June 12, 2020
Introducing September to Remember
A global celebration of insurance innovation
At ITC, our mission is to help catalyze the insurance industry. We do it by connecting the best people and the best ideas under one roof. But, what if there is no physical roof?
Traveling will always limit those who can participate in a physical venue. But, that constraint is lifted in a digital world. That is why, instead of the world coming to Las Vegas, InsureTech Connect is coming to the world!
September will be not just one to remember, but together, we can make it the unofficial month of insurtech.
First up in September to Remember is the ITC World Tour – a first of its kind celebration of insurance innovation. Take a journey with us across the globe as we stop in 20 cities in two weeks. The world tour is your chance to discover and see insurtechs from all parts of the world, all in the location of your choosing. Each stop will include a pitch competition, all leading up to the world finals.
After traveling the world with the ITC World Tour, we will unite the world under one digital roof with ITC Global, a two and half day, 24 hour a day immersive experience. And, as part of ITC Global, we will be launching ITC Films – an on-demand platform featuring the largest collection of insurance and insurtech insights, interviews, and company overviews.
We put the “connect” in InsureTech, so what would any ITC be without networking? ITC Global will feature 1:1 meetings, speed networking, content specific hangouts, a virtual coffee bar, and more. We are on a mission to see 100,000 virtual business cards exchanged to help the pace of innovation, industry transformation, and new technology adoption accelerate like never before, all so the insured can be better protected and served.
Ultimately, ITC wouldn’t exist were it not for the amazing people in this equally amazing insurance industry. That is why we want to help you connect and grow like never before.
June 11, 2020
Las Vegas is opening. What about ITC?
Las Vegas has just started opening up again. Here is what we know, and here is what we still don’t know.
While casinos were permitted to open their doors on June 4th, there has not been a final decision around when events such as ITC can take place. Even when conventions are able to take place, large events such as ITC will undoubtedly be later in the opening process.
The ITC Community
For the past three months, we have tried to layer what we know with respect to the venue with what we hear from the community.
What we believe to be true is that were we to have some form of ITC, there would be some of our audience who would absolutely attend. But, we also know that a meaningful number of people will be prohibited from attending, be it from company restrictions or their own personal preference.
ITC 2020 Vegas
What the above tells us is that under all circumstances, ITC cannot be what we have been planning for it to be, and we do not want people who are unable or reluctant to attend in person to feel excluded.
Additionally, we have asked ourselves, what does an in-person event look like? For example, how does social distancing work in a conference setting? What additional safety measures are required to create the best environment possible? While we feel comfortable that we could create a safe environment, we are not sure that it is the type of environment to create the experience and value you have come to expect.
Given what we know and what we don’t know, we have decided to invest heavily in creating a unique digital experience worthy of the ITC name. Traveling to Las Vegas for ITC is a special experience, and we can never replace that digitally, but we are going to try our hardest!
May 20, 2020
The end of April saw both Spring fully arrive and the first signs of reopening for the U.S. – from shopping in Oregon to dancing in Oklahoma.
On May 9th, as the first phase of their four part plan, Nevada allowed some retail establishments to open. Casinos are not open during Phase 1, but the Nevada Gaming Commission unanimously approved guidelines for the reopening of the state’s 400 plus casino properties.
The Gaming Commission guidelines include health and safety procedures, including strict social distancing, cleaning, occupancy limits and more. In accordance with the guidelines, the MGM has published their own Seven-Point Safety Plan.
While great strides are being made, and we could not be more appreciative of the dedication to safety being taken by the Governor and the businesses in Nevada, as of now, the MGM Hotel remains closed, and there is no clear guidance as to when it will open.
We will continue to provide updates as information becomes available, and we promise to make the best decisions for our community.
Jay Weintraub & Mee-Jung Jang
CEO & President, ITC
April 1, 2020
The Fifth Annual ITC remains on track for our scheduled September 21st – 23rd dates, and we continue to focus on delivering the best experience possible for the community.
With more than four months until ITC, the data does not yet exist to make a major course correction. The team has, however, created comprehensive plans to allow us to execute against our vision in a variety of outcomes. And, we will continue to pay very close attention to the global landscape.
Ultimately, our priority is the community, and we will never make a decision that would be detrimental to it. If there comes a point when we must change course or make a major change to the show flow, we will not wait, and we will share with you, and everyone, immediately and transparently.
We are proud to serve you, and we are proud to represent an industry dedicated to societal improvement.
Jay Weintraub & Mee-Jung Jang
CEO & President, ITC
A Note for our Sponsors and Attendees
In the event that ITC cannot take place as scheduled – from cancelling 2020 to postponing it – you have the right to a full refund.