National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference

presented by Risk & Insurance

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National Comp 2023

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Deadline: February 10, 2023

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Year-Round National Comp Content

National Comp 2023: Sept. 20-22

National Comp 2023 returns to Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas with A New Conference Experience.    

We’ve optimized the total experience with new content, an improved layout, innovative technology and new events.

Digital Sessions

Our Digital Sessions , presented throughout the coming year up until our 2022 event, will offer informative presentations from engaging speakers on managing behavioral health concerns, maximizing legal spend, leveraging the biopsychosocial model, exploring telehealth and sports medicine models, and more.



We've expanded our program with a new offering — CompTalks, a platform to showcase thought leaders from across the industry, and the topics they're passionate about. A bit like TED Talks, but focused on our industry, these brief in-depth discussions will offer a mix of thought-provoking opinions, insider perspectives and useful strategies you can bring back to your team.


It's time for a new vision of workers' compensation.

In 2023, National Comp is creating more opportunities to learn how to address the evolving challenges in workers’ comp AND creating new, exciting opportunities to network with the industry’s most influential executives, thought leaders, and fellow attendees.

We’ve optimized the total conference experience with new content formats, an improved layout, innovative technology, and new events. What more could you ask for from the industry’s premier national event?

Our New Conference Experience includes:

• Less walking and more time to learn and network. We’re moving all the sessions adjacent to the expo floor. Now you can easily attend sessions, hear a CompTalk, and meet with vendors without that long trek from exhibit hall to sessions and back again. We should have thought of this years ago!

• More targeted and efficient networking. Easily find and meet with your peers, speakers, and service providers when you want. Powered by our new networking app, you can set-up meetings with anyone in attendance - or let the app make suggestions based on your interests or needs. Arrange to meet in the new Networking Zone and Comp Café, or utilize meeting spaces throughout the expo hall.

• New lounges to recharge, caffeinate and de-stress. Take a much-needed wellness break right on the show floor in one of our new lounges - National Comp Café, Wellness/Recovery, Charging & Pet Therapy. Our lounges create a relaxed environment to recharge your mind and body while providing opportunities for further inspiration, connection, and engagement.

• Opening Night Reception This exclusive networking event, only available to National Comp attendees, provides new social opportunities to connect with industry peers and colleagues away from the expo floor.  

• More content options than ever before. In addition to thoughtful and in-depth sessions, attendees can learn from industry peers and explore the latest offerings from service partners in the National Comp theater. And don’t forget about the extensive digital learning opportunities offered year-round.


about the conference
  • National Comp 2023: Sept. 20-23, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
  • All sessions delivered by senior executives from leading organizations
  • Exclusive inside looks at industry-transforming trends
  • Continuing education credits available for some sessions.
  • Ongoing digital sessions year-round.

Fresh leadership with a reinvigorated commitment to the industry's future.

2020 marked the beginning of a new era for the largest workers' compensation conference in the country. Now under the ownership of The Institutes Risk and Insurance Knowledge Group, our program has been realigned to better serve the needs of a rapidly changing industry for the companies, organizations, and workers that depend on it.

National Comp is now presented by Risk & Insurance®, which covers the people, stories, and risks that embody the essential functions of risk management and commercial insurance. Now an affiliate of The Institutes, R&I is dedicated to bringing the workers' compensation community together to share challenges and opportunities, and the latest solutions and innovations. Our mission is to provide a platform for industry leaders and executives to collaborate and build the solutions that will drive the workers' compensation industry forward.

Our Program Leadership

Michelle Kerr

Conference Chair
Workers’ Compensation Editor, 
Risk & Insurance®

Denise Algire

Program Co-Chair
Director of Risk Initiatives &
National Medical Director, Albertsons Companies

John Smolk

Program Co-Chair
Principal Manager, Workers’ Compensation and Disability Management, Southern California Edison

Anas Al-Hamwi

Program Advisor
Regional Vice President -Greater North West region
Walgreens Boots Alliance

William Zachry

Program  Advisor
Board Member
California State Compensation Insurance Fund

Why Workers' Comp Professionals Love This Conference

  • “Great agenda topics and networking events! NWCDC is a wonderful opportunity to enhance your professional credibility.”

    Ruth Burnett

    BSN, CCM, CDMS, Workers’ Compensation Nurse Navigator, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital-Jefferson Health
  • “One of the best conferences I have attended. The breakout sessions provided actionable and valuable insight that will definitely enhance our claims quality initiatives.”

    Kellie Wilbanks

    Cost Containment Supervisor, Texas Property and Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association

Thank you to our 2022 sponsors






Conference Charity Partner

Kids’ Chance of America represents 50 state-level nonprofit organizations that provide scholarships to children of workers who have been seriously or fatally injured on the job. Cumulatively, since their inception in 1988, Kids’ Chance organizations have awarded over 9,300 scholarships totaling over $33.2 million dollars.