This page will be updated regularly, the last update being 2/22/24. Please check back often.

Each year AREA awards PRE-APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS from ABVE, CDMSC, 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 may 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 AT THE 2024 AREA CONFERENCE— If you are interested in applying for the EA or CEA certification and taking the Certified Earnings Analyst exam, NOW’S THE TIME TO BEGIN! There is a Candidate Applicant process before being approved to take the exam. Once you’ve reviewed the process materials, you may contact the AREA office at area@gasvcs.net with additional questions or next steps.


Make your “AREA 2024 Conference” reservations at HOTEL INDIGO
Savannah Historic District, 201 W. Bay Street, Savannah, Georgia.

Hotel cancellations may be made up to
48 hours in advance of scheduled arrival.
Hotel reservations must be received
on or before the April 25 cutoff date.


Speaker lineup is subject to change (updated 2/22/24).
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).

Thursday, May 16


  • Intermediate— Estimating Lost Earning Capacity: Combing Case Facts & Statistics — Dr. Allyn Needham, CEA
  • Advanced— Dr. Lane Hudgins (economic topic forthcoming)

Friday-Saturday, May 16-18



  • Earnings Loss Calculation in Wrongful Termination Matters – Jeff Willoughby, CPA, CFF, ABV, CFE
  • ETHICS – Stephanie Rizzardi, MBA, CEA
  • The Art of Collaboration – a panel discussion
    • Moderator:  Robert J. ParĂ©, MS, CRC, CDMS, FVE, ABVE/D
    • 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, RFE, IPEC, ABVE/D
  • Life and Worklife Expectancy Calculation Dates – Steve Bast, MHS, CVE, CDMS, FVE, CCM, IPEC, ABVE/F, EA


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


  • MOCK TRIAL (all morning)
    • Forensic Economists: George Barrett, Tom Roney
    • Vocational Experts: Lisa Clapp, Tricia Oakes
    • Life Care Planners:  Doug McKee, Shelene Giles
    • Savannah Attorney:  Tom Clarkson
    • Judge: Christopher Skerritt
  • Occupational Requirements Survey: Bananas in Savannah Edition – Michelle Aliff, Ph.D, CRC, CVE and Jesus Ranon (BLS labor economist)
  • Intersection between Artificial Intelligence, Forensic Economics, and Vocational Rehabilitation – Christopher Skerritt and Dr. Paul Bourgeois
For travel/planning purposes, breakfast will be served each morning from 8-9 AM, announcements/speaker introductions at 9 AM, and sessions begin at 9:15 AM sharp. 


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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