IAIABC 103rd Convention

Event Date: 10/2/2017 - 10/5/2017

Event Overview

About the IAIABC 103rd Convention

Convention Attendees

The IAIABC Convention addresses the current policy, regulatory, and administrative challenges and opportunities affecting workers' compensation around the world through a combination of presentations, discussion forums and roundtables, committee meetings, and social events. 

The IAIABC Convention brings together more workers' compensation jurisdictional agency leaders than any other conference in North America. 

Who Attends? 

In 2016, 334 people attended the IAIABC Convention, including representatives from 40 US and non-US jurisdictions.

Convention Attendees

Attendees of the IAIABC Convention traditionally include:

  • Jurisdictional regulators and administrators
  • Government/regulatory affairs personnel
  • Medical directors
  • Insurers 
  • Claims administrators
  • Attorneys
  • Service providers
  • Medical providers
  • Administrative law judges
  • ... and many more! 

IAIABC/NAWCJ Joint Judicial Program

For the fifth year, the IAIABC and National Association of Workers' Compensation Judiciary are hosting a Joint Judicial Program. This program brings together workers’ compensation judges, commissioners, arbitrators, mediators, and others from across the country to share insights, techniques, and strategies into workers' compensation judicial issues. Registration for the Judicial Program is included with a Convention registration. If you are interested in attending just the Judicial Program, please contact Brianna Schumann at bschumann@iaiabc.org


Guest Tickets

If you are interested in purchasing guest tickets such as the excursion and social event pass; President's Reception; and/or the "Food Truck Face Off" Dinner, please visit www.iaiabc.org/convention-guest. These will be processed as a separate registration. These activities are already included for all Convention registrants (aside from the walking food tour excursion). This is only for Convention registrant guests.  


Sponsorship

The IAIABC thanks the sponsors of the 103rd Convention. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor and getting in front of hundreds of decision-makers at IAIABC events and thousands of people in outreach materials, learn more in the 2017 Sponsorship Prospectus.

 


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IAIABC 105th Convention
October 21-24, 2019
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Registration
Member
Fee End Date Description Amount
8/4/2017 IAIABC Member Early Rate (member registration from August 5-September 22 will be $875; after September 22 it will be $975.) $725.00
Non-Member
Fee End Date Description Amount
8/4/2017 Non-Member Early Rate (non-member registration from August 5-September 22 will be $1,000; after September 22 it will be $1,100) $850.00
Schedule

Schedule is subject to change without notice. 

Download a printable schedule

Sunday, October 1, 2017

9:00 am - 1:00 pm Board of Directors Meeting                                                                                                              

Monday, October 2, 2017

8:00 am - 5:00 pm  Check-In and Registration
8:00 am - 5:00 pm  Marketplace
8:00 am - 9:00 am  Buffet Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:00 am   New Attendee Orientation
New to the IAIABC or the Convention? Attend this Breakfast to hear more about the IAIABC and what to expect during this week's conference. Board members and committee chairs will be on hand to answer questions. 
9:00 am - 11:00 am  International Committee Meeting
9:00 am - 4:00 pm  IAIABC/NAWCJ Joint Judicial Program 
The IAIABC and National Association of Workers' Compensation Judiciary (NAWCJ) Joint Judicial Program discusses topics of interest to workers' compensation administrative law judges, mediators, and judicial management. Registration for the Judicial Program is included with a full Convention registration. Standalone registration is available; if you are interested in attending just the Judicial Program, please contact the IAIABC for registration options. 

9:00 am - 4:00 pm  EDI Claims Committee Meeting
10:00 am - 12:00 pm  Regulation Committee Meeting
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  Lunch (on your own)
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm  Medical Issues Committee Meeting
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm  Research and Standards Committee Meeting
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Self-Insured Guaranty Funds of America (SIGFA) Board and Business Meeting (invitation only) 
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm  Board of Directors/Joint Committee Council Meeting
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm  Happy Hour
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm  New Attendee Dinner
Meet fellow new attendees during this New Attendee Dinner. Additional fee includes dinner and non-alcoholic beverages. 
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm  SIGFA Reception and Dinner 

