After a year of virtual events, DRI is ready to get back to business! We are excited to once again bring together our nationwide community of civil defense attorneys to reconnect, reengage and reenergize their practices – face to face! Join us for one of our upcoming in-person seminars to build your business, develop new relationships and gain knowledge to prepare for the post-COVID, rapidly changing legal and regulatory environment in which our clients operate. DRI is thrilled to host in-person seminars for a variety of substantive practice areas and several affinity groups, all designed to help get our members back to business and back to expanding their networks.
All DRI seminars offer a risk-free registration guarantee, and as we reemerge for our in-person events, safety is a top priority for DRI. We are working closely with our venue partners to take enhanced health and safety measures while still delivering networking opportunities and top-quality content for our attendees.
What to Know Before You Go
As you prepare to attend a DRI seminar, please know that we have made changes to how our programs operate based on guidance from health authorities such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and appropriate state and local government agencies. If you attended a DRI event before COVID, the next DRI event you attend may look a little bit different in order to accommodate these recommended health and safety measures. DRI has used this opportunity to reimagine the structure of networking events, seating for attendees, the layout of conference rooms and how registration will operate. We are confident that the reimagination of the DRI seminar experience will provide the same value attendees have come to expect, creating myriad opportunities to connect with one another.
The 3 Ws to Reduce Your Risk
For our attendees who are not fully vaccinated, DRI recommends following the 3 Ws during DRI seminar activities.
Wash your Hands
Wear a Mask
Watch your Distance
Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to observe these measures, but may certainly choose to do so as a matter of personal comfort. Face coverings will continue to be strongly recommended for attendees who are not fully vaccinated and we'll continue our increased safety and cleaning measures, including social distancing, throughout our seminars. As the COVID pandemic evolves, DRI will continue to monitor and adhere to CDC, state and local health guidance and may make adjustments to our policies. DRI continues to encourage people to get vaccinated.
Hotel Protocols 2021
Please click on the appropriate hotel links below to find more detailed information on protocols and precautions for each DRI Seminar hotel venue.
Please make sure that you have reviewed any advisories or restrictions that may be in place for travel to any DRI event. By attending a DRI event, you are confirming that you and all persons in your party:
- Are not experiencing any of the following symptoms of COVID-19 identified by the CDC at CDC.gov, including:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
- Have not been in contact with someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 symptoms without completing a 14-day quarantine
- Are not under any self-quarantine orders
Attendees who cannot confirm all the above criteria must not attend a DRI event. If at any point during your attendance you or your guest do not meet this criteria, you both will be required to isolate and may be relocated or asked to leave the property.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and attendees with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.
By attending a DRI seminar or event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and further acknowledge that you understand and will follow all health and safety protocols established by DRI and the venue of the DRI seminar or event. Failure to abide by all health and safety protocols implemented for the event is grounds for being asked to leave the event, without refund.