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DRI PROGRAM - 2017 DRI Annual Meeting

2017 DRI Annual Meeting

2017 DRI Annual Meeting


Join us for DRI's 2017 Annual Meeting October 4-8, at Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel. We have planned a week of spectacular keynote speakers, cutting-edge CLE presentations, and plenty of networking events-- all just for you.

Click here to watch the 2017 DRI Annual Meeting video.

Those who attend will have the following opportunities:

    *Experience outstanding educational programming on timely topics to include the ever-changing world and developing legal topics to stay ahead of the game.

    *Earn up to 12.0 hours of CLE credit including up to 3.0 hours of ethics credit.

    *Get involved-- join your substantive law committee colleagues for committee business meetings and dine-arounds designed to provide you with leadership and business development opportunities.

    *Strengthen old relationships and develop new ones while networking with over 1,000 of your peers.

    The registration fee is fully refundable for cancellations received on or before August 8, 2017. Cancellations received between August 9 and September 6 will receive a refund, less a $200 processing fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after September 6. All cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing. Substitutions may be made at any time without charge. All refunds will be processed and mailed within four weeks of the conclusion of the Annual Meeting.



10/4/2017 - 10/8/2017
The Sheraton Grand Chicago
301 E. North Water St
Chicago, IL 60611



Wednesday, 04 October 2017


Save $200 when you register on or before September 6! Registration fee includes; Admission to all CLE programs; Admission to all non-ticketed events; Email with link to Annual Meeting course materials; Access to the DRI App; Continental breakfast each morning; Refreshment breaks; Networking receptions; Speed Networking and TSA Global Entry Approval Program; Opportunity to purchase tickets to the Awards Luncheon, Women's Networking Luncheon, and the President's Gala. To ensure that your name is listed in the Annual Meeting App in advance of the meeting, DRI must receive your registration on or before September 27. Registrations received after September 27 will be processed on-site.

In-house counsel are eligible for a reduced registration rate to the DRI Annual Meeting. In-house counsel is defined as a licensed attorney who is employed exclusively by a corporate or other private sector organization, for the purpose of providing legal representation and counsel only to that corporation, its affiliates and subsidiaries.

Silent Auction

The DRI Philanthropic Activities Committee is pleased to announce the 8th Annual Silent Auction will be held October 4-5, 2017 in conjunction with the DRI Annual Meeting. This year’s event will be an evening filled with fellowship, entertainment and fabulous silent auction items.

New this year, you can bid from the convenience of your smart phone via the BidPal app. Please visit our online auction website DRI Silent Auction to register and check out the outstanding variety of auction items.

Please submit donations for the Silent Auction directly through our auction website. Or if you wish to submit your donation to the DRI office, please complete the donation form and return to the address listed on the form. Your donation will be a valuable contribution to this year’s event

Currently you may view the all the wonderful auction item on the website. Stay tuned for the opening of online bidding. Should you have any questions, please contact Tiffany Higgins by calling 312-698-6230 or email Tiffany Higgins.

10/4/2017 7:00 AM - 10/8/2017 4:30 PM
7:00 AM
Speed Networking
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM

Thursday, 05 October 2017

Awards Luncheon
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
12:30 PM
NFJE Raffle $10 per ticket (up to 4)
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM
NFJE Raffle Book $50 Per Book (6 tickets-buy 5 get one free)
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM

Friday, 06 October 2017

Women's Networking Luncheon (Ticketed Event)
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
12:30 PM

Saturday, 07 October 2017

President's Reception and Dinner (Ticketed Event)
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM

Must click applicable “ADD” button(s) associated with each event listed above before checking out.