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Creative Solutions for Associations' 2021 Meeting and Conference Legal Challenges - Free Webinar
Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
Category: Webinars

Creative Solutions for Associations' 2021 Meeting and Conference Legal Challenges Free Webinar

Held in Conjunction with other State SAE Organizations - Free for All Members

CAE Credit1 Hour

Jeff TenenbaumSpeakers: Jeff Tenenbaum, Tenenbaum Law Group, and Christina Lewellen, MBA, CAE; 
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The COVID-19 pandemic certainly threw a monkey wrench into associations’ planned in-person meetings and conferences for 2020 but the challenges for 2021 are going to be even greater from a legal and contracting perspective.

This is because as we (hopefully) start to turn the corner on the pandemic – thanks to the arrival of vaccines – it will become harder and harder for associations to successfully execute penalty free, force majeure contract terminations (as so many were able to do in 2020). Yet many associations remain under great pressure from their members to not hold in-person meetings during much of 2021. In short, the later in 2021 that your association’s conference is, the more difficult it will be to pull off cancellations and postponements with little or no cancellation penalties.

As such, hybrid meetings – part virtual, part in-person – are likely going to become the norm in 2021 for most associations, particularly during the second half of the year. But being able to pull off a hybrid meeting without your association getting hit with very significant attrition penalties for the originally budgeted-for sleeping room and food and beverage revenue minimums will be no easy task. And getting hotels and convention centers to permit significant reductions in such minimums – and the corresponding attrition penalties – has already proven challenging.

FSAE invites you to join a free webinar on Wednesday, January 13, hosted by Association Societies Alliance (ASA), that will offer real-time, practical advice and guidance, best practices, and suggestions for dealing with the daunting challenges of dealing with your 2021 meeting contracts.

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Questions? Call or Text: (850) 222-7994 or email [email protected] 

Presenter: Jeff Tenenbaum is one of the nation’s leading association attorneys, and is an accomplished author, lecturer, and commentator on association legal matters. Jeff counsels his clients on the broad array of legal issues affecting trade and professional associations and other nonprofit organizations, and regularly represents clients before Congress, federal and state regulatory agencies, and in connection with governmental and internal investigations, enforcement actions, litigation, and in dealing with the media. Among numerous other honors and awards, he was the 2006 recipient of the American Bar Association’s Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer of the Year Award and is one of only five lawyers in the U.S. Legal 500 Not-for-Profit “Hall of Fame.” Jeff is the author of the ASAE-published Association Tax Compliance Guide. Learn more.