Top 10 Reasons The WCI Conference Should Be #1 On Your 2020 List!

1. WCI offers THE most comprehensive workers’ compensation program content in the country

Choose from over 250 sessions presented by 550 industry expert speakers! This national conference has evolved into a gathering of all stakeholders, regardless of jurisdiction or state, to study and be educated on issues of common concern that have no geographical boundaries.

WCI 2020 tracks may include – National Moot Court Competition; Professional Mediation Conference; Case Law Update; Alliance of Women in Workers Compensation; Risk Managers; Medical: Orthopaedic, Pain Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Chiropractic; National Trends; National WC Review; Regulators Roundtable; Regulators College; Physical Therapy; Judiciary College; Workplace Safety; Workplace Health; Adjusters; Attorneys; PEO; Temporary Staffing; First Responder Heart and Hypertension, and Occupational Disease Claims; Return-To-Work; Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Act, Jones Act & Defense Based Act; Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance; Medical Issues; Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation; Multi-State Workers’ Compensation Laws; New in 2020: Cyber Security & Liability

2. WCI offers exceptional value for the cost

To attend WCI, plan on paying $330-$410, depending on when you register. Hint-hint: Register now for the early bird rate! This is only one-third of the price of other national conferences! Regardless of your interests, your position, or your role in workers’ compensation, this conference is designed to provide something of significance. You can bring members in all aspects of your organization to be educated for a reasonable cost. View more info and register.

3. WCI’s networking opportunities will have you “in the know”

Over 7,000 attendees gather onsite at the Orlando World Center Marriott to attend sessions and network. You won’t want to miss out on the chance to meet your next potential big client or connect with a respected industry peer.
 
 
 

4. WCI streams a Live Surgery event

You are invited to an interactive look into an operating room as physicians from Orlando Orthopaedic Group perform a surgery that streams live from their outpatient surgery center. A physician explains the procedure step-by-step and answers any questions from the audience. It is one of the most anticipated sessions of the conference each year!
 

5. WCI coordinates on-site, face to face meetings with your state regulators

State regulators attending from our multi-state jurisdictions will be present to discuss each state’s laws and regulations. Conferences with specific regulators and attorneys practicing law in the various jurisdictions can be pre-scheduled at the conference hotel if attendees have concerns about particular states. Email Julie.fetherman@wci360.com to learn more about which 27 states are represented. View conference info.

6. WCI presents an annual National Moot Court Competition

We are the only national workers’ compensation based program affording educational opportunities for law students to argue in front of sitting trial and appellate court judges. 24 student teams from 16 schools will argue in 2020’s competition and represent 10 different states: Arizona, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. A primary purpose of this competition is to enhance workers’ compensation as a major part of the educational curriculum of participating law schools.

7. WCI inspires acts of kindness through the Give Kids the World Service Day and Gala event

WCI is passionate about giving back! This volunteer service day, held the Saturday before the conference begins, is a wonderful opportunity to network with fellow workers’ compensation and insurance professionals while making a difference. In 3.5 hours, over 1200 volunteers completed the same amount of work that would take GKTW over 2.5 years to complete on their own! Get dressed up in this year’s Western themed gala for dinner, entertainment and a silent auction. Our goal is to beat last year’s total funds raised of $100,000. GKTW Village is an 84-acre nonprofit “storybook” resort in Central Florida. Here, children with critical illnesses and their families are treated to weeklong, cost free vacations. Learn more.

8. WCI offers two Workers’ Compensation focused conferences in one: Educational & Safety

Send your organization’s Risk and Safety Managers to this comprehensive event! In addition to the Educational Conference, WCI simultaneously hosts a Safety & Health symposium to educate on improving injury reduction and outcomes using best practices, tools and resources. Be on the lookout for a special track on Workplace Violence, with a proposed regulation session being presented by a speaker from OSHA!

9. WCI entertains the crowd with a Monday night concert experience

Which band will be headlining at WCI is one of the biggest surprises each year at the conference. Sing or dance the night away to a chart-topping favorite from a past or present band while enjoying free food and drinks. It is a fun event you won’t want to miss! Previous years have included entertainment from Joan Jett, Jake Owen, Journey, The B-52s, and more!

10. WCI’s Exhibit Hall & Health Fair will keep you informed and thriving

In an era where exhibit halls seem to be falling short, WCI has managed to keep growing without charging fees to visit the hall. Service partners can showcase their solutions to increase potential business interactions in a fun atmosphere!

Did you know there is also a health fair inside the main exhibit hall? Examples include antioxidant deficiency screening, brain tap technology to relax & reboot, bone density testing, cholesterol screening and much more! Meet with prospects, showcase your services, and take advantage of the complimentary health assessments offered for WCI attendees. Click here to view the new sponsorship opportunities available for 2020 or contact Cathy Bowman at cathy@wci360.com.