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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

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, we’ll head 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)   

Head to Empower Field at Mile High Stadium to catch up with fellow attendees. ​



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

RIMS General Session & Opening Keynote

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.

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 share the inspiring story of how he became an innovative composer in a field of conformity

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

MONDAY, MAY 4 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Refresh yourself after day one, and trade your favorite conference experience with a new connection.


5th Annual Spencer/Sedgwick 5K FunRun

TUESDAY, MAY 5 | 6:30 AM – 8:00 AM

Join 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.

Registration opens in early December. Visit www.spencered.org for information.

Marketplace Social Luncheon

TUESDAY, MAY 5 | 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

Grab a seat and enjoy some of Denver’s best cuisine. Then explore the Marketplace during these exclusive hours.

Marketplace Social Reception

TUESDAY, MAY 5 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The Marketplace is still going strong. Stop by for light refreshments and engaging conversations. 



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

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Get ready for RIMS 2021 in Chicago with some deep dish and hot dogs.

Conference Finale

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

The sessions may be finished, but there’s still more to come. Join us for the conference wrap-up and hear from our special keynote.

RIMS-Sedgwick Official Closing Party

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 | 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Mission Ballroom

4242 Wynkoop Street

Denver, Colorado 80216