IAIABC 104th Convention

Event Date: 10/1/2018 - 10/4/2018

Event Overview

About the IAIABC 104th Convention

Convention 2017

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 2017, over 320 people attended the IAIABC Convention, including representatives from 33 US and non-US jurisdictions.

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! 

Registration and Program

Registration and the program will be available in mid-May 2018. Check back soon for updates! 


Additional Programming

The 104th Convention will host an additional program that requires separate registration. 

The IAIABC & NAWCJ Workers' Compensation Mediators' College 
September 30 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm October 1-2 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
This program will provide advanced mediation training for those who are mediating in the field of workers’ compensation law. The hands-on program will allow participants to practice the mediation process from beginning to end.  If you are interested in the IAIABC & NAWCJ Workers' Compensation Mediators' College, visit www.iaiabc.org/mediators-college.

If you are interested in attending both the IAIABC 104th Convention and the IAIABC & NAWCJ Workers' Compensation Mediators' College, register for the IAIABC & NAWCJ Workers' Compensation Mediators' College first. You will receive a coupon code in your confirmation email to use towards your Convention registration.


Thank You Sponsors

 


Save the Dates for these Future Conventions

IAIABC 105th Convention
October 21-24, 2019
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

IAIABC 106th Convention
September 21-24, 2020
Denver, Colorado


Past Conventions

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

IAIABC 102nd Convention
September 26-29, 2016
Portland, Maine

IAIABC 101st Convention
August 31-September 2, 2015
Chicago, Illinois

Registration
Member
Fee End Date Description Amount
8/2/2018 IAIABC Member Early Rate $745.00
Non-Member
Fee End Date Description Amount
8/2/2018 Non-Member Early Rate $870.00
Schedule

Schedule is subject to change without notice. 

Download a printable schedule

Convention registrants are welcome to attend any committee meeting on the schedule. 

Sunday, September 30

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Board of Directors Meeting                                                                                                              
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm IAIABC/NAWCJ Workers' Compensation Mediator's College
This program will provide advanced mediation training for those who are mediating in the field of workers’ compensation law. Included among the curriculum topics are ethics, negotiation theory, dealing with impasse, and the intersection of mediation and technology. The hands-on program will allow participants to practice the mediation process from beginning to end. It provides 18.5 hours of general mediation training, including 3 hours of ethics. Separate registration required.
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Check-In and Registration

Monday, October 1

7:30 am - 5:00 pm  Check-In and Registration
7:30 am - 5:00 pm  Marketplace
8:00 am - 9:00 am  Breakfast
8:15 am - 8:45 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  Medical Issues Committee Meeting
8:00 am - 5:00 pm  IAIABC/NAWCJ Workers' Compensation Mediator's College
This program will provide advanced mediation training for those who are mediating in the field of workers’ compensation law. Included among the curriculum topics are ethics, negotiation theory, dealing with impasse, and the intersection of mediation and technology. The hands-on program will allow participants to practice the mediation process from beginning to end. It provides 18.5 hours of general mediation training, including 3 hours of ethics. Separate registration required.

9:00 am - 5:00 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  Disability Management and Return to Work Committee Meeting
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Self-Insured Guaranty Funds of America (SIGFA) Board and Business Meeting (invitation only) 
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Board of Directors and 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 2

6:15 am - 7:00 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 
7:15 am - 5:00 pm Marketplace
7:30 am - 8:45 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   Breakfast 
8:00 am - 5:00 pm IAIABC/NAWCJ Workers' Compensation Mediator's College
This program will provide advanced mediation training for those who are mediating in the field of workers’ compensation law. Included among the curriculum topics are ethics, negotiation theory, dealing with impasse, and the intersection of mediation and technology. The hands-on program will allow participants to practice the mediation process from beginning to end. It provides 18.5 hours of general mediation training, including 3 hours of ethics. Separate registration required.
8:45 am - 9:45 am  A Conversation with the NextGen 
Meet the talented individuals recognized with 2nd IAIABC NextGen Awards! These professionals under the age of 40 are making their impact on workers' compensation; hear them share their thoughts and insights on the workers' compensation industry of today and tomorrow.

