The Workers’ Compensation Institute’s 69th annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference (WCEC) kicked off the morning of Aug. 18 with the general session at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Fla.

WCI General Chair James N. McConnaughhay welcomed the crowd and introduced Steven A. Rissman, WCI program chair. After a few opening remarks, scholarships were awarded to students whose family members were involved in the workers’ comp industry or were injured on the job. Gerald A. Rosenthal, a member of the WCI board of directors, presented awards on behalf of FWCI, and Honorable W. James Condry presented the awards on behalf of the Friends of 440.

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