Upcoming Events

Members - Don't forget you can invite a colleague from outside your organization to an upcoming event for free. It is our way of saying thank you for encouraging other to join the WP&BC organization.

Upcoming events

    • 19 May 2021
    • 9:00 AM (UTC-07:00)
    • 20 May 2021
    • 3:15 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Virtual

    Western Pension &

    Benefits Council

    2021 Virtual Spring Conference

    Wednesday, May 19th and Thursday, May 20th



    The Western Pension & Benefits Council is comprised of individuals who work or practice in the dynamic field of employee benefits.  This conference offers general sessions and breakout sessions covering diverse topics ranging from pension basics and current developments to more advanced planning, design and administration issues.  The Spring Conference is a great opportunity to network with your benefit colleagues and discuss current trends and developments in the field.

    The conference is FREE for all Chapter Members. Non-members can join for $125 and attend this year's Virtual Conference and receive membership paid through June 30, 2022!


    Topics and Speakers Include:

    • Lifetime Income Solutions in Retirement Plans 
    • Washington Update
    • EPCRS
    • Pooled Employer Plans (PEP)
    • Handling Missing Participants in Retirement Plans
    • Servicing Client in Our Current Work Environment
    • Cybersecurity - Practical Tips and Tools for the Practitioner

    General Sessions:

    Tim Rouse, Executive Director

    SPARK Institute

    May 19th 9:00: Washington Update

    Tim has over thirty years of experience in the financial services industry mainly within retirement services of large mutual fund companies. For the past twenty-five years Tim has worked with major plan sponsors in state and local governments, corporations, Taft-Hartley plans, nonprofit hospitals, colleges and universities. Over his career Tim has worked with Voya Financial, Fidelity Investments, ICMA Retirement Corporation and The Vanguard Group.

    Tim is a former President of the National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators’ Industry Board and a graduate of Villanova University.

    Cynara Viskovich, Chris Valoria

    May 20th 9:00: Cybersecurity - Practical Tips and Tools for the Practitioner

    Special Networking Event and Wine Tasting:

    Please join us for our virtual networking event. On May 19th at 4:30 PM we will be partnering with Vinum 55 to host an interactive, virtual sommelier-led tasting featuring three beautiful, hand-selected wines with influence from across the globe! Wines will be provided as part of your registration, just let us know your area of town you will prefer to pick up your wine.  

    Thank you to our sponsors! 

    ***View Session Schedule Here***

Refund Policy

A refund is provided for a meeting reservation that is cancelled more than 72 hours before the reservation deadline for the event.  Therefore if the event is scheduled for 11:30am on January 21st you have until 11:30am on January 18th to cancel your reservation and receive a refund.  All paid events are transferable to another attendee for the same event.

Don't forget that if you are a member, you can invite colleagues from outside your organization to an upcoming lunch for free with your paid registration.  Its our way of saying thank you for encouraging others to join the WP&BC organization.

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