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Fifth travel law symposium slated for Jan. 15

Fifth travel law symposium slated for Jan. 15
Originally Posted on:  www.travelweekly.com

WASHINGTON -- Travel Weekly and ARTA announced plans for their fifth annual National Travel Law Symposium. Taking the theme, Travel, Technology and the Law, the event is set for the Washington Marriott hotel on Jan. 15.

The 2003 symposium, open to all interested travel industry personnel, will focus on the latest legal developments in travel technology and recommended best practices to address these issues.
Travel attorneys, members of Congress and their staff, law professors and other legal professionals are invited to submit papers on the symposium topic.

The program will include invited speakers and papers selected from among submissions provided by the legal and travel communities.
Suggested topics for papers are: strategies for managing legal risks associated with an agency's Web site; recommended personnel policies for telecommuting employees or contractor; prospective uses of digital signatures in online agency sales; copyright and trademark issues arising from the use of supplier materials on agency sites; and pros and cons -- and risks -- of e-mail marketing to clients.

Al Anolik, ARTA's attorney, and Mark Pestronk, who contributes a weekly law column to Travel Weekly and fields questions on the Legal Ease forum at the newspaper's Web site, will select papers to be read at the Jan. 15 event. They will be among the speakers as well.

The registration fee is $79, covering lunch and a binder with symposium papers.

To request a copy of the call for comments, or to register for the symposium, call (800) 969-6069 or e-mail pat@artaonline.com.
For those proposing papers, the deadline for a 500-word precis is Nov. 29, and the precis should be sent to ARTA at 3161 Custer Drive, Suite 8, Lexington, Ky. 40517-4067, attention: NTLS Papers, or fax (859) 266-9396.

The deadline for the final paper is Jan. 3.