NAA SOUTHEAST REGION ANNUAL CONFERENCE
ADVOCATES and ARBITRATORS
Friday and Saturday, February 27-28, 2015
Join us at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Tampa - Westshore for advocate training on Friday, an opportunity to visit informally Friday evening, February 27th, during cocktails and dinner, and for programs for advocates and arbitrators all day on Saturday, February 28th.
The Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore is located at 5303 West Kennedy Boulevard in close proximity to the Tampa Airport, International Plaza, Cigar City Brewery, and George M. Steinbrenner Field. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport, complimentary Wi-Fi and parking. The NAA Southeast Region has reserved a block of rooms for Thursday and Friday night, February 26th and 27th at the group rate of $129 per night. A link to make reservations will be available ASAP
The registration fee for the regional meeting includes dinner on Friday night, continuous refreshments including a continental breakfast and lunch as well as printed materials. There is a separate registration fee for the Advocacy Training program. Those registering for both programs will receive a discount. This is an excellent opportunity to meet with arbitrators from the Southeast Region and other NAA regions as well as with union and management advocates from the area. The program this year will include:
Friday, February 27, 2015 BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!
Advocates Training: "Fine Tuning Your Case Preparation and Presentation" (featuring two mock arbitration cases and guidance by highly experienced arbitrator/coaches and advocates on what to look for, what to do and what to avoid) - NAA Regional Chair Philip LaPorte, Georgia State University College of Law, will lead the program. Coaches for this session will be experienced arbitrators who have proven track records, not only as arbitrators, but also as teachers. The cases deal with timely and timeless issues and will give attendees a chance to prepare and present their cases to the arbitrator coaches.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
"Presidential Address - Shyam Das, President, National Academy of Arbitrators
Arbitration and Professional Sports: Talking Baseball and the NFL's Call for Arbitrators
The New Face of Old Drug Issues: Breaking Bad with Synthetics and Prescription Drugs
Postal Panel Challenges and Potential Solutions: U.S. Postal Service and Postal Unions
Agency Updates - American Arbitration Association; Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service; National Mediation Board
NAA SOUTHEAST REGIONAL MEETINGS
February 27-28, 2015
February 26-27, 2016
May 20-23, 2015
The Westin St. Francis
San Francisco, CA