Join us in historic San Antonio for the 2018 Career Development Seminar (CDS), Something to Remember, on August 12-15, 2018! This 2½ day series of the Career Development Seminar’s (CDS) workshops and panels discussions is the Insurance Regulatory Examiners Society’s (IRES) premier professional development activity, covering a broad range of topics and issues pertinent to insurance regulation. CDS also provides an excellent opportunity to network with regulators and insurance industry professionals. We will learn, share, and network around the latest trends and issues in market regulation. When you arrive on Sunday, plan on joining in a celebratory opening reception with heavy appetizers to fill up the weary traveler and prepare you for Monday’s opening. Tuesday’s closing reception will feature lighter fare to send you off to your travels or to dinner with colleagues on your own. The CDS Committee is working on an exciting agenda as well as local night out options—watch this site and eblasts for more information as it becomes available.

Member Rates:
$525 General Member
$725 Sustaining Member
Non-Member Rates:
$595 Regulator
$1,025 Non-Regulator

Register by 11:59 pm on Sunday, August 5, 2018



Welcome Reception
August 12 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Keynote Speaker
August 13 | 8:30 – 9:45 AM

Commissioners Roundtable
August 14 | 8:30 – 10:45 AM

Regulatory Skills Workshop Think Tank
August 15 | 8:30 – 11:45 AM

Please check back for a full listing of a variety of networking events to help you foster positive business relationships in engaging environments.


*Schedule is subject to change

IRES Past Presidents’ Breakfast
8:30 – 10:00 am

IRES Executive Committee Meeting
12:00 – 1:00 pm

MCM Sub-Committee Meeting
1:00 – 2:00 pm

IRES CDS Section Chairs & Co-Chairs Meeting
1:30 – 2:30 pm

Registration Desk Open
2:00 – 6:00 pm

IRES State Chairs Meeting
2:00 – 3:00 pm

IRES Board of Directors Meeting
3:00 – 5:00 pm

Welcome Reception
6:00 – 8:00 pm

*Schedule is subject to change

Registration Desk Open
7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Continental Breakfast
7:15 – 8:15 am

Welcome and Keynote Speaker
8:30 – 9:45 am

9:45 – 10:00 am

Breakout Session 1
10:00 – 10:55 am

Breakout Session 2
11:00 – 11:55 am

Lunch and Awards, Networking Lunch
12:00 – 1:15 pm

Breakout Session 3
1:30 – 2:25 pm

2:25 – 2:45 pm

Breakout Session 4
2:45 – 3:40 pm

Breakout Session 5
3:45 – 4:45 pm

New Designees Reception (by invitation only)
5:00 – 6:00 pm

*Schedule is subject to change

7:00 am – 3:00 pm

Registration Desk Open
7:00 am – 3:00 pm

Continental Breakfast
7:15 – 8:15 am

Commissioners Roundtable
8:30 – 10:45 am

10:45 – 11:00 am

Breakout Session 6
11:00 – 11:55 am

Lunch, Annual Meeting, & Awards
12:00 – 1:00 pm

Breakout Session 7
1:00 – 1:55 pm

Breakout Session 8
2:00 – 2:55 pm

Electronic Certificate Check-In
3:00 – 3:30 pm

IRES Board of Directors Meeting
4:00 – 6:00 pm

Appreciation Reception
6:00 – 8:00 pm

*Schedule is subject to change

Regulatory Skills Workshop Think Tank
8:30 – 10:25 am

10:25 – 10:45 am

Regulatory Skills Workshop Think Tank (continued)
10:45 – 11:45 am

“Overall, it was a great CDS and I benefited from attending it. I thought the round-table discussion by the Commissioners was fantastic and I appreciated hearing the input and dialogue from both regulators and industry.”

-2017 CDS Attendee



Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk |123 Losoya Street | San Antonio, TX | (210) 222-1234

Overlooking the historic Alamo mission, our San Antonio River Walk hotel brings the charm of this exciting waterway district inside our doors. Enjoy an authentic San Antonio atmosphere, from the moment you step into our soaring atrium lobby. Located steps from the legendary San Antonio River Walk, we set the stage for the perfect getaway or business trip.

Hotel Reservations

IRES has secured an assortment of room types at the Hyatt Regency for use by CDS attendees. Discounted rates start at $187 a night plus applicable hotel fees and taxes. You can select your room type when you register.  Click the link below or if you prefer to book over the phone make sure to mention IRES to receive the discounted rate.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to attend these conferences in 2014, 2015 and 2016. I report back to my office how beneficial they are and look forward to sharing the knowledge with my department.”

-2017 CDS Attendee



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