on Educational Sessions Badge Colors 

First Come First Served: Although attendees have pre-registered for sessions, please note that in some cases space is limited and seating is on a first come basis.

Badge Colors

Blue stripe = Conference Pass: permitted to enter all conference events including educational sessions, exhibit hall, receptions, and meals.

Green stripe = Networking Pass: permitted to enter exhibit hall, receptions, special events, and meals.

Red stripe = Session Only Pass: permitted to enter sessions, exhibit hall, and Tuesday/Wednesday lunches.

Networking Lunches (Tuesday and Wednesday) 

Buffet-style networking lunch with seating in ballrooms. On Tuesday get lunch at the Atrium restaurant 12:00–1:00 pm; Emerald Promenade 12:15–1:00 pm; and Diamond ballroom (captive owners).  On Wednesday in the Atrium restaurant 12:00-1:00 p.m.; Emerald Promenade 12:15-1:00 pm and Exhibit Hall from 11:30 am–12:30 pm.  Your badge is your lunch ticket.

Charging Station

Find the Advantage Insurance charging station between booths #44 & #45 in the DoubleTree Exhibit Hall. Available to all smart phones and tablets.

Charging Station Sponsored by: Advantage Insurance

DoubleTree Gathering Spots for Brief Sit Down Meetings DoubleTree Wireless Service 

Hotel lobby, seating by fireplace and front entrance; The Tavern and surrounding areas (courtyard, front area, etc.); The Atrium and surrounding areas.

DoubleTree Wireless Service

Doubletree Wireless Service

Networks to choose from:

  1. Hilton Honors Lobby – Located in the Lobby, Amphitheater, and Exhibit Hall
  2. Hilton Honors Meeting – Located in Emerald and Diamond
  3. Hilton Honors Guest – Located in guest room areas including the Hospitality rooms

Private Meetings and Conference Calls 

Reservations can be made in advance with Jennifer Lilyquist at Jennifer.lilyquist@hilton.com or (802) 865-6662.

For more information, contact VCIA by phone – 802.658.8242 or email – info@vcia.com

VCIA can also be reached on LinkedIn and Twitter

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Tuesday August 9th  |  International Economist Michael Weidokal

Michael Weidokal is an internationally-recognized economic and geopolitical forecaster who helps business leaders, policy makers and the wider public to understand the issues and trends that are impacting the world today, and will shape the world in the years to come. He is the president and founder of International Strategic Analysis (ISA), a leading provider of economic forecasting, international market intelligence and geopolitical analysis with clients all around the globe. 

Michael’s ability to combine international economics, geopolitics and history allow him to have a unique perspective on the issues and events that are taking place throughout the world. His areas of expertise include the fields of international economic competitiveness, global market selection and geopolitical risk assessment. Furthermore, he has repeatedly proven to be able to accurately predict important trends and developments before they happen.

A prolific writer, Michael is a leading contributor to a wide range of ISA’s best-selling publications, including ISA’s monthly Country Reports, Risk Forecasts and many more. In addition, Michael’s new book “The Need For Growth” will be released in 2022 and details the growing challenge that the global economy will face in terms of generating growth in the 2020s and beyond, and what this means for the planet and its inhabitants. He is also a frequent speaker and appears often in the media, speaking on a wide variety of topics.

After a career that took him to more than 60 countries, Michael founded International Strategic Analysis in 2003. Today, ISA is one of the world’s most respected economic and geopolitical research firms, providing research and support for thousands of the world’s leading businesses, governments and universities. 
 

Thursday August 11th |  Admiral Michelle Howard
A ground-breaking leader during her 35-year career in the U.S. Navy, Michelle Howard was the first woman to achieve the rank of four-star admiral and the first woman to be appointed to the position of vice chief of naval operations (the second highest rank in the Navy). She was also the first African-American woman to reach the rank of three-star and four stars in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces and the first African-American woman to command a ship in the Navy. A veteran of operations that included NATO peacekeeping, Indonesia tsunami relief, Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom, she was thrust into the international spotlight in 2009 as leader of the counter-piracy task force that rescued civilian Captain Richard Phillips from Somali pirates. The rescue was later depicted in the film Captain Phillips. 


Admiral Howard is a former visiting professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, where she focused on the cyber domain and associated issues in strategy and policy. The appointment highlighted a distinguished career in national defense within the areas of operations, readiness, and strategic planning.


Admiral Howard led Sailors and Marines multiple times in her career as the commander of a ship, an expeditionary task force and a naval theater. This culminated in her final post as Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and U.S. Naval Forces Africa, in which she simultaneously led NATO’s Allied Joint Force Command Naples with oversight of missions from the Western Balkans to Iraq. Admiral Howard is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. She is the first woman graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy to become an admiral.
On Admiral Howard's appointment to the IBM board, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty said in a statement, "Admiral Howard is a groundbreaking leader with a distinguished career in military service. Her leadership skills, international perspective and extensive experience with cybersecurity and information technology will make her a great addition to the IBM Board."


A gifted speaker, Admiral Howard instantly connects with audiences with warmth and humor. Her keynotes address leadership, cybersecurity, diversity, innovation and team building. To each, she lends experience gained from three decades on the front lines and highest levels of national defense. Bringing the empowering insights of an African-American woman who spent her career shattering glass ceilings and breaking new ground, she continues to motivate others with her highly inspirational presence.