Old Dominion Bar Association

ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries in Washington, DC

  • 08 Oct 2015
  • 10 Oct 2015
  • Grand Hyatt Hotel

Join the ABA Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries in Washington, DC

2015 Annual Meeting
October 8-10, 2015
Grand Hyatt Hotel

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  • Over 15 cutting edge sessions & workshops
  • Earn 10 hours of CLE (including 2 hours of ethics credit)
  • Learn from over 70 industry leaders
  • Attend social events at exclusive venues
  • Network with industry leaders and experts

Join Us for Cutting Edge Programing Featuring Entertainment and Sports Industry Leaders:

Thursday, October 8

  • Plenary Session: The Big Hack (Ethics Credit)

Friday, October 9

  • Roundtable Discussions
  • Speed Mentoring and Networking
  • Music Licensing - A World in Transition: The Ever-Shifting Sands of Time in Music Licensing and Rights Acquisition
  • All the World's An IP Stage: The Global View
  • Hot Topics in Content Licensing: Old Habits and New Opportunities in the Digital World
  • Arts and Sports - A Legal Framework for Defining Culture
  • Plenary Session: Copyright Revisions and Other Hot-Button Issues
  • Bits and Pieces: The Changing Nature of Artist Income
  • Wagging the Dog: The Use of Pre-Existing Popular Music in Musical Theater
  • Over-the-Top Television and Unbundling: Maintaining Viewership or Reaching Out to the Next Generation
  • Staying Ahead of the Curveball: The Legal Landscape of Daily Fantasy Sports

Saturday, October 10

  • Legal Ethics: No Conflict; No Interest! Dealing with Potential Conflicts of Interest in an Ever Shrinking World (Ethics Credit)
  • Small Claims Should Not Cost Small Fortunes: Handling the Cost of Pro Bono Representation
  • Big Traps and Fine Print: What Production Lawyers Need to Know About Union/Guild Agreements
  • Multi-Platform Networks: The 800 Pound Gorillas of the Digital Content World
  • Digital Media - Net Neutrality: A 2015 Update and Beyond
  • Inside Sports: The Business of Being Team Counsel
  • Plenary Session: Litigation Update-Review of Court Decisions

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Annual Meeting Tours of Washington's Grandest Reserve Your Spot by Registering Today

The Annual Meeting Planning Committee has arranged for meeting attendees to tour the following DC points of interest. In-house experts will be available to guide you through the facilities and conduct question and answer sessions. Transportation information will be provided on the meeting website when available (ambar.org/es-am15).

Thursday, October 8

  • Supreme Court Tours (1:00pm and 3:00pm)
  • Tour of Congress and Capitol Hill (1:30pm)

Friday, October 9 (3:30pm - 5:00pm)

  • National Geographic
  • John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  • National Public Radio
  • Smithsonian Museum of American History

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Join the ABA Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries online or by telephone at 800-285-2221 FREE. Lawyer and associate dues are only $50, and dues for law students are FREE. You must be an ABA member.

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