Sunday, November 19, 2017

It’s Fun Until Something Goes Wrong:
Know your event liability
November 29, 2016



Staff gatherings, holiday parties, live convention demonstrations and Board outings provide vital education and bonding opportunities. But what if something goes wrong? What if a participant gets hurt? What if property is damaged?

You might think your standard contract with vendors or the meeting venue will protect against liability. Chances are, it won’t. Instead, your organization could be held legally—and financially—responsible for making things right. Those costs could be staggering.

That’s why it’s vital to have the right legal documents, the right insurance and the right meeting planning practices in place before your next event.  Here’s where to start.

Register now for It’s Fun Until Something Goes Wrong: Know Your Event Liability.

In this 90-minute webinar, Jeff Altman—an attorney specializing in association liability and risk management—reveals how events can go wrong and what you can do ahead of time to keep people and property safe, and protect your organization from potential liability.

Practical ways limit liability.  You’ll learn why standard event contracts might not go far enough to protect against liability, and how to strengthen them in your favor. You’ll also discover where risks are most likely to arise during your meetings and events and the smartest strategies for defusing those risks—and for using insurance to protect against devastating financial responsibility if something still goes wrong. Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now for expert guidance on giving your magazines and newsletters a strategic makeover, including how to:

  • Identify specific activities and events that may result in property damage or someone getting hurt
  • Plan activities to minimize potential risks
  • Execute appropriate releases and waivers with participants
  • Use contracts to shift liability to vendors and venues hosting your events and activities
  • Make sure you have the right kind of insurance, should all your precautions fail

You can start using these practical strategies immediately to invite attendees to events that are fun—without inviting devastating legal liability for your organization.

Register now for It’s Fun Until Something Goes Wrong: Know Your Event Liability.

Meet Your Webinar Leader
Jeff Altman,
a Partner at Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP, is an expert in association liability and insurance matters. Among other things, he provides risk management advice and specializes in setting up affinity, captive and other insurance programs for associations. He also serves as national claims counsel and is responsible for coordinating the defense of claims. He has decades of experience and practical suggestions dealing with these issues to share during this session.

Who Will Benefit
This webinar is of value to trade associations, professional societies and other nonprofits, as well as hotels and meeting venues. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • CEOs
  • COOs
  • Association event executives (VPs, directors, etc.)
  • Meeting planners
  • Association legal counsels

Don't wait! Register now!

CAE Credits: All live webinar attendees are eligible for 1.5 CAE credit hours. Association TRENDS is a CAE Approved Provider. Our programs meet the requirements for fulfilling the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. We will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies. For more information about the CAE credential or Approved Provider program, please visit

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Qty. Price Product Name
$215.00 It’s Fun Until Something Goes Wrong: OnDemand Recording (Active for 12 months after 11.29.16)
$1397.00 The Association Webinar Training Pass (Includes 12 months of unlimited live and archived webinars)