2012 IFV Conference Schedule and Panelists

Apr 4, 2012

With so many areas to cover this year at our Second Annual Independent Football Veterans Conference, we’ve adopted a broadcast format and assembled discussion panels with audience participation instead of individual speakers for the most part. Each panel will be broadcast as a separate topic covering the most important issues and questions retired players want to know.
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Each panelist will be given an opportunity to talk approximately 5 – 10 minutes about their particular areas of expertise and interest after which 30 – 45 minutes will then be devoted to general discussions and questions from our studio audience and our online viewers. For a list of our panelists and speakers, click HERE. We’ll be posting our Panelists’ Bios shortly.
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All retired players welcome to participate in this live event but be sure to register for your entry pass today - click HERE – and book you flight and room(s) at the South Point as soon as possible! The Conference is open to all retired football players by simply registering to attend. Media and other guests are limited and by invitation only – click HERE to contact us.
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Each panelist will be given an opportunity to talk for approximately 5 – 10 minutes about their particular areas of expertise and interest, after which 30 – 45 minutes will then be devoted to general discussions and questions from our studio audience and our online viewers. For a list of our panelists and speakers, click HERE. We’ll be posting our Panelists’ Bios shortly.
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2012 IFV Conference Schedule

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FRIDAY April 20
8:30 – 9:00 Welcome, Introductions & Announcements
9:00 – 11:00 WORKERS COMPENSATION: THE NFL’S LATEST STRATEGIES
11:00 – 12:30 FOOTBALL CULTURE: COLLEGE, THE NFL AND BEYOND
12:30 – 1:45 LUNCH BREAK
2:00 – 3:30 UNIONS & THE NFLPA: OUR LAWSUIT AND MORE
3:30 – 5:00 NFL FILMS: THE LAWSUIT OVER YOUR RIGHTS & ROYALTIES
After Dinner MOVIE NIGHT / EVENING MIXER TBA
SATURDAY April 21
9:00 – 10:45 CONCUSSIONS: LATEST STUDIES & INFORMATION
11:00 – 12:30 CONCUSSIONS: LAWSUITS – AN OVERVIEW
12:30 – 1:45 LUNCH BREAK
2:00 – 3:30 PENSIONS, DISABILITIES, REPRESENTATION: A REAL DISCUSSION
3:30 – 5:00 ADVANCES IN THE TREATMENT OF CONCUSSIONS
CONFERENCE DINNER
SUNDAY April 22
9:30 – 11:00 What Next? Conference Summary, Check Out
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Our list of panelists and speakers – click HERE.

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4 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. John Hogan
    April 5th, 2012 at 10:45 am #

    John Hogan

    Dave,

    I’m really looking forward to the Conference.

    The only thing I can guarantee retired players who attend is that they will get a lot more useful information – and straight answers – about their benefits and their rights than they will ever get from calling the Plan office, the PA, the League or the Alumni.

    John Hogan
    Disability Attorney
    Retired Player Advocate

  2. Dave Pear
    April 5th, 2012 at 11:20 am #

    Dave Pear

    John,

    You’re absolutely right. Accurate information is one source of power. It’s my hope that retired players (and active players) will attend this Conference to get real answers about:

    1) disability
    2) pensions
    3) medical after football
    4) Legacy fund (so much misinformation out there)
    5) current lawsuits

    Thanks, John.

    Regards,
    Dave Pear

  3. Gary A. Padjen
    April 11th, 2012 at 10:21 pm #

    Gary Padjen

    Look forward to meeting everyone there!

    Gary A. Padjen
    VP NFL Alumni
    Indy Chapter
    Baltimore Colts, Indianapolis Colts
    1982 – 1987

  4. Tony Davis
    April 18th, 2012 at 10:01 pm #

    Tony Davis

    Dave and Robert,

    Thank you for keeping the important issues front and center. Thank you for continuing to hold those responsible, accountable.

    It is my hope that you have great success and that all those who attend will benefit from the experience in the room…

    Tony Davis
    Cincinnati Bengals & Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    1976 – 1982

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