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Chicago is a dynamic and vibrant city. The hub of the Midwest and easily accessible by air and land, Chicago is the home of the blues, the truth of jazz and the heart of comedy. It is a city with swagger, and the sophisticated luxuries of theater, shopping, and fine dining have not put a dent in the Midwestern friendliness that abounds. Its picturesque skyline calls across the waters of vast Lake Michigan, a first impression that quickly reveals world-class museums of art and science, miles of sandy beaches, sprawling parks and public art, and perhaps the finest downtown collection of architecture in the world.

We look forward to welcoming you to Chicago for the 18th DRI Annual Meeting and the opportunity to experience the friendliest city in the Midwest, outstanding education and fabulous networking events!

REGISTRATION RATES

Advanced Registration Cutoff Date: 9/24/2013
Online Registration Cutoff Date: 10/9/2013 Online registration is no longer available. Please register on-site with payment by check or credit card.

Type Early RegistrationRegistration Fee
Member$795.00 $995.00
Member In-House Counsel *$200.00 $200.00
Non Member$895.00 $1,095.00
* In order to qualify for the in-house counsel member rate, you must be a member of DRI and the Corporate Counsel Committee.

Save $200 when you register before September 24! Registration fee includes; Admission to all CLE programs; Admission to all non-ticketed events; Comprehensive CD-ROM containing course materials, speaker, and session information; Access to the DRI APP; Participation in the Technology Learning Lounge; Continental breakfast each morning; Refreshment breaks; Networking receptions; Opportunity to purchase tickets to the Awards Luncheon, Women's Networking Luncheon, and the "Wrap-Up Party". To ensure that your name is listed in the Annual Meeting App and on the advance registration list distributed at the Annual Meeting, DRI must receive your registration, either by mail, online, or by facsimile, on or before September 24, 2013. (Please allow 10 day for mailed registrations). Registration received after October 1 will be processed on-site.

In-house counsel are eligible for a reduced registration rate to the DRI Annual Meeting. In-house counsel is defined as a licensed attorney who is employed exclusively by a corporate or other private sector organization, for the purpose of providing legal representation and counsel only to that corporation, its affiliates and subsidiaries.

SILENT AUCTION

DRI Public Service Committee will host its 4th Annual Silent Auction, with proceeds this year benefitting the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence (NFJE). The auction will be held in conjunction with the DRI Annual Meeting, October 16-20, 2013, in Chicago. A chance to bid on fabulous prizes will be available to you all week in the Exhibit Showcase, with the final night of bidding to take place during the Wrap-Up Party Saturday Evening.

If you have an item you would like to donate to the auction, download the silent auction donor form.

Sealed bidding will again be offered for the Silent Auction. Sealed bidding allows people who cannot attend the Annual Meeting the opportunity to participate in the auction. Further, Annual Meeting attendees who need to leave early may submit a sealed bid.

To submit a sealed bid, please follow these instructions:

  • Complete the Sealed Bid Contract
  • Enclose the Sealed Bid Contract in an envelope with "Silent Auction - Sealed Bid" clearly written on the envelop
  • Enclose the above in an envelope address to Tiffany Caldwell, DRI, 55 West Monroe, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60603

All bids will remain sealed until the conclusion of the Silent Auction at the Annual Meeting's President's Gala. Sealed bid winners will be notified after the Annual Meeting. Please note that auction items will be shipped via UPS and the shipping charge will be billed to the winner.

Silent Auction Item List

For questions not addressed on the FAQ document, please contact the NFJE by calling 312-698-6280 or emailing Tiffany Caldwell

HOTEL INFORMATION

Network with other attendees and exhibitors also staying at the hotel! DRI has secured a limited number of rooms at discounted group rates. Please make your room reservations online by clicking on the "Book Hotel" link above or by calling the hotel directly at 312.464.1000, and be sure to mention the DRI 2013 Annual Meeting to be eligible for this special rate: $280 Single/Double Occupancy; includes complimentary in-room Internet.

Rooms are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations must be made by Tuesday, September 24, 2013, to guarantee these special rates. If room block capacity is reached on or before September 24, the DRI rate will not be guaranteed and may no longer be available. All reservations require a credit card guarantee or a deposit of the first night’s room and tax. This deposit is nonrefundable if canceled within 48 hours of the arrival date.

TRAVEL DISCOUNTS

DRI offers discounted meeting fares on various major air carriers for DRI seminar attendees. To receive these discounts, please contact Hobson Travel Ltd., DRI’s official travel provider at 800.538.7464. If you would like to have access to the DRI online travel booking tool, you must complete a Business Traveler Profile form. To access the secure form, please CLICK HERE.

Within 24 Business Hours, you will receive information on accessing the system.

SPECIAL DISCOUNTS

No special discounts are provided for the Diversity for Success or Young Lawyers Seminars, Fidelity and Surety Roundtable, Defending Drug and Medical Device Litigation Young Lawyer Primer, the DRI Annual Meeting, or any non-CLE DRI meeting. For most other seminars, the first and second registrations from the same firm or company are subject to the fees outlined above. The registration fee for additional registrants from the same firm or company is $60 off the member rate, regardless of membership status. The group discount rate for DRI International seminar is $50 off the member rate and $40 off the member rate for Product Liability Conference and Drug and Medical Device seminar. All registrations must be received at the same time to receive the discount.

CLE/CE CLAIMS ADJUSTERS ACCREDITATIONS

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REFUND POLICY

The registration fee is fully refundable for cancellations received on or before August 16, 2013. Cancellations received between August 17 and September 17 will receive a refund, less a $200 processing fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after September 17. All cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing. Substitutions may be made at any time without charge. All refunds will be processed and mailed within four weeks of the conclusion of the Annual Meeting.

The registration fee is fully refundable for cancellations received on or before August 16, 2013. Cancellations received between August 17 and September 17 will receive a refund, less a $200 processing fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after September 17. All cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing. Substitutions may be made at any time without charge. All refunds will be processed and mailed within four weeks of the conclusion of the Annual Meeting..

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