64th Annual Employee Benefits Conference

Sunday, October 14 - Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA


​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!

​200 Sessions Designed by Your Peers for You Including:

  • Alternative Investments for Funds of All Sizes
  • Alternative Plan Design—Northwest Carpenters Case Study
  • An Economic Global Outlook for the Coming Year
  • Best Practices Concerning Cybersecurity Insurance
  • Best Practices in Selecting and Monitoring Fund Professionals
  • Data Breaches and Lost Information: What’s Your Risk?
  • Dealing With Medical Marijuana for U.S. Plan Sponsors
  • Discovering Hidden Health Plan Savings Through Data Analytics
  • Emerging Models in Public Pension Plans
  • How Risky Are Your Fixed Income Investments?
  • Preventing Fraud and Abuse in Health and Welfare Funds
  • So You Think You Want to Reduce the Fund’s Assumed Rate of Return
  • Taft-Hartley Case Studies in Managing Health Care
  • Trustee Attrition, Recruitment and Succession
  • What Is the Purpose and Scope of a Professional Trustee?

Download 2018 Session Handouts:

2018 Session Handouts


​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.​


Speakers will be announced soon.

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.
Visit www.cebscpe.org for more information.

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