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2022 NWCDC – Upgraded and Improved Vegas Conference

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Looking Over The 2022 NWCDC Info – My Search for Innovation Continues

A few things that I noticed in the 2022 NWCDC info on the annual Vegas conference.   I covered it with a press pass last year.  The dates are 10/19/2022 to 10/21/2022.

Due to the required and wise mask-wearing rules, I covered what I could before having to leave on short notice to do a fill-in presentation in San Diego.  Thanks to NWCDC for the press pass. Kudos.

pic of Las Vegas sign 2022 NWCDC Conference
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If you want to see what I have covered over the years in general – Check out this search for NWCDC.  Please no laughing at me losing my phone after a happy hour.  At least the situation provided a good article that is one of the most read articles on this website.

Oh, I always forget to spell out the acronyms – National Workers Comp & Disability Conference.   The conference advisory board has two of my favorite Workers Comp people Denise Algire and Bill Zachary.  The conference looks to be in good hands.

I hand-counted 220+ vendor booths this year from the vendor booth list.   The number always increases right before the conference.

2022 NWCDC Conference – great idea

I received a few emails in July through today on what I thought was a great change/upgrade.    The common sense upgrade eliminated one of the downsides of the conference.   When attending a session, by the time you left the vendor booth area to go to a session, you were rushing to find the floor and room.  The conference is now much more accessible.  A few other conferences I have attended over the years need to use this idea.  From the conference website:

2022 NWCDC New Idea
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Efficient Layout
We’re moving all the sessions adjacent to the expo floor. Now you can easily attend sessions, hear a CompTalk, and meet with vendors without that long trek from the exhibit hall to sessions and back again. We should have thought of this years ago!

My Annual Search For Workers Comp Innovation

Every year, I try to identify some new type of technology that has or will advance workers comp along.  For many years I was left with no tech to cover.   Some of those articles were:

Proov Pharmaceuticals

Walk Free Medical Equipment 

Exogen Bone Density Scanning

 

From the 2022 NWCDC – More Info

More targeted and efficient networking. Easily find and meet with your peers, speakers, and service providers when you want. Powered by our new networking app, you can set up meetings with anyone in attendance – or let the app make suggestions based on your interests or needs. Arrange to meet in the new Networking Zone and Comp Café, or utilize meeting spaces throughout the expo hall.

• New lounges to recharge, caffeinate and de-stress. Take a much-needed wellness break right on the show floor in one of our new lounges – National Comp Café, Wellness/Recovery, Charging & Pet Therapy. Our lounges create a relaxed environment to recharge your mind and body while providing opportunities for further inspiration, connection, and engagement.

• Opening Night Reception This exclusive networking event, only available to National Comp attendees, provides new social opportunities to connect with industry peers and colleagues away from the expo floor.

• More content options than ever before. In addition to thoughtful and in-depth sessions, attendees can learn from industry peers and explore the latest offerings from service partners in the National Comp theater. And don’t forget about the extensive digital learning opportunities offered year-round.

See you at the 2022 NWCDC Conference.

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