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2023 Workers Comp Conferences – My List To Attend


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?

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Public Domain – Aero Icarus

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

WCRI Conference – March 21 – 22, 2023 – Phoenix AZ

NCCI AIS – May 8 -10, 2023 – Orlando, FL

WCI 360 – August 20 – 23 – Orlando, FL

NWCDC – September 20 -22 – Las Vegas, NV

Please comment on your favorite conferences of the past or the upcoming 2023 Workers Comp Conferences you will be attending in person.

James J Moore - Workers Comp Expert

Raleigh, NC, United States

About The Author...

James founded a Workers’ Compensation consulting firm, J&L Risk Management Consultants, Inc. in 1996. J&L’s mission is to reduce our clients’ Workers Compensation premiums by using time-tested techniques. J&L’s claims, premium, reserve and Experience Mod reviews have saved employers over $9.8 million in earned premiums over the last three years. J&L has saved numerous companies from bankruptcy proceedings as a result of insurance overpayments.

James has over 27 years of experience in insurance claims, audit, and underwriting, specializing in Workers’ Compensation. He has supervised, and managed the administration of Workers’ Compensation claims, and underwriting in over 45 states. His professional experience includes being the Director of Risk Management for the North Carolina School Boards Association. He created a very successful Workers’ Compensation Injury Rehabilitation Unit for school personnel.

James’s educational background, which centered on computer technology, culminated in earning a Masters of Business Administration (MBA); an Associate in Claims designation (AIC); and an Associate in Risk Management designation (ARM). He is a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and a licensed financial advisor. The NC Department of Insurance has certified him as an insurance instructor. He also possesses a Bachelors’ Degree in Actuarial Science.

LexisNexis has twice recognized his blog as one of the Top 25 Blogs on Workers’ Compensation. J&L has been listed in AM Best’s Preferred Providers Directory for Insurance Experts – Workers Compensation for over eight years. He recently won the prestigious Baucom Shine Lifetime Achievement Award for his volunteer contributions to the area of risk management and safety. James was recently named as an instructor for the prestigious Insurance Academy.

James is on the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the North Carolina Mid-State Safety Council. He has published two manuals on Workers’ Compensation and three different claims processing manuals. He has also written and has been quoted in numerous articles on reducing Workers’ Compensation costs for public and private employers. James publishes a weekly newsletter with 7,000 readers.

He currently possess press credentials and am invited to various national Workers Compensation conferences as a reporter.

James’s articles or interviews on Workers’ Compensation have appeared in the following publications or websites:

  • Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS)
  • Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Bloomberg Business News
  • WorkCompCentral.com
  • Claims Magazine
  • Risk & Insurance Magazine
  • Insurance Journal
  • Workers Compensation.com
  • LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites
  • Various trade publications


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