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Wednesday, 07 October 2015 - Sunday, 11 October 2015

2015 Annual Meeting

Marriott Wardman Park 2660 Woodley Road, NW Washington, DC 20008
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Join us for DRI's 2015 Annual Meeting October 7 - 11, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park. We have planned a week of spectacular keynote speakers, cutting-edge CLE presentations, and plenty of networking events-- all just for you.

Those who attend will have the following opportunities:

    *Hear keynote remarks from leading experts on leadership, presidential politics, and today's changing world.
    * Attend CLE programming on developing legal topics to stay ahead of the game.
    *Earn up to 12 hours of CLE credit including 3.3 hours of ethics credit.
    *Get involved-- join your substantive law committee colleagues for committee business meetings and dine-arounds designed to provide you with leadership and business development opportunities
    *Strengthen old relationships and develop new ones while networking with over 1,000 of you peers
    *See a List of DRI's Silent Auction Items

      REGISTRATION RATES

      Discount Registration Cutoff Date: 9/16/2015
      Registration Cutoff Date: 9/30/2015 Online registration is no longer available. Please register on-site with payment by check or credit card.

      Type Discount RegistrationRegistration Fee
      Member$895.00 $1,095.00
      Member In-House Counsel *$200.00 $200.00
      Non Member$1,095.00 $1,295.00
      * In order to qualify for the in-house counsel member rate, you must be a member of DRI and the Corporate Counsel Committee.

Save $200 when you register on or before September 9! Registration fee includes; Admission to all CLE programs; Admission to all non-ticketed events; Email with link to Annual Meeting course materials; Access to the DRI App; Continental breakfast each morning; Refreshment breaks; Networking receptions; Opportunity to purchase tickets to the Awards Luncheon, Women's Networking Luncheon, and the President's Gala. To ensure that your name is listed in the Annual Meeting App in advance of the meeting, DRI must receive your registration on or before September 9. Registrations received after September 9 will be processed on-site and charged an additional $200 fee.

In-house counsel are eligible for a reduced registration rate to the DRI Annual Meeting. In-house counsel is defined as a licensed attorney who is employed exclusively by a corporate or other private sector organization, for the purpose of providing legal representation and counsel only to that corporation, its affiliates and subsidiaries.

SILENT AUCTION

DRI Public Service Committee will host its 6th Annual Silent Auction, with proceeds this year benefitting the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence (NFJE). The auction will be held in conjunction with the DRI Annual Meeting, October 7-11, 2015, in Washington, DC. A chance to bid on fabulous prizes will be available to you in the Exhibit Showcase, with the final night of bidding to take place during the Thursday Off-Site Networking Event.

If you have an item you would like to donate to the auction, download the silent auction donor form. Sealed bidding will again be offered for the Silent Auction. Sealed bidding allows people who cannot attend the Annual Meeting the opportunity to participate in the auction. Further, Annual Meeting attendees who need to leave early may submit a sealed bid.

To submit a sealed bid, please follow these instructions:

  • Complete the Sealed Bid Contract
  • Enclose the Sealed Bid Contract in an envelope with "Silent Auction - Sealed Bid" clearly written on the envelope.
  • Enclose the above in an envelope address to Tiffany Caldwell, DRI, 55 West Monroe, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60603

All bids will remain sealed until the conclusion of the Silent Auction at the Annual Meeting's Thursday Off-Site Networking Event. Sealed bid winners will be notified after the Annual Meeting. Please note that auction items will be shipped via UPS and the shipping charge will be billed to the winner.

Silent Auction Item List

For questions not addressed on the FAQ document, please contact the NFJE by calling 312-698-6280 or emailing Tiffany Caldwell.

Awards Luncheon
Thursday, October 8, 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Individual tickets - $60 each (up to 9 tickets)
Tables of 10 - $650 per table, additional proceeds for the NFJE

Women’s Networking Luncheon
Friday, October 9, 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Individual tickets - $40 each (up to 9 tickets)
Tables of 10 - $450 per table, additional proceeds for the NFJE

President’s Gala Saturday, October 10, 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Individual tickets - $100 each (up to 9 tickets)
Tables of 10 - $1,100 per table, additional proceeds for the NFJE

HOTEL INFORMATION

A limited number of discounted hotel rooms have been made available at Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road, NW, Washington, DC 20008. For reservations, click on the "Book Hotel" link above or contact the hotel directly at 202.328.2000. Please mention the DRI Annual Meeting to take advantage of the group rate of $299 Single/Double. The hotel block is limited and rooms and rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You must make reservations by September 9, 2015, to be eligible for the group rate. Requests for reservations made after September 9 are subject to room and rate availability.

TRAVEL DISCOUNTS

DRI offers discounted meeting fares on various major air carriers for DRI seminar attendees. To receive these discounts, please contact Direct Travel Ltd., DRI’s official travel provider at 800.840.0908. If you would like to have access to the DRI online travel booking tool, you must complete a Business Traveler Profile form. To access the secure form, please CLICK HERE.

Within 24 Business Hours, you will receive information on accessing the system.

SPECIAL DISCOUNTS

No special discounts are provided for the Diversity for Success or Young Lawyers Seminars, Fidelity and Surety Roundtable, Defending Drug and Medical Device Litigation Young Lawyer Primer, the DRI Annual Meeting, or any non-CLE DRI meeting. For most other seminars, the first and second registrations from the same firm or company are subject to the fees outlined above. The registration fee for additional registrants from the same firm or company is $100 off the member rate, regardless of membership status. The group discount rate for DRI International seminar is $50 off the member rate and $40 off the member rate for Product Liability Conference and Drug and Medical Device seminar. All registrations must be received at the same time to receive the discount.

CLE/CE CLAIMS ADJUSTERS ACCREDITATIONS

Download CLE/CE Claims Adjusters Information

REFUND POLICY

The registration fee is fully refundable for cancellations received on or before August 12, 2015. Cancellations received between August 13 and September 9, 2015, will receive a refund, less a $200 processing fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after September 9, 2015. All cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing. Substitutions may be made at any time without charge. All refunds will be processed and mailed within four weeks of the conclusion of the Annual Meeting.

The registration fee is fully refundable for cancellations received on or before August 12, 2015. Cancellations received between August 13 and September 9, 2015, will receive a refund, less a $200 processing fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after September 9, 2015. All cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing. Substitutions may be made at any time without charge. All refunds will be processed and mailed within four weeks of the conclusion of the Annual Meeting..

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