AREA 2020 Conference Canceled

After careful consideration, the AREA Board of Directors has decided to cancel this year’s AREA conference in Chicago. We regret canceling this event but believe it to be the most prudent action relative to the current COVID-19 virus situation.  We are making arrangements to hold next year’s conference in Chicago at the same Knickerbocker Hotel. We hope to update you on next year’s conference dates soon. 
Allyn Needham, Ph.D., CEA
AREA President

The American Rehabilitation Economics Association (AREA) is an association of vocational, economic, rehabilitation, and life care planning professionals. Our members are located throughout the United States, Canada and the Virgin Islands.

AREA has two missions:

  • Recognizing the integrative use of vocational rehabilitation and economic loss assessment as a distinct discipline, and
  • Providing a peer-exchange forum for vocational, economic, rehabilitation, and life care planning experts.

AREA supports professional growth by offering opportunities for continuing education at its Annual Conference. AREA interfaces with other vocational, economic, rehabilitation, and life care planning organizations to encourage the sharing of knowledge among related forensic professionals.

Established in 1989, AREA is the only international certifying body that has this unique blend of professions in loss assessment. AREA is the first professional association to establish a Registry of both Forensic Vocational and Forensic Economic Experts.

AREA sponsors an ANNUAL CONFERENCE to promote continuing education in its field. AREA also publishes a scholarly JOURNAL (“The Earnings Analyst”) highlighting the latest industry research and trends.

Have questions or comments about AREA? Email area@gasvcs.net or call toll free 800.317.2732 (619.440.2650).