Conference Schedule

The 50th Anniversary Conference

Downloadable Session/Event Schedule

Tuesday, September 13 - Networking & Exhibitor Setup

Golf Outing - Wine Valley Golf Club, Walla Walla
Meet at course; first tee time is at 11:00am

Wine Tasting Tour - Three Tri-Cities Premium Wineries
Bus leaves convention center at 2:00 pm, returns 5:00 pm

Exhibitor Set Up

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, September 14 & Thursday, September 15 - Conference Sessions & Trade Show

General Session Keynotes:

The State of the System and L&I's Latest Initiatives
Joel Sacks, Director, Department of Labor & Industries

Out Front Ideas Live with Kimberly & Mark
Kimberly George, Senior VP for Corporate Development, Sedgwick
Mark Walls, VP for Communications & Strategic Analysis, Safety National

Session Topics Include:

Workers' Comp & Long COVID
Recovery-Focused Utilization Review
A visit with the new BIIA Chair & Members
Safety Culture Development

Breakout Topics Include:
Extinguishing Burnout
Administration: Evidence-Based Disability Guidelines and Best Practices
L&I's Provider Incentives Pilots

Round Table Sessions Include:
Top Legal Issues
Top Issues in Claims Management
Top Issues in Vocational Recovery

Session Presenters & Moderators Include:

Holly Kessler, Chair, Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals
Isabelle Cole, Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals
Jenny Haykin, Puget Sound Energy
Craig Smith, M.D., MES Solutions
Ann Klein, Majoris Health Solutions
Bernie Pratt, Pratt Day & Stratton
Cory Turner, Vocational Connections
Craig Stone, Intermountain Claims

Other Events:

Exhibitor Setup (Wednesday)

Breakfast & Trade Show Opens (Both Days)

Conference Luncheon (Both Days)
12:00 p.m.

Networking Reception (Tuesday)
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Dinner & Networking (Wednesday)

Cancellation Information
No credit will be given for cancellations made after August 26, 2022.