2022 NAFIC Convention   |   InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront  |   St Paul, MN   |   September 28-30 2022

The National Association of Fraternal Insurance Counselors (NAFIC) brings our members together once a year for motivation, inspiration, education, networking and fun!  We look forward to seeing you in Saint Paul, Minnesota! 





St Paul is the county seat and the capital of Minnesota, first settled by Pierre Parrant in 1838, received its name from a little Catholic chapel built in 1841 under the direction of Father Lucian Galtier, who in the preceding year had come to Mendota, near Fort Snelling. Saint Paul, abbreviated St. Paul, is the second-most populous city in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The city lies mostly on the north bank of the Mississippi River, downstream of the river's confluence with the Minnesota River, and adjoins Minneapolis, the state's largest city. Known as the "Twin Cities", these two cities form the core of Minneapolis-Saint Paul, the sixteenth largest metropolitan area in the United States, with about 3.69 million residents. 


11 East Kellogg Boulevard , St. Paul, Minnesota ,55101, United States

Find yourself atop the bluffs of the Mississippi River at the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront hotel in the heart of downtown. Steps away from live theater, renowned museums, and world-class dining and shopping experiences, our hotel features well-appointed rooms and refined amenities that complement the breathtaking riverfront views. 

Hotel additional Information:


Standard Rooms, Suites, Public Areas and Meeting Convention Space


Minneapolis-St.Paul International Arpt (MSP)

Estimated taxi Cost : 25 USD

Estimated time by taxi : 15 minutes


Car parking is available

Daily self parking fee : 24 USD

Daily valet parking fee : 32 USD

Covered parking garage attached with interior hotel access. Unlimited in/out access only in hotel ramp located on Wabasha St. Ramp has a clearance of 5'9" . Oversize vehicle parking offsite on 4th and Cedar, 7' clearance. Prevailing rates apply

Christine Cashen

How to Stay Inspired When You Are So Darn Tired!

Laura Boyd

Building a Culture of Trust

Gian Paul Gonzalalez

All In

Doug Moffat

Coaching & The Power of Our Words.

Laura Sobiech

Children's Cancer Research - Osteosarcoma Fund

David Alarid

The Life Insurance Conversation

Waldo Waldman

Never Fly Solo

Matt Birk

5 Things I Think I Know About Success


When registering for the convention choose to volunteer your time packing meals for Meals from the Heart. Based in Stillwater, Minnesota, Meals From The Heart is a nonprofit 501©(3) that brings people together to serve their neighbors through energized and fun meal-packing events that provide flavorful, fortified meals to local food shelves. 

Charity Fundraiser:


All net profits go towards our Charity, The Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund. 

Welcome Event:

Stillwater MN Boat Cruise

NAFIC's 2022 Charity is The Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund, which is part of the Children’s Cancer Research Fund.

Osteosarcoma is the most common bone cancer. It tends to occur in teenagers where it usually starts as osteoblasts, which are a type of bone cell that becomes new bone tissue.  Children and teens who endure osteosarcoma have low survival rates and the treatment may cause secondary cancers, learning and memory problems, infertility, organ complications and more. 

In 2009, Zach Sobiech, from Lakeland, Minnesota, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma at 14 years old and by 2013 he had passed away. During his last year he decided to write a series of songs to say goodbye to friends and family. The most famous of which is “Clouds” which hit #1 on iTunes and went viral touching the hearts of people all over the world. In 2020, Disney released “Clouds” the movie which told the story of Zach's final years.

We are fortunate to have Zach’s mom, Laura Sobiech, speak at the convention this September. She'll tell us about Zach and the many lives his story touched. If you are interested in learning more, Laura's book, Clouds: A Memoir, details her family’s experience during Zach’s battle.

Treatments for osteosarcoma haven’t improved in decades. 100% of all donations to the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma fund go to research for better treatments for this deadly cancer. 

2022 Tentative Convention Schedule

Wednesday, Sept 28th, 2022

8:00am - Breakfast available for Service Event Volunteers

8:30am - Service Event 

9:30am - Bus leaves for Topgolf Networking and Charity Event

1:00pm - Open Room for Attendees

1:15pm- Call to Order / Opening Activities

2:00pm - Christine Cashen - How to Stay Inspired When You Are So Darn Tired!

3:00pm Break 

3:15pm - American Fraternal Alliance Update

3:25pm - Bronze, Silver, Gold & Platinum Award Presentations

3:45pm - Charity Speaker - Laura Sobiech - Children's Cancer Research - Osteosarcoma Fund

4:15pm - Adjourn

4:15pm-4:45pm Buses Load for Stillwater 

5:30pm - Boat Departs for River Cruise, Food, Drinks, Music

8:00pm - Boat Docks and Unloads

9:00pm - Final Buses arrive at Intercontinental St Paul Hotel

Thursday, Sept 29th, 2022

6:45am - Bus leaves for Mass at the Cathedral (Provided by Catholic United Financial) - Mass at 7:30am, Bus Returns after Mass

8:00am -  Breakfast Buffet

8:30am - Open Room for Attendees

9:00am - Welcome & Invocation

9:10am - Laura Boyd - Building a Culture of Trust

10:00am - Rising Star Awards

10:10am - Morning Break

10:25am - David Alarid - The Life Insurance Conversation

11:25am - President Awards 

11:35am - Gian Paul Gonzalalez - All In

12:30pm - Lunch

1:45pm - Elena Beckius - The 30 Trillion-Dollar Niche Market: Why You Must Attract and Retain the Female Boomers

2:50pm - Chairman Awards

3:00pm - Afternoon Break

3:15pm - Waldo Waldman - Never Fly Solo

4:15pm Adjourn 

4:30pm - Chapter Delegates Sign-in and Update meeting

Evening Company Dinners

Friday, Sept 30th, 2022

7:30am - Breakfast Buffett

8:30am - Welcome & Invocation

8:40am - NAFIC Foundation Report

8:50am - Doug Moffat - Coaching & The Power of Our Words. 

9:45am - Agency Builder Honorees / FIC of the Year Honorees

9:55am - International FIC of the Year

10:00am - Matt Birk - 5 Things I Think I Know About Success

11:00am - Presentation of Charity Check

11:10am - Nomination & Installation of NAFIC Directors & Officers

11:20am - President Don Kulyk Acceptance Speech

11:30am - Announcement of 2023 Convention

11:40am - Retiring the Colors

11:45am - Adjournment

Please Thank and Support Our 2022 Convention Sponsors & Exhibitors

The 3 Steps To Register for the 2022 NAFIC Convention!


1st - Register Online Using this Button. 

This registration accepts Credit Cards only. If you need to pay by check contact NAFIC (920-478-4901) and register over the phone. 


2nd - Book the Hotel Using this Button.

InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfrount

If you are doing a morning activity on Weds Sept 28 you may want to book a Tuesday night Room. 

The convention general session starts Weds Sept 28 @ 1PM. The Last General Session ends at 12PM on Sept 30.

NEED TO BOOK MANY ROOMS? - Contact Brad@nafic.org for the correct contact.  

3rd - Book Your Travel and Get Ready for 3 days of Learning, Networking, Relaxation and Fun!

The InterContinental Saint Paul RiverFront is 8 miles from Terminal 1 at MSP airport. They do not have an airport shuttle. The best way to get to the hotel is via taxi or Uber/Lyft. You can also take the Blue line light rail to Minneapolis and transfer to the Green line train to Downtown St. Paul.