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Nonprofits host a wide array of meetings, from small educational seminars to large conferences and trade shows. As in-house nonprofit counsel and staff know well, the contracting process for these meetings can be a laborious set of negotiations, resulting in a series of high-value contracts to be reviewed on a short deadline. This program will offer our top ten tips on “must have” provisions to incorporate into your contract reviews – for hotel, convention center, transportation, vendor, and other meeting contracts – and minimize the risk to your organization, whether your meetings are small or large. Relying on real-world examples, the panel will offer strategies to avoid common pitfalls in the contracting process, including topics such as mitigating potential attrition, cancellation and other damages, demystifying force majeure, intellectual property considerations, and insurance coverage issues to address, among others. It also will discuss best practices and creative tips and strategies acquired through years of work with nonprofits in this area. Before heading into your next meeting planning season, make sure you are armed with the practical knowledge and know-how to adequately protect your organization and receive the most value in the contracting process.
Lisa Hix, Esq., Partner, Venable LLP
Kirsten Olean, CMP CAE, Director of Meetings at the American Society for Microbiology