This 2-day event will give you a deeper perspective on how to rock out harder and smarter in your business by providing informative, motivational and eclectic speakers.

professional happy hour

Join us for a pre-event VIP meet and greet!

Wednesday, May 17 | 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Big Bang | $50
Tickets for this event are sold separately or as part of the 2-day conference package.



  • 9:30AM – 10:30AM | Vendor Set-Up
  • 10:30AM – 11:30AM | Registration & Vendoring
  • 11:30AM – 12:00PM | Taco Bar
  • 12:00 – 1:00PM | Keynote Address from Jacob Brown
  • 1:00PM – 1:15PM | Break/Vendoring
  • 1:15PM – 2:15PM | Rock the Growth Panel including Kat Ternes, Barbara Stacer, Jack Hertvik & Jason Walker
  • 2:15PM – 2:30PM | Break/Vendoring
  • 2:30PM – 3:30PM | Chris Cline: Slow Down to Speed Up
  • 3:30PM – 5:00PM | Social Hour

jacob brown

Jacob Brown

Keynote Speaker

Jacob is a former NFL athlete-turned-entrepreneur, transformational speaker and writer.
He’s the Chief Transformational Officer for PurposePoint and the Co-Founder of cycling and triathlon apparel brand, Varlo.

Jacob is known mostly for his thought leadership on LinkedIn, #FailForward posts and inspirational videos. He travels globally and speaking to corporations, colleges and sports teams about how to turn failure into fuel. He is a family man: a husband of one and a father of four.


“Slow Down to Speed Up” | CE approved presented by Chris Cline

Slow Down to Speed Up. In today’s world there is no shortage of options, risks, and even distraction. While it is important to be nimble and innovative, it has never been more important to also act with intent. In this interactive session, we’ll then explore the concept of slowing down to speed up as thought exercise in aligning strategies to business decisions.

Chris Cline

Chris Cline

CE Presenter

Chris is the Executive Director of the Agents Council for Technology and through his 25+ years in the insurance industry, he has established himself as an industry resource for topics such as perpetuation, merger and acquisition, culture, agency ops, marketing and sales, data analytics, and has had multiple speaking engagements around these topics.


Jack Hertvik

Jack Hertvik

Owner, Hertvik Insurance

Jack Hertvik has worked in the independent insurance industry since 2000. He is the third generation owner of Hertvik Insurance, an agency started by his grandfather in 1946. In 2010, Jack also became President of SIA of Northern Ohio, an SIAA Master Agency with over 60 members and $120M in premium. In 2020 Jack co-founded Spedience Insurance Agency, a joint venture with a real estate partner. All three companies operate out of Medina, OH, where Jack also lives with his wife and two sons.

Barbara Stacer

Barbara Stacer

Chief Insurance Officer, weSure Digital Insurance Services, Inc.

At weSure, Barbara is responsible for embedding weSure’s Business Owner’s Policies (BOP) products in the U.S. small business market and leads the execution of initiatives strategic to the segment by providing oversight and guidance to projects of high importance. Barbara has been a guest speaker at numerous insurance industry conferences and was recently named an Emerging Leader in the Insurance Industry by the American Property & Casualty Insurance Association in 2020.

Kat Ternes

Kat Ternes

CEO of Indium

A Cleveland native, Kat graduated from Ohio State University and began her career in insurance. She’s been with Smart Harbor, Safe Chain, and AgencyZoom—all insurtechs focused on supporting local agencies. After Vertafore acquired AgencyZoom, she stayed to learn about large agencies and companies at scale. She joined Indium as CEO in 2022 to meld tech, brokerage services, market access, and specialty research with agency success. Supporting Indium’s 300 agencies and 2,900 employees, she’s excited to bring Indium’s success to the entire industry.

Jason Walker

Jason Walker

President, Agency Revolution

Jason leads Agency Revolution, which provides a suite of digital marketing solutions and a proactive service team that helps agencies sell and retain clients. Prior to Agency Revolution, Jason spent more than a decade connecting agencies, carriers, and technologies through his consulting firm Agency Insurtech, the agency technology directory, and as co-founder of Smart Harbor, which built digital marketing tools for agencies before being acquired by a private equity-backed insurtech.