IAIABC 102nd Convention

Event Date: 9/26/2016 - 9/29/2016

Event Overview

About the Conference

The IAIABC Convention is the premier conference for workers' compensation professionals looking to learn more about current policy, regulatory, and administrative challenges in the industry. 

Join your peers for this three and a half day conference, featuring: 

  • In-depth discussion in committee meetings about regulatory issues and updates
  • 17+ hours of educational programming
  • 9+ hours of regulatory and policy roundtable and committee discussion with agency administrators and leaders 
  • Access and networking with industry leaders and decision-makers

Who Attends?

The Convention is attended by regulators, administrators, medical directors, claims administrators, medical providers, services providers, government affairs, administrative law judges, insurers, and industry stakeholders. 

Also, catch the meetings, programs, and/or gatherings of these organizations that meet in conjunction with the Convention: 

CSA
Central States Association
NAWCJ
National Association of Workers' Compensation Judiciary
NSA
Northeast States Association 
SAWCA
Southern Association of Workers' Compensation Administrators
SIGFA
Self-Insured Guaranty Fund of America 
WAWCB
Western Association of Workers' Compensation Boards 

 

    Last year at the Convention...

    • 314 attendees
    • 41 US and non-US jurisdictions represented
    • 50% of attendees represented jurisdictions, other 50% represented industry
    • 83% of attendees are leaders within their organizations (administrators, commissioners, directors, CEOs, presidents, vice presidents, managers, and senior staff)

    Conference Sponsors


     

                 

    Sponsorship puts you out in front of hundreds of decision-makers at IAIABC events and thousands of people in outreach materials. Read the 2016 Sponsorship Prospectus to learn more.

    Future Dates

    103rd IAIABC Convention
    Portland, Oregon
    October 2-5, 2017
    104th IAIABC Convention

    Williamsburg, Virginia
    October 1-4, 2018

    Registration
    Member
    Fee End Date Description Amount
    7/29/2016 IAIABC Member Early Bird Rate (Full Convention) $675.00
    Non-Member
    Fee End Date Description Amount
    7/29/2016 Non-Member Early Bird Rate (Full Convention) $800.00
    Board of Directors/Past President
    Fee End Date Description Amount
    9/16/2016 Board of Directors/Past President Rate Only current members of the IAIABC Board of Directors or IAIABC Past Presidents are eligible for this rate. Ineligible registrants will be billed at the prevailing rate.
    Schedule
    Sunday, September 25
    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM  Board of Directors' Meeting
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Registration
    6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Board of Directors' and Past President's Dinner (invitation only)
    Sponsored by SFM
    Monday, September 26
    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM  Registration 
    7:30 AM - 10:00 AM   Western Association of Workers' Compensation Boards (WAWCB) Breakfast and Annual Meeting (invitation only)
    Sponsored by Safety National and NCCI 
    7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast
    ​9:00 AM - 4:00 PM  ​IAIABC and NAWCJ Judicial Program 
    9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
    Joint Committee Council meets with Board of Directors
    9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Break
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDI Claims Committee Meeting
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Disability Management and Return to Work Forum and Committee Meeting

    Associate Member Council Meeting

    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM SIGFA Board and Business Meeting (invitation only)
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Medical Issues Forum and Committee Meeting

    Regulation Forum and Committee Meeting

    EDI XML Committee Meeting

    3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Break 
    4:15 PM - 4:45 PM Tech Tips
    4:45 PM - 5:15 PM  New Attendee Orientation 
    5:15 PM - 6:15 PM  Welcoming Happy Hour
    Sponsored by MEMIC
    6:30 PM  SIGFA Reception and Dinner (invitation only) 
    Tuesday, September 27
    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Registration
    7:30 AM - 12:00 PM  SIGFA Breakfast and Meeting (invitation only)
    7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    Continental Breakfast
    8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    EDI Jurisdictional Forum
    10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
    Break
    10:15 AM - 5:00 PM
    EDI Claims Committee Meeting
    10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
    Commissioners' and Associate Members Forum
    Sponsored by Concentra
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Heads of Delegation Luncheon (invitation only)
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    SIGFA Attendee Luncheon (invitation only)
    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    EDI Proof of Coverage Committee Meeting

    EDI Medical ProPay Committee Meeting

    1:45 PM - 5:00 PM  National Conversation
    Workers’ compensation in the United States has reached an inflection point. Join the IAIABC for this conversation to collect insight and understanding of the state of workers’ compensation today and what principles should guide it in the future. Conversations will address the public policy goals of workers’ compensation including coverage, benefit adequacy, medical treatment, causation, covered conditions, and more.

