Headlining Speakers and Sessions at 103rd Convention
For 103 years, the IAIABC has been leading discussions on workers’ compensation policy, regulation, and legislation. With 40 different jurisdictions attending in 2016, the IAIABC Convention provides an unparalleled opportunity to connect with system leaders and dialogue on issues affecting workers’ compensation today and in the future.
The IAIABC 103rd Convention will take place October 2-5, 2017 in Portland, Oregon. Amidst the beauty and quirkiness of its host city, the Convention will take us to unconventional places as speakers and attendees highlight the IAIABC’s new mission to find solutions to reduce harm and aid recovery from occupational injuries and illnesses.
The IAIABC is honored to have Mr. Hans-Horst Konkolewsky, Secretary General of the International Social Security Association, as its keynote speaker. ISSA, whose membership includes more than 330 organizations in 158 countries, promotes excellence in social security administration. An expert in social security and accident insurance programs around the world, Mr. Konkolewsky will offer a global perspective on health, safety, and recovery.
Other featured speakers include Ms. Kimberly George, Sedgwick, and Mr. Mark Walls, Safety National, who bring their popular “Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark” live to the Convention. Ms. George and Mr. Walls will speak with jurisdictional leaders about the issues they see most impacting workers’ compensation now and in the future.
Mr. Curtis Weber, High Voltage Consulting, will share his personal story of being injured on the job and the path he took to recovery while discussing the importance of safety culture, prevention, and return to work.
The Convention program has many other informative and insightful sessions scheduled on topics such as telemedicine; medical marijuana; mental health; worker classification; and portable worker benefits, to name a few.
Convention attendees are also encouraged to attend the always-informative “Heads of Delegation and Associate Members’ Forum” where jurisdictional agency leaders provide updates and news on issues of importance to their stakeholder groups, and industry members ask questions of the participants. Convention attendees are also welcome to attend the many IAIABC committee meetings throughout the week.
About the IAIABC
The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions is a not-for-profit association representing government agencies charged with the administration of workers’ compensation systems as well as other workers’ compensation professionals in the private sector. Its mission is to find solutions to reduce harm and aid recovery from occupational injuries and illnesses. Learn more about the IAIABC at www.iaiabc.org.