2010 World Technology Law Conference & Annual Meeting

May 20–21, 2010 • Boston, Massachusetts, USA • The Charles Hotel

FAQ


Important Dates

  • Early Bird Registration Deadline: April 12, 2010
  • Hotel Guest Room Booking Deadline: April 27, 2010 by 5:00pm EST

Venue and Hotel

Where will the 2010 World Technology Law Conference & Annual Meeting be held?

The Charles Hotel, Harvard Square
1 Bennett Street Cambridge, MA 02138
http://www.charleshotel.com/

For details and a map of the venue's location, click here.

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

A block of guestrooms has been set aside at the Charles Hotel at the discounted rate of $319 (rate does not include guestroom tax of 12.45%) for a Single or Double Room. For more information on booking a room at the Charles Hotel, please click here.

Transportation

Where can I get information about the Boston Logan Airport and transportation options to the Charles Hotel?

Visit http://www.massport.com/logan for information on the Boston Logan Airport.

Information about transportation options to the hotel is available at http://www.massport.com/logan/getti.html and http://www.charleshotel.com/map-directions/index.cfm.

What are the driving directions to the hotel?

Please visit http://www.charleshotel.com/map-directions/index.cfm for driving directions from your location.

Who and Why Attend?

Who should attend the ITechLaw 2010 World Technology Law Conference & Annual Meeting?

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

  • Practicing attorneys, both private practitioners and in-house counsel
  • Law professors
  • Government officials
  • Business executives focused on the global economy
  • Law students

Why Should You Attend?

  • KNOWLEDGE: Over a two-day period, you will learn from more than 45 industry experts with in-depth papers and presentations on the most critical technology law issues facing global companies today.
  • INTERNATIONAL NETWORKING: The hallmark of ITechLaw events, there will be numerous opportunities throughout the conference to develop new relationships and meet face-to-face with ITechLaw members, speakers and attendees, enhancing your worldwide network of colleagues and partners.
  • DOCUMENTATION: As with every ITechLaw conference, our speakers’ presentations and articles will be available online following the conference.

Sponsorship

How do I become a sponsor and exhibit at the 2010 World Technology Law Conference and Annual Meeting?

We welcome members and non-members to sponsor the ITechLaw conferences. For more information about sponsorship and exhibit opportunities, please click here.

Registration

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.

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 memberservices@itechlaw.org.

Will I receive a receipt for my registration?

Your email confirmation will also serve as your conference registration receipt. Please call +1 (781) 876-8877 or e-mail memberservices@itechlaw.org with any questions.

May I register onsite for the conference?

Yes, you may register onsite at the conference. However, only credit cards will be accepted for onsite 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 meeting.

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 April 14, 2010 will be refunded 100% of the registration fee, less applicable credit card fees and a $25 administrative fee. Cancellations made from April 15, 2010 to May 4, 2010 will be refunded 50% of the registration fee, less applicable credit card fees and a $25 administrative fee. No refunds will be available for cancellations made on or after May 5, 2010 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 memberservices@itechlaw.org, or call (+1) 781-876-8877.

Cancellation Deadlines

What are the deadlines and terms for refunds if I need to cancel my registration?

  • On or before April 14, 2010 – 100% refund (less $25 admin fee plus 3% credit card fee, if applicable)
  • April 15, 2010 – May 4, 2010 – 50% refund (less $25 admin fee and 3% credit card fee, if applicable)
  • On or after May 5, 2010 – No refund available

Badge Questions

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

Your meeting 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 online via our registration system with your username and password set up during the registration process, or contact memberservices@itechlaw.org for assistance.

Alternatively, you may request a new badge onsite at the ITechLaw 2010 World Technology Conference and Annual Meeting at the conference registration desk.

CLE Information

Can I receive Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit for attending the ITechLaw World Technology Law Conference & Annual Meeting?

The ITechLaw 2010 World Technology Law Conference & Annual Meeting is seeking CLE accreditation in multiple states. Please check back for frequent updates on states in which the conference is accredited or in which accreditation is pending. We will continue to provide updates as they are available.
You may request a letter confirming your registration (not attendance) for the meeting following the conference by contacting memberservices@itechlaw.org. For instructions and additional information on how to apply for CLE credits, please visit www.itechlaw.org/cle_policy.pdf.

Dress Code

What is the dress code for the ITechLaw 2010 World Technology Law Conference & Annual Meeting?

Business attire is encouraged for all meetings and events at the ITechLaw 2010 World Technology Law Conference. At the Gala Reception and Dinner, for which tickets must be purchased separately during the registration process, black tie attire is strongly encouraged; however, cocktail or business attire is also acceptable.

Social Events

Who can attend the Welcome Reception at the Charles Hotel the evening of May 19, 2010, and do I need to purchase a separate ticket to attend?

All attendees of the ITechLaw Conference are invited to attend the Welcome Reception the evening before the 2010 World Technology Conference & Annual Meeting. A separate ticket is not required for the Welcome Reception, and there is no charge to attend this event. However, we do request that you note your planned attendance at this reception during the online registration process.

What is the Gala Reception and Dinner?

The Gala Reception and Dinner, which is a black tie encouraged event, is the centerpiece of the ITechLaw 2010 World Technology Law Conference and Annual Meeting. This year it will take place at the MIT Museum. Tickets must be purchased separately when you register for the meeting. Tickets will be available for purchase through Friday, May 14, 2010 and will not be available to purchase onsite at the meeting. Please note that this event may sell out in advance of the deadline. To purchase tickets for the Gala Reception and Dinner, click here.

Special Dietary Requests

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

Yes. Vegetarian options will be made available at the Welcome Reception and lunch buffets. At the Gala Dinner, vegetarian options can be made available upon request. Please note your dietary requirements during the online registration process, or contact memberservices@itechlaw.org in advance with your request and dietary restrictions (kosher, gluten-free, etc.).

Exploring Boston

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

Home to world-renowned universities, cutting edge companies, and a variety of unique neighborhoods, the Boston Metro area attracts more than 18 million visitors per year. Official visitor information about Boston is available at www.visitboston.com.

Internet Access

Will I have Internet access while at the conference?

Complimentary Internet access (wi-fi) will be available in all guestrooms booked under the ITechLaw guestroom block. Wireless access will also be available in the conference areas and at the ITechLaw Internet Café.

Special Assistance

What if I need special assistance?

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