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Who should attend the ITechLaw 2008 World Technology Law and European Conference?

As the premier association of international technology law experts worldwide, ITechLaw's European Conference presents sessions that appeal to a broad range of audiences including:

  • Practicing Attorneys, both private practitioners and in-house counsel
  • Law Professors
  • Law Students
  • Media
  • Government Officials
  • C-Level Executives focused on the global economy

Why Should You Attend?

  • KNOWLEDGE: Over a two-day period, you will learn about significant IT, e-commerce, and Internet legal issues that global companies face today.
  • INTERNATIONAL NETWORKING: The hallmark of ITechLaw events: there will be numerous opportunities to meet ITechLaw members, conference speakers, and attendees (Gala Reception and Dinner, meals and networking breaks).
  • DOCUMENTATION: As with every ITechLaw conference, our speakers’ presentations and articles will be available online.
  • ENTERTAINMENT: Barcelona is known for its history, unique architecture, festivals, shops, exciting night life and more!

Where will the 2008 European Conference be held?

Hotel Arts in Barcelona
Marina 19-21
Barcelona 8005 Spain
Hotel Arts

What does my registration fee include?

Your registration includes admission to the conference sessions, access to speaker presentations and papers, a comprehensive attendee list, access to exhibits, daily breakfast and lunch, and admittance to the Welcome Reception.  The Gala Reception and Dinner is not included and must be purchased separately. To purchase tickets for the Gala Reception and Dinner, click here.

May I register onsite for the conference?

Yes, you may register onsite at the conference. However, only credit cards will be accepted for on-site registrations; checks and cash will not be accepted. Payment must be made in full for entry to the conference. We strongly encourage you to register in advance so that you will have a speedier check-in when you arrive at the conference.

Will I receive a refund if I have to cancel my registration?

Refunds are available based on when you cancel. Cancellations made on or before October 2, 2008 will be refunded 100% of the registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee to cover the processing cost.  Cancellations made from October 3, 2008 to October 23, 2008 will be refunded 50% of the registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee.  No refunds will be available for cancellations made on or after October 24, 2008 or for no-shows. You may substitute another person from your firm or company if you are unable to attend. Requests for refunds in accordance with this policy or substitutions may be submitted via email to, or call +1 (781) 876-8877.

Will I receive a confirmation of my registration?

For registrations made online, confirmation of registration will be immediately sent via email.  For registrations made with check payment via mail, please allow two weeks for processing; confirmation of registration will be sent via email immediately upon processing. If you do not receive your confirmation after 30 days, please call +1 (781) 876-8877 or e-mail

Will I receive a receipt for my registration?

Your email confirmation will also serve as your conference registration receipt. If you need something more detailed, please call +1 (781) 876-8877 or e-mail

I have registered for the conference but would like to make changes to my name on my badge. How do I do this?

Your conference badge will be created using the name and affiliation information submitted in your registration. If you would like to change the information on your badge, you may do so onsite at the conference registration desk. Or you may contact with your requested change prior to the conference. 

Which hotel has a room block for this conference?  What are the rates?

A block of deluxe rooms has been set aside at Hotel Arts at the discounted rate of €285 (plus applicable taxes, currently 7%). For more information on booking a room at Hotel Arts, please click here.

Where can I get information about the Barcelona airport and transportation options to Hotel Arts?

Visit for information on El Prat International Airport. Information about transportation options to the hotel is available at The average cost for a taxi from the airport  to the hotel is €25, and takes about 25 minutes. You can also arrange car service through the hotel. To book, call the concierge desk at +34 93 221 1000 ext. 601, or click here

What are the driving directions to the hotel?

Please visit for driving directions. Valet parking is available at the hotel at a cost of €35 per night.

I'm a speaker.  Where should I submit my presentation?

Please send all speaker related materials (biographies, photos, papers and presentations) to Bios and photos should be submitted on or before September 18, 2008; papers and presentations should be submitted on or before October 16, 2008.

I would like to explore Barcelona while I am there. Where can I find out more information?

Visitor information about Barcelona is available at

What is the dress code for the Conference?

Business attire is encouraged for all conferences and events at the ITechLaw 2008 European Conference.  At the Gala Reception and Dinner, black tie is strongly encouraged; however, cocktail or business attire is also acceptable.

Will I have Internet Access while at the Conference?

Wireless Internet access will be available in ITechLaw’s Internet Café, located near the conference room, using your own laptop. In the guest rooms, Hotel Arts offers high speed and wireless Internet  for  €25 plus tax for a 24 hour period. In addition, wireless cards may be purchased in the hotel’s gift shop to access the internet in the lobby and other public spaces.

Tell me more about the Gala Reception and Dinner.

The Gala Reception and Dinner is the centerpiece of the European Conference. This year it will take place at the stunning Casa Battló , the art nouveau masterpiece of Spanish architecht Antonio Gaudi.  All attendees of the ITechLaw European Conference are invited to attend. Tickets must be purchased separately when you register for the conference. Tickets will be available for purchase through Friday, October 31, 2008 and will not be available to purchase onsite at the conference. Please note that this event may sell out in advance of the deadline. To purchase tickets for the Gala Reception and Dinner, click here.

Will there be vegetarian or other dietary meal options at the Conference and Gala Dinner?

Yes. Vegetarian options will be made available at the lunch buffets.  At the Gala Dinner, vegetarian options can be made available upon request; please contact in advance with your request. For other dietary needs (such as kosher, gluten-free, etc.), please contact in advance to discuss your requirements.

Can I receive Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit for attending the Conference?

ITechLaw is not a certified CLE provider but credits can be awarded in various jurisdictions through individual study application. You may request a letter confirming your registration (not attendance) for the meeting by contacting  For instructions and additional information on how to apply for CLE credits, please visit

What if I need special assistance?

If under the applicable laws of the U.S. and the EU you require auxiliary aids or services, please call +1 (781) 876-8877 or e-mail

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