2024 Early Spring Conference


Location & Accommodations

Westin Riverwalk
420 West Market Street | San Antonio, TX 78205

Conference booking link below.

Guests are also welcome to call directly 502-583-1234 for a reservation and personal assistance.

Book your room now

Or call 1-888-627-8396 – Group rate of $259/night++

One night’s deposit will be held.  You can cancel up to 72 hours prior with no penalty and your deposit returned. After 72 hours, you will forfeit one night at the room rate of $259.

Block and Rate expire: Tuesday, February 6th, 2024





Schedule of Events

Times noted are in Central Time Zone


Tuesday February 27th

5:30 to 7:00 pm
Welcome Reception – Westin Riverwalk Hotel – Sponsored by IPFS 
Cocktails & Light Snacks. Evening is open afterwards for hosted dinners or you are on your own.


Wednesday February 28th

Carranza Ballroom
7:30 to 8:30 am – Breakfast Buffet (Open to Everyone)

Hidalgo Ballroom
8:30 to 9:45 am – Membership Meeting (Members & Associate Members Only)

9:45 to 10:00 am – Lee Jones, IPFS

10:00 to Noon – Avoiding E&O Loss – Jim Craft, IPFS –  2 hr CE credits available (Open to Everyone)

Carranza Ballroom
Noon – Lunch (Open to Everyone)

Hidalgo Ballroom
1:00 to 2:00 pm –“Tales of a Gunfighter as told by a Forensic Engineer” – Ryan Chancey, Ph.D., PE – Nelson Forensics, LLC, Dallas TX

2:00 to 2:30pm – Forensic Follow-up Panel Discussion:  David Benjamin, Esq. Ryan Chancey, Ph.D., PD  Larry Treglia, Esq.

2:30 to 2:45pm – The Alamo Break

Carrier Presentations

2:45 to 3:15pm – Victor Insurance

3:20 to 3:50pm – Beazley

3:55 to 4:25pm – Hanover

4:30 to 5:00pm – Great American


Olivares Room on the Riverwalk
5:30 to 7:30 pm – Cocktails & Networking

Evening is open afterwards for hosted dinners or you are on your own.


Thursday February 29th

Carranza Ballroom
7:00 to 8:00 am – Breakfast Buffet (Open to Everyone)

Hidalgo Ballroom

Carrier Presentations

8:00 to 8:30am – Liberty Mutual

8:35 to 9:05am – Sompo

9:10 to 9:40am – RT Specialty

9:45 to 10:15am – The Hartford

10:15am – Break

11:00 – 11:30am – Everest

11:35 – 12:05pm – Tokio Marine HCC


Carranza Ballroom

Noon – Lunch (Open to Everyone) – Sponsored by First Insurance Funding

Hidalgo Ballroom

Carrier Presentations

1:00 to1:30pm – Arch/PUA

1:35 to 2:05pm – RLI

2:10 to 5:00pm – Panel Discussions

  • Prime/Sub Contracts:  What clauses work and what clauses don’t work and how to manage the inevitable dynamics, flow downs, and risks of prime agreement.

Allen West, Esq. &  Frank Harrison, Esq.

3:15 to 3:30pm – The Alamo Break

  • Design Team Communication & Coordination:   spanning three core issues of design phase, construction phase, and additional services or changes.

Eric Stubenvoll, Esq. & Dave Patterson, Esq.

  • Contract Stories:  Panelists will draw from their experience to share the best or worst of the contract clauses they have ever seen and the impacts or alternatives to that clause.

Martin Cole – Liberty, Steve Stephanidis – Beazley, Voytek Jackowski, Esq.

  • Claim Stories:  Panelists will present a “claim” story in two parts.  Round 1 will be to set the story.  Round 2 will be what happened in a form of salvation, “tragedy”, or we wish this would have happened .              Anthony Carolei – Hanover. Brandon Perry – Victor, Rochane Keane – Beazley


Evening Entertainment & Networking Fun (Open to Everyone)
6:00 to 9:30 pm – Cocktails, Food & Beverages, AND Entertainment

Texas Ranger Museum @ the Buckhorn Saloon

Friday March 1st

Thank you for coming. Safe Travels home. See you in Charleston in the Fall unless you are coming to London with us in May!