On October 24th-26th, the ACORD2017 conference was held in Boston, MA, where attendees were able to explore the latest thinking on strategic issues facing the global insurance industry, and take an in-depth look into ACORD’s Standards and Architecture. Those guests at the ACORD2017 conference represented a wide range of companies and those representatives held many types of roles throughout the global insurance industry. The keynote speakers included Heather Payne, CEO of HackerYou; David Eagleman, a neuroscientist and bestselling author; and Bill Pieroni, President and CEO of ACORD. The 2017 conference offered multiple opportunities to gain insight on business and technology trends, allowed those attending to earn credits for continuing education through professional development sessions, and networking between fellow attendees. The programs offered throughout the three-day conference focused on “knowledge you can put into action” and the current trends in the industry, discussed through engaging presentations.