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

Washington Legislative Update Virtual Conference
Washington Legislative Update Virtual Conference Monday, May 17 - Thursday, May 20, 2021 Accessible through June 19, 2021

With the election now behind us, how will the new administration move forward with reshaping our economic and political system? Without a doubt, the activity and actions of the executive, legislative and regulatory branches of government will impact the benefits industry. Attend the Washington Legislative Update to stay informed about the evolving agenda that is currently under development to understand when and how changes may impact your plans and plan participants.

Developed in partnership with an elite group of Washington insiders, this conference features topics of relevance, expert speakers and the most up-to-date information. Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this program virtually—your pipeline to what’s happening on the Hill


Health Benefits Conf & Expo-Corp/Private-Individual Virtual Conference
Health Benefits Conf & Expo-Corp/Private-Individual Virtual Conference Wednesday, May 26 - Thursday, May 27, 2021 Accessible through June 26, 2021 HBCE delivers education that provides real-life solutions to real-life challenges. If you are responsible for a health plan or wellness program, HBCE is the place to be. With a variety of educational offerings, including case studies presented by industry peers, featured sessions presented by subject matter experts, and sessions presented by service providers, all attendees find value in the robust agenda. They also enjoy a comfortable conference environment where they can ask questions, interact with instructors and make meaningful connections with others. Join us!

Health Benefits Conf & Expo-Corp/Private-Team Virtual Conference
Health Benefits Conf & Expo-Corp/Private-Team Virtual Conference Wednesday, May 26 - Thursday, May 27, 2021 Accessible through June 26, 2021 HBCE delivers education that provides real-life solutions to real-life challenges. If you are responsible for a health plan or wellness program, HBCE is the place to be. With a variety of educational offerings, including case studies presented by industry peers, featured sessions presented by subject matter experts, and sessions presented by service providers, all attendees find value in the robust agenda. They also enjoy a comfortable conference environment where they can ask questions, interact with instructors and make meaningful connections with others. Join us!

Health Benefits Conf & Expo-Service Provider-Individual-Virtual Conference
Health Benefits Conf & Expo-Service Provider-Individual-Virtual Conference Wednesday, May 26 - Thursday, May 27, 2021 Accessible through June 26, 2021 HBCE delivers education that provides real-life solutions to real-life challenges. If you are responsible for a health plan or wellness program, HBCE is the place to be. With a variety of educational offerings, including case studies presented by industry peers, featured sessions presented by subject matter experts, and sessions presented by service providers, all attendees find value in the robust agenda. They also enjoy a comfortable conference environment where they can ask questions, interact with instructors and make meaningful connections with others. Join us!

Health Benefits Conf & Expo-Service Provider-Team-Virtual Conference
Health Benefits Conf & Expo-Service Provider-Team-Virtual Conference Wednesday, May 26 - Thursday, May 27, 2021 Accessible through June 26, 2021 HBCE delivers education that provides real-life solutions to real-life challenges. If you are responsible for a health plan or wellness program, HBCE is the place to be. With a variety of educational offerings, including case studies presented by industry peers, featured sessions presented by subject matter experts, and sessions presented by service providers, all attendees find value in the robust agenda. They also enjoy a comfortable conference environment where they can ask questions, interact with instructors and make meaningful connections with others. Join us!

Health Benefits Conf & Expo-Gov
Health Benefits Conf & Expo-Gov't/Public-Individual-Virtual Conference Wednesday, May 26 - Thursday, May 27, 2021 Accessible through June 26, 2021 HBCE delivers education that provides real-life solutions to real-life challenges. If you are responsible for a health plan or wellness program, HBCE is the place to be. With a variety of educational offerings, including case studies presented by industry peers, featured sessions presented by subject matter experts, and sessions presented by service providers, all attendees find value in the robust agenda. They also enjoy a comfortable conference environment where they can ask questions, interact with instructors and make meaningful connections with others. Join us!

