Annual Employee Benefits Conference

64th Annual Employee Benefits Conference

Sunday, October 14 - Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA
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​What happens when a community of more than 5,000 trustees, administrators and plan fiduciaries come together for real-world employee benefits education? The 64th Annual Employee Benefits Conference.

Providing straightforward information in sessions for trustees and administrators designed by trustees and administrators, the Annual Conference is the largest event of its kind. Here, you will receive objective, timely and relevant education on the critical issues impacting your funds today. Learn from experts who are paving the way in their fields, apply concepts with small group discussions and workshops, and engage with peers at what is arguably the most important educational event of the year. ​

2017 Session Handouts

​Hot Topics

 A sampling of topics addressed in 2017 include:

  • Trustee Ethics
  • Trustee Expenses—In Depth
  • Hidden Fiduciary Risks in Your Investment Program
  • Understanding Your Cyber-Risk
  • Bargaining in an Uncertain Health Care Environment
  • Mental Health Issues and Dealing With the Opioid Crisis
  • Detecting Fraud and Abuse in Benefit Claims and Delivery
  • Specialty Drug Management—Is It Possible?
  • Alternatives Now and in the Future
  • PBGC solvency and Solutions
  • Alternative Plan Designs in the Multiemployer Community—The Risk Spectrum

​Benefits of Attending

  • ​​Learn how the new administration will most certainly impact your benefit plans.
  • Discover new insights to enhance your pension strategy.
  • Learn about new plan design options and the hard-dollar cost savings they can provide.
  • Identify risks that could impact the long-term security of your plans and plan participants.
  • Engage with experts and get your specific questions answered.
  • Share your knowledge with peers and learn about their tried-and-true solutions. 

Who Should Attend

Bringing together nearly 5,000 peers from across the country, the Annual Conference is the premier learning event for:

  • Taft-Hartley fund trustees, administrators, business managers and association leaders
  • Public sector plan trustees and staff
  • Fund administrators and managers
  • Third-party administrators (TPAs)
  • Benefit consultants
  • Attorneys, accountants and actuaries
  • Investment managers and consultants
  • Coalition leaders
  • Others who are involved in the overall management and administration of benefit trust funds.​

Keynote Speakers Announced


​Amy Webb
Leading Authority on Forecasting & Strategy for Business and Society; Founder, Future Today Institute; Professor, NYU Stern Futures Forecasting


Drew Pinsky, MD
Board Certified Internist, Addictionologist MD, Host of Dr. Drew Midday Live, The Dr. Drew Podcast, Celebrity Rehab and Teen Mom.


Vernice Armour
America's First African-American Female Combat Pilot

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Continuing Education

Annual Conference Continuing Education

Educational sessions at this program can qualify for CEBS continuing professional education (CPE) credit.
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Registration Information

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Registration Information
  Member Nonmember

Through 9/4/2018 US $1,565.00
After 9/4/2018 US $1,865.00 Members Only