AREA Annual Conference – May 21-23, 2020

2020 AREA Conference - Millennium Knickerbocker Chicago

Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago

163 E. Walton Place,
Chicago, IL 60611

Book online or call 866.866.8086, group code AREAFINALC. (Registering through AREA’s room block helps to support this conference.) Click here for more hotel info.

Deadline April 20.

Boot Camp: Thursday, May 21

  • Intermediate Boot Camp— Estimating Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Injuries: Making the Calculations and Critiquing an Opposing Expert’s Work — Dr. Allyn Needham, CEA*
  • Advanced Boot Camp— Assessing Economic Damages from Both Sides: Applications Through Case Studies, including Matters Involving Injury to Self-Employed Individuals — Ms. Kristin Kucsma and Mr. George Barrett

*If you are interested in applying for EA or CEA certification and taking the CEA exam after the conference, please notify the AREA office well in advance.

Main Conference: Friday-Saturday, May 22-23

Following is the most up-to-date Conference working agenda:

  • Dr. Ed Foster: Healthy Life Expectancy
  • Dr. Gary Skoog: The Markov Model of Labor Force Activity and Years to Final Separation
  • Dr. Tom Ireland: Controversies in the Valuation of Household Services
  • Mr. Matt Sims: Integrating Work Skills When Valuing Non-Labor Time
  • Dr. Victor Matheson: Affordable Care Act, Insurance and Tort Awards; What Does The Future Hold?
  • Dr. Scott Gilbert (topic pending)
  • Dr. Bill Pearson: Proving Damages in Tort Litigation: A Composite Case Study
  • Mr. David Gibson: Expansion and Application of Age Earning Profiles
  • Ms. Cara Brown: The Lay of the Land in Canada: Differences Between Forensic Economists’ Plaintiff and Defense Approaches to Quantifying Pecuniary Damages
  • Dr. Harvey Rosen: The Opioid Epidemic Crisis: Medical Monitoring on MAS Babies
  • Dr. Kelly Kazukauskas: Ethics

Each year AREA awards PRE-APPROVED CEU CREDIT to attendees of its conference sessions from ABVE, CDMS, CRCC and ICHCC.

Complete and submit your Conference Registration Form by email, fax, or mail with a check as indicated on the form.



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