NetVU’s Virtual Community, Accelerate, Promises to Be Bigger, Better than Ever

Today NetVU, the Network of Vertafore Users, and Vertafore announced that registration is open for the independent insurance channel’s most highly anticipated annual conference, Accelerate, powered by NetVU.

Source: NetVU | Published on April 6, 2021


Accelerate is insurtech’s first and longest running annual event for independent agencies and carriers. Accelerate 2021 builds on the success of last year’s first-ever virtual event and will run from May 18–July 1. Designed to help NetVU members thrive in a post-pandemic world, it will feature more than 200 world-class, peer-to-peer education sessions, product announcements from Vertafore, and networking opportunities:

▪ May 18: Annual Meeting of NetVU members, including election of board slate and chair

▪ May 25–27: Kickoff Week, showcasing the latest solutions, innovations and product enhancements for independent agencies from Vertafore’s executive team and experts

▪ June 1–30: Live Education Breakouts, guided discussions and round tables offering access to user experts as well as Vertafore product developers

▪ June 29–July 1: Carrier Week, with in-depth sessions on connectivity and advances in the distribution channel

“Last summer we had an incredibly successful Accelerate, which was entirely digital and drew more than 15,000 registrations, more than ever before,” says Jon Gorman, NetVU executive director. “Our members were craving connection during the pandemic and we’ve applied what we learned during this unprecedented time to create more robust content that can be shared with more people throughout their organizations.”

"Accelerate is the spring’s leading insurtech conference for good reason. We’re looking forward to unveiling some exciting innovations to our customers and hearing from them first-hand during our time together,” says Cassidy Smirnow, Vertafore’s chief revenue officer. “This year has all of the great content our users have come to expect to help them get the most out of their current solutions, as well as can’t-miss insights and announcements on exciting new products, features and Orange Partners.”

NetVU is concurrently launching the Education Resource Subscription, which allows members and their organizations to access education content for a monthly fee. It’s another way to extend the learning typically offered at Accelerate to more staff within a member organization.

“Giving our members modernized access to the stellar resources they’ve come to expect from Accelerate is high on our priority list,” says Melissa Bond, member relations manager at NetVU. “Volunteer committees have been working with Vertafore to design and offer educational resources based on membership needs.”

Learn more and register for Accelerate 2021 here.

About NetVU

The Network of Vertafore Users (NetVU) is an independent, national member organization committed to providing industry advocacy, world-class education, and networking to more than 20,000 insurance agencies, over 1,000 carriers, and 23 state governments. NetVU's members reside in every state and are supported by over 35 local and virtual chapters led by members.

About Vertafore

As North America’s insurtech leader for more than 50 years, Vertafore is modernizing and simplifying insurance distribution so that our customers can focus on what matters most: people. Vertafore’s solutions provide end-to-end connectivity, improve the client and agent experience, unlock the power of data, and streamline essential workflows to drive efficiency, productivity, and profitability for independent agencies and carriers. For more information about Vertafore, visit