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WP&BC Events

One of the great benefits of membership in WP&BC is getting to meet your fellow members to share ideas, network, socialize or volunteer for a cause. We also hold webinar and informational meetings on the latest industry topics. 

This calendar is updated frequently to include local as well as our national events. Please check back regularly. 

Upcoming events

    • 25 Apr 2024
    • Seattle WA

    2024 Spring Seminar sponsorship 

    The Western Pension & Benefits Council (WP&BC Seattle Chapter) sponsors educational programs and events each year addressing the latest trends and legal requirements affecting retirement and healthcare benefits professionals.  Annually, we offer an extended day of knowledge-based sessions at our popular Spring Seminar.

    Sponsorship offers organizations easy and effective event marketing and provides an opportunity for greater visibility and name recognition. 

    Be a 2024 Seminar Sponsor!

    And become a part of this valued premier conference in the Seattle area for retirement and benefits professionals.  We offer two levels of sponsorship:

     Platinum: $1,500 

    • Your company name and logo in a full-page ad in the conference handouts
    • One display table at the cocktail reception following the program
    • Logo on posters throughout the event venue
    • Logo displayed on the screen between sessions 
    • Display of your logo, plus a link to your website
    • One paid registration for one attendee to the Spring Seminar

    Diamond: $3,000 - in addition to above, will receive:

    • Recognition during keynote speaker introduction 
    • One paid 2024 membership to WP&BC Seattle Chapter 
    • One paid registration to all 2024 Seattle Chapter events.

    Register online, visit our registration page, or write

    Thank you to our past 2023 sponsors

    • 25 Apr 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Hilton Motif in Downtown Seattle

    Spring Seminar - April 25, 2024

    The Western Pension & Benefits Council, Seattle Chapter sponsors educational programs and events throughout the year addressing the latest trends and legal requirements affecting retirement and benefits professionals.

    This Annual Spring Seminar provides an excellent opportunity to learn from preeminent speakers on important employee, retirement and benefit topics and provides a significant educational opportunity with local and national experts.  

    This year's event will be held at the Hilton Motif in Downtown Seattle.  See below for details on overnight accommodations.


    9:30 AM Registration

    10:30 Welcome and Introduction

    10:35-11:30 Opening Session

    Washington Update

    Will Hansen – Chief Government Affairs Officer 

    American Retirement Association

    11:30-1:00  Lunch

    Executive Benefit Trends & Best Practices

    Suzette Clark, Lockton

    Bruce McNeil, Leetch Tishman

    Matt Maier, Moderator

    1:00-1:50 Education Sessions Breakouts (choose session onsight) 

    Payroll HRIS Trends & AI

    Karim Lessard, 7 Simple Machines 

    Health & Welfare Plans 

    1:50-2:05  Break 

    2:05-3:00 Education Session Breakouts (choose session onsight) 

    Litigation Update 

    Richard Birmingham and Christine Hawkins

    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

    Pharmacy Trends 

    3:00-3:15   Break

    3:15-4:00   Closing Session 

    Fiduciary Best Practices from a Plan Sponsor

    Brandon Diersch, Microsoft

    Justin Truckenbrod – Moderator 

    4:00-6:00 Cocktail Reception and Hors d’oeuvres at Rooftop Bar


    $0 - Special non-fee for Plan Sponsors - HR & Benefit Professionals

    $275 - Members - WP&BC Seattle 

    $275 - Members - WP&BC Chapters - Affiliate

    $325 - Members - Other Associations - Partner

    $375 - Non members & guests (includes membership to 12/31/2024)

    Early Registration deadline April 12, 2024.

    *This year we are pleased to extend special discount rates. Use CODE:

    • HR & Benefits Professionals - Special Non-Fee rate - CODE: Plan Sponsor
    • WP&BC Chapters - CODE: Affiliate
    • Professional Association Members - CODE: Partner

    We are pleased to share this special code for those who wish to enjoy accommodations at the Hotel Motif.

    Come early, or stay after the day's events.

    Questions, call 206.653.7259 or send email to 

    Thank you to our Premier Sponsors:

    If your company is interested in sponsorship, visit our Sponsorship Page.

Event Calendar

October 19

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion followed by A Hosted Member Social!

2:45 - 7:00 pm.  See the Event for more details 

Spring Seminar 2023

Will be held April 27, 2023. More details to come soon.

Check back frequently for update on additional member programs. 


Past Webinars available for viewing

2022 Spring Seminar slides

Several of our presenters made their slides available for you. Click below to download these slides.

What Drives Your Plan's Trend?

HR Employer Panel on COVID Return to Work Strategies (No slides available)

Keynote Presenters - WA DC Legislative Update (No slides available)

Paid Family Leave Act

What's New for Benefit Plan Audits - SAS 136

Use of Technology in HR (No slides available) 

The Beat Goes On - Legal Update

Observations on Culture’s Role in Your Organization 

WPBC Seattle Chapter - Engaging with your teams through pandemic  Password:  Zorn2Largent

WP&BC Seattle Chapter - COVID-19 effects on Data Security  Password:  Russ2Doug

Cancellation policy

Reservations must be cancelled on or before the reservation deadline in order to receive a refund for an event.

Please email if you need more information.


All events must be prepaid.

If attending an in person meeting, you may pay for by check, no later than the date of the event. If you mail, payment must be made prior to the event. Mail checks to:

WP&BC Seattle Chapter
19540 International Blvd., Ste. 105
Seatac, WA 98188

Please feel free to reach out to WP&BC with any questions.

Direct Questions To:

WP&BC Seattle
(206) 653-7259 - Phone


WP&BC - Seattle Chapter
1402 Lake Tapps Pkwy SE, Ste. F104-133
Auburn, WA 98092

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