NAILBA 40: Celebrating 40 years of Independence!
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COVID-19 Vaccination Strongly Encouraged*

  • In-Person NEW Dates: November 15 - November 17, 2021
  • Online Dates: Wednesdays (11AM - 3:00PM Est.), November 10, December 8 & 15, 2021

* At present, COVID-19 Vaccination is strongly encouraged for all NAILBA Annual Meeting Attendees. NAILBA may update to requiring all attendees to be vaccinated with proof of vaccination provided in advance in order to attend event. In lieu of vaccination for religious or medical, a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of attending event may be accepted. Look for updated information to be announced in September 2021. 

 Message (April 2021) from NAILBA CEO, Dan LaBert


By now, you've heard the news, NAILBA is pushing forward with our in-person annual meeting (#NAILBA40) and have new dates to boot! November 15 to November 17 (Monday to Wednesday) at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida. We have carefully reviewed the safety protocols, monitored the vaccine distribution and have constructed a soon to be released conference schedule that provides a recognizable, safe to attend atmosphere in a (hopefully) post-pandemic environment. 

NAILBA 40 will be a HYBRID event. What does a hybrid event mean for the 2021 #NAILBA40 Annual Meeting?

This means in addition to the November 15 to November 17 LIVE and IN-PERSON event at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida, there will be an additional three (3) days of online & on-demand content in early November and December along with a robust VIRTUAL Exhibit Hall. Please note, the content and presentations at the LIVE event will be exclusive for in-person attendees. I.E. The LIVE main stage content, LIVE exhibit hall and LIVE hallway magic (seeing friends and colleagues you have not seen in well over a year) will only be in Orlando and not re-broadcast. 

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting? ONLINE and or IN-PERSON, we have you covered. In addition to the LIVE exhibit hall, there will be a VIRTUAL exhibit hall opening November 10 and closing December 31, 2021. Not a fan of virtual? Feel free to request the NAILBA Engage 2020-21 metrics or read this testimonial. There's no better way to decided than data-driven decision making. LIVE or VIRTUAL, make sure your company in represented! Contact Pam Sheehan for more information.

Organizing this HYBRID event is beneficial for everyone in the NAILBA community who would like to attend in-person event. As we know, there may be limitations on gathering all participants in one place. This could be due to government directives preventing large groups, or due to participants who feel hesitant to travel and gather in groups. Regardless, NAILBA is prepared to engage and safely welcome all of independent distribution. 

As an attendee, you can rest assured that as we plan for the industry’s flagship event, the safety of our attendees is our #1 top priority. Please visit this page: SAFETY Q&A as we will add updates regarding COVID-19 Response & Protocols from state, local and venue authorities to keep you safe. 

By the way, did you catch the hashtag, #NAILBA40? NAILBA will be celebrating 40 years of being the voice of independent brokerage distribution! I hope to "SEE" you in Orlando, November 15 to November 17, at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida.

Belong. Connect. Grow with NAILBA. 

Daniel LaBert

#NAILBA40 Annual Meeting: The Future of Brokerage is Now!

Register | Exhibitor | Sponsor | Hotel | Agenda | Golf Tournament Casino Night Safety Q&A | Hybrid

The NAILBA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of independent life brokerage agencies. From member agency principals and staff, to insurance and financial carrier executives, and senior leadership teams from more than 100+ sponsors and exhibitors who provide BGA technologies and services, NAILBA's Annual Meeting is where the brokerage industry meets. It is where relationships are built. It is where business gets done! Past keynote speakers have been U.S. presidents, 4-Star military generals, Fortune 500 corporate executives, award-winning media personalities, sports legends, along with management and leadership experts. Learn from the best and brightest from a broad cross-section of industries, interacting and networking with industry leaders. 


The NAILBA Annual Meeting is only open to current NAILBA member agency employees, allied members, industry partners, contracted exhibitors and sponsors. New member information can be found HERE


#NAILBA40 will offer "ONLINE" Days for who those who wish to engage online. See below dates and themes. From BGAs to Carriers, Product & Service Providers to Independent Advisors #NAILBA40 ONLINE will be open to all of independent distribution. 15 minute interviews, 30 minute panel discussions, 45 minute keynote sessions. #NAILBA40 ONLINE will highlight key business topics to help your business soar. 

Rest assured, #NAILBA40 ONLINE will again be hosted on the same platform as the 2020 Virtual Conference (Engage). This robust platform includes main stage, on-demand, a virtual exhibit hall and various networking rooms. 

  • November 10, 2021: Independent Distribution (Life, DI, LTC, Annuities, MedSup & Final Expense)
  • December 8, 2021: Industry Leadership, Sales & Underwriting
  • December 15, 2021: Insurance Innovation 2022 & Beyond


Please be aware of, and report any fraudulent, unauthorized solicitation to NAILBA or the use of our Mark(s) “National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies,” “NAILBA.” If you receive a call or email from any company that is not our official housing provider or that is offering any lists with complete attendee contact information including email and phone numbers, please contact us immediately at [email protected] We are doing everything we can to address this situation and appreciate your cooperation.

Please note, NAILBA will never contact you and encourage you to make direct hotel reservations. We've been made aware of groups such as NTA Travel, who are contacting past NAILBA attendees, misrepresenting themselves as NAILBA and strongly encouraging hotel reservations be finalized through them. NAILBA Attorneys have issued an immediate cease and desist


No outside entity has been provided or is authorized to sell any information related to our vendors, attendees, exhibitors, or other information. We will never email or call you to ask to purchase a list.

Past NAILBA Annual Meetings


NAILBA 38 Annual Meeting


 "I can tell you after 22 years of attendance, NAILBA 37 was the best opening session we have ever had!"
Tess Grace, Senior Vice President, Mutual of Omaha

"NAILBA 37 was one of the best NAILBA Annual Meetings I can recall. I’ve been to all of them except the first two.
They’ve all been good to great. This was great."
Art Jetter, CEO, Art Jetter & Company


Annual Meeting Photo Albums