Another Successful Year for the Workers' Compensation Educational Conference

September 9, 2010

The 65th Annual Workers' Compensation Educational Conference and 22nd Annual Safety and Health Conference were a wonderful success!  Held August 15th-18th in Orlando, Florida the conference is the largest of its kind in the nation.  This year the event experienced extraordinary growth through new partnerships which increased course offerings and the number of attendees and exhibitors.

Approximately 6,000 to 7,000 professionals in the fields of workers' compensation and workplace safety took part in numerous general and breakout sessions. Several of our firm attorneys participated as moderators, panelists or event organizers (Steve Coonrod, Tracey Hyde, Jacqueline Steele, Lou Stern, Kem Thomas and Angela Warren), including firm President, Jim McConnaughhay, who is General Chairman of the conference. When attendees weren't involved in informational presentations, they visited the more than 300 exhibitor booths.

Some highlights of this year's conference include the annual 36-team golf tournament, a National Moot Court Competition, a two day program by the National Workers' Compensation Legal Review, a Judiciary College presented by the National Association of Workers' Compensation Judiciary Inc., and keynote speakers Paul Rodliff, Senior VP and General Manager of Commercial Professional Services, Liberty Mutual Group and football great Dan Marino.