Los Angeles, CA, November 03, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- What is believed to be the insurance industry's first national online conference and expo streamed live online has been set by the American Association for Long Term Care Insurance.
"Several hundred insurance professionals will gather next May in Kansas City but we expect between 4,000 to 5,000 will view sessions streamed live and available for free," explains Jesse Slome, executive director of the American Association for Long Term Care Insurance. The organization will hold the 11th National Long Term Care Solutions Sales Summit at the Westin Hotel in Kansa City from May 18-20, 2014.
"Nothing can replace face-to-face networking but technology will allow us to reach thousands of professionals who can't dedicate the time or expense involved with attending a conference. Two hours of key sessions will be streamed live online over each of the three days," Slome explains. "Those viewing online will be able to use Twitter to submit questions or comments during the live sessions," the AALTCI director notes.
In between sessions, viewers will have the ability to check out virtual vendor booths and download product information. "We selected long term care insurance as the first conference utilizing the new technology," Slome adds. "Our plan is to expand this to our Medicare Supplement insurance industry conference as well as implement the first national Critical Illness Insurance online sales conference.
Sessions that will be streamed live include a new one hour workshop conducted by Harley Gordon, president of the Corporation for Long-Term Care Certification. The highlight Slome predicts will be the Long-Term Care Insurance Industry CEO Panel, which will feature four heads of long-term care insurance companies. "Viewers want to really know where the industry is headed and the ability to use Twitter to pose questions takes this conference to the next threshold," Slome remarks.
For the initial online conference and expo, the Association intends to limit the number of online viewers to 5,000, with each having the ability to access up to six hours of free sessions. "The technology can certainly handle more," Slome shares. "In September (2013), a record one-million concurrent viewers simultaneously watched a live stream of an Apple new product announcement. So 5,000 is a more than reasonable number to expect for our first effort."
Slome is executive director of the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance (www.aaltci.org) as well as the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance (www.medicaresupp.org) and the American Association for Critical Illness Insurance [www.aacii.org]. Information regarding the 2014 Long Term Care Solutions Sales Summit can be accessed online at www.aaltci.org/2014summit