Frequently Asked Questions

To help you prepare for this year's Annual Meeting, browse below to find answers to common questions. Check back frequently for the most up-to-date information.

If you have additional questions that are not listed here, contact DRI's customer service at or 312.795.1101.

When and where is the DRI 2024 Annual Meeting?

The DRI 2024 Annual Meeting will be held Wednesday, October 16 to Friday, October 18.

The meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Seattle, 808 Howell Street, Seattle, WA 98101. 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, network during exciting events, reach your professional goals with cutting-edge education, and more!

What are the registration rates?

Pricing for the Annual Meeting depends on the date of registration and the member category.

Visit the pricing page for more details.

What is included with my registration?

Each registration includes benefits like admission to all CLE programs and nonticketed events, CLE on the GO, networking receptions, and more.

Visit the pricing page for more details.

When does registration open?

Early bird registration is now open for DRI's Annual Meeting. Save up to $700 when you register on or before September 9!

DRI members enjoy exclusive savings on Annual Meeting registration. Interested in becoming a member? Learn more about DRI membership.

What is the Non-Member Bundle Registration?

If you are not a DRI member and want to save on your registration, you can take advantage of the Non-Member / Trial Membership Bundle. Not only will you register for the meeting, but you get up to nine months of DRI membership with the membership add-on.

Visit the pricing page for more details on the bundle.

Do you offer group rates?

Yes - 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 September 25, 2024.

If you want to register for the group pricing, please send an email to Online registration is not available for this offering.

How do I become a sponsor and/or exhibitor?

How many CLE credits can I earn at the meeting?

Earn up to 8.00 hours of continuing legal education hours (CLE), including 1 hour of Ethics, from the Annual Meeting. Click here to learn more about CLE.

What can I explore in Seattle?

If you're looking for fun and exciting things to do during your visit, there are places like the home of the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, and endless scenic hikes. Surrounded by water, mountains, and evergreen forests, explore all that Seattle 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 Seattle be like?

The average high temperature in October is 59ºF, with cooler nights averaging a temperature of 50ºF.

Can I attend the meeting virtually?

No - DRI’s 2024 Annual Meeting will be exclusively in-person.

What are DRI’s counsel meetings?

DRI’s Counsel Meeting Program offers a turn-key solution allowing companies and insurance carriers to meet with their outside counsel while attending a DRI seminar.

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.

What is your cancellation and refund policy?

  • Cancellations received thirty days or more before October 16 are entitled to a full refund.
  • Cancellations received between twenty-nine and eight days before October 16 may receive either a full refund less than $300 administrative fee or a credit totaling the equivalent of the registration fee less a $100 processing fee.
  • Cancellations received seven days or less before October 16 are non-refundable.

For detailed information on the policy, visit the event terms page.