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Saturday, April 9   

Anita Benedetti Student Involvement Program Welcome Reception
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm   
By invitation only.

Sunday, April 10

25th Annual Spencer/Gallagher Golf Tournament
8:00 am – 2:00 pm       
Start RIMS ‘16 by celebrating risk management and insurance education at the top ranked golf course in San Diego. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and the Spencer Educational Foundation invite you to join us in celebrating the tournament’s 25th anniversary. Playing at the Maderas Golf Club, this year’s event will feature old friends, new opportunities, good food, great fun and prizes. For more information and to register, visit:
RIMS ’16 Community Service Day: Harmonium 
8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Room 25AB   
Join RIMS as we spend the day volunteering with Harmonium, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote well-being and self-sufficiency in children, youth, and adults through creative education, intervention, and prevention services rooted in collaboration with neighborhoods and families. Harmonium was established in 1975 through an enterprising blend of vision and necessity to respond to Mira Mesa’s rapidly growing need for juvenile diversion services. We’ll spend the day working at their Klassic Kids program, which provides before and after school care and full-day care at designated sites on non-school days in a creative educational environment. Community Service Day volunteers will help fix-up the school sites by painting, landscaping, installing siding, cleaning and other various maintenance projects. 
Global Attendee Orientation and Reception
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm  
Room 27AB (Global Lounge)   
Exclusively for attendees from outside of the United States and Canada, this new event will offer global attendees an opportunity become acquainted before the conference begins.
First Time Attendee Orientation
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm      
Keynote Speaker: Debra Fine
Room: 5AB
RIMS ’16 is an event that connects you with some 10,000 professionals from more than 70 different countries. We know it can be an overwhelming experience. Attend this program and you’ll be a RIMS ’16 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.
Our keynote speaker and author, Debra Fine, will share tips from her fast paced, informative and interactive program The Fine Art of Small Talk. Together we’ll laugh, learn and leave with the tools to develop and cultivate outstanding conversation skills and business networking techniques that will result in engaging new and current clients, building rapport and increasing visibility. As a first time attendee, you’ll gain practical tips and learn how to turn every conversation into an opportunity for success. Afterwards, we’ll depart for RIMS Opening Reception where you can put your improved networking skills into practice.
RIMS ’16 Opening Reception: Meet ‘n the Street
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm  
Gaslamp Quarter 
Get ready to “Meet ‘n the Street” on a private block location in the heart of the historic Gaslamp Quarter – just steps from the convention center! You’ll enjoy a wide variety of food and beverage, strolling entertainment and live music, all along the most popular street in San Diego. Enjoy the freedom of moving in and out of the many exclusive venues along 5th Avenue, while networking with your fellow RIMS ’16 attendees. Don’t miss this exclusive and spectacular event.

Monday, April 11

RIMS General Session & Opening Keynotes
8:30 am — 9:45 am       
Doors open at 7:45 am. Breakfast service ends promptly at 8:30 am.
Room: Exhibit Hall H
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.
New TED-Style Format! This year’s dynamic General Session will feature three TED-style keynotes, each delivering 18 minutes presentations. These keynote speakers will also present deeper-dive sessions on Monday afternoon.
Keynote Speakers:
Vinh Giang: The Psychology of Illusion - Misdirection
Misdirection is one of the most important aspects of the art of magic. Through a visual demonstration, Vinh takes the audience through a series of magic effects to show them how easily one can be misled. Vinh then takes you deep inside the psychology behind the art of magic to show and prove to the audience that your negative beliefs, no matter what they are, do not exist. Vinh will show your audiences how to overcome misdirection in life and business. With this mindset audiences will realize that there are no limits to what they can achieve. It is only with this mindset that magicians are able to create magic; let Vinh help you and your team create magic with what you do in business!
Scott Klososky: 3D Innovation: Changing the World One Piece at a Time
For all of the history of humanity to this point, we have not had the ability to deliver a physical item instantly over great distances.  Now we can.  We have not had the ability to construct certain types of intricate parts and pieces.  Now we can.  We have not been able to rapidly scan a physical item and replicate it minutes later.  3D printing and additive manufacturing are providing new options for innovating the the construction of physical objects made of metal, plastics, glass or even organic matter.  The implications of this burgeoning area of technology are staggering.  Scott Klososky will paint the picture as to what is going on in the world of 3D printing, and share his thoughts on how this is changing our lives.
Pam Meyer: Liespotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deception
On any given day we're lied to from 10 to 200 times, and the clues to detect those lie can be subtle and counter-intuitive. Pamela Meyer, author of Liespotting, shows the manners and "hotspots" used by those trained to recognize deception — and she argues honesty is a value worth preserving.
Special Performance: Rhythm Extreme & Light Force
This is Stomp meets Tron! The future is now! In a lightning fast quick change drummers and dancers flash-switch from earthy, urban, down & dirty costuming, to the ultimate in visual, rhythmic entertainment. With futuristic drum sticks, light up jackets and percussion boxes, get ready for an electrifying experience! But the real payoff is the customized lettering revealed at the end of the number, don’t miss it!
Awards Luncheon & Leadership Keynote: Vinh Giang
12:15 pm — 1:45 pm
Room: Exhibit Hall H
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 2016 Harry and Dorothy Goodell Award. Inductees into the Risk Management Hall of Fame will also be announced. Our special guest host, Vinh Giang, will entertain and open your mind to new possibilities with his remarkable insights into human psychology, business and the wonderful world of magic.
Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge
1:45 pm — 4:00 pm
Room: 24AB
Witness the next generation of risk management and insurance superstars as they compete in the final round of the Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge. Undergraduate students studying risk management and insurance will present their solutions to The Walt Disney Company’s case study and compete for cash prizes.
Exhibit Hall Break: Napa Valley, San Diego Style
3:00 pm — 4:00 pm
Enjoy a wine-tasting featuring some of Napa Valley’s notable wines paired with domestic cheeses. Regroup with your peers and colleagues and network with new ones as we join together to build relationships within the risk community.

