FAQs About the Meeting

Where will the meeting be held?

The DRI 2023 Annual Meeting will be held at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter. Click here for hotel information.

Why should I attend this year’s meeting?

Join hundreds of civil defense attorneys and in-house counsel from across the country to build your book of business, enjoy networking events, reach your professional goals with cutting-edge education, and more! Take a look at some of the exciting events DRI has planned.

What are the registration rates?

Visit the pricing page to see the pricing breakdown and to register for the meeting.

DRI members save on the cost of registration. Interested in becoming a member? Learn more about DRI membership.

What are the group rates?

DRI’s Group Seminar Registration Program provides bulk billing and special pricing for groups of four or more attending the Annual Meeting from the same firm or company. The group rate must be locked in by October 4, 2023.

If you want to register for the group pricing, please send an email to enterprisesolutions@dri.org (online registration is not available for this offering).

How do I become a sponsor and/or exhibitor ?

If you’re interested in sponsoring and/or exhibiting at DRI’s 2023 Annual Meeting, click here to fill out the form.

Visit the exhibitors/sponsors page to learn more.

What networking events will be held at the meeting?

From an evening at the Alamo, sponsored by LawyerGuard, to a guided tour on the river, see what exciting networking events DRI has planned for this year's meeting.

How can I submit my topic ideas and presentations?

If you are interested in presenting at DRI’s 2023 Annual Meeting, apply here for the Showcase Theater.

Please note that the deadline to apply is April 30, and selected presenters will be notified no later than May 30 to allow ample time to prepare.

Will I have time to explore San Antonio?

From visiting the Alamo to trying delicious foods in one of the only UNESCO Cities of Gastronomy in the United States, there’s a lot you’ll want to do outside the meeting. Explore all that San Antonio has to offer here.

What is the meeting attire?

Business casual attire is appropriate for all DRI functions, except casual attire is encouraged for the Thursday evening networking event. Watch for specific details for attire for the Closing Celebration.

What will the weather in San Antonio be like?

The average high temperature in October is 83ºF; however, the nights can be cooler, averaging a temperature of 62ºF.

Can I attend the meeting virtually?

DRI’s 2023 Annual Meeting will be in-person exclusively.

What are DRI’s counsel meetings?

Strong partnerships between corporations, insurers, and outside counsel are critical to the success of the defense bar. Open lines of communication and meetings are essential to nurture these partnerships.

To help facilitate these important meetings, DRI’s Counsel Meeting Program was created. This program offers a turn-key solution allowing companies and insurance carriers to meet with their outside counsel while attending a DRI seminar. Hosting your counsel meeting through this program gives your organization access to complimentary meeting space for 60-90 minutes with audio/visual equipment, coffee service, complimentary registrations, travel expenses for designated company representatives, and more.

To find out more about the DRI member incentive program or how your company can benefit from the counsel meetings incentive program, go to the Counsel Meeting Program page.