Group of GKTW volunteers in hotel ballroom More than 1,200 volunteers turned out to support Give Kids the World Village during WCI 2019. (Photo: J. Fetherman/WCI)

Recently, the Workers’ Compensation Institute (WCI) announced the postponement of what would have been the 75th annual Workers’ Compensation Educational (WCEC) and 32nd Annual Safety and Health Conference. “It is with profound disappointment that we have decided to postpone this year’s conference in response to COVID-19,” said Steve Rissman, founder and program chair. “After thirty-three years of planning this conference, with a spectacular program essentially written and ready to print, it is personally and professionally disheartening to postpone. But we understand the dangers of proceeding at this time due to the circumstances surrounding this virus, and the safety of our attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors will always come first.” The new conference dates are Aug. 22-25, 2021.

Guided by the leadership of two of the original founders, Chairman Jim McConnaughhay (General Chair) and Chairman Steve Rissman (Program Chair), WCI has evolved over the years from a state conference into a national event.

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