    2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    Break
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 

    Dispute Resolution Forum and Committee Meeting

    Research and Standards Forum and Committee Meeting

    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    President's Reception
    Sponsored by Safety National

    Wednesday, September 28
    6:15 AM - 7:00 AM  Sunrise Yoga (RVSP required)
    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Registration
    7:45 AM - 8:45 AM
    Southern Association of Workers' Compensation Administrators (SAWCA) "Grits" Breakfast (invitation only)
    7:45 AM - 8:45 AM
    Northeast States Association (NSA) Regional Breakfast (invitation only)
    Sponsored by NCCI
    7:45 AM - 8:45 AM
    Central States Association (CSA) Regional Breakfast (invitation only)
    Sponsored by Safety National
    7:45 AM - 8:45 AM Continental Breakfast
    9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    Welcome and President's Address
    9:30 AM - 10:30 AM  Keynote Address
    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM  EDI Medical Committee Meeting 
    9:30 AM - 2:00 PM  EDI Claims Committee Meeting
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Break
    Sponsored by Aerie EDI Group
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Breakout Sessions 
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    Awards Luncheon (open to all Convention registrants)
    Sponsored by Mitchell
    1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
    Ignite!
    2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
    Break
    2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
    Breakout Sessions
    2:15 PM - 5:00 PM  EDI Systems Committee Meeting
    3:30 PM - 4:00 PM  Break
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  Breakout Sessions
    6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Attendee Dinner
    Thursday, September 29
    6:15 AM - 7:00 AM  Sunrise Yoga (RSVP required)
    7:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    Registration
    7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
    Continental Breakfast
    8:00 AM - 8:30 AM  IAIABC Annual Business Meeting
    8:45 AM - 12:15 PM  EDI Council Meeting 
    8:45 AM - 9:45 AM Breakout Sessions
    9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
    Break
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Breakout Sessions
    11:00 AM - 11:15 AM Break
    11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
    Closing Session: Regulator's Wrap-Up

    Note: Schedule is subject to change without notice. 
    Location

    Hotel and Conference Venue
    Westin Portland Harborview Hotel
    157 High Street
    Portland, Maine 04101
    United States of America  

    Nightly Rate: $189
    Book Online

    Reservations: (855) 811-0043
    Mention IAIABC 2016 Annual Convention

     
     Hotel will sell out quickly. We recommend booking your hotel reservation as soon as you register.
    Cut-off date to reserve your hotel at the discounted meeting rate is August 31, 2016, but will likely sell out sooner. 
    Air Travel

    Portland International Jetport (PWM)

    • American Airlines
    • Delta Airlines
    • Elite Airways
    • Jet Blue
    • Southwest Airlines
    • United Airlines

    Ground Transportation

    Hotel Shuttle

    A complimentary airport shuttle to and from the Portland International Jetport is available for hotel guests. Please call ahead to make arrangements. Phone: (207) 775-5411

    15 minutes / 4 miles
    Complimentary for hotel guests

    Taxi

    Portland taxicabs are available outside of the baggage claim area of PWM.

    14 minutes / 4 miles
    Fare is approximately $15

    Uber

    Visit www.uber.com to reserve your ride. 

    14 minutes
    $7-15 fare

    Rental Cars

    • Alamo: 207-775-0855
    • AVIS: 207-874-7501
    • Budget: 207-874-7501
    • Enterprise: 207-615-0030
    • Hertz: 207-774-4544
    • National: 207-773-0036

    Hotel parking:  Valet parking is available for $24 per night. Self parking is available next to the hotel for a daily fee of $24.

    Private Transportation

    If you prefer a private car, limousine or van service, visit www.portlandjetport.org/Car_Services for reserved ground transportation providers that serve PWM.


    Note: Typical Portland "rush hours" occur between 7am-9am and 4pm-6pm. Traveling during these times may take longer to reach your destination. 

    Add-Ons
    Tuesday, September 27, 2016
    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM President's Reception Spouse/Guest Ticket
    This is an a-la-carte spouse/guest ticket to this event. Admission to this event is included for attendees with a full Convention registration. Fee is $75 per ticket.
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016
    6:15 AM - 7:00 AM Sunrise Yoga - Wednesday Morning
    Enjoy a relaxing start to the day with this 45 minute yoga session, taught by a local Portland Yoga Instructor. Space is limited, please RSVP in advance to reserve your mat! There is no fee to participate.
    6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Attendee Dinner Spouse/Guest Ticket
    This is an a-la-carte spouse/guest ticket to this event. Admission to this event is included for attendees with a full Convention registration. Fee is $75 per ticket.
    Thursday, September 29, 2016
    6:15 AM - 7:00 AM Sunrise Yoga - Thursday Morning
    Enjoy a relaxing start to the day with this 45 minute yoga session, taught by a local Portland Yoga Instructor. Space is limited, please RSVP in advance to reserve your mat! There is no fee to participate.