2018 Conference Agenda

Friday, October 19
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Featured Keynote Speakers 


Carly Burnham

Carly Burnham began her insurance career in 2004 as an office assistant at an agency in her hometown of Duluth, MN.  She became licensed as a producer while working at that agency and progressed to office manager.  While working in the agency, she saw the benefit that insurance consumers experienced by having proper protection. When Carly moved to Des Moines in 2010, she decided to commit to the industry, and she completed her CPCU in one year.  She completed her MBA at Iowa State University in 2014.  In 2014, she and Tony Canas founded insnerds.com, and in 2017, they wrote the bestseller Insuring Tomorrow.  Carly is passionate about sharing knowledge and shaping the future of the industry.


Karen Milliner

Karen Milliner is a professional networker, speaker, coach and body language specialist- focusing on teaching effective communication through verbal and non-verbal techniques. She started her first company, Professional Networking Services, LLC, in October 2014 after realizing that the services that she had been offering, on a limited basis to friends and colleagues, were needed throughout the business community. Karen helps her clients understand the what, why and how of effective communication, using neurolinguistics information, from the initial contact to major presentations. Her clients have spanned from young adults going into the work force to C-level executives who are looking to become even more dynamic in their communication; working with clients to help alleviate the fears of public speaking and help seasoned speakers come out of their ruts – allowing them to engage, educate and entertain. In 2017 she began two more companies – We Speak for You Speaker’s Bureau and Speaking of You. Karen attended school at both University of Louisville and Sullivan University studying marketing and sales management.




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