Meeting Planner Exchange

When:  Sep 30, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM (CT)

2020 WSAE Meeting Planning Exchange
Please join us for an in-person meeting opportunity at WSAE’s Meeting Planner Exchange. Designed for association professionals involved in meeting planning, this is an exclusive opportunity to participate in an intimate group setting with educational content on the hot topic of contracts in the age of COVID-19, a Roundtable Discussion and tips from peers who have recently converted to virtual events. This is a great opportunity to experience what in-person meetings will look like in today's new environment. 

Creating a worry-free in-person experience is our top priority. Masks will be required during the meeting and all social distancing measures will be enforced. We will have masks available on-site for attendees to use. To see more about the hotel's safety measures, please click on this link Ingleside Hotel Safe Promise Plan

DATE: Wednesday, September 30th

10:00 am - 10:15 am         Registration

10:15 am - 11:15 am        Presentation: The Stakes Are Higher Than Ever: Event                                                        Contracts in the age of COVID-19.
                                         Barbara Dunn will be presenting virtually.

11:15 am - 12:15 pm         Peer Presentation of Executed Virtual Events 

12:15 am - 12:45 pm         Networking Lunch

12:45 pm - 1:30 pm           Roundtable Discussion of Hot Topics


$59 WSAE Members

$69  Non-members

Registration is limited to 15

Ingleside Hotel

2810 Golf Road
Pewaukee, WI 53072

The Stakes Are Higher Than Ever: Event Contracts in the Age of COVID-19

In the age of COVID-19, event planners are finding themselves in a challenging predicament with regards to contracting. The situations surrounding COVID-19 have simply highlighted issues for planners that they may not have focused on as carefully before. To help planners overcome these uncertainties, Barbara will virtually lead an informative program focusing on contracting for the future. She will cover how to avoid the most common contract mistakes and the one contingency that the pandemic brought to the foreground, force majeure, including why these provisions are essential in all types of contracts and what the requirements of the provision should be.

Barbara Dunn, Esq., Partner Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Barbara is relied upon by clients and colleagues alike for her innovative approach to nonprofit and tax-exempt legal matters. She remains at the forefront of current trends in this area of the law and advises clients on meetings, hospitality and travel law; contracts; employment law; computer, trademark and copyright law; litigation and risk management; administrative law; taxes; antitrust; and governance matters.

Barbara also counsels a wide variety of clients in the travel, tourism, hospitality, incentive, and meetings industries. She represents both businesses and nonprofit organizations regarding the negotiation and documentation of contracts for major events, conferences, trade shows and the like on a local, regional, national, and international scale.

Barbara has been involved in a variety of leadership positions in organizations that serve the associations and hospitality industries. She was the first woman to serve in a leadership role as chair of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Legal Section Council in 2005-2006.

Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Barbara was a partner at the law firm of Howe & Hutton Ltd., where she practiced for more than 20 years.

Please email if you have any questions. 

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Ingleside Hotel
2810 Golf Road
Pewaukee, WI 53092