Virtual Conferences

Virtual Conferences

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Looking for that same International Foundation conference experience but right now and right where you are? Virtual conferences are for you! Take a break from the daily grind and participate in popular, can’t-miss sessions from the comfort of your home or workspace.

Virtual conferences drill down to the information you need to know to serve your plan participants. Join online and interact live with moderators and speakers, or come back later to watch the recording and access handouts, articles, case studies, research data and more. Sponsorship opportunities are availableclick here to learn more.

 Upcoming Virtual Conferences

66th Annual Employee Benefits - Virtual Conference
66th Annual Employee Benefits - Virtual Conference Monday, November 2 - Thursday, November 19, 2020 Accessible through December 31, 2020 The format of the Annual Employee Benefits Conference has changed this year, but your need for education has not. This year's virtual format allows you to attend more sessions, whenever it is convenient for your schedule. Engage in over 40 sessions—ranging from legal and legislative updates to cybersecurity to innovations in mental health—offered over a span of three weeks and available for viewing through December 31, 2020. Whether you are watching it live or on-demand you will find high quality speakers and sessions only a click away.

Canadian Investment Institute - Virtual Conference
Canadian Investment Institute - Virtual Conference Monday, November 23 - Wednesday, November 25, 2020 Accessible through November 25, 2021 Overseeing your plan assets and making prudent decisions are two of the most important duties you face as a plan fiduciary. Each year the Canadian Investment Institute features sessions covering topics most important to Canadian pensions focused to keep you current on the most recent activities and trends. Sessions will help build your skills in portfolio oversight and provide timely information about the issues impacting the funds and participants you represent.

Public Employee Benefits Institute - Virtual Conference
Public Employee Benefits Institute - Virtual Conference Tuesday, December 8 - Thursday, December 10, 2020 Accessible through December 10, 2021 Things are changing all around us, but the public sector’s responsibility to plan members and constituents remains the same. Join our first-ever Public Employee Benefits Institute virtual conference to get the necessary information you need to maintain the health and financial security of your plans and plan members. This conference is for public sector trustees and staff responsible for both health and retirement and pension plans.

Institute for Apprenticeship, Training and Education Programs
Institute for Apprenticeship, Training and Education Programs Tuesday, January 26 - Friday, January 29, 2021 Accessible through March 29, 2021

Apprenticeship programs continue to grow in popularity as North America confronts a significant skills shortage and the increasing cost of postsecondary education. The Institute for Apprenticeship, Training, and Education Programs provides education on effective trust fund management and best practices in U.S. and Canadian apprenticeship programs. With all the chaos in the world, it seems that operating outside our comfort zone is the new norm. Learn from industry leaders and tap into the knowledge of your peers during this ever-changing environment.

 Previously Recorded Virtual Conferences

Canadian Employer Outlook: Benefit Strategies for the Future - Virtual Conference
Canadian Employer Outlook: Benefit Strategies for the Future - Virtual Conference Wednesday, October 14 - Friday, October 23, 2020 Accessible through October 23, 2021 This conference is designed to give employers the tools they need to keep pace with—and get ahead of—the challenges and trends that impact your pension and benefits plans. Gain valuable insights from corporate leaders and other industry professionals to ensure your organization is ready for the future, whatever it may bring.

53rd Annual Canadian Employee Benefits Conference - Virtual Conference
53rd Annual Canadian Employee Benefits Conference - Virtual Conference Tuesday, September 29 - Thursday, October 8, 2020 Accessible through October 8, 2021 The premier source for solid, straightforward pensions and benefits education in Canada. Stay current with the latest regulatory and legislative changes and learn about approaches for improving your funds.

Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 on Workers and Their Families - Virtual Conference
Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 on Workers and Their Families - Virtual Conference Tuesday, September 15 - Friday, September 18, 2020 Accessible through September 18, 2021 Researchers and medical professionals suggest that a mental health crisis is imminent in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is critically important to be prepared. This conference will explore mental health stigmas, existing barriers that limit access to mental health care, the stress on employees who are mental health caregivers and/or support systems to others, and how processing grief has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will also evaluate tools such as telepsychiatry and supervisor training that can help.

U.S. Employer Outlook: Benefit Strategies for the Future - Virtual Conference
U.S. Employer Outlook: Benefit Strategies for the Future - Virtual Conference Tuesday, September 1 - Thursday, September 10, 2020 Accessible through September 10, 2021 Even before the pandemic, the benefits landscape had been rapidly evolving due to changing workforce patterns, new developments in health care and retirement, and emerging trends. Is your organization well-positioned to be agile and adapt quickly? Attend this conference to obtain the tools you need to keep pace with—and get ahead of—the challenges and trends that impact your company’s employee benefits. Gain valuable insights from industry leaders to ensure your organization is ready for the future, whatever it may bring.

Health Disparities and Social Inequality: The Role of Wellness - Virtual Conference
Health Disparities and Social Inequality: The Role of Wellness - Virtual Conference Wednesday, August 26 - Thursday, August 27, 2020 Accessible through August 27, 2021 As benefits and wellness professionals, we play an important role in supporting all aspects of our populations' well-being—And we do so with an informed and genuine commitment to making a difference. Now, amidst the backdrop of a global pandemic and a public health crisis of systemic racism, we are called upon to meet this moment. This conference will serve to bring a better understanding of the root-cause issues impacting the health of our populations, and to define our role as catalysts for meaningful, healthful change for all people during this time of crisis. We will present actionable steps that we can take within the scope of our existing work and explore how we, as a field, might evolve to support sustainable change.

