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Music City Innovation – Nashville, TN

May 24, 2017 @ 8:00 am - May 25, 2017 @ 2:30 pm EDT

Vanderbilt University (The Wond’ry: Innovation Hub)


The property and casualty insurance industry is changing at a rapid pace. Over the next 10 years, 50% of industry employees will be eligible to retire.  Distribution models are evolving and analytics is playing an increasing role on both the carrier and agency side of the business.  The importance of attracting new talent, assessing future opportunities and buyer preferences has never been greater.  Is your organization structured to evolve with these changes?

In this program, you’ll discover how to be more productive and to increase your level of Innovation.  You’ll understand how organizational elements interact in ways that can enhance the generation, growth and implementation of new ideas—and how to overcome the organizational, interpersonal and competitive forces that can stifle advancement.


The bottom line value to you and your organization:

  • You’ll learn proven methods for generating, assessing and implementing ideas in your organization
  • How to overcome the barriers to Innovation
  • Strategies for building a culture that makes Innovation an everyday part of your organization


Current and future leaders with 5+ years of experience.

Additional Info

Program agenda coming soon.


Vanderbilt University – Owen Graduate School of Management
401 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN  37203

Travel & Lodging

This program includes overnight hotel accommodation for the nights of May 23 and 24. In order to guarantee hotel availability participants must register for the program by the cut-off date. Hotel accommodation is not guaranteed for participants who register after the cut-off date. Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses and for making their own travel arrangements to and from Nashville.

Hotel Information (Hotel Nights = May 23 & 24)

Homewood Suites Nashville/ Vanderbilt West End
2400 West End Avenue Nashville, TN 37203
tel: 615-340-8000
fax: 615-340-8001


This program is invitation only. Program dates and times are as follows:

Wednesday   May 24, 2017    8:00 am –  5:00 pm    5:30 pm Group Dinner
Thursday   May 25, 2017    8:30 am –  2:30 pm



Casual business attire is appropriate for the program.

Chubb Contact

Kathleen W. Overlin
Chubb Agency Education Manager


David Owens, author of “Creative People Must Be Stopped! – Six Ways to Kill Innovation”.  Professor Owens serves on the faculty at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management in the area of management, where he also directs the Executive Development Institute. Specializing in innovation and new product development, he is known as a dynamic speaker and is the recipient of numerous teaching awards. He provides consulting services for a wide range of clients around the world, and his work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, London Guardian and San Jose Mercury News, as well as on NPR’s Marketplace.

Craig Havighurst is a writer, producer and speaker in Nashville who has won awards for his work in print, radio and television.  He’s now senior producer and show journalist for Music City Roots: Live From The Loveless Cafe, a weekly Americana radio show and webcast.  Craig has been a regular contributor for WPLN in Nashville and National Public Radio.  He is the author of “Air Castle of the South: WSM and the Making of Music City,” which was published in the fall of 2007 by the University of Illinois Press.  He’s contributed to the Encyclopedia of Country Music, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture.  And recently he completed production of three short documentary films for permanent exhibition at the Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby, NC.


This program is invitation only. To register for the program, complete the form below.

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May 24, 2017 @ 8:00 am EDT
May 25, 2017 @ 2:30 pm EDT
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Vanderbilt University (The Wond’ry: Innovation Hub)
2414 Highland Avenue
Nashville, TN 37212 United States
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