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2018 Convention in Las Vegas Schedule

January 07th 2018 through January 11th 2018

Sunday, January 07th, 2018

2:00pm - 5:00pm
5:00pm - 7:00pm
General Session and Welcome Reception. ALL registered participants are invited to join the NACA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, PAST PRESIDENTS COMMITTEE AND VOLUNTEERS to welcome all the first time attendees and network with our Education presenters, Business members, I A Firms and industry partners who will be participating in the 2018 Annual NACA Convention, Career Fair and EXPO. Announcements and information will be provided with hor d'oeuvres and beverages served throughout the evening. Cash Bar will also be available.

Monday, January 08th, 2018

8:00am - 5:00pm
Instructor: Craig Fowler Creighton A. Fowler ANFI, AIC Creighton A. Fowler currently serves as the Director of Quality Assurance & Training for CNC Catastrophe & National Claims located in Mobile, Alabama. Creighton has been a part of the CNC team since 1987; and has thirty (30) years multi‐line independent adjusting, quality review, and management level experience in the daily and catastrophe claims field. He currently oversees the Quality Assurance and Training division, and has spearheaded the creation of the adjuster development classroom and on-line training programs for CNC. Prior to taking over as Director of Quality Assurance & Training in 2017, Creighton served as the Director of Claims for ten (10) years, and oversaw the CNC’s Claims Department and Call Center. While Director of Claims, he implemented new procedures and processes for improved claims handling efficiency and assisted in the development of new technology to accelerate the complete claims process. Creighton is an authorized NFIP adjuster and NFIP certified trainer. Creighton holds the Associate in Claims and Associate in National Flood Insurance designations.
8:00am - 10:00am
Instructor: Danny Sutliff
8:00am - 10:00am
INSTRUCTOR: Eric Moore, P. E. OF EFI GLOBAL Discussion of the basics of roof wind and hail assessment and claims writing. This class is designed for newer adjusters.
10:00am - 12:00pm
PRESENTER: REBECCA WHEELING. This class is designed for all levels of experience. The focus will be on the how to intergrate Schedule It! software into your daily routine of scoping your claims.
10:00am - 12:00pm
INSTRUCTOR: ERIK MOORE, P. E. OF EFI GLOBAL. Safety tips for Catastrophe adjusters and detailed information covering Snow/ice loading and ice damming will be covered in these cases.
12:00pm - 1:00pm
SPONOR AND HOST: STRATEGIC CAT SOLUTIONS AND WINKLER, TREGER, & ASSOCIATES INDEPENDENT INSURANCE ADJUSTERS. This event is for registered licensed adjusters attending the Convention. Lunch and soft beverages will be provided with a presentation by Doug Lee and Team.
1:00pm - 3:00pm
PRESENTER: JAMES WILLIAMS of Simbility Solutions. This class is designed for all skill levels and will focus on trouble showing, tips and tricks for successful use of this software. Adjusters will need computer with this software installed and currently updated for use in class.
1:00pm - 3:00pm
PRESENTER: Doug Stephens, of Stephens Engineering. The newer adjuster will learn skills and tools used for Thermal Imaging in assessing and scoping claims.
3:00pm - 5:00pm
3:00pm - 5:00pm
PRESENTER: CHRIS HATCHER: As the lead trainer and curriculum developer for Top Adjuster, Chris Hatcher has successfully trained Xactimate and claims handling skills to claims professionals of all types. His students are consistently the highest rated, highest volume adjusters on storm sites throughout the U.S. A leader in the field, Chris brings a winning perspective to the classroom. Chris views claims handling as a business, not a job. His students absorb that mentality, and succeed because of it. Chris’ classroom presentations contain field related information, not just “software tools”. Chris’ enthusiasm for the software, as well as the career, makes learning exciting. One of very few Xactimate Certified Trainers, Chris is a graduate of Vale Training Solutions as well as the American Institute for CPCU. Chris was featured in the April 2011 Xactimate “Trainer Spotlight” magazine, and is a frequent trainer and speaker at national claims conferences every year. • Xactimate trainer for NACA (National Association of Catastrophe Adjusters) • Xactimate trainer for WIND (WIND Insurance Network) • Past President, 2017 - NACA • Member of SITE (Society of Insurance Trainers and Educators) • CE provider for multiple states • Presenter for American Society of Professional Estimators • Xactimate trainer and curriculum developer at Polk State College
5:00pm - 6:00pm
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Optional Annual Monday Night Out. Everyone is welcome and will include your movie ticket and your first margarita is on us! Movie will be chosen once we are closer to the convention but your suggestions are welcome! We can choose old or new. (Not a fan of margaritas? You will receive a gift certificate to choose your favorite movie snack instead!)

