Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 6:00 PM CDT
Friday, October 11, 2019 at 12:00 PM CDT

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The Lodge @ Gulf State Park

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Renee Carter
Alabama Insurance Coalition
205.314.9810 / TheCarterGroup.Renee@gmail.com

Tammra Cascio
Insurance Coalition of Mississippi
601.940.0656 / Tammra@InsuranceCoalitionMS.com


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State Insurance Trade Association



The Lodge @ Gulf State Park

October 8 - October 11

 Lobby Seating Area with view over Ocean
pool overlooking beach and ocean

SITA's 2019 conference provides a forum for state trade association executives to exchange information, ideas, best practices, and trends affecting auto, home, and business insurers in every state.

Need more reasons to attend?

Networking Re-connect with colleagues and learn from national experts.  The SITA conference offers insight into legislative, regulatory and public relations challenges facing the insurance industry.

The Lodge @ Gulf State Park  The Lodge at Gulf State Park is an ideal setting and a model of resilient, environmentally-friendly coastal development where connectivity to the outdoors is a central focus. An active lifestyle, access to nature and environmental restoration all play a large part in the character of The Lodge experience. Gulf State Park stands out from other Gulf Coast destinations because of its size and the diversity of its preserved ecosystems; there’s simply nowhere else like it on the Gulf Coast.

SITA 2019 will convene its meetings each day in the largest Beach View Ballroom on the Gulf Coast.  The setting offers an uninterrupted opportunity to marvel at beauty words cannot describe.

Before and after the day’s official events, enjoy the several outdoor gathering areas, the dining and reception areas, a Gulf view Lobby Porch, a Gulf front infinity pool (complete with terrace seating, pool bar and grille), a two-level Gulf front restaurant and bar with outdoor terrace seating, or the Coffee & Wine Bar & Porch.

Or, indulge in the 6,150 acres of pristine coastal scenery and wildlife habitat of The Lodge at Gulf State Park has won international acclaim for demonstrating best practices when combining outdoor recreation, education and hospitable accommodations.

Take your choice of:

  • Over 27.4 miles of hiking trails, with all trails accessible to a variety of users
  • 900-acre freshwater fishing lake with 6 piers along an extensive trail network
  • A Nature Center outdoor classroom and amphitheater
  • An Interpretive Center which teaches visitors about the dune ecosystems, environmentally friendly architecture, Indoor and outdoor exhibits including interactive displays and boardwalks
  • 1,540 ft. fishing and educational pier stretching more than a quarter of a mile into the Gulf of Mexico and featuring signs along the rail with information on species of fish, birds, and other wildlife
  • Tennis, biking, kayaking, paddleboards, geocaching, guided nature walks, birding, several playgrounds and picnic areas, butterfly garden and pavilion


Find the cabana boy, get your own luxurious beachside setup, and work on your tan


Golf.  The Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club provides the perfect blend of southern hospitality and championship golf in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Rated 4 stars by Golf Digest and selected as one of the “most memorable and enjoyable” courses in the southeast, Peninsula provides a golfing experience that is rivaled by few. Designed by the renowned southern favorite, Earl Stone, the 27-hole golf course boasts 7,026 yards from the championship tees and delivers a playable and enjoyable layout for golfers of all skill levels. 

Rich in nature and wildlife, the Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club is located directly next to the Bon Secour Wildlife Preserve and winds through over 800 acres of beautiful live oaks, cypress trees and much more natural vegetation. In addition to the beautiful scenery, you may also stumble across some of the local wildlife, like alligators or eagles which are commonly seen throughout the course.

  • Golf is $99.  Details & tee times coming soon!
  • Tee times begin at :00 p.m. Tuesday, October 8.  Golf pairings must be submitted to the pro-shop on Septemberxx.  Please let Dean Fadel (DFadel@ohioinsurance.org) know if you have specific people you want to golf with.
  • Interested?  Mark the appropriate box on the online registration form.  Golf fees are in addition to conference registration fees.




Click on the Register Now! button at the top of this page.

At-a-glance details:

Conference Dates:

  • October 8:  Golf  Option followed by 6:00 p.m. Reception
  • October 9:    8:30 a.m. Conference Meetings; 5:30 p.m. Group Reception + Dinner
  • October 10:  8:30 a.m. Conference Meetings; Evening Free to Explore The Gulf Coast
  • October 11:  8:45 a.m.  Conference Meetings (Morning Only)

Conference Fees:

  • Participants:  $460 Before August 18 / $515 After August 18
  • Guests:  $360 Before August 18 / $415 After August 18
  • Conference fees can be paid by check OR credit card.  Please note a small utilization fee will be added for payment by credit card.

The Lodge @ Gulf State Park

  • Gulf View Rooms $199/night
  • Park View Rooms $169/night

Room rates honored two (2) days pre/post event dates based on availability.

Booking Link: http://group.hilton.com/2019SITAConference
Group Name: 2019 SITA Conference
Arrival Date: 07-Oct-2019
Departure Date: 11-Oct-2019



The Mobile, Alabama and Pensacola, Florida airports are relatively short drives from The Lodge at Gulf State Park, in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Pensacola International Airport: Pensacola, Florida (PNS) = 36 miles via FL292 to The Lodge              Direct flights from Orlando, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Charlotte, Washington DC, Tampa, Miami, Philadelphia, Chicago

Mobile Regional Airport: Mobile, Alabama (MOB) = 70 miles via I-10 to The Lodge                         Direct flights from Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Atlanta, Charlotte, and Orlando                                  (Frontier airlines will reportedly be offering a direct flight from Denver to Mobile by mid-2019)



Go to the Register Now! button

at the top of this page to reserve your spot at the

2019 State Insurance Trade Association Conference!