This guest post was authored by Cynthia Weldon, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore

It is beautiful here at the NAIS annual conference just outside of Washington D.C.  The conference is off to a great start.  The excitement on the shuttle to the Gaylord Convention Center was enticing.  The networking has started – in the brief time we have been here, we have already talked to attendees who have traveled from Nigeria, Arizona, New York and Liebert Cassidy Whitmore’s home state of California.  The booth is set up and we are looking forward to seeing more people in the exhibit hall tomorrow as well as in the sessions. 

Donna Williamson and Michael Blacher are fresh off their presentations at NBOA and are jazzed about their upcoming workshops: 

  • Crisis Management for Michael and Melanie Poturica (and Deborah Richman from Turning Point) on Thursday, Feb. 24 at 8:00 am;
  • Employee Privacy and Investigations in an Online World for Donna and Diane Rosenberg from The Nueva School on Friday, Feb. 25 at 8:00 am; and
  • Town Hall with a plethora of experts (Michael from LCW; Harry McKay from St. Andrews Episcopal School; Jim McManus from CAIS; Darrow Milgrim from Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, School Division; Gretchen Reed from Westridge School; and Debra Wilson from NAIS) on Friday, Feb. 25 at 1:30 pm. Bring your questions to this esteemed group or drop them off to the LCW booth (#605) or direct message them to @lcwlegal. 

Melanie is also excited about her presentation with Mark Brooks from Pilgrim School on Student and Employee Disability Discrimination on Thursday, Feb. 24 at 1:30 pm and on Friday, Feb. 25 at 8:00 am, she will be Going Global with Siri Fiske, Ted Hill, and John Nordquist from Chadwick School.  In truly going global, Jeffrey Mercer, also from Chadwick, will participate via Skype from Korea. 

We are caught up in the excitement and look forward to meeting as many attendees as we can! 

Please follow @lcwlegal and @melaniepoturica on Twitter to receive live updates while at the annual conference.