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For 38 years, the Maryland Workers' Compensation Educational Association (MWCEA)  has held the largest annual gathering of workers’ compensation leaders in Maryland. In 2024, MWCEA is creating more opportunities to learn how to address the evolving challenges in workers’ comp and new, exciting sessions to network with the industry’s most influential executives, thought leaders, and fellow attendees. 

We’ve optimized the total conference experience with updated content formats, an improved layout, innovative technology, and new events. What more could you ask for from the industry’s premier national event? 



The MWCEA Annual Conference is an opportunity for the Workers' Compensation Community in Maryland and surrounding states to get together to network, share best practices, and learn from experts in the industry and their colleagues. Attendees hear different viewpoints, not only from our educational sessions but by participating in sessions with Maryland State Officials, during conference networking events, and by visiting with Workers' Compensation vendors during our tradeshow.

Whether you handle workers' compensation claims, are worried about sufficient care and the return to work of injured workers, focused on medical expenses and use, or just searching for a better understanding of Workers' Compensation topics, the MWCEA Convention will deliver answers.


TRADESHOW:  Two floors of exhibitors under one roof, the MWCEA is home to the largest collection of Workers' Compensation resources and vendors in the state. There is simply no better place to connect and compare the goods, equipment, and services to help you do your job most effectively.


Attendees will go home with useful networking connections, fresh perspectives, CE credit, and a better comprehension of the current Workers' Compensation environment and how it continues to evolve. 

Event Admittance & Companions

We look forward to bringing the MWCEA community together on Sept.15-18th, 2024 at the ASHORE RESORT & BEACH CLUB in Ocean City, MD. Only individuals registered and wearing their name badge may attend MWCEA events. Attendees must have the appropriate badge to attend the General Sessions, Educational Breakouts, Social Events, and to enter the Expo Hall. Only ONE Companion is allowed per registrant. Companions are identified as persons who accompany the registered individual to the social events for personal reasons and not someone with a professional interest in workers' compensation. Companion registration includes social events only and GUEST Badges that must be worn at all times. Companions will not be listed in the MWCEA Conference Attendee List or be allowed to attend the educational sessions or trade show.

Complete and submit this secure, online registration form with your credit card payment  for the 2024  MWCEA Continuing Education Conference. 

You'll also get the chance to sign up for the OC 1K Fun Run & Walk and the KCMD Corn Hole Tournament benefiting the Kids' Chance of Maryland, Inc. scholarship fund.  Your participation supports the children of the state's seriously injured workers.

The run & walk is open to all ages and abilities and will be held Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 17, starting at 2 pm on the Ocean City Ashore Resort beach front. T-shirts are available for anyone donating $25 or more and prizes will be awarded!

* 4 or more registered at the same time will pay $325 per registrant from the same company.

** Only ONE Companion allowed per registrant. Companions are persons who accompany the registered individual for personal reasons as distinguished from someone with a professional interest in workers' compensation. Companion registration includes social events only. (Companions are not allowed to attend the trade show exhibits or CE sessions and will be issued GUEST Badges that must be worn at all times.)

4% Service fee charges will be added to credit card payments. These are calculated by credit card companies based on transaction amounts and are not collected by the MWCEA.

Refund, Payment and Cancellation Policies

Refund Policy

No Refunds will be granted. Registration fees are transferrable.

Payment Policy

The acceptable methods of payment are checks, cashier's checks, money orders or credit card. All payments must be made by August 15, 2024 to be included in the MWCEA Annual Program Directory. All early bird fees must be paid prior to July 31, 2024 or will automatically increase to the regular attendee registration fee.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations MUST be submitted in writing (emailed to Telephone requests WILL NOT be honored. Paid registration (attendee or exhibitor) fees will be transferred or credited. The registrant will be held responsible for any unpaid registration fees, regardless if they do not attend the conference.

Any cancellation credits must be used within the current or following conference year.

Print Deadline: All registrations, sponsorships, exhibitor information, advertising and artwork must be postmarked or submitted, and paid, by August 1, 2024 to guarantee placement in the MWCEA Conference Book. All ads, company listings, and attendees will be included in the electronic, interactive MWCEA Program Directory.

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The MWCEA is offering pre-approved CEU credits. Participants who wish to qualify to receive these credits must sign in and sign out daily at the CEU table located near registration. Attendance will be monitored and strictly enforced. CEU Certificates will be available to qualified participants.



Rehabilitation Service Providers - The Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission will award one (1) MCRSP credit for each day of attendance at educational sessions during the MWCEA Conference.

Important Instructions:

  1. Pick up certificate sign-in sheet each morning between 8:00 am and 9:00 am at the continuing education registration table located near registration; DAILY 

  2. Return the completed certificate sign-in sheet to the continuing education registration table by 2:15 pm each day to receive your attendance certificate. DAILY 

  3. No exceptions - you MUST sign in no later than 9am and you must sign yourself out by 2:15pm.



The Maryland Workers' Compensation Educational Association's Annual Conference will offer an official letter of attendance for registered attendees to use for Continuing Education purposes in their various jurisdictions and disciplines not already approved under the programs listed above. In order to receive a letter of attendance, please notify the registration desk upon registering for the conference. There is a $10 fee for each letter requested, payable to the Maryland Workers' Compensation Educational Association by cash, check or credit card on-site. This fee is not applicable for the CEU credit programs listed above. This letter of attendance is not being offered to attendees requesting CEU's for these certifications: CCM, CRC, or CDMS. This letter of attendance is not being offered as verification of WCC credits.

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