Amplify Your Face Time


Networking Events


Amplify your face time and build connections. We’ve scheduled even MORE events for you to network and exchange ideas.

Saturday, April 26

Anita Benedetti Student Involvement Program Welcome Reception

5:30 pm—7:30 pm

By invitation only.

Sunday, April 27

RIMS ‘14 Community Service Day

8:00 am—3:00 pm 
Colorado Convention Center, Room 205 (8:00 am - 9:30 am)
Savio House, 325 King Street (9:30 am - 3:00 pm)   

Join RIMS and Zurich as we spend the day helping Savio House. Founded in the early 1960s as an orphanage, Savio House intervenes in the lives of families to strengthen them so they may keep their children and remain an intact family. Without these services, most of which are delivered in the families' home, children and adolescents would be placed in foster, group and correctional care. Savio's goal is to educate families in a prompt fashion and to quickly terminate our intrusion into their lives. We’ll spend the day doing up-keep to the facilities, such as painting, landscaping and cleaning. For more information, visit www.RIMS.org/CommunityService or www.saviohouse.org.

First Time Attendee Orientation 

4:00 pm—5:30 pm
Colorado Convention Center, Rooms 201/203/205

Conference Catalyst: Thom Singer

Welcome to RIMS ’14. If this is your first time attending, we know how overwhelming it can be. We’ve designed a program to have you working the conference like a pro. You’ll learn the ins-and-outs of the conference, where sessions are held, how to maximize networking opportunities and the best way to navigate the Exhibit Hall. In his presentation "Connecting with People in a Social Media Crazy World,” Thom Singer will share tips on how to best create connections while at a conference. After, we’ll depart for RIMS Opening Reception where we can put our networking skills into practice.



Chapter Leaders Networking Hour

4:30 pm—5:30 pm

By invitation only.

Picture It!: RIMS ’14 Opening Reception

6:00 pm—8:00 pm
Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy

The iconic Denver Art Museum invites you to “Picture It!” Change the way you experience art as you explore the Museum and take in the building’s outstanding architecture, a masterpiece in itself. Every event element has a splash of artistry…picture a variety of unique and interactive artisans, picture award-winning musical performances, picture a delightful assortment of culinary delights around every corner. 


Monday, April 28

RIMS General Session & Opening Keynote

8:30 am—9:45 am
Mile High Ballroom
Doors open at 7:45 am. Breakfast service ends promptly at 8:30 am

Risk professionals are more often being asked to create value within their organization. RIMS leadership will reveal upcoming association initiatives that will help you become more strategic with your planning so you can elevate your risk strategy.

Keynote Speaker: Jordan Belfort, Motivational Speaker and Author

The Real Wolf of Wall Street
This is a story of redemption. Hear the personal story from the inspiration for the Martin Scorsese film, about Jordan Belfort’s rise and fall as a Wall Street icon. He’ll share the invaluable lessons from the mistakes he made and how he re-emerged as a globally recognized potent force behind extraordinary business success. Belfort will help you break the barriers holding you back from achieving success, and attain goals you never dreamed possible.





Special Performance: Southern Ute Indian Tribe Bear Dance

The Bear Dance is a social dance held in the spring, after the first thunder is heard.  A revered animal, the bear is considered a brother to the Ute people.  According to oral history, the she bear taught a Ute warrior the dance to take back to the people.  The bear dance is held for four days in the spring and summer months.  The dance signifies new beginnings, rebirth and a fresh start for the people.  It builds both spiritual and physical strength, and demonstrates a person’s perseverance, strength and fortitude. 


Awards Luncheon & Leadership Keynote

12:15 pm—1:45 pm 
Mile High Ballroom       

Let’s take a moment and recognize the achievements of the risk professionals, organizations and chapters dedicated to the future of risk management. Help us congratulate the recipient of the Society’s highest honor for outstanding lifetime achievement in the industry, the 2014 Harry and Dorothy Goodell Award. Inductees into the Risk Management Hall of Fame will also be announced.

Emcee Glenn Thayer’s well-honed strategies will add fun and flair, ensuring this is an awards ceremony you’ll be sure to remember.  



Keynote Speaker: Bonnie St. John, Author, Olympic Medalist, Leadership Consultant

Normal is Overrated—Aim Higher!
Elite international Paralympic athletes achieve excellence when the circumstances are less than ideal—a perfect metaphor for today’s dynamic economic times. Disabled athletes—including wheelchair basketball players, blind runners and others—never expect things to be “normal.” Bonnie St. John’s story is proof that you can strive for excellence no matter what obstacles are thrown in your way. Hailed as “one of the five most inspiring women in America” by NBC Nightly News, St. John uses her unique experience as a one-legged ski champion, Rhodes Scholar and White House official to encourage audiences to aim higher and achieve extraordinary results.


Get Refreshed: Exhibit Hall Health Break

3.00 pm—4:00 pm
Exhibit Hall

Don’t let the mid-afternoon slump stop you from networking. Take a breather from the long morning of keynotes and sessions and power up with healthly snacks and fresh juices. A stop here and you’ll be pumped up for the rest of the day.

RISK PAC Reception

5:30 pm—7:00 pm

By invitation only.


Tuesday, April 29

International Breakfast

8:00 am—10:00 am

By invitation only.

Community Service Project: Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT)

10:00 am—2:00 pm
Exhibit Hall 

Join RIMS and Zurich for a community service project in the Exhibit Hall with Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT). RAFT is where teachers go to get inspired and find interactive, hands-on resources to help teach their students. RAFT supports thousands of Colorado teachers by providing them with well-equipped teacher workspace, professional development and recycled teaching materials that are 80—90% off retail prices. Please join us in the exhibit hall as we put together different science kits that teachers will be able to buy and use to help teach their students.

Get Cultured: World Cuisines Luncheon

12:30 pm—1:45 pm
Exhibit Hall        

New this year—join us for lunch in the Exhibit Hall. Sample food from around the world and then spend time in the hall visiting the exhibitors on your list.

Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge

1:45 pm—3:45 pm
Colorado Convention Center, Rooms 401-402

Get a glimpse of the next generation of risk management and insurance superstars! The top three university teams will face off during this final round of the Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge. This is a case competition where teams of 3-4 undergraduates studying risk management and insurance have worked on a complex RMI case and will present their results. 

Get Elated: Rocky Mountain Ale Tasting

4:00 pm—5:00 pm 
Exhibit Hall         

We’re bringing Denver’s thriving craft beer scene to you. Sample from 20 different local beers, and mingle with exhibitors and your peers. Who knows, you could walk away with new contacts, and a new favorite beer!


Wednesday, April 30

Get Jazzed: Down on the Bayou Luncheon

12:45 pm—2:00 pm 
Exhibit Hall   

Enjoy the best of the Big Easy with New Orleans’ most iconic foods, including blackened catfish, gumbo and red beans and rice. Be sure to stop by the vendors on your list before the Exhibit Hall closes.

Conference Finale and Closing Keynote

3:15 pm—4:45 pm
Mile High Ballroom          

Keynote Speaker: Ben Stein, Actor and Author

Meet Ben Stein
Drawing on his life experiences as a presidential speechwriter, a best-selling author, an economist, game show host and movie star, keynote speaker Ben Stein delivers presentations that are always entertaining, always informative, and always ripe with expertise on everything from the law to laughs. He's an audience favorite at any venue, a verified Renaissance man—Ben Stein is a man you want to meet.



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