OIA Next-Gen Summit: Seen & Heard on Social

As it is now common knowledge, OIA's Next-Gen Summit was a major success! Instead of writing a lengthy blog post, we'll let the evidence speak for itself. Look no further than the amazing feedback we received from Next-Gen attendees below. Hopefully, this will inspire you to attend next year's highly anticipated event.

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“Content was absolutely phenomenal – I’m able to take so many new ideas back home with me and incorporate them at my agency. I’ll definitely be back next year.” -Seth Marana, independent agent at Ramsburg Insurance & Financial Services

“I learned so much from Ryan Hanley’s presentation on selling to millennials. I liked how his presentation was positive toward millennials and shed light on the unique buying behavior of this generation. All of the conference content was very relevant since everything is going digital nowadays.” -Brian Miller, independent agent at Mathews insurance

“I have been to at least 25 insurance conferences across the country over the last three years; none of them are similar to what I just experienced in Ohio. There was an assumptive awareness about what’s happening in our industry shared across the whole crew, an unspoken drive that energized the entire event, a positivity about what can be grasped in the near future and a confidence in experimenting with creativity to stand out.” -Sydney Roe, Digital Content Manager at Agency Nation

"Thank you to your entire staff for putting the [Next-Gen Summit] on – I can't say enough about how impressed we were of the overall event and format." -Eric Stolly, independent agent at Stolly Insurance Group

"The event was a huge success. You guys did a great job and I look forward to participating in more. Keep up the good work. -Christina Bernard, independent agent at Cobos Insurance Center

"Had an awesome time in Cleveland. You all did a really nice job!" -David Ray, independent agent at Ray Insurance Agency, Inc.

"You all put together a wonderful event and I have heard from several folks [that] they enjoyed all aspects of the sessions/networking." -Jeremy A. Bryant, President of Britton Gallagher

"I was mad I only took one cookie for in the car haha! But seriously, you guys did an amazing job – you should be very proud!" -Meghan Griffith Ragozzino, independent agent at Griffith Agency

"I just wanted to reach out and say thank you for putting on an awesome Next-Gen Summit. I enjoyed myself and feel that I benefited from the presentations and networking with the other attendees." -Logan Kirk, independent agent at Dostal & Kirk, Inc.

"Thanks again for the opportunity to present at the Next-Gen Summit in Cleveland. It was very well done and I enjoyed it. Venue was awesome as was the content." -Michael Strakhov, CPCU, Executive Director-Insurance Lending at Live Oak Bank

"The 2017 OIA Next-Gen Summit was a phenomenal conference during which I was able to learn about digital marketing and improving the client experience from the event’s presenters while networking with fellow insurance agents and carrier representatives to gain different perspectives on industry trends. I was able to take in a lot of great ideas and practical concepts that can help me grow as an insurance professional all while enjoying the city of Cleveland. Thank you OIA!" -Luke Shipp, Vice President at First Insurance Group

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