Tuesday, October 3

7:00 am - 7:45 am  Sunrise Yoga
Energize your day with this morning yoga session. Pre-registration is required to reserve your mat. 
7:15 am - 5:00 pm  Check-In and Registration 
7:30 am - 9:00 am   Western Association of Workers' Compensation Boards (WAWCB) Breakfast and Annual Meeting (invitation only)
7:30 am - 12:00 pm SIGFA Breakfast and Meeting (invitation only)
8:00 am - 9:00 am   Buffet Breakfast 
8:00 am - 5:00 pm  Marketplace
9:00 am - 9:45 am  NextGen Coffee and Chat Session 
Recipients of the NextGen awards will share insights into their engagement with workers' compensation and discuss with attendees where the industry is heading. 
10:00 am - 12:00 pm  EDI Jurisdictional Forum
Jurisdictions share news and updates on activities affecting EDI standards and reporting. 
10:00 am - 12:00 pm  Disability Management and Return to Work Committee Meeting
10:00 am - 12:00 pm  Dispute Resolution Committee Meeting
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  Lunch (on your own)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  SIGFA Attendee Luncheon (invitation only) 
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  Heads of Delegation Luncheon (invitation only)
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  Associate Member Council Meeting and Luncheon (open to all Convention registrants)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  SIGFA Attendee Luncheon (invitation only)
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  EDI Medical ProPay Committee Meeting
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm  EDI Claims Committee Meeting
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm  Heads of Delegation and Associate Members' Forum (open to all Convention registrants)
Jurisdictional agency leaders share regulatory, policy, and administrative issues with industry stakeholders and invite the industry to ask questions and engage in dialogue. 
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm  EDI Medical Committee Meeting 
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm  Break
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm Heads of Delegation Forum (open to jurisdictional agency staff only)
Jurisdictional agency leaders engage in in-depth discussion and share strategies to address the policy, economic, and administrative challenges affecting workers' compensation around the world.
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm  President's Reception

Wednesday, October 4

7:00 am - 7:45 am  Sunrise Yoga
Energize your day with this morning yoga session. Pre-registration is required to reserve your mat. 
7:30 am - 5:00 pm  Check-In and Registration
7:30 am - 5:00 pm  Marketplace
7:30 am - 8:30 am   Continental Breakfast
7:30 am - 8:30 am   Central States Association Regional Breakfast (invitation only)
7:30 am - 8:30 am   Northeast States Association Regional Breakfast (invitation only)
7:30 am - 8:30 am   Southern Association of Workers' Compensation Administrators (SAWCA) "Grits" Breakfast (invitation only)
8:45 am - 9:00 am  President's Address
9:00 am - 9:45 am   Keynote: The Future of Work
9:50 am - 10:50 am  Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark LIVE! The Future of Workers' Compensation: The Regulators' View
10:00 am - 12:00 pm  EDI Systems Committee Meeting
10:50 am - 11:00 am   Break
11:00 am - 12:00 pm  Work, Health, Safety, and Recovery: The Global View
11:00 am - 12:00 pm  Concurrent Session II (title and description to be announced soon)
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm  Awards Luncheon (open to all Convention registrants)
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm  Innovation Award Presentation
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm EDI XML Task Group Meeting
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm  Break
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm  Telemedicine: An Innovative Treatment Delivery Mechanism for Workers' Compensation
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm  Concurrent Session II (title and description to be announced soon)
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm  Break
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm  EDI Proof of Coverage Committee Meeting
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm  Concurrent Session I (title and description to be announced soon)
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm  Concurrent Session II (title and description to be announced soon)
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  Food Truck Dinner Event 
Food trucks are a Portland staple. Attendees will immerse themselves in the Portland food scene as they enjoy tastings from local food trucks during this fun dinner outside at the World Trade Center Portland. 

Thursday, October 5

8:00 am - 11:00 am   Check-In and Registration 
8:00 am - 8:30 am   IAIABC Annual Business Meeting
Breakfast will be provided in the room. 
8:00 am - 8:45 am   Continental Breakfast
8:45 am - 9:45 am   Curtis Weber: An Injured Worker's Perspective on Prevention
Sponsored by the Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board and the Disability Management and Return to Work Committee
8:45 am - 12:00 pm  EDI Council Meeting
9:45 am - 10:00 am  Break
10:00 am - 11:00 am  Concurrent Session I (title and description to be announced soon)
10:00 am - 11:00 am   Concurrent Session II (title and description to be announced soon)
11:00 am - 11:15 am  Break
11:15 am - 12:15 pm  Closing Session (title and description to be announced soon)

Location

Conference Venue and Hotel

The IAIABC 103rd Convention takes place in the heart of downtown Portland, Oregon at the Hilton Portland Downtown Hotel. 

Hilton Portland Downtown
921 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204 USA

The Hilton is offering IAIABC Convention attendees a reduced room rate of $199 per night (not including taxes and fees). The cut-off date to reserve your room at the Hilton at the reduced rate is September 11, 2017. Rooms will go quickly so make your reservation early.  

Book your room

Mention the "IAIABC" when making your reservation.

Online: https://aws.passkey.com/e/16347598
Phone: +1 (800) HILTONS

Air Travel

Portland International Airport (PDX) is approximately 10 miles from the Hilton Portland Downtown. 

Transportation

The Hilton does not offer an airport shuttle. Information regarding taxis, Uber and Lyft, super shuttles, the MAX Light Rail, and car rental options will be available shortly. 

Add-Ons
Monday, October 2, 2017
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM New Attendee Dinner
Is this your first time at an IAIABC Convention? We invite you to join your fellow new attendees and make some new friends at this New Attendee Dinner on Monday, October 2 at 6:15 pm. Dinner will take place near the Hilton Downtown Portland (location to be determined) and will include appetizers, dinner, and non-alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase by the attendee.