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Annual Convention

convention skinny banner.png FOR QUESTIONS CONTACT: Kari McAfee @ 501-221-2444 or
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Thanks to our General Sponsors:

  • The Hartford
  • National American Insurance Company
  • Southern Pioneer Insurance Companies

An Event Sponsor receives Signage at the Registration and Welcome Center, Signage at the Event, Prominent Listing in the Convention Program, Recognition in the Big "I" Arkansas magazine, Recognition in the Big "I" Friday Letter, Your Company Name and Logo projected on the Scrolling Screen at Convention and an Event Sponsor Ribbon. 
Contact Lisa Hanshew with inquiries!
See you at our Annual Convention, June 24-26
Save your spot at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Hotel, Pensacola, FL.
Tradeshow & Opening Night Party will be:
Monday, June 24th 6:00pm - 8:00 pm
Space has been allocated for a maximum of 33 booths in the Exhibit Hall. Booth numbers will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis (see exhibit hall layout on following page). Any cancellations received after May 24, 2019 will only receive a refund if the space is sold.
Please contact Big I Office with any questions, to book your exhibit space, or if you have any additional requests (electrical, internet, and tables, etc.) Booths include an 8 x 8 standard booth with a skirted table, two chairs, a wastebasket, and an exhibitor ID sign.
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Cost per booth:
Members - $800
Non-members -  $900
(This includes two registrations).
Golf is an additional charge.
Additional registrations may be purchased at the regular price.

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If you have any questions contact:
Debbie Ball

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The Club at Hidden Creek in Navarre, Fl is well known for its excellent conditions, lush landscape, rolling terrain and scenic layout. Hidden Creek offers exciting and challenging play for all levels of golfers with water throughout the course and well guarded greens.

You will need to be registered for the Annual Convention in order to play golf.
To register please download and complete the pdf registration form above or complete the Online Registration.

The Club Hidden Creek
3070 P.G.A Blvd, Navarre, FL 32566
Golf Registration Cost - $125
Box lunches served at course from 11:45 am - 12:15 pm
Tee Time: 12:15 pm

Sponsored By:

June 24-26, 2019

Hilton Pensacola Beach Hotel
12 Via De Luna Drive, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561

The IIA of Arkansas is pleased to offer negotiated convention rates for:

One Bedroom King & Queen Bayside - $245

One Bedroom King & Queen Gulf Front with balcony - $295

1 Bedroom Queen Jr. Suite - $349

You may view the room options by visiting

Two and Three Bedroom Suites in our block are SOLD OUT

Call and speak to In House Reservations at the Pensacola Hilton so they can research all the available options.

Call 866-916-2999 provide the Group ID of IIA.


UPDATE -Due to high demand we have secured OVERFLOW ROOMS at the adjoining Hampton Inn 

 Hampton Inn Beach Resort
2 Via De Luna Drive, Pensacola, FL 32561

Hampton Inn is right next door to the Hilton -
Properties share access to both pools, beach and even parking.

King and Queen Beach View with Balcony - $391

or by calling 850-932-6800 using Group Code IIA.


Reservation requests made after the cutoff date will be honored on a space and rate available basis.

Monday June 24th

1:00 - 5:00 PM            Tradeshow Set-up
1:00 - 5:00 PM             Welcome to Paradise - Registration & Tradeshow Check-In
6:00 - 8:00 PM             Summer Nights - Opening Night Party & Tradeshow
8:30 - 9:30 PM             Toes in the Sand Welcome Beach Party

Tuesday June 25th

8:00 - 11:00 AM          Registration Open
8:00 - 8:45 AM             All Attendee Breakfast Buffet
9:00 - 11:00 AM          Featured Speaker - Marcus Sheridan,"(re) IMAGINING our Future"
10:00 - 12:00 PM       Spouses Event & Brunch Onsite
11:45 - 12:15 PM       Golfers Eat at Course @ The Club at Hidden Creek
12:15 PM                        Bubba Barnett Open @ The Club at Hidden Creek
6:30 - 10:00 PM          Kids Event - Parrot Head Party
6:30 - 7:30 PM             Ocean Breeze - Cocktail Party
7:00 PM                           Purple Duck Past President's Dinner (Past President's Only)

Wednesday June 26th

8:00 - 8:45 AM           Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 11:00 AM        General Session - Commissioner Allen Kerr/ Election of Officers/President's Speeches
2:00 - 3:30 PM            Beach Olympics
5:30 - 6:00 PM            President's Reception
6:00 - 8:00 PM            Awards Dinner Celebration
6:00 - 10:00 PM         Kids Event - Pirates Party
8:00 - 10:00 PM         Bon Voyage Poolside Party

Your participation is critical to this process. Please take a few minutes to recognize those who have made a difference this year. Simply review, complete and submit the Awards Nomination Form below by May 6, 2019.

Each year at our annual state convention, these awards are presented to companies and individuals that have exhibited outstanding service and dedication to the Independent Insurance Agency System. 

Join us for the 118th annual IIAA Convention at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Hotel, Pensacola, Florida, where the awards will be presented at the Banquet and Awards Dinner, Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

2019 Nomination Form

Please, no ballot stuffing in order to maintain the integrity of the awards. One ballot per agency/company.

Click on below image to cast your ballot now!

Award Rules Regulations

Independent Insurance Agents of Arkansas
118th Annual Convention


For questions contact:
Kari McAfee

June 24-26, 2019
Hilton Pensacola Beach Hotel
Pensacola, FL

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