2009 Annual Meeting & World Conference


Who should attend the ITechLaw 2009 World Technology Law Conference and 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
  • Law Students
  • Media
  • Government Officials
  • Business Executives focused on the global economy

Where will the 2009 World Technology Law Conference and Annual Meeting be located?

The conference will be held at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle, Washington. For details and a map of the venue's location, click here.

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 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 9, 2009 will be refunded 100% of the registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee to cover the processing cost.  Cancellations made from April 10, 2009 to April 30, 2009 will be refunded 50% of the registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee.  No refunds will be available for cancellations made on or after May 1, 2009 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.

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. If you need something more detailed, please call +1 (781) 876-8877 or e-mail memberservices@itechlaw.org.

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 onsite at the conference registration desk. Or you may contact membershipservices@itechlaw.org with your requested change prior to the conference. 

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

A block of guestrooms has been set aside at The Fairmont Olympic Hotel at the discounted rate of $269 per night (plus applicable taxes).  For more information on booking a room at The Fairmont Olympic, please click here. (link to Accommodations page) 

Where can I get information about Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and transportation options to The Fairmont Olympic Hotel?

Visit http://www.portseattle.org/seatac/ for information on Sea-Tac Airport and ground transportation options to the hotel.

What are the driving directions to the hotel?

Please visit http://www.fairmont.com/seattle/MapAndDirections.htm for driving directions.

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

Please send all speaker related materials (biographies, photos, papers and presentations) to speakers@itechlaw.org. Bios and photos should be submitted on or before March 23, 2009; papers and presentations should be submitted on or before April 20, 2009.

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

Official visitor information about Seattle is available at http://www.visitseattle.org/visitors/

What is the dress code for the World Technology Law Conference?

Business attire is encouraged for all meetings and events at the ITechLaw 2009 Annual Meeting.  At the Gala Reception and Dinner, for which tickets must be purchased separately during the registration process, black tie is strongly encouraged; however, cocktail or business attire is also acceptable.

Will I have Internet access while at the conference?

Complimentary wireless Internet access will be available in ITechLaw's Internet café, located near the meeting room. 

Tell me more about the Gala Reception and Dinner.

The Gala Reception and Dinner is the centerpiece of the World Technology Law Conference. This year it will take place at the fascinating Museum of Flight. All attendees of the ITechLaw Conference are invited to attend. Tickets must be purchased separately when you register for the meeting. Tickets will be available for purchase through Friday, May 8, 2009 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.

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 memberservices@itechlaw.org in advance with your request. For other dietary needs (such as kosher, gluten-free, etc.), please contact memberservices@itechlaw.org in advance to discuss your requirements.

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

ITechLaw is not a certified CLE provider but credits can be awarded in various jurisdictions through individual study application. ITechLaw expects that this conference will be CLE-accredited in key jurisdictions in the United States. Further information will be provided in due course.

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.

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