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March Power Luncheon
Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
Category: Power Lunches

Location: Dunlap Champions Club
403 Stadium Dr, Tallahassee
Sponsored by
Visit Jacksonville

Support the FSAE Foundation:  Bring a Bottle for a Chance to Win - See below for details**


The Legalities of In-Person Meetings: What Every Association Executive Needs to Know

Jeff TenenbaumSpeaker: Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum, Esq., Tenenbaum Law Group 

The COVID-19 pandemic certainly threw a monkey wrench into associations planned in-person meetings and conferences for 2020, cancelling most of them. The challenges for 2021 proved to be much greater from a legal and contracting perspective, as it became harder and harder for associations to successfully execute penalty free, force majeure contract terminations like they were able to do in 2020. More Florida-based associations are holding in-person meetings, but those COVID-related challenges still abound - like reduced attendance and attrition penalties.

As your association continues to negotiate new meeting contracts for 2022 and beyond, what are the lessons learned from the last two years of the pandemic? How should your association’s hotel, convention center, and other meeting contracts differ from those you signed in the past? What are some best practices and common pitfalls? Where are event venues accommodating associations’ requests and where are they pushing back?

And as associations hold and plan in-person meetings and conferences, legal questions continue to swirl about how to mitigate liability risk, whether to impose a mandatory vaccination requirement on attendees, whether to offer the alternative option of a negative COVID test, what exceptions to vaccination mandates need to be made under applicable law, whether to require liability waivers from attendees, whether staff can be required to attend meetings, and how to shift liability risks and COVID-mandated protocols to hotels and convention centers, among many others.

This critical presentation from Jeff Tenenbaum, one of the nation’s leading association attorneys, will address your questions and offer practical advice and guidance, best practices, and suggestions for dealing with the daunting challenges of in-person meetings and meeting contracts.

Meeting Safety Plan

  • BYO-Nametag (bring your own nametag) We will have stick-on options available onsite if you need one
  • Masks are optional
  • Hand Sanitizer will be available at each table as well as stations provided throughout the facility

Registration Information

Registration Fees:
FSAE Members: $30 after Mar 12: $35
Non-Members: $40 after Mar 12: $45

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation requests must be made in writing by 5:00 pm, March 16  to receive a full refund minus a $10 administrative fee. Cancellations made after March 16, WILL NOT receive a refund. There will be no refunds for “no shows.”

Questions? If you have any questions about this event, please text or call 850.222.7994 or email [email protected].​ 

Register now

Bring a Bottle for the Foundation**Bring A Bottle for the FSAE Foundation Silent Auction**  
Each attendee that brings a bottle(s) of wine or liquor to the event will receive one free Big Ticket for the FSAE Foundation Auction Big Ticket drawing at the Annual Conference in July. You do not have to be present to win. Bottles of wine or liquor collected at FSAE events will be used to stock the FSAE Foundation Wine Toss at the Annual Conference. Please include a label on any bottles donated so that your association or company can be recognized for your donation. *Only one free Big Ticket will be given out per person per event.*

 Associate Members Make it Happen… 
Affordable fees are possible because of our Associates’ generosity and investment in FSAE.