Call for NWCDC 2019 Presentation Submissions: Share Your Workers’ Comp Knowledge With Your Peers

Don’t miss an opportunity to speak at the 28th annual National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo. All speaker submissions are due in by Feb. 22, 2019.
By: | January 15, 2019

Don’t miss an opportunity to speak at the 28th annual National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo — known as the nation’s top meeting event for workers’ comp professionals.

Presenting at the 2019 event requires submitting proposals by the February 22 deadline.

Note the speaker-proposal deadline arrives early this year. That is because the conference will take place earlier than in the previous few years.

NWCDC returns to Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay November 6 through 8, 2019. Applications to speak are available on NWCDC’s website. Just click on the “For Speakers” tab and scroll down to “RFP.”

The conference wants to hear from panels and individual speakers presenting practical and proven strategies that will help workers’ comp payers and insurance purchasers solve claims challenges, teach best practices for selecting and managing service providers, or can enlighten on industry trends.

Those are just a few of the general topic areas we are interested in hearing employers, vendors, attorneys, medical providers, regulators and other workers’ comp professionals address. We are eager to hear other great topic ideas.

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

Integrated disability strategies combing solutions for workers’ comp and non-occupational drivers of employee absence are of interest.

Just as NWCDC has done in the past, the conference prioritizes the selection of speakers and panel proposals that include employers as presenters. However, we also understand that not all presentations can include an employer speaker, and we value the knowledge and information that other workers’ comp professionals serving the payer community and insurance purchasers bring to the conference.

Advice for submitting RFPs includes:

  • Submit multiple RFPs, because we sometimes receive several proposals from different companies wishing to speak on the same topic. We may only select one presentation per topic in such cases. Submitting multiple RFPs provides an alternative when one of your ideas is a popular one among several submitters.
  • Select topics with relevance for a broad range of workers’ comp professionals. The greater the relevance and the stronger the speaker’s experience and knowledge, the greater the possibility of being selected.
  • Avoid submitting proposals that are mere product or service pitches featuring company personnel responsible for sales or marketing.

Anyone wishing to discuss their speaker proposal ideas before submitting them can contact Roberto Ceniceros, conference chairman, at 208 957-8705 or at [email protected]&

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.

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