Please join us for the 5th Annual Risk & Insurance Symposium. Public Entity Partners’ members from across the state are invited to register for three days of educational sessions and networking opportunities. Past year’s events have brought over 200 local government officials together to network, gain valuable continuing education credits, and refresh their outlook on safety and risk management.

This year’s event will provide participants with quality risk management educational opportunities in multiple areas of interest to local governments. Participants may register for the entire three-day event or for the days that best fit their areas of interest.

Sessions offered are designed to improve your risk and insurance knowledge and give participants tangible ideas to implement within their entity. Topics include Employee's First Amendment Rights and Employment Actions, Workers' Compensation, Cyber Security Pitfalls for Public Entities, Police Use of Force, Defensive Driving, and General Safety.


If you have questions about this event, please contact:

Heather Hughes



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Book your group rate for PE Partners Risk & Insurance Symposium 2021

A block of rooms at the Cool Springs Franklin Marriott has been reserved for Symposium participants. The negotiated room rate is $159.00 per night and is available until the room block is filled or until Friday, August 6th.

For special requests related to your reservation at the Franklin Marriott (including, but not limited to ADA accessible rooms, arrival prior to the conference dates, etc.), please call the hotel directly and ask for the Group Rooms Coordinator at the property. Group Rooms Coordinators are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, and all voicemails will be returned promptly.

Note for Attendees Reserving a Hotel Room with a Check:
The Franklin Marriott accepts advanced deposit by check as a method of payment. Should you need to cancel a reservation for which a check has already been submitted to the hotel, your payment will be refunded to the address on the check within 30 days of your cancellation, provided that the reservation cancellation occurred outside of the group’s cancellation window of 72 hours prior to arrival.


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  1. Who can attend the Symposium?
  2. Is there a registration fee?
  3. What meals are provided?
  4. Will I receive Proof of Attendance?
  5. What is the Dress Code?
  6. Where should I stay?
  7. Can I earn continuing education credits?

Who can attend the Symposium?

This conference is designed for Public Entity Partners' members who are local government employees and officials including:

  • Anyone with Safety Responsibilities, Interests or Concerns
  • Supervisors with Safety Responsibilities
  • Safety, Risk and HR Managers
  • Mayors and Elected Officials
  • City Managers/Administrators
  • City Recorders/Clerks
  • Finance Directors
  • Human Resource Employees
  • Training Officers
  • City Attorneys
  • Law Enforcement
  • Agents of Record for Members


Is there a registration fee?

The conference is FREE to attend for Public Entity Partners members.  Participants are responsible for the cost of their hotel rooms and any food or meals outside of what is provided during breaks and official events.


What meals are provided?

The Symposium will begin on Wednesday AFTER lunch.  A Wednesday afternoon break with snacks will be provided.  Participants are invited to attend an offsite networking event at Mill Creek Brewery on Wednesday evening where dinner will be served.  On Thursday, a morning snack break, lunch, and afternoon snack break will be served.  Thursday evening a networking reception in the Carothers Room at the hotel will provide light hors d'oeuvres. On Friday, a morning snack break will be served.  Breakfast is not provided.


Will I receive proof of attendance? 

All participants will receive a name badge with a QR code that can be scanned at the beginning of each session attended.  At the conclusion of the Symposium, a transcript with all sessions and the applicable continuing education credits will be emailed to the email address provided at registration.  Participants are responsible for ensuring they scan into each session they attend.


What is the dress code? 

The recommended dress code is business casual.


Where should I stay?

This year's host hotel is:

Franklin Marriott Cool Springs

700 Cool Springs Blvd

Franklin, TN 37067


The Symposium rate for the event is $159.00 per night starting Tuesday, August 24th through Friday, August 27th.  The last day to book this rate is Friday, August 6th.  Book your group rate for PE Partners Risk & Insurance Symposium 2021

If you call to make reservations, please use code: PRIPRIA


Can I earn continuing education credits for attending the Symposium?

Yes!  Many sessions have already been approved for CMFO and Utility Commissioner credit.  All currently approved credits are reflected on the agenda, including the category (Financial or Other).  

In order to receive continuing education credits, participants are responsible for scanning into each session using a QR code on your nametag.  A transcript will be emailed to you at the end of the Symposium reflecting each session attended and the applicable CEU credits.

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