Health Benefits Conf & Expo-Gov
Health Benefits Conf & Expo-Gov't/Public-Team-Virtual Conference Wednesday, May 26 - Thursday, May 27, 2021 Accessible through June 26, 2021 HBCE delivers education that provides real-life solutions to real-life challenges. If you are responsible for a health plan or wellness program, HBCE is the place to be. With a variety of educational offerings, including case studies presented by industry peers, featured sessions presented by subject matter experts, and sessions presented by service providers, all attendees find value in the robust agenda. They also enjoy a comfortable conference environment where they can ask questions, interact with instructors and make meaningful connections with others. Join us!

COVID-19 Return to the Workplace Strategies Virtual Conference
COVID-19 Return to the Workplace Strategies Virtual Conference Thursday, June 3, 2021 Accessible through July 3, 2021 After a year of uncertainty, many employers are now considering how to reintegrate their employees into the physical workplace. And it’s not just about the timing and logistics: employers will need to develop innovative strategies to ensure the right people go back, at the right time, in the right way. This virtual conference will provide guidance on developing a safe, legal and effective strategy for transitioning workers back to the workplace, including: • Moving back to an in-person environment after a long period of working remotely • Handling safety concerns, such as workplace layout, vaccinations and masks • Rebuilding trust after a year of social isolation • Addressing employees’ preferences and desire for flexibility • Building the workplace of the future.

Fraud Prevention Institute for Employee Benefit Plans Virtual Conference
Fraud Prevention Institute for Employee Benefit Plans Virtual Conference Monday, July 19 - Tuesday, July 20, 2021 Accessible through August 19, 2021 ​Fraud can happen at any time, and it can cause major damage. Employee benefit plans are packed with personal and sensitive information about individuals, members and dependents—a virtual goldmine for hackers. Fraud prevention is everyone's responsibility, including plan sponsors, fiduciaries, administrators and vendors. This conference will uncover emerging trends in fraud prevention, share the latest in cybersecurity and deterrence of data breaches, and provide instructive guidance for internal controls and risk prevention.

Canadian Investments Institute Virtual Conference
Canadian Investments Institute Virtual Conference Saturday, August 7 - Wednesday, August 11, 2021 Accessible through September 10, 2021

Overseeing your plan assets and making prudent decisions are two of the most important duties you face as a plan fiduciary. The Canadian Investment Institute is designed for advanced trustees and professionals who have a firm grasp of investment concepts and principles.

Each year the Canadian Investment Institute features global and Canadian economic updates that will help you keep current on recent activities and trends. Other sessions will help build your skills in portfolio oversight and provide timely information about the issues impacting the funds and participants you represent.


Workforce Mental Health 2021 Virtual Conference
Workforce Mental Health 2021 Virtual Conference Tuesday, August 17 - Wednesday, August 18, 2021 Accessible through September 17, 2021

Providing a healthy and supportive environment continues to be at the forefront of employers’ workplace strategy. Employers are increasingly recognizing employee support doesn’t stop at the office door, and a comprehensive program considers employees’ family and home environment. While many employers and other health plan sponsors have taken steps to adjust or enhance their offerings, many are still unsure of what is most effective and appropriate for their population. Learn how to create, modify and sustain a program that is most effective for your workforce—whether its isolated workers, those on the front lines or a mix of both—leveraging tools and techniques that make a difference.


31st Annual Art & Science of Health Promotion Virtual Conference
31st Annual Art & Science of Health Promotion Virtual Conference Wednesday, September 29 - Friday, October 1, 2021 Accessible through October 31, 2021

1 Day Core Virtual Conference - Wednesday
1 Day Core Virtual Conference - Wednesday Wednesday, September 29, 2021 Accessible through October 31, 2021

1 Day Core Virtual Conference - Thursday
1 Day Core Virtual Conference - Thursday Thursday, September 30, 2021 Accessible through October 31, 2021

1 Day Core Virtual Conference - Friday
1 Day Core Virtual Conference - Friday Friday, October 1, 2021 Accessible through October 31, 2021

67th Annual Employee Benefits Virtual Conference
67th Annual Employee Benefits Virtual Conference Sunday, October 17 - Wednesday, October 20, 2021 Accessible through November 20, 2021

While we don’t know what the months ahead will hold, we can be sure that it won’t be the same old, same old. To successfully navigate the coming changes, educating yourself is paramount. Now is the time to plan ahead and prepare for what’s next. The International Foundation is committed to helping you manage your benefit funds with the best in education, from just-in-time information to legal and regulatory updates and best-practice models.

