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Aug 31, 2022

ACORD Connect Annual Conference to Take Place October 27th; To Be Hosted with the Big ā€œIā€

PEARL RIVER, NY, August 31, 2022 -- ACORD, the global standards-setting body for the insurance industry, announced today it is hosting its annual ACORD Connect conference with the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, known throughout the industry as the Big “I.”

This virtual conference, to be held on October 27th, will provide attendees with valuable training on ACORD Standards and Architecture, professional development opportunities, and insights on industry trends and issues. It is also an opportunity to show appreciation to the ACORD member community and acknowledge their achievements on behalf of the industry.

“Each year, ACORD Connect is hosted in partnership with one of our most active and long-standing member organizations. We are very pleased to present the event with the Big ‘I’ this year,” said ACORD President & CEO Bill Pieroni. “The Big ‘I’ shares our commitment to helping agents and brokers leverage advances in technology, process, and organization to more effectively and efficiently collaborate with carriers, serve their customers, and improve their communities.”

Highlights of the conference will include:

  • “People, Process, and Technology” – a panel presented with ACT (Agents Council for Technology, a Big “I” program) on driving successful and meaningful industry change
  • ACORD Data Standards development updates across all lines of business, including the latest steps in London Market modernization
  • Results of ACORD research, including the 2022 Digital Maturity report on the state of insurance industry digitalization initiatives worldwide
  • The 2022 ACORD Awards, recognizing organizations and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in ACORD implementation and advocacy

“The Big ‘I,’ along with our Agents Council for Technology, is proud to team up with ACORD to offer this valuable event,” said Bob Rusbuldt, Big “I” President & CEO. “ACORD has a long history of helping to move the independent agency channel and the insurance industry forward, and providing programs such as ACORD Connect is just one example. Big ‘I’ members and others are fortunate to have this opportunity to hear from key thought leaders and industry influencers.”

To register for ACORD Connect, or for more information, please visit More information on the ACORD Awards is available at