Tuesday, April 12

2nd Annual Spencer 5K Fun Run
Presented by Sedgwick
6:30 am – 8:00 am      
Sedgwick and Spencer invite you to join us for a fun run to help raise awareness and funds for the Spencer Educational Foundation. The course covers 3.14 miles along San Diego’s picturesque waterfront and will go through Embarcadero Marina Park (located behind the convention center). New this year: Individual chipped timing! Team entries – compete with and against your industry colleagues. For more information and to register, visit:

RIMS and Business Insurance present: Business Insurance Risk Manager of the Year® Award and CEO State-of-the-Industry Panel
8:00 am 9:30 am
Room: Sapphire ABEF

Join us for breakfast as we recognize the 2016 Risk Manager of the Year® and members of the Risk Management Honor Roll®, and learn about the outstanding programs they’ve orchestrated for their organizations. You’ll also hear the CEO perspective on industry trends and developments, as well as have the opportunity to network with other risk managers.
Community Service Project: Blessings in a Backpack
10:00 am – 2:00 pm       
Room: Exhibit Halls C-G

Join RIMS for RIMS 2016 Community Service Project in the Exhibit Hall at the San Diego Convention Center. RIMS '16 attendees will volunteer their time to assist Blessings in a Backpack with their mission guided by the belief that our social and economic future depends on the quality of a young child's experiences. Blessings in a Backpack provides elementary school children who are on the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal Program with a backpack of food to take home for 38 weekends during the school year. Backpack food includes easy-to-prepare, ready-to-eat foods, like granola bars, juice boxes, mac and cheese, and oatmeal. Volunteers will put together backpacks that will be donated to local elementary schools.
Exhibit Hall Networking Luncheon: California Farm to Table Luncheon
12:30 pm – 1:45 pm  
This luncheon will feature dishes made with the freshest ingredients sourced from California’s local farms.  Relax and re-energize as you enjoy this delicious and healthy lunch featuring seasonal greens and vegetables.
Exhibit Hall Networking Reception & Exclusive Hours: Brews and Bites
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm       
Sample brews from two of San Diego’s favorite breweries - Karl Strauss Brewing Company and Stone Brewing Co. Wash down the suds with beer-infused sweet and savory baked treats. Not to be missed!

Wednesday, April 13

RIMS '17 Kick-Off: Philadelphia Freedom
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm   
Join us in the city of brotherly love! RIMS ’17 will be held in Philadelphia. This luncheon will give you a preview of the food and culture of this historic, multifaceted, captivating city. Grab a seat, have some fun and start planning for next year.
Conference Finale and Closing Keynote: Martin Short
3:15 pm – 4:45 pm 
Room: Exhibit Hall H   
Martin Short began his career on Canada’s “SCTV Comedy Network,” where his work garnered an Emmy Award. Short’s proven ability as a comedic chameleon and his host of hilarious impressions brought him to the attention of “Saturday Night Live.” With the tremendous exposure he gained on “Saturday Night Live,” he was on the Hollywood fast track and quickly crossed over into feature film work. Short made his big screen debut in “Three Amigos,” where he worked alongside former “Saturday Night Live” colleagues Chevy Chase and Steve Martin. Over the years he has continued to land plum comedic roles in theatrical releases such as “Inner Space”, “Three Fugitives”, “Clifford”, Tim Burton’s “Mars Attacks”, “Jungle 2 Jungle” and “The Big Picture”, among others. Perhaps his most memorable role was that of the scene-stealing Franck, the wedding planner in “Father of the Bride.” He later reprised the hilarious portrayal for “Father of the Bride II.”

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