Risk & Insurance Symposium


Please join us for the 9th 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 events have brought over 250 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 are designed to improve participants' risk and insurance knowledge and give participants tangible ideas to implement within their entity.

If you have questions about this event, please contact:

Amber Turner








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To view our agenda, please click here.


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Click HERE to book your room. The negotiated room rate is $175.00 per night and is available until the room block is filled or until Thursday, August 1, 2024.

For special requests related to your reservation at the Franklin Marriott (including, but not limited to ADA-accessible rooms, arrival before the conference dates, etc.), please call the hotel directly and ask for the Group Rooms Coordinator at the property. Group room 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 deposits 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. Are meals 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?
  8. What is the Whova app?


1. 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


2. 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.


3. Are meals provided?

The Symposium will begin on Wednesday AFTER lunch.  A Wednesday afternoon break with snacks will be provided.  Participants are invited to the networking reception in the Carothers Room at the hotel with heavy hors d'oeuvres and a hosted bar. On Thursday, a morning snack break, lunch, and afternoon snack break will be served. An event including dinner is currently being planned for Thursday evening, the exact location will be announced at a later date. On Friday, a morning snack break will be served.  Breakfast is not provided.


4. 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.


5. What is the dress code? 

The recommended dress code is business casual.


6. 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 $175.00 per night starting Wednesday, August 21st through Friday, August 23rd.  The last day to book this rate is Thursday, August 1stBook your group rate for PE Partners Risk & Insurance Symposium

If you call to make reservations, please use code: Public Entity Partners


7. Can I earn continuing education credits for attending the Symposium?

All available continuing education credits available to earn are indicated on the agenda which can be viewed on this site when available.

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.


8. What is the Whova app?

Ready to attend the Risk and Insurance Symposium? We will use an online platform called Whova for our event. You can Download the Whova app to access the event:

  • View the event agenda when it is released and plan your personal schedule
  • Access to documents and slides that will be shared by organizers or speakers
  • Find who else is attending this event and reach out to people ahead of time
  • Plan some social activities such as a morning run, coffee hours, or meet-ups with your fellow attendees. You can even post job openings.
  • Receive updates such as last minute session changes from the organizers 
After downloading, use your email address when signing up on Whova mobile apps or web portal. Make sure you choose a strong password. You can also sign up using a social media account. Once you have signed up, you should be taken directly to your event!

 download app

Already used the Whova app in the past? Double-check that it is installed on your phone, and log in using your existing account email and password.

If you need more guidance on how to use Whova to attend the event, please visit Whova User Guides.

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