It’s that time of year again when the air turns cool and thoughts turn to evening revelry, costumes, and child-like joy … Vegas baby! Vegas! But before we fall too in love with the lights, “games of chance,” and shows, it is best to keep in mind the sage advice given to Clark Griswold by his Cousin Eddie in National Lampoon's Vegas Vacation, “It's people like you who come here and blow the family nest egg that built this town.” And before we all go out to blow our family nest eggs, we have to first remember why it is that we in the workers’ compensation industry flock to Vegas each November like the Sparrows to Capistrano --to attend the National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference® & Expo.
It is a great annual Conference with session-after-session of valuable material, opportunities to see old friends and meet new friends, and opportunities to meet with and learn about hundreds of comp and disability specific vendors. The Convention Hall will again this year be filled to capacity with vendors and promises of paradise. And if you are not careful and do not ask all the right questions you may leave the Convention Hall feeling like you just visited the Vegas of Old that was based on slight-of-hand and showmanship. So how do you survive the “show?”