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Posted on: May 18, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many organizations and businesses to adapt to an all-digital world in order to carry on their work, and CAAA is no exception.

The conventional conventions we’ve been accustomed to hosting twice each year simply aren’t possible during these unprecedented times.

Protecting the health and safety of the community at large is of the utmost importance, as is continuing our important work to protect injured workers. As a result, on June 25, CAAA will convene its first ever virtual convention, aptly titled “Unconventional,” that will provide the workers’ compensation community with the same great educational and networking opportunities experienced at a normal convention, albeit from the comfort of their own homes.

Over 13 hours of MCLE participatory credits, including 1.5 hours of ethics and 12 workers' compensation legal specialization credits, will be offered over the four-day period ending on June 28. If registrants are unable to attend live, they will still have access to the programs as on-demand videos eligible for self-study credit.

The credits offered are very similar to what would be available at an in-person convention, but at a discounted rate and without the expenses associated with having to travel – a bargain for those looking to shore up their skills to protect workers under the “Grand Bargain.”

While the in-person connections will be missed this time around, the virtual convention will still provide opportunities to connect with other attorneys and service providers, and we’re sure there will be some digital happy hours for some added fun.

To drum up some excitement, CAAA president Joe Capurro has kicked off the #BeUnconventional challenge on social media, challenging participants to show how they’ll be attending the convention in unconventional ways. Word has it he makes a mean waffle, just don’t expect him to deliver.

What can be expected are world-class educational sessions put on by some of the best and brightest experts in the workers’ compensation field. These are unconventional times indeed, but the learning opportunities are still very much conventional, and still the best around.

The coronavirus will prevent us from convening in person, but it won’t prevent us from hosting CAAA’s premier workers’ compensation convention this summer.

Be unconventional and join us this June.