National Workers Compensation and Disability Conference

presented by Risk & Insurance

Year-Round National Comp Content

Get Ready for the 2021 National Comp Event!

The 2021 National Comp Conference will be held Oct. 20-22 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Registration is now open. Back are the live program staples attendees missed in 2020, including 60 Tips in 60 Minutes, a Q&A with Teddy Award winners, and a leadership panel with industry executives. Content tracks include Medical/Pharma Management, Claims/RTW, Injury Prevention, Insurance/Risk Finance, and more.

Ongoing Digital Session Series

Our Ongoing Digital Session Series , presented throughout the coming year up until our 2021 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 much 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.

There’s never been a better time to attend the National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference® — National Comp. After the last year of facing the COVID-19 pandemic, it's time to gather again and share our collective insights, strength, and knowledge.

Our 2021 event presents a great opportunity to hear from industry leaders, reconnect with friends and colleagues, and carve a new path forward as we navigate the next normal. Put the video calls on hold for a few days and join us in Las Vegas!

As the industry's largest national conference, National Comp offers the tools and ideas you need to propel your workers’ comp and injury prevention programs and stay on top of tomorrow’s trends.

National Comp is proud to unveil Connect HQ, our redesigned marketplace, to compare and contrast the newest solutions from leading vendors in every category.  The marketplace will also offer numerous opportunities to deepen your knowledge through full-length and short-form educational offerings.

The safety and comfort of exhibitors and attendees is our priority. National Comp will follow all protocols deemed necessary by health officials at the time of the event.


about the conference
  • National Comp 2021: October 20 to 22, 2021, Las Vegas.
  • Ongoing Digital Session Series: 2-3 sessions per month, presented year-round
  • CompTalks: short-form presentations designed to deliver information you need, even when you don't have an hour to spare
  • Industry Thought Leaders: All sessions delivered by senior executives from leading organizations 

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, our program has been realigned to better serve the needs of a rapidly changing industry and 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

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 2021 sponsors for their ongoing support.







Conference Charity Partner

Kids’ Chance of America represents 48 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 8,000 scholarships totaling over $27 million dollars.