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Each year AREA awards PRE-APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS from ABVE, CRCC and ICHCC (upon approval) for sessions attended and evaluated.

FRIENDS OF THE ASSOCIATION— AREA continues its tradition of seeking and promoting FRIENDS of the ASSOCIATION. For a $250 donation, you will be a featured donor at the 2024 AREA Conference in Savannah, and also listed on the AREA website for one full year! Check out the special promotion for new and referring members that AREA is running between now and the Savannah Conference. Your generous contribution to the AREA Mission can be made at the same time as your conference registration payment or separately here. Please email area@gasvcs.net with any questions.

THE CEA EXAM WILL BE PROCTORED THE SUNDAY AFTER THE 2024 AREA CONFERENCE— If you are interested in applying for the EA or CEA certification and taking the Certified Earnings Analyst exam, please contact the AREA office at area@gasvcs.net. Please read about the Certification Process here and the Application Procedures here as there is a vetting process prior to approval for taking the exam.


Sorry, the April 25 cutoff date for AREA Conference reservations at the HOTEL INDIGO has passed. The hotel is located in the Savannah Historic District, 201 W. Bay Street, Savannah, GA (877-666-3243).
Hotel cancellations may be made up to 48 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival.


Speaker lineup and times are subject to change (updated 05/09/24).
This educational event will offer a total of 16.5 CEUs for attendance at either one of the Boot Camps (5.5 hours) and the Main Conference (11.0 hours), pending approval.
Buffet Breakfast served each morning: 8:00-9:00 AM
Announcements/Speaker Introductions: 9:00-9:15 AM
Educational Sessions begin: 9:15 AM sharp

Thursday, May 16

BOOT CAMP (choose only 1)

9:00-10:15 AM
(BREAK: 10:15-10:30 AM)
10:30-11:30 AM
(LUNCH: 11:30 AM-1:30 PM)
1:30-3:00 PM
(BREAK: 3:00-3:15 PM)
3:15-5:00 PM
  • Intermediate— Estimating Lost Earning Capacity: Combing Case Facts & Statistics (5.5 CEUs) — Allyn Needham, Ph.D., CEA ’00

  • Advanced— The Price of Time: A Practical Examination of Growth Rates, Discount Rates, and Net Present Values in Forensic Valuations (5.5 CEUs) — Lane Hudgins, Ph.D.

Friday-Saturday, May 17-18


FRIDAY – May 17

BREAKS: 10:30-10:45 AM; 3:30-3:45 PM
  • 9:15-10:30 AMEarnings Loss Calculation in Wrongful Termination Matters (1.25 CEUs) – Jeffrey T. Willoughby, CPA, CFF, ABV, CFE
  • 10:45 AM-12:00 PMEthics: Overview of Key Considerations for Forensic Consultants (1.25 CEUs) – Stephanie Rizzardi, MBA, CEA ’97
LUNCH: 12:00-2:00 PM (2 hrs)
  • 2:00-3:30 PMThe Art of Collaboration-a panel discussion (1.50 CEUs)
    • Moderator:  Nora C. Ostrofe, MBA, CEA ’05, CVA
    • Life Care Planner:  Payam (Paul) Bahador, M.D., CLCP
    • Vocational Evaluator:  Steven D. Shedlin, M.Ed., CRC
    • Economist:  J. Matthew Sims MS MC NCC FVE ’09 RFE ’09 IPEC ABVE/D
  • 3:45-5:00 PMLife and Worklife Expectancy Calculation Dates (1.25 CEUs) – Steve Bast, MHS, CVE, CDMS, FVE ’17, CCM, IPEC, ABVE/F, EA ’22


ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING (during Breakfast): Saturday 8:00-9:00 AM


BREAKS: 10:30-10:45 AM; 3:30-3:45 PM
  • 9:15-10:30 AM; 10:45 AM-1:00 PMMock Trial (3.5 CEUs)
    • Forensic Economist: George Barrett, MBA, MSRC, CRC, CVE
    • Vocational Expert: Lisa Clapp, MA, CEA ’00, CRC, CLCP
    • Life Care Planners:  Shelene Giles, RN, CLCP; Doug McKee, BS, RN, CNLCP
    • Attorney:  Shannon Shipp, Ph.D., CEA ’00, MAFF
LUNCH: 1:00-2:30 PM (1.5 hrs)
  • 2:30-3:30 PMOccupational Requirements Survey: Bananas in Savannah Edition (1.0 CEU) – Michelle Aliff, Ph.D, CRC, CVE; Jesus Ranon, BLS Labor Economist
  • 3:45-5:00 PMIntersection between Artificial Intelligence, Forensic Economics, and Vocational Rehabilitation (1.25 CEUs) – Paul Bourgeois, Ph.D., CRC, NCC


Submit your completed conference Registration Form by email, fax, mail at the time of payment.

Combined Conference/Boot Camp$720$800
Boot Camp Only$440$500
Main Conference Only$440$500
Combined Conference/Boot Camp$880$970
Boot Camp Only$530$580
Main Conference Only$530$580

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