2023 Governance Conference

Governance Conference 2023

Governance Conference allows pool governing body members and senior management to problem-solve and collaborate in a pool-focused environment. More than 30 sessions focus on important governance concepts or provide perspective about current pooling and pool leadership issues. See the full schedule.

Governing body members and senior staff will: 

  • Have a forum to ask questions pertinent to your pool. 
  • Learn how other pools do things, so you can consider new ideas to implement back home. 
  • Build a network of trusted colleagues and peers who understand the work you do.
  • Connect with service providers in the pooling industry.

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Who Should Attend

Governance Conference 2023 is a great learning opportunity for governing body members, top pool executives and senior staff.

Both new and experienced governing body members, as well as senior staff from your pool, will benefit from spending time together and learning alongside their peers across the industry.

Schedule At-A-Glance

Review the conference schedule and session descriptions,. We recommend you download the conference app to your mobile device. 

Sun., Mar. 5

1-5:30 p.m.
Pooling Basics (Open to members, only. Session 1 of 2, both are required to complete the course, $95 per person)

2:15-5:30 p.m.
SOLD OUT: Preconference Chocolate Factory Tour with Wine Pairing (optional, $70 per person)

6-7:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception

Mon., Mar. 6

9:30-10:30 a.m.
Welcome and Keynote Address

10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Educational Sessions (including Pooling Basics, session 2 of 2)

12:45-2:30 p.m.
Annual Membership Meeting, Awards for Excellence and AGRiP Recognition

2:30-4:45 p.m.
Educational Sessions

Tues., Mar. 7

9:30-10:30 a.m.
Keynote Address 

10:45-12:45 a.m.
Educational Sessions 

12:45-2:15 p.m.
Lunch 

2:15-4:30 p.m.
Educational Sessions

Wed., Mar. 8

9:45-11:15 a.m. 
Educational Sessions 

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Closing Keynote Address

Content Highlights

Three keynotes and more than 30 sessions focus on good pool governance and timely topics. As all sessions become final they are posted in our conference app.

Keynotes include:

Measures That Matter (Monday, Mar. 6)

In the pooling community, we deeply understand the value of what we do — what makes pools different and why they matter. This pooling-specific keynote address will tee up an important conversation about how to quantify and share the value of pooling with others, so that pools can develop and communicate meaningful measures. If you have measures that matter, your pool will be more effective in strategic planning, member communications, performance reporting and more.  


Lessons from Pooling Founders (Tuesday, Mar. 7)

This is the only time in the history of pooling that founders and newer executives will be shoulder to shoulder. Panelists will explore what our industry can’t afford to lose amidst changes on the horizon, including the importance of the entrepreneurial spirit both at the time of founding and now. They’ll also provide insight, tell stories and share guidance that only they can offer. 


Closing Keynote — One More Thing, One More Time with Paralympic Athlete Josh Sundquist (Wednesday, Mar. 8)

Be sure to stay for Wednesday’s inspiring keynote address with Josh Sundquist, who overcame childhood cancer and the amputation of his left leg to become an incredibly successful Paralympic skier. He’ll participate throughout the full conference to learn about the specific goals, needs and challenges that attendees are facing right now. Then, he’ll close out the conference by sharing what he has learned about us, and help us apply the racing motto that helped him succeed — “one more time, one more thing” — to meet the challenges faced today by pools. 

Educational session topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Using data visualization to improve pool information sharing
  • Environmental, social and governance (ESG) requirements and expectations
  • What every governing body needs to know about cybersecurity
  • Selecting a reinsurance retention level
  • Property/casualty reinsurance realities in the current hard market
  • Factors that lead to trial or settlement of liability claims
  • Practices of an ineffective governing body
  • Public relations for pool members facing difficult times
  • Providing coverage for unique properties
  • How to build an effective relationship with reinsurers
  • Contracting for primary care
  • Communications practices that enhance good governance
  • Active bystandership for law enforcement
  • Pool perspectives on nuclear verdict data
  • Systems thinking in public safety risk management
  • Governing body roles and responsibilities during executive change
  • Podcasts to address changing communications needs
  • Line of coverage roundtables


Optional Programs (preregistration required)

  • Pooling Basics — Preregistered member attendees new to public entity pooling will learn the basics of pooling in this two-part track on Sunday and Monday. $95 per person.

  • Preconference Tour — AGRiP members can join pooling community peers for a private chocolate factory tour followed by a wine and chocolate pairing Sunday afternoon. $70 per person.

  • First Time Attendees Breakfast — First-time attendees should join other newcomers for breakfast with the AGRiP Board of Directors and a brief orientation to AGRiP services and activities, as well as to the conference. 

Event Registration and Pricing

Registration closes Feb. 13, 2023. Early registration pricing ends Friday, Feb. 6.

Cancellations received before Feb. 13, 2023 will be assessed a $100 administrative fee. Because AGRiP pays venue and related event expenses based upon projected attendance, refunds will not be given for cancellations received after Feb. 13, 2023 or for no-shows. 

Registration fees are:

  • Members $935 ($1,035 after Feb. 6, 2023)
  • Nonmembers $1,285 ($1,385 after Feb. 6, 2022)
  • Pooling Basics $95 (members only)

Payment for registration is required prior to the event starting date except for onsite registration by individuals from member organizations in good standing. No individual will be permitted access to the conference without completing payment prior to entrance. Onsite payments are accepted by credit card only (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express). 

Guest registration is available. 

Review our conference policies for full details.

Attendee Lists:  AGRiP never solicits for sale any conference attendee lists and we do not employ third-party attendee list services. If you receive any fee-based and/or third-party outreach regarding attendee lists from a non-AGRiP email address, it is a scam and you should not respond.

Hotel Information

Rooms in the AGRiP hotel blocks currently are fully booked, but hotels may have availability outside our blocks at regular rates. Make rooming reservations as soon as possible using information on this page