Greetings from Salt Lake City. In just a couple of months, we will gather for the 2013 Western States Bar Conference in beautiful Kauai at the newly renovated Sheraton Kauai Resort on Poipu Beach. Our room block will expire on February 16, so please make your reservations soon.
2013 Western States Bar Conference
March 20-23, 2013
Sheraton Kauai Resort
Special rates: $190 Garden View; $220 Ocean View
The theme for this year's conference is "The Future Is Now." Change is now a daily event, Tweeted and delivered at stunningly rapid rates. The profession, our organizations, the nation and even our globe are facing unprecedented challenge and an ever-present need to adapt and change. We will discuss technology, our new lawyers, decision-making essentials, the many pressures on our organizations, needed innovation, how to be creative, and even how lawyers are shaping the many global environmental impacts we now see. Our speakers are top-notch, engaged, interesting and nationally recognized. This year, I hope to encourage each state to have one or more young lawyers attend. I was a young lawyer who first attended in 2005 and benefited greatly from that experience. I promise that this program will change someone's course of direction; it did for me. All will gain valuable information about leadership and how each of us can make a difference.
There will be plenty of opportunity for recreation and fellowship, including a hosted welcome reception on Wednesday evening, a sponsored reception on Thursday evening, a golf tournament on Friday afternoon and a fun and entertaining luau that evening. A tentative schedule is available online, as well as registration information. Register now! The first 50 registrants will receive a special gift. Dress is business casual; we're in Hawai'i, so leave the business suit home. The weather should be nice with an average daily high of 78 and low of 67. If you have questions about the conference, please contact our talented organizers Joe Conte at 505-797-6099, email@example.com, or Kris Becker at 505-797-6038, firstname.lastname@example.org at the State Bar of New Mexico, or feel free to call me at 801-323-5000 or via email at email@example.com.
I look forward to seeing you in Kauai!