2021 AIPAGIA Annual Conference


Everyone is looking forward to coming together to learn from each other and catch up on life after being away for two years! We've got a very special Conference in the works and YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS IT!

We will be recognizing some very special people:

Past President Eric Tiedtke
Of course, last year we were unable to formally thank and acknowledge our 2019-20 President Eric Tiedtke for his outstanding leadership and service, which would end in a very uncertain and difficult time.  He was integral in leading us through the initial chaos and uncertainty in the initial days of the COVID crisis, setting us on a path for success throughout this chapter of our history. We will be honoring and thanking Eric at this Annual Conference.

Retiring Executive Director Gloria Grove
Long-time Executive Director Gloria Grove retired in the midst of the COVID crisis, and we were unable to give her a proper send-off with recognition for her many years of loyal service and friendship to all of us at AIPAGIA. Gloria and John will be joining us in St. Augustine so that we can visit and personally thank Gloria for all she's done for us; and we will formally acknowledge our appreciation.

President Guy Strunk
What a year 2020-21 ended up to be. So many firsts for AIPAGIA. Change is difficult under regular circumstances, but this year was one of overwhelming irregularity requiring decisive leadership, communication and innovation. President Guy Strunk along with a great Board of Directors provided the necessary elements to move AIPAGIA steadily through the unknown into new ways of doing business and serving our members. AIPAGIA presented a successful Virtual Fall Business Seminar and worked through the management leadership transition to new Executive Director Kim Gilsrud. We will be honoring President Guy Strunk for his leadership over this year of great change.

2021-22 President Jeff Smith will be taking AIPAGIA into the new year and we're excited to properly acknowledge this transfer of leadership.

MET LIFE will be our 2021 Annual Conference Diamond Sponsor. Tentatively, they will be presenting on Friday, April 23.  On Saturday, we will continue with the Town Hall discussions and Paul Latchford's legislative updates and what effect COVID-19 has had on the industry.  


The room block release is March 21.  After that date, there is no guarantee of the room block rate or availability.

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