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  Research and Standards Committee Meeting
10:00 am - 12:00 pm  International Committee Meeting
12:00 pm - 1:30 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)
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm  EDI Medical ProPay Committee Meeting
1:30 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 - 3:30 pm  Break
3:15 pm - 5:00 pm EDI Medical Committee Meeting
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Associate Member Council Meeting
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.

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm  President's Reception

Wednesday, October 3

7:30 am - 5:00 pm  Check-In and Registration
7:30 am - 5:00 pm  Marketplace
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)
8:00 am - 8:30 am  Breakfast
8:45 am - 9:00 am  President's Address
Matt Carey, IAIABC President and Chief Administrator, Rhode Island Division of Workers' Compensation
9:00 am - 9:45 am   Keynote Presentation
9:50 am - 10:50 am  Administrators Share Inspired Solutions
10:00 am - 12:00 pm  EDI Systems Committee Meeting
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Dispute Resolution Committee Meeting
10:50 am - 11:00 am   Break
11:00 am - 12:00 pm  Concurrent Session 1
11:00 am - 12:00 pm  Concurrent Session 2
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  Awards Luncheon (open to all Convention registrants)
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm  Concurrent Session 3
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm  Concurrent Session 4
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm EDI XML Task Group Meeting
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Break
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm Concurrent Session 5
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm  Break
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm  EDI Proof of Coverage Committee Meeting
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Concurrent Session 6
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Concurrent Session 7
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  Evening Social Event

Thursday, October 4

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   Breakfast
8:45 am - 9:45 am   Plenary Session
9:00 am - 12:15 pm  EDI Council Meeting
9:45 am - 10:00 am  Break
10:00 am - 11:15 am  Concurrent Session 8
10:00 am - 11:15 am   Concurrent Session 9
11:15 am - 11:30 am  Break
11:30 am - 12:15 pm  Closing Plenary Session

Location

Conference Venue and Hotel

The IAIABC 104th Convention takes place in historic Williamsburg, VA at the Williamsburg Lodge.

Williamsburg Lodge
310 S England Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185 USA

The Williamsburg Lodge 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 Lodge at the reduced rate is September 7, 2018. Rooms will go quickly so make your reservation early.  

Book your room

Make your reservation online

Phone: 1-800-261-9530 The conference reservations office is open Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:00.  Please use the Booking ID IA2 or 40556 when calling.

Air Travel

Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF) is approximately 26 miles from the Williamsburg Lodge. 
Norfolk International Airport (ORF) is approximately 44 miles from the Williamsburg Lodge. 
Richmond International Airport (RIC) is approximately 46 miles from the Williamsburg Lodge. 

Transportation

Taxis

Local Taxi companies include Norfolk Checker Taxi, Yellow Cab, Airport Taxi, Galaxy Cab, etc.

Newport News Cost: $47-53
Travel Time: Approx. 20 minutes

Norfolk Cost: $118-135
Travel Time: Approx. 45 minutes

Richmond Cost: $115-132
Travel Time: Approx. 45 minutes

Uber and Lyft

Newport News Cost: Uber $25-33  Uber XL $36-47 Lyft $28   Lyft Plus $40
Travel time: Approximately 20 minutes

Norfolk Cost: Uber $48-64  Uber XL $72-95 Lyft $53  Lyft Plus $79
Travel time: Approximately 45 minutes

Richmond Cost: Uber $48-64  Uber XL $90-120 Lyft $56   Lyft Plus $101
Travel time: Approximately 45 minutes

Limousine/Town Car

Companies: Horseless Carriage Limo, Blacklane, A Goff Limo and Bus Company, Talixo, etc.

Newport News Cost: $120-300
Travel Time: Approx. 20 minutes

Norfolk Cost: $120-300
Travel Time: Approx. 45 minutes

Richmond Cost: $215-400
Travel Time: Approx. 45 minutes

Add-Ons
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
6:15 AM - 7:00 AM Tuesday Morning Yoga
Take the opportunity to focus on your health and fitness during this early morning yoga session. Relax your mind and work your body before the day begins. Participants are asked to RSVP during online registration to save a mat. There is no cost to participate, available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Space is limited to first 20 RSVPs.
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 1 at 6:30 pm. Dinner (location to be determined) will include appetizers, dinner, and non-alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase by the attendee.