38th Annual ISCEBS Employee Benefits Symposium

Sunday, September 8 - Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Hyatt Regency New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Employee Benefits Symposium 2018

September 8-11, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana

For over 37 years, the Symposium has been the must-attend event for thousands of corporate benefits professionals. Designed with a variety of U.S., Canadian and globally oriented sessions, the Symposium is an unparalleled opportunity to learn from and alongside hundreds of industry colleagues, experts and leaders. Solution-oriented workshops, discussions, case studies and strategic sessions offering practical, timely takeaways are designed with your professional needs in mind.

2018 Topics

  Topics for 2019 will be announced soon. Here are some highlights from the previous program.

  • Five Things to Ask Your Health Plan That You're Not Already
  • Target-Date Funds: More Than Meets the Eye
  • Legalization of Marijuana | Effect on Health & Welfare Plans
  • The Blueprint for Successful Diabetes Management
  • Pharmacogenetics and the Value of Personalized Medication Management
  • Financial Wellness Leadership
  • Disaster Preparedness for Benefits and HR
  • How to Uncover Symptoms of Sexual Harassment in Your Organization
  • Capital Accumulation Plans: The Past, Present and Future
  • Disability Management Audit
  • The Forgotten "T" in LGBT Benefits
  • The Medicalization of Unhappiness
  • Disability Management Audit
  • Designing and Implementing a Student Loan Assistance Benefit
  • And many more!


This is the best conference I have attended. Unlike many other conferences, each session was relevant to what I do in my position. This will be my conference of choice.

Kathryn Colantonio, GBA HR Benefits Group LeaderTrillium

Benefits of Attending

Each session delivers valuable and practical ideas and solutions that you can immediately take back to the office:

  • Customized education. Sessions are grouped into health, retirement, general strategic benefits, and Canadian benefit tracks.
  • Numerous opportunities to interact with an experienced and diverse group of industry practitioners.

Who Should Attend

The Symposium is one of the largest gatherings of credentialed benefits professionals in the country. Attendees represent corporations, consulting firms, health care organizations, hospitals, banks, insurance companies, investment and administration firms, jointly trusteed and public employee benefit plans, law firms and other organizations involved with employee benefits.

​2018 Keynote Speakers

Speakers for 2019 will be announced soon. Here are some presenters from 2018 program. 

​Peter Miller

President and CEO
The Institutes - AICPCU
Malvern, Pennsylvania

James A. Klein

American Benefits Council
Washington, DC

Lisa Chamzuk

Lawson Lundell
Vancouver, British Columbia

Katherine Hesse, CEBS

Murphy Hesse Toomey & Lehane LLP
Quincy, Massachusetts

Veronika Litinski

Chief Operating Officer
Toronto, Ontario

Wayne Murphy, CEBS

Senior Manager Corporate Services
Prudent Benefit Administration Services
Toronto, Ontario

​Registration Includes:

  • Access to more than 50 sessions over 2½ days
  • All handouts provided electronically
  • Extensive networking opportunities with more than 500 attendees
  • Continental breakfast on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Lunch on Monday and Tuesday
  • CEBS Conferment Reception (open to all attendees, speakers and guests) on Sunday
  • Welcome Reception on Monday.

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Continuing Education

Educational sessions at this program can qualify for CEBS Compliance credit. Visit www.cebs.org/compliance for additional information.

Young Professionals Scholarship Available

The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS) have teamed up to create a scholarship opportunity for young employee benefits professionals to encourage participation in the benefits industry. [Learn More]

Registration Information

Look for 2019 registration information coming this fall!

Registration Information
  Member Nonmember

Through 12/31/2018 US $1,155.00 US $1,340.00
After 12/31/2018 US $1,185.00 US $1,370.00