Frequently Asked Questions


What is IVANS Connect?

IVANS Connect is the insurance industry event dedicated to advancing the industry’s information exchange – connecting insurers, agencies, MGAs and their insureds through digital technology. Attend IVANS Connect 2018 to collaborate with industry peers and thought leaders on critical industry topics and explore new, actionable insights that further automate distribution and servicing of insurance products through the insurance lifecycle.

What can I expect from IVANS Connect?

Expect to share knowledge and information with peers and partners, receive hands-on training and acquire firsthand best practices information. IVANS Connect allows you to stay up to date on the latest exchange opportunities and networking to gain the greatest business value from your IVANS investment.

What education sessions are offered?

IVANS Connect offers unique educational sessions tailored to both solution providers, insurers and MGAs. The conference offers both business and technical content addressing critical topics in insurance information exchange and connectivity among insurers, agencies and their insureds.

Who are the session presenters?

Subject-matter experts who are agents, insurers and agency management systems representatives, industry and association representatives and IVANS professional staff all present during the conference.

Who should attend?

IVANS Connect is a leading industry event for insurers, MGAs and solution providers. 

Can agents attend IVANS Connect?

Agent attendance is by invitation only.


What are the dates for IVANS Connect?

Sunday, October 14 – Monday, October 15, 2018.

How do I register for IVANS Connect?

You can register online from March 6 – October 12, 2018 or register onsite at the venue from October 14 – 15, 2018.

Is there a discount for registering early?

Yes. Early-Bird discounts apply through June 29, 2018. Visit the Registration page to view complete registration details.

What is the deadline for registration?

Early Bird Registration is March 6 – June 22, 2018. Pre-Registration is June 23 – August 24, 2018. Regular Registration is August 25 – October 12, 2018. After October 12, registration will be accepted onsite only at the IVANS Connect venue October 14 – 15, 2018. Spouse/Guest Full Registration and Spouse/Guest Evening Events Only must be purchased in advance. These options will not be available onsite.

Can I register at IVANS Connect?

Onsite registration is available October 14 – 15, 2018. Full Conference (IVANS Connect and Applied Net) Registration for insurers and MGAs onsite is $1,299 for Applied Client Network members and $1,499 for non-members. IVANS Connect-only Conference Registration for solutions providers is $349.

Why are there different registration fees for insurers and solutions providers?

Fees for IVANS Connect/Applied Net Full Conference registration for Insurers/MGAs include access to all IVANS Connect sessions/events and access to Applied Net programming, speakers and evening events. IVANS Connect-only Conference Registration fees include access to all IVANS Connect sessions/events only.

What forms of payment are accepted for registration?

We accept MasterCard®, Visa® or American Express®. All balances MUST be paid in full prior to the event or you will not receive your credentials onsite.

What is included in my registration fee?

Full IVANS Connect/Applied Net Conference Registration for Insurers and MGAs includes IVANS Connect Sunday evening reception and educational sessions, Applied Net exhibits and general sessions, and published meals/evening events. IVANS Connect-only Conference Registration includes IVANS Connect Sunday evening reception, IVANS Connect educational sessions and published meals.

Why can’t agency solution providers attend Applied Net?

Applied Net offers a conference track specifically for insurers. Insurers attending IVANS Connect are permitted to attend Applied Net to take advantage of these sessions. Applied Net does not offer programming specifically for agency solution providers.

What should I do when I arrive?

Visit the IVANS Connect registration desk during open hours to check in and pick up your conference materials. The registration desk will be open (Eastern Time):

  • Sunday, October 14: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Monday, October 15: 7 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Your official conference badge is required for admittance to all IVANS Connect and Applied Net daytime and evening events. If you misplace your badge during the conference, please seek assistance at the IVANS Connect registration desk.

If I have a question that's not addressed in these FAQ, where should I direct it?

New information will be posted frequently on this website. Check back often for updates. You can also contact IVANS Insurance Solutions at or 1.855.233.9128.

What is the cancellation policy?

All cancellations can be made online. A 10% fee will be charged for each cancelled registration received on or before June 22, 2018. Cancellations received between June 22, 2018 and October 14, 2018 will receive a refund of 50%. No refunds will be given after October 14, 2018. Substitutions, however, may be made at any time. No-shows, without prior written notice, are responsible for payment in full. Applied Client Network and Applied Systems are not responsible for non-refundable airfares or change fees incurred as a result of cancelled airline flights or changes imposed by the airlines due to inclement weather or scheduling changes. Hotel reservations should be cancelled directly with the host resort.

Travel, Venue and Local Interests

Which property will host the educational sessions and exhibits during IVANS Connect and Applied Net?

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center is the primary location for educational sessions, exhibits and housing.

What attire is appropriate for IVANS Connect and Applied Net?

Business casual attire is appropriate for all conference events.

Are there any activities outside of the conference hotel? If so, is transportation provided?

While entertainment activities for Applied Net 2018 are still being finalized, you can rest assured that for any scheduled conference activities away from Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, transportation will be provided.

If I want to extend my stay in Nashville beyond Applied Net, where can I get information on local attractions?

Nashville offers a variety of attractions, arts and culture, shopping, spas, golf, dining, outdoor adventures and nightlife experiences to ensure you have an unforgettable stay. Visit for more information.

Are there any airlines and/or transportation discounts available?

Yes, select providers are offering discounts on airfare, shuttle service and rental cars to IVANS Connect attendees. Visit the Travel Discounts & Pricing page for complete information about all available discounts.

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