Know Before You Go

We are looking forward to seeing you in San Diego!

Stop by the registration desk on the 2nd floor of the Manchester Grand Hyatt in the Palm Foyer during the following days/times to pick up your badge and tickets.

  • Friday, October 12 – 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 13 – 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 14- 6:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Monday, October 15- 6:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 16- 6:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Business Casual is appropriate for all sessions and events at the meeting.  We do recommend you dress in layers as temperatures in meeting rooms can very.

This year’s Congratulatory Reception will be held at Petco Park.  Please plan to dress appropriately for the walk to the park and an outdoor reception.  High heeled shoes are discouraged as they may damage the field.


Wireless internet will be provided Saturday, October 13 through Tuesday, October 16 in all areas of the meeting at no charge.

Network Name: CPCU Society
Password: cpcu2018


Go Mobile
Connect with other attendees and navigate this year’s event with ease! Build your personal schedule, view session information, connect with other attendees, post to social media, receive updates from the CPCU Society, and more—from both your mobile device and desktop! To download the app, search “CPCU Society” in your device’s app store or scan the QR Code below.


Social Media
Share your Annual Meeting experience and see yourself on the big screen using the official hashtags #CPCUChampion and #CPCU2018.  Join in the fun on Facebook using the CPCU profile frames.   Be sure to stop by the social media lounge, located in the Resource Center, to snap a photo and view your posts!


This year, we will be deploying a new technology called eventBit at the 2018 Annual Meeting. This technology will allow the CPCU Society to better understand the needs of all conference attendees and assist in automatically reporting CPCU CE credits earned for attending educational sessions.

Through eventBit, we will be able to view attendance information for educational sessions to determine where you want to spend your time and what topics are of most interest. This information will be used to ensure future events offer content and experiences that fulfill the needs of our attendees and to automatically report your CPCU CE credits.

The CPCU Society is the sole owner of the eventBit data; aggregate data may be shared with outside parties. If you don’t want to participate for any reason, simply visit onsite registration to be removed from our event analytics. Please note that if you opt out from eventBit, you will need to self-report any CPCU CE credits earned.


Continuing Education
State Licensing CE:  Earn up to 14 credits toward your state continuing education licensing requirements by choosing from a variety of CE-filed sessions! Be sure to look for the state CE icon throughout the 2018 CPCU Society Annual Meeting schedule to find out which sessions qualify. To secure state CE credit, attendees must sign in and out of the qualifying session on the attendance record sheet and attend the session in its entirety. Late arrivals and early departures are not eligible for credit.

CE for CPCUs: CPCUs in attendance at the CPCU Society Annual Meeting can earn up to 15 3/4 credits toward the CE for CPCUs program. Credits will be automatically reported after the event concludes, based on attendance information gathered with eventBit tracking technology.


Congratulatory Reception
Join us in celebrating our newest CPCUs at Petco Park on Saturday from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM, directly following the Conferment Ceremony.   The park is a short 15-minute walk from the Manchester Grand Hyatt and guests are encouraged to walk.  Please plan to dress appropriately for the walk and an outdoor reception.  High heeled shoes are discouraged as they may damage the field.  Limited shuttle service is available for those that need assistance.

Please note, tickets to enter are required for all guests over the age of two.  Full and Guest registrations include a reception ticket and an exchange voucher will be included with your badge.  Simply exchange that voucher for your ticket.  You can also purchase additional tickets for $100 at the registration desk.

Complimentary tickets will be provided for children ages three through eight years old.  Guests over eight years old must purchase a ticket at the registration desk.

Questions?  Stop by the registration desk on the 2nd level of the Manchester Grand.

*Please note that strollers are not allowed on the field and must be left on the concourse.


Career Conversations are Back!
This hot networking opportunity brings new and experienced CPCUs together for informal conversations about career growth.  Each conversation group is limited to five mentees and one mentor to ensure you make a personal connection.  Preregistration required.

Learning in Action
Take part in a facilitated discussion with CPCUs in your specialty area to network with members and leaders of the interest groups.  Roundtables will take place throughout the course of the meeting.  Check the schedule in the app for more details.  Spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.


2018 Good Works Project
The CPCU Society and ICW Group are honored to partner with Promises2Kids as the not-for-profit of choice for the 2018 CPCU Society Annual Meeting Good Works Project.

Promises2Kids creates a brighter future for foster children in San Diego County. From the moment the children come into foster care through adulthood, Promises2Kids provides the hope, support, and opportunities these special individuals need to change their lives for the better—now and for years to come.

Please register to join us at the on-site care package event taking place on Saturday, October 13 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.  Additionally, you can make a donation onsite or online to help reach our goal for $5,000.  Join us when we present our donation to Promises2Kids at the Closing General Session on Tuesday.


For Questions or Correspondence
If you have any questions about your registration, please call (800) 310-7554 (domestic) or (240) 439-2554 (international) e-mail

We look forward to seeing you in San Diego!

The Institutes CPCU Society