event & sessions

Innovation Hub is Sponsored By

Thought Leader Theater is Sponsored By

Global Studio is Sponsored By



29th Annual Spencer/Gallagher Golf Tournament

SUNDAY, MAY 3 | 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM (buses leave at 6:45 AM)
Start RIMS 2020 by celebrating risk management and insurance education at the Arrowhead Golf Club in Littleton. Plan to arrive on Saturday, May 2 in order to make it easier to make the 8:00 am tee time! Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and the Spencer Educational Foundation invite you to enjoy a great day on the course, celebrating industry education with old and new friends, good food, great fun and prizes. Contact Lauren Cavanaugh at lauren_cavanaugh@ajg.com by March 27 to participate.

Fee: US $315 per person (before February 1). Regular: US $335. Website Registration opens November 15!


Attendee Orientation

SUNDAY, MAY 3 | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
This year has more educational offerings than ever. We’ll break it down for you and share the ins and outs of a conference this large—where sessions are held, how to maximize networking opportunities, and the best way to navigate the Marketplace. After the orientation, we’ll head over to the Opening Reception.


Opening Reception: Love This City!

SUNDAY, MAY 3 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (8:00 PM – 9:00 PM cash bar)   

Join RIMS at Empower Field’s East Club that overlooks the gorgeous Denver skyline. With the hustle and bustle of RIMS 2020, you may not have time to explore Denver’s thriving art scene—so we’re bringing the arts to you! Immerse yourself in three of the Mile High City’s most popular art districts: RiNo, Santa Fe, and Golden Triangle. You’ll embrace your inner artist with activities such as light painting, graffiti, spin art, and more!



Breaking Through the Noise: Communicating with Clarity and Impact in a Hyper-Distracted World


MONDAY, MAY 4 | 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Doors open at 7:30 AM. Breakfast service ends promptly at 8:00 AM.

RIMS leadership will share association initiatives that can help you achieve your professional goals. Then keynote speaker Debra Jasper will examine the three mandates for doing business in a digital age, and how to overcome the major curses that stand between you and your customers.


Community Service: Helping the Homeless Colorado, sponsored by ESIS 


Visit Helping the Homeless Colorado in Lobby A of the Colorado Convention Center to pack school supplies for the city's homeless youth.

Helping the Homeless Colorado, a 501(c) 3 non-profit, was founded in 2016 in Denver, Colorado by students Alyssa Gorkin & Matine Khalighi. Helping the Homeless Colorado works with individuals who are experiencing homelessness to improve their quality of life. In addition, they are dedicated to advocating for the homeless on a political level. Here at Helping the Homeless Colorado, we believe in taking this one step further and educating and empowering our youth to make positive contributions to homeless communities.

Helping the Homeless Colorado has a three-structure approach—Advocate, Educate, and Alleviate—to effectively address the needs of Colorado's homeless population. To help alleviate suffering and need our nonprofit has distributed over 50,000 basic necessities to those in need and awarded over $15,000 a year in scholarships for homeless students to earn associate's degrees. They consistently advocate for legislative action at the Colorado State Capitol, and we have presented at hundreds of educational seminars in Colorado schools and community groups. We even launched a state-wide #SpreadTheLove social awareness campaign on live television.

Follow Helping the Homeless Colorado on social media: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter  #MakingChangePossible

Sponsored by

Helping the Homeless ESIS


RIMS Awards & Recognition Luncheon 

MONDAY, MAY 4 | 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Recognize the risk professionals, organizations, and chapters that are driving innovation in risk management. We’ll also celebrate an outstanding professional in our field: the Risk Manager of the Year. Then Kai Kight will perform his original music and inspire you to compose a path of imagination and fulfillment.

Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge Final Round

MONDAY, MAY 4 | 1:45 PM – 4:00 PM

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: Coloradough Sweets Happy Hour

MONDAY, MAY 4 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Cap off a successful first day with a sweet reward: freshly-made warm donut holes with assorted sauces and toppings.


5th Annual Spencer/Sedgwick 5K FunRun

TUESDAY, MAY 5 | 6:30 AM – 8:00 AMJoin the healthiest event at RIMS 2020 and help raise money for a worthy cause –and mission! Spencer and Sedgwick invite you to join us for a fun-filled morning. Visit www.spencered.org for information.

Marketplace Social Luncheon: Blue Bear Farmers Market

TUESDAY, MAY 5 | 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Enjoy some Rocky Mountain fare that includes fresh produce grown at CCC’s own urban farm, Blue Bear Farm.

Marketplace Social Reception: Colorado Farm to Table

TUESDAY, MAY 5 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Stop by and trade business cards over grilled farm fresh vegetables, local and domestic cheeses, artisan crackers, and tasty dips.



RIMS Tech: The Insurtech Competition

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 | 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

This is a “Shark Tank”–styled showdown in which emerging start-up companies will demonstrate their risk-focused technology solutions before an expert panel of risk professionals. The winner will be announced at RIMS Conference Finale.


Marketplace Social Luncheon: RIMS 2021 Kickoff | My Kind of Town

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Get ready for RIMS 2021 in Chicago with a sampling of some of Chi-Town’s top culinary delights.

Breaking the Story: The Fight for and Transformative Power of Hard Truths


WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Join us for the conference wrap-up and hear from Ronan Farrow, one of the world’s most prominent investigative reporters. In an affecting, uncensored talk, he pulls back the curtain on the old-school, scrappy detective work that allowed him to break some of the biggest stories in recent memory, the obstacles that have forced him and other journalists to put everything on the line to fight for the truth, and the seismic cultural impact of his stories.

RIMS-Sedgwick Official Closing Party

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 | 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Mission Ballroom | 4242 Wynkoop Street

After four days of learning, networking, and presentations—it’s time to party! Join us at the closing event and help us celebrate RIMS 2020.