Virtual Seminars

2015 NASBP Virtual Seminar Annual Subscription Series
Available for a limited time, NASBP members, affiliates and associates may subscribe at a discounted rate for the nearly two dozen virtual seminars to be held in 2015. Timely and informative, Virtual Seminars cover a wide range of topics by industry experts that you won’t want to miss. Annual Subscribers also get unlimited access during the year to the new Virtual Seminar Library that gives you use of over 100 Virtual Seminars dating back to 2009. – Register today.

NASBP Virtual Seminars
Telephone briefings are an economical and effective way for you and your staff to get up to the moment information on the issues of the day and hear from experts about items critical to your business success -- without anyone having to leave the office. All you need is a phone. Or, if multiple people at your location plan to participate, all you need is a speakerphone and enough chairs for everyone to gather around.

  • Cost-effective – $69 per phone line per seminar
  • Convenient – Information, expertise, and practical insights come directly to you
  • Time-saving – Eliminates travel and time out of the office

Key Benefits

  • Need-to-know information you can benefit from immediately
  • Presented by recognized authorities in their fields
  • Useful presentation materials highlighting main ideas and key points
  • Live Q&A - the experts answer your questions
  • Real-time insights that give you a competitive edge
  • Very accessible to everyone in your organization –a low cost, no travel professional development opportunity

Who Should Participate

  • Only NASBP Members, Affiliates, and Associates may register for Virtual Seminars
  • Agency/Company Management
  • Producers/Agents
  • Underwriters
  • Claim Representatives
  • Account Administrators/Customer Service Representatives

Upcoming Virtual Seminar

An NASBP Town Hall Conversation: Government Relations, Current & Future Issues  (Complimentary)
Thursday, December 18 at 2 - 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

Join NASBP Director of Government Relations, Larry LeClair and Manager of State Relations, Shannon Crawford and their invited guests, John “JB” Byrd, Business Coalition for Fair Competition and Ashley Calabrese, Updike, Kelly, Spellacy will present an interactive town hall virtual seminar to learn about issues of significance to the industry that occurred in 2014 and what’s in store for 2015.  Topics to be discussed will include: pending federal legislation to reform assets pledged by individual sureties on federal construction projects, state public-private partnership legislation, and new resources available to NASBP members. This virtual seminar is free to NASBP members, affiliates, and associates, but registration is required.

Larry LeClair is the chief lobbyist for the association on Capitol Hill representing its interest on issues such as the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Bond Guarantee Program, preserving the Federal Miller Act, and educating and engaging members of Congress and their staff concerning the importance of the surety bond product.

Shannon Crawford's responsibilities include monitoring of and advocating for state legislative and regulatory activity; authoring articles for various NASBP newsletters; and responding to state-related inquiries and issues.

John "JB" Byrd is the Government Affairs Manager at Business Coalition for Fair Competition. He has spent over 13 years in public policy starting as Congressional staff, and currently serving the last decade as an advocate for a variety of clients engaged in the design-construction community and markets surrounding infrastructure. As government affairs manager for the Business Coalition for Fair Competition (BCFC), an advocacy group highlighting private sector utilization by government at all levels, JB has teamed with NASBP to increase Congressional awareness of the benefits and requirements for public-private partnerships (P3s).

Ashley Calabrese is an experienced lobbyist with the law firm, Updike, Kelly & Spellacy in Hartford CT. She represents the interests of various clients before the CT General Assembly, Executive Branch, and State Agencies. Ashley develops and executes effective lobbying strategies to meet the needs of her clients. She plays a key role in the Statute of Limitations Coalition with strategy design and direct lobbying on this issue.

If you register but find you are not able to participate in a live presentation, you will still be emailed links to the recording within a few days. 

Online Registration and Information

Before each Virtual Seminar, call-in in instructions and supporting documents/handouts will be emailed to registered participants.

To Register

Click here to register online.

Cancellation Policy
Virtual Seminars registrations are non-refundable.

Please call NASBP Professional Development at 202-686-3700.