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Sunday, April 15


​​​​Diversity Meet-Up

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm |  Room: 302
This networking and educational session is open to all registered attendees who identify with a specific diversity group, those who support them, as well as others who want to learn more. The event will be led by a professional moderator and will feature structured conversations about issues, challenges and opportunities impacting the risk management profession.

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​​​​First-Time Attendee Orientation

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm |  Hemisfair Ballroom C3
Marketplace. Sessions. CE credits. TLTs. Talk about overwhelming! We’ll break it down for you and share the ins-and-outs of a conference this big—where the sessions are held, how to maximize networking opportunities and the best way to navigate the Marketplace. After the orientation, we’ll head over to Sunset Station for the Opening Reception.​

​​​​RIMS-CRMP Welcome Reception

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Earning your RIMS-CRMP certification is quite an accomplishment. Join us in San Antonio to celebrate your achievement and network with your fellow RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professionals. By invitation only.

​​​​RIMS 2018 Opening Reception: MOSAIC

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Sunset Station
Join RIMS in a true festival of Texas through the ages. The National Historic Landmark Sunset Station will host us as we hear the newest live bands, taste our way through the hill country, and enjoy more tricks and surprises celebrating the best of “Texas Chic.” Experience Texas like you’ve never seen it before at this exclusive can’t-miss event!
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Monday, April 16


RIMS General Session | Opening Keynote: Because I Said I Would

8:30 am – 9:45 am | Hall 1
Doors open at 7:45 am. Breakfast service ends promptly at 8:30 am.
What has RIMS been up to? RIMS leadership will update you on association initiatives that can help you achieve your professional goals and add even more value to your organization.​ Then Alex Sheen, founder of because I said I would, will share his insights and actionable ways to help you become better at fulfilling commitments. He will inspire you to become more accountable to your promises through compelling and real-life examples from the because I said I would movement.

​​​​Awards Luncheon | Leadership Keynote: Zero to Breakthrough

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm | Hall 1
Recognize the risk professionals, organizations and chapters that are driving innovation in risk management. After the awards, America’s first African-American female combat pilot Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour will share her amazing life journey and show you how to create breakthrough results in your life and career.

​​​​Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge: Final Round

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm | Room: 217D
Support the next generation of risk management superstars as they compete in the final round for cash prizes and bragging rights for their university.

​​​​Marketplace Social Reception: Deep in the Heart

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm | RIMS Marketplace 2-4A
Make new connections over aguas frescas (“cool waters”), margaritas and gorditas. We’re certain the handmade gorditas will have a special place in your heart—they’re that good.

Tuesday, April 17


RIMS Risk Manager of the Year Award Breakfast

7:30 am – 9:00 am | Lone Star Ballroom
Join us for a breakfast to celebrate an outstanding professional in our field—the Risk Manager of the Year. This individual has developed an exceptional risk management program that directly impacts their organization’s ability to grow, innovate and achieve strategic objectives. We will also honor the RIMS Risk Management Honor Roll inductees.​

Marketplace Social Luncheon: BIG Texas

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm | RIMS Marketplace 2-4A
Get energized for the second half of the day with a delicious Texas lunch that’ll definitely leave you happy.

Marketplace Networking Reception: Brat & Brew

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm | RIMS Marketplace 2-4A
Exchange business cards while you enjoy a good ol’ Texas brew and mini bratwurst that pack big flavor.

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Wednesday, April 18


Marketplace Social Luncheon | RIMS 2019 Kickoff: BIG Boston

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm | RIMS Marketplace 2-4A
Get ready for a wicked good time because RIMS 2019 is going to Boston! Grab a plate and enjoy the best of New England cuisine.

Closing Entertainer | Laugh Until You Cry: An Afternoon with Jay Leno

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm | Hall 1
He brought laughter to millions on late-night TV for 20 years. Now he’s coming to you at RIMS 2018. Jay Leno will close the conference with a hilarious set that’ll make you laugh until you cry.

Sedgwick-RIMS Official Closing Party

7:00 pm – 11:00 pm | Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
You worked hard and went big all week, now it’s time to celebrate at the official closing event of RIMS 2018.

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