Join us at the 67th Annual Employee Benefits Conference in Denver, Colorado to learn the latest tools, ideas and strategies in health and pension fund management. Learn from your peers’ experiences in the past year and be better prepared to successfully position your benefit plan for the future. Can't join us in Denver? Register for the virtual option.


Canadian Employer Outlook Virtual Conference
Canadian Employer Outlook Virtual Conference Tuesday, November 2 - Thursday, November 4, 2021 Accessible through December 4, 2021 After a year of significant change, Canadian corporations are still challenged with the ongoing impact of the pandemic. As we look to the future, it’s more important than ever to stay on top of emerging developments in health care and retirement, as well as shifting HR and employment trends.
With a focus on topical issues – such as diversity, equity and inclusion, and the future of work – this 3-day virtual conference will provide practical sessions on “need to know” benefit and HR issues for Canadian employers. This conference is co-sponsored with the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS).

54th Annual Canadian Employee Benefits Virtual Conference
54th Annual Canadian Employee Benefits Virtual Conference Sunday, November 21 - Wednesday, November 24, 2021 Accessible through December 24, 2021

Join us virtually for the 54th Annual Canadian Employee Benefits Conference that will deliver the connectivity you’ve been missing. We’re committed to being your go-to source for comprehensive education ranging from introductory to advanced levels, covering trending topics that are affecting your members’ plans.


French Sessions - 54th Annual Canadian Employee Benefits Virtual Conference
French Sessions - 54th Annual Canadian Employee Benefits Virtual Conference Sunday, November 21 - Wednesday, November 24, 2021 Accessible through December 24, 2021

 Previously Recorded Virtual Conferences

Today
Today's Legal and Legislative Landscape Across Canada Tuesday, May 11 - Thursday, May 13, 2021 Accessible through June 12, 2021 Trustees and plan sponsors have had a lot to manage over the past year. As we look to 2021 and beyond, what emerging developments in the pensions and benefits industry will impact plan decisions? Learn about the latest legislation and relevant Canadian case law, as well as how you can best prepare your plan for the future. Sessions will provide the tools you need to address the most crucial items on your board agenda. The conference format will offer plenty of opportunities for interaction—Come prepared with questions for our experts and exchange views and information with your peers in a collaborative learning environment.

The Outlook for Health Care: 2021 and Beyond Virtual Conference
The Outlook for Health Care: 2021 and Beyond Virtual Conference Monday, April 19 - Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Accessible through May 21, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended our day-to-day lives and has reshaped the structure of the health plans for the future. The evolving personal and professional needs of plan members prompted health plans to expand telehealth and mental health services, as well as implement other changes designed to address the unique challenges of this year. Now that we can see light at the end of this tunnel, it is time to thoughtfully ask ourselves—Where do we go from here? During this conference, we will seek to understand the long term impacts of this past year. What will happen with the echo pandemic of mental illness, and how should we handle the long-term costs of delayed care? We will discuss the important lessons learned and opportunities for improvement.


Trends in Health and Wellness
Trends in Health and Wellness Tuesday, February 23 - Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Accessible through August 24, 2021

As we continue to be challenged by the global pandemic, what do Canadian plan sponsors and trustees need to do now to position their benefits plans for the future?

This two-day, highly interactive virtual conference will discuss key trends in health benefits, virtual care, mental health, and the pros and cons of vaccines. Come prepared with questions for our experts, and to exchange views and information with your peers in a collaborative learning environment.


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.

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.

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.

Case Studies in Annual Open Enrollment - Virtual Conference
Case Studies in Annual Open Enrollment - Virtual Conference 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.

Questions?

Contact us at (888) 334-3327, option 2 or virtualconferences@ifebp.org.