Oakland, CA – The California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) recently announced that it has opened registration for its 60th Annual Meeting, which will be held Tuesday, March 19, 2024 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oakland Scottish Rite Center, 1547 Lakeside Dr., Oakland, California.
The theme for this year’s meeting is “An Altered State: The Shifting Role of California Workers’ Compensation, 1964 – 2024.”
The program will include:
- Keynote speaker Sarah Bohn, Vice President of Research and Senior Fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California, who will offer an update on the California economy and discuss how the $64 billion deficit, one-party rule, and ongoing demographic changes will affect the state’s long-term business environment.
- CWCI Senior Vice-President Rena David and President Alex Swedlow will review new research on workers’ compensation outcomes and issues that will be on the front burner in 2024.
- CWCI Senior Vice-President of Claims and General Counsel Sara Widener-Brightwell and Chief Operating Officer Gideon Baum, who will review issues affecting workers’ compensation that are likely to be addressed in the courts and by state lawmakers in the year ahead.
A panel discussion that will explore how cultural, political, and economic differences have influenced workers’ compensation outcomes in California and across the nation. Alex Swedlow will be joined by Ramona Tanabe, President and CEO of the Workers Compensation Research Institute, and Eric McGhee, Senior Fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California, who will offer their insights into how the California workers’ compensation system compares to other jurisdictions, the factors that have led to significant reforms to the California system over the past six decades, and current dynamics that could reshape the future role of workers’ compensation.
CWCI’s 60th Annual Meeting is free to CWCI member company employees, CWCI Emeritus, regulators, and the press; $350 for all others. The meeting will begin with a Continental breakfast at 7:45 a.m., and will also include a luncheon at the nearby Lake Chalet Restaurant from noon to 1:00 p.m. All those planning to attend the meeting must pre-register.
The Scottish Rite Center is located across from Lake Merritt, between 14th St. and 17th St., in downtown Oakland. The Center offers limited free parking (first come, first served) which may be accessed from Madison St., and is walking distance to the 12th St., 19th St., and Lake Merritt BART Stations. For more information on the venue or hotel options, or to register for the meeting, go to CWCI’s 60th Annual Meeting of Members. If you have questions, please call CWCI at 510-251-9470.