IAIABC 105th Convention

Event Date: 10/21/2019 - 10/24/2019

Event Overview

Convention AttendeesAbout the IAIABC 105th Convention

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 2018, over 290 people attended the IAIABC Convention, including representatives from 43 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! 

Click here for a listing of attendee organizations from the past two years.

Thank You Sponsors

Save the Date for Future Conventions

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

IAIABC 107th Convention
September 20-23, 2021
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Past Conventions

IAIABC 104th Convention
October 1-4, 2018
Williamsburg, Virginia

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

Fee End Date Description Amount
8/14/2019 IAIABC Member Early Rate $765.00
Fee End Date Description Amount
8/14/2019 Non-Member Early Rate $890.00
Fee End Date Description Amount
10/1/2019 Speaker Rate $765.00
Judicial Program
Fee End Date Description Amount
10/9/2019 IAIABC & NAWCJ Mediators' Program ONLY $150.00

The IAIABC 105th Convention Program 

Schedule is subject to change without notice. Registrants of the IAIABC 105th Convention are welcome to attend any committee meeting on the schedule.

Click here for a printable schedule

Sunday, October 20, 2019 

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Board of Directors' Meeting

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

Check-In and Registration 

Monday, October 21, 2019

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Check-In and Registration 


The Lounge

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Hot Breakfast

9:00 am - 9:45 am 

New Attendee Orientation

9:45 am - 10:00 am 


10:00 am - 11:30 am

Medical Issues Committee Meeting
Regulation Committee Meeting

10:00 am - 11:30 am 

EDI XML Task Group Meeting

EDI Data Governance Session

11:30 am - 1:00 pm 

Lunch (on your own) 

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Disability Management and Return to Work Committee Meeting

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

EDI Claims Committee Meeting

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm


2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Dispute Resolution Committee Meeting

Research and Standards Committee Meeting

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Board of Directors and Joint Committee Council Meeting

5:15 pm - 6:30 pm 

Happy Hour

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm 

New Attendee Dinner- additional cost 

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Check-In and Registration 


The Lounge

7:30 am - 9:00 am 

Western Association of Workers' Compensation Boards (WAWCB) Breakfast and Annual Meeting (invitation only)

8:00 am - 9:00 am 

Hot Breakfast

9:00 am - 10:00 am 

Welcome and President's Address

10:00 am - 10:15 am 


10:00 am - 5:00 pm 

IAIABC & NAWCJ Workers' Compensation Mediators' Program 

View the agenda here

10:15 am - 11:45 am 

International Committee Meeting

10:15 am - 12:15 pm 

EDI Jurisdictional Forum 

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm 

Lunch (on your own) 

Heads of Delegation Luncheon (invitation only) Sponsored by Concentra

1:45 pm - 3:15 pm 

EDI Medical Provider to Payer (ProPay) Committee Meeting

1:45 pm - 3:30 pm 

Heads of Delegation and Associate Members' Forum (open to all Convention registrants)

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm  


3:30 pm - 5:00 pm 

EDI Medical Committee Meeting

Associate Member Council Meeting

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm 

Heads of Delegation Forum (open to jurisdictional agency staff only)

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 

8:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Check-In and Registration 


The Lounge

8:00 am - 9:00 am 

Southern Association of Workers' Compensation Administrators (SAWCA) "Grits" Breakfast (invitation only)

Northeastern States Association Regional Breakfast (invitation only)

Central States Association Regional Breakfast (invitation only)

Continental Breakfast

9:00 am - 10:00 am 

Keynote Presentation: The Art of Leadership and the Business of Social Change

Speaker: Bill Strickland, Speaker, Founder, and Executive Chairman of Manchester Bidwell

10:15 am - 11:00 am

Changing the Story of Unnecessary Work Disability
Concurrent Session

10:15 am - 12:15 pm

EDI Proof of Coverage Committee Meeting

11:00 am - 11:15 am


11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Rethinking the Workers' Compensation Organization

Concurrent Session

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Attendee Luncheon

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm 

Using AI to Forecast Medical Exposure for Claims

Concurrent Session

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

EDI Systems Committee Meeting

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm 


2:30 pm - 3:45 pm 

A Conversation on Permanent Impairment
What Does Customer-Centric Look Like?

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

A Conversation with the NextGen

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

President's Reception (open to all Convention registrants)

Thursday, October 24, 2019 

8:00 am - 10:45 am 

Check-In and Registration 


8:00 am - 9:00 am 

Hot Breakfast

9:00 am - 9:30 am 

IAIABC Business Meeting

9:30 am - 10:30 am 

Plenary Session

9:30 am - 11:30 am 

EDI Council Meeting

10:30 am - 10:45 am 


10:45 am - 11:45 am


The Future of Safety and Health in the Workplace

Medical Management of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder



Conference Venue and Hotel

The IAIABC 105th Convention will take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at The Westin Pittsburgh. The Westin Pittsburgh is offering a reduced room rate of $189 per night (not including taxes or fees). The cut off to reserve your room at the reduced rate is September 27, 2019. Rooms will go quickly, so make your reservation early.

The Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh
1000 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 USA

Book Your Room

Mention "IAIABC Convention" when reserving your room.

Make your reservation online

Phone: +1 (412)-281-3700

Air Travel

Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) is approximately 20 miles from The Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh. 

Allegheny County Airport (AGC) is approximately 11 miles from The Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh.



Local Taxi companies include Checker Cab, Yellow Cab, Cranberry Taxi, zTrip, etc.

Pittsburgh International Cost: $65
Travel Time: Approx. 35 minutes

Allegheny Cost: $40
Travel Time: Approx. 30 minutes

Uber and Lyft

Pittsburgh International One Way Cost: Uber $40  Uber XL $50 Lyft $36-40 Lyft XL $55-60
Travel time: Approximately 35 minutes

Allegheny One Way Cost: Uber $27 Uber XL $40 Lyft $24-28  Lyft Plus $36-40
Travel time: Approximately 30 minutes

Monday, October 21, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Guest Ticket Pass
This ticket is for individuals NOT registered for the IAIABC 105th Convention. Purchase of the Guest Pass allows the guest access to breakfasts throughout the week, happy hour, and the President's Reception.
6:30 PM - 8:00 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 21 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.