Investments in Today’s Climate and Beyond - Virtual Conference
Investments in Today’s Climate and Beyond - Virtual Conference Tuesday, August 18 - Wednesday, August 19, 2020 Accessible through August 19, 2021 Due to the effects of COVID-19, our economic situation remains uncertain. Knowing what questions you need to ask to secure a thorough understanding of the issues impacting your fund's investment strategy is key. Investments in Today's Climate and Beyond will provide you with the guidance you need to help maintain stability during these turbulent times.

Accounting and Auditing Institute for Employee Benefits Virtual Conference
Accounting and Auditing Institute for Employee Benefits Virtual Conference Monday, August 10 - Thursday, August 13, 2020 Accessible through August 13, 2021 The Department of Labor (DOL)’s focus on audit quality demands a commitment to education. The Accounting and Auditing Institute is the premier learning opportunity for those who audit employee benefit plans. Planned by industry practitioners, this conference will keep you up to date on the latest accounting rules, reporting and disclosure requirements, and the changing benefits industry. Take advantage of this opportunity to stay educated and earn continuing professional education (CPE) credit while networking with peers as well as trustees and administrators who are attending the accompanying programs.

Global Benefits in a Rapidly Changing World - Virtual Conference
Global Benefits in a Rapidly Changing World - Virtual Conference Thursday, August 6, 2020 Accessible through August 6, 2021 The priorities of many multinational corporations are shifting because of COVID-19 and the resulting change in global economic conditions. While industries have been disparately impacted to-date, much about the future remains unknown. Join this virtual conference to hear sessions on how managing global benefits supports your employees and ensures your employer is fulfilling their duty of care. Conclude the day by attending a live Zoom roundtable session featuring breakout rooms so you can further discuss the region of your choice.

Benefit Communication & Technology Institute - Virtual Conference
Benefit Communication & Technology Institute - Virtual Conference Monday, July 27 - Thursday, July 30, 2020 Accessible through July 30, 2021 The past few months have presented unprecedented change in our daily lives as well as in how we conduct business. Through it all, communication has remained one of the most important focal points for getting through this time. Now more than ever, communicating benefit plans effectively will make all of the difference for your participants. The Benefits Communication and Technology Institute will give you the tools to evalute your communication strategy, while bringing you up to speed on the latest requirements and best practices.

Canadian Public Sector Pensions and Benefits - Virtual Conference
Canadian Public Sector Pensions and Benefits - Virtual Conference Tuesday, July 21 - Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Accessible through July 22, 2021 With the global pandemic still looming, public plans and their membership have taken a hard hit. The Canadian Public Sector Pensions and Benefits Conference brings together leaders from around the country to tackle the unique challenges encountered by public plans. Sessions offer innovative solutions to ensure the viability of pension and health and welfare funds. Attendees will gain valuable insight and be able to interact with leaders of some of the largest plans around Canada. Explore plan design, governance and communication strategies for both pensions and benefits and have the opportunity to ask questions and gather feedback from leading experts and peers.

Preparing Your Organization for the Next Crisis - Virtual Conference
Preparing Your Organization for the Next Crisis - Virtual Conference Thursday, July 16, 2020 Accessible through July 16, 2021 Fire? Natural disaster? Terrorism? Active Shooter? Blackout? Another pandemic? What will the next crisis be and when will it happen? Are you prepared? The COVID-19 pandemic forced many organizations to activate their disaster management plan. Some organizations realized they did not have a plan, or their plans were incomplete. This conference will give you an opportunity to look back at what happened over the past few months and to see how effective your disaster management plan was. The sessions will be designed to help you evolve your plan, so that it is a practical and useful tool when dealing with the next crisis; no matter what that is.

COVID-19 Return to the Workplace Strategies - Virtual Conference
COVID-19 Return to the Workplace Strategies - Virtual Conference Thursday, June 4, 2020 Accessible through June 4, 2021 As we begin to navigate the future of work life during the COVID-19 pandemic, employers need to develop smart plans, ensuring the health and safety of their work population. This virtual conference will provide guidance for developing a safe, legal and effective strategy for transitioning workers back into the workplace.

Case Studies in Annual Open Enrollment
Case Studies in Annual Open Enrollment Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Accessible through May 19, 2021 As a benefits professional, you know that preparing for and implementing annual open enrollment can be an all-consuming process. Especially now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, you may find that you have to quickly pivot your strategy to reach your participants in a new way. Tune in to listen to some stories and learn from your peers about how they confronted a wide variety of challenges. Presenters representing organizations of all shapes and sizes will describe how they conducted successful open enrollments and what challenges they had to overcome.

Strategic Solutions for Prescription Drug Management in Canada Virtual Conference
Strategic Solutions for Prescription Drug Management in Canada Virtual Conference Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Accessible through March 31, 2021 Over the past 30 years, prescription drug spending in Canada has increased to nearly $34 billion a year, and plan sponsors are searching for strategic solutions to manage these rising costs. This exclusively-online virtual conference features four sessions that will address pharmaceutical policy in Canada, trends in specialty, biologic and biosimilar drugs, pharmacogenetic testing, and analysis of prescription drug utilitzation and participant behaviours.

Data Analytics for Group Health Plans Virtual Conference
Data Analytics for Group Health Plans Virtual Conference Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Accessible through November 12, 2020 As health care plan sponsors try to find new ways to manage escalating costs, many are looking no further than their own plan data for answers. Plan sponsors that analyze data to describe historical trends, predict what might happen in the future, and prescribe a course of action may gain control over true cost drivers and achieve substantial savings. More importantly, insights from plan data can spur effective change without passing additional costs to participants.

Questions?

Contact us at (888) 334-3327, option 3 or virtualconferences@ifebp.org.