In-person 2023 Workers Comp Conferences – Recommendations
The 2023 Workers Comp Conferences are the true return to normal. One of the most common questions that I receive is what conferences will I be attending this year.
I wanted to cover the ones that I have on my list this early in the year. I have the “for sure” 2023 Workers Comp conferences and the ones that I am still contemplating attending. One of my big concerns involves – will the airlines get me there?
Video conferences are still a great option. I may cover those in a future article. I am covering only the national 2023 Workers Comp conferences, not all the conferences that I will attend in 2023 – in date order.
The registration links for each of the 2023 Workers Comp conferences are at the end of this article. Some have early bird discounts.
The acronyms used =
- WCRI – Workers Comp Research Institute
- NCCI – National Council on Compensation Insurance
- WCI – Workers Comp Institute/WCI 360
- NWCDC – National Workers Comp and Disability Conference
WCRI – Phoenix AZ – March 21 – 22
This is one of the best “data wonks” conferences in existence. Some people may roll their eyes at more workers comp statistics. However, some of the groundbreaking and against-the-norm studies have been published by WCRI over the years such as Dr. Savych’s study on what happens to injured workers after the end of their claim and the success of their return to work. Another shocking study result was that chiropractic care may shorten an injured worker’s time out of work. No, really – check out the study here.
At the 2022 NWCDC, I discussed the upcoming Phoenix conference with Dr. John Ruser, President and CEO. Thanks to Andy for providing me with information as I was writing articles on their studies.
NCCI – Orlando FL – May 8 – May 10
I have attended many of the NCCI Data Conferences over the past 15 years. Last year was my first for the Annual Insights Symposium. One of the highlights was talking with one of the Federal Bank Vice-Presidents. Thanks to Cristine Pike for providing me with great info over the past few years when I was writing about one of their articles or studies. If you have any questions on anything NCCI, I recommend contacting her first.
The 2022 NCCI conference attendees were some of the best contacts I have made at a conference. Make sure you have plenty of coffee when you hear Dr. Bob Hartwell’s presentation. He covers so much ground in a 50-minute session with the best charts.
WCI – Orlando FL – August 20 – 23
I attended the 2021 WCI conference in December 2021. Check out the article here – including the puppy pictures. I was unable to attend the whole conference as I had an urgent project to complete for a longstanding agency client.
Bob Wilson – formerly of Workerscompensation.com – single-handedly pointed out that the conference was worth attending and heavily encouraged attendance since 2017.
NWCDC – Las Vegas, NV – September 20 – 22
My search for Workers Comp technology at the sessions and vendor booths has usually provided me with an exhausting search. Fortunately, I have always found some type of technology such as Proov Pharmaceuticals and others. This conference has always been my “visit every vendor booth” adventure.
Last year, Denise Algire invited me along to surf every session. The conference sessions were moved nearer the vendor booths to avoid walking to another part of a massive hotel and then back to the booths.
2023 Workers Comp Conferences – Registration Links
Please comment on your favorite conferences of the past or the upcoming 2023 Workers Comp Conferences you will be attending in person.