NWCDC Session Guidance

Employers Wanted: 2014 NWC Session RFP Guidance

By: | January 16, 2014

Roberto Ceniceros is a retired senior editor of Risk & Insurance® and the former chair of the National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference® & Expo. Read more of his columns and features.

When employers share their workers’ compensation program strategies and achievements, their peers listen and learn. This was the most common sentiment expressed to me over the last few months when I spoke with many long-time attendees of the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo.


Vendors, attorneys, medical providers and regulators are an important driver of our session development process. We value their efforts and willingness to participate as oftentimes these professionals possess a broad, up-to-date understanding of workers’ comp trends and industry-changing events. By integrating more employers into session panels, we believe conference attendees will better relate to the strategies and insights presented and leave the conference with concrete actions they can apply to their own programs.

Therefore, if you or your company is interested in submitting a proposal for a session presentation, please keep in mind that we are prioritizing those submissions that include an employer on the panel.

Some of the topics we are interested in hearing employers speak about include: using captives to manage their workers’ compensation costs, managing insurer and third party administrator contracts, interacting with claims adjusters, return to work, predictive modeling, and addressing the psychosocial aspects of a claim.

Those are just a few suggestions and we are open to hear about many more.

Presentations can focus on new, innovative strategies that reduce injuries and costs. But risk managers and workers’ comp managers are also welcome to share their unique experiences with applying tried-and-true practices at their companies.

Conference speaker proposals are due by February 5th, 2014. The proposal form can be found here at the conference website. Or, for further discussion on potential presentation content, feel free to contact me at the below number.

Roberto Ceniceros, conference co-chair
(208) 286-1425
[email protected]

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