Annual Convention

72nd Annual SAWCA Convention Goes Virtual…Airing July 29th & 30th

Register for this event here.

View the agenda here.

The Southern Association of Workers’ Compensation Administrators, though disappointed that we will not be “In-Person Together” for our 72nd Annual Convention, will be “Virtually Together” for the first time since 1949 and our plans for a truly unique and fun virtual experience are well under way.

Virtually duplicating the experience that was planned at the OMNI Plantation on Amelia Island will not be easy…but with a little imagination and a few special surprises, we hope to share the educational sessions that provide benefit for all stakeholders and to serve as a reminder of how important it is to remain connected during times that have the potential of reshaping our industry. Stay in touch and check out the convention page for updates as we approach SAWCA’s first virtual convention airing July 29th and 30th.

The SAWCA 2020 Virtual Convention will consist of 4 sessions over two days…approximately 90 minutes in the morning…and 90 minutes in the afternoon providing 6 hours of the very best discussions by state regulators and industry professionals focused on the issues and challenges we are all facing in today’s new environment. During each session the roundtable and panel participants will be available for questions via a live chat room that will be open providing attendees the opportunity to directly interact in real time with the panel members. Feel free to follow up on comments made during the session and to ask other related questions. The agenda for SAWCA’s virtual convention is provided below:

2020 Regulators Roundtable – July 29th -Moderated By: Honorable Deneise Lott, Senior Administrative Law Judge, Mississippi.
Join regulators from across the nation as they discuss the regulatory issues and challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020 Employers Panel – July 29th – Moderated By: Mark Walls, Vice President – Communication and Strategic Analysis, Safety National

2020 Carrier/Insurance Panel – July 30th – Moderated By: K. Max Koonce, Chief Claims Officer, Casualty, Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.
Panelists include: Safety National, AIG, NCCI, SUNZ Insurance, & Pinnacol Assurance

Things That Make Bob Go “Hmm” – July 30th – Moderated By: Robert H. Wilson, President & CEO, WorkersCompensation.com
Panelists include: Abbie Hudgens (TN), Karl Aumann (MD), Kevin Tribout (Optum), Greg Gilbert (Concentra), & Wade McGuffey (Goodman McGuffey)

Registration for the 2020 SAWCA Virtual Convention is now open…visit the SAWCA website for additional updates including registration information, panel participants, sponsors and sponsorship opportunities, and a special feature of our virtual experience…the “SAWCA Convention Care Package” which will be provided to all registered attendees.

Moving forward SAWCA will be planning future events allowing a continuation of the national dialogue created by earlier virtual meetings. Stay tuned for further information as we provide critical information and support to both state agencies and industry professionals. Finally, we look forward to the time when we can once again meet “in-person” and enjoy the SAWCA Experience.


Next Year:
73rd Annual Convention: The Homestead in Hot Springs, VA July 12-16, 2021

The Omni Homestead Resort, nestled in the Allegheny Mountains, is known for its Southern Hospitality and Charm. Designated as a National Historic Landmark it celebrates over 250 years as America’s “First Resort”. Take advantage of the varied educational and professional opportunities that will be yours as we bring the leaders of states and industry together for discussions designed to foster avenues of agreement as we strive to improve workers’ compensation systems across the nation. The Homestead In 2021 !

SAWCA In Savannah
Savannah, Georgia Was Our Host City For The 71st Annual SAWCA Convention.

The 71st Annual Convention was held July 29 – August 2, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Savannah in historic Savannah, Georgia. SAWCA once again brought together the industry and regulatory “Decision Makers”…Providing the best speakers sharing their expertise on the issues that matter…The Value Of SAWCA.  

SAWCA 2017 & 2018 Combined Attendee List
If you are wondering who attends the SAWCA conventions…it is easy…The “Decision Makers” from both the industry and regulatory agencies…but to be more specific we are pleased to share a combined list of attendees from the 2017 & 2018 Annual Conventions.   Please note that while many of those on the list attended both conventions, some only attended one.