Tuesday, January 09th, 2018

8:00am - 12:00pm
JOHN C. ROBISON, PRINCIPLE AND FOUNDER, THE CSI GROUP, AND PROPERTY LOSS APPRAISAL NETWORK; Appraiser, Appraiser Umpire, Expert Building Consultant, Expert Witness, Restoration Consultant
8:00am - 10:00am
DANNY SUTLIFF
10:00am - 12:00pm
10:00am - 12:00pm
VANCE DAWSON OF ADVANCED CLAIMS TECHNOLOGY
12:00pm - 1:00pm
HOST: PILOT CATASTROPHE SERVICES
1:00pm - 3:00pm
JAMES WILLIAMS
1:00pm - 3:00pm
TERRY SUTTON
3:00pm - 5:00pm
PRESENTER: TERRY SUTTON
5:00pm - 6:00pm
6:00pm - 10:00pm
OPTIONAL OFF SITE EVENT! REQUIRES ADDITIONAL TICKET PURCHASE OF $125.00. Price includes transportation, 2 FREE drink tickets, 3 hours of Golf and Texas Style BBQ dinner. JOIN us and network with IA FIRMS, Exhibitors, and independent adjusters

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

10:00am - 5:00pm
BOXED LUNCHES WILL BE SERVED FROM 12:30 TO 2:00 PM
5:00pm - 7:00pm
ATTENDEES MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN! EXHIBITORS WILL BE INTRODUCED AND DOOR PRIZE WINNERS ANNOUNCED. LIGHT REFRESHMENTS AND BEVERAGES WILL BE SERVED. 2 FREE DRINK TICKETS FOR EACH ATTENDEE.

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

12:00am - 12:00pm
PRESENTER: John Postava and Jeff Queen of RYZE. Flood Mentor program will include training necessary to scope and adjust flood claims, flood claims writing and certification for the Flood Mentor.
8:00am - 12:00pm
PRESENTER: Jessika James, Certified Trainer, IICRC-Las Vegas, NV
8:00am - 10:00am
PRESENTER: DANNY SUTLIFF
10:00am - 12:00pm
1:00pm - 3:00pm
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter: BRIAN JONES, JACKSON ADJUSTING COMPANY
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Jeff Queen and John Postava of RYZE. Flood Mentor program will include training necessary to scope and adjust flood claims, flood claims writing and certification for the Flood Mentor.
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Round table discussion with Jackson Adjustment Company

2018 Convention in Las Vegas News

The 2018 Convention has been posted to allow for registration.
We had 189 Adjusters registered and 500 attendees last year


CE credits will again be available for most classes. Check out the presenters page for more details. HOTEL BLOCK CLOSES DECEMBER 14, 2017. PLEASE, BOOK EARLY! WE SOLD OUT LAST YEAR IN EARLY DECEMBER.


Make hotel reservations by contacting the SouthPoint Reservations at 866-791-7626 using the group code NAC0105 by phone or web link:
https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=11548&Chain=6903&arrive=1/7/2018depart=1/8/2018&adult=1&child=0&group=NAC0105


The South Point Hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to and from McCarran International Airport. Reservations are required. Call (866-791-7626) to make your reservation at least 24 hours prior to arrival.

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