The most eco-conscious vendors at ILTA

This year, in keeping with our green theme, we invited our exhibiting vendors to participate in a “Green Challenge”as part of our green initiatives at ILTA ’08. Vendors were judged based on the eco-consciousness of their promotional items. The first-place winner took home a $1,000 credit toward advertising with ILTA. Congratulations!

1st Place: Ivize, for providing attendees with “leaves” printed on 30% recycled post-consumer waste paper. Ivize will donate $1 to the Arbor Day Foundation for every attendee who brought a leaf – completed with their contact information – to the Ivize booth and attached it to their “tree.”

2nd Place: Compuware, for donating an eco-friendly prize to the Vendor Bingo drawing. The prize consisted of bamboo bath towels and a bamboo robe, valued at $385.

3rd Place: Interwoven, for offering a number of eco-friendly promotional items including seed cards, coil-shake flashlights and 100% biodegradable Frisbees. At their party Wednesday night, Interwoven handed out lanyards made of recycled bamboo, used cups and napkins made of recycled material and offered a solar charger as a prize.

Thank you to all our vendors who participated.


Congratulations Golf & Tennis Tourney Winners!

We’re pleased to announce the winners of the 10th Annual ILTA Golf Tournament and the 11th Annual ILTA Tennis Tournament, both sponsored by Kraft Kennedy. Congratulations, winners!

1st Place (Low Net Score):
Mark Venditti – StoredIQ
John Burton – New Boundary
Bob Papandrea – Kitch
Joel Sykes – Baker

1st Place (Low Gross Score):
Eddie Curl – Silver Peak Systems
Scott McFetters – CoreTech Leasing
Steven Hendrix – Mimosa Systems
Tom Morrissey – Purdue Pharma

2nd Place:
Mike Lanoue – DEA, Office of the Chief Counsel
Esther Falconer – Paparelli & Partners
Chris Carvalho – Gagen McCoy
Bill Tripp – Judge Advocate General, U.S. Army

3rd Place:
Steve Langer – Abbyy Software
Mark Smock – Abbyy Software
Jim Darsigny – Brown Rudnick
Dave Carlson – Kraft Kennedy

Longest Drive:
Mike McGoun – Tikit (Men’s)
Theresa Sidwell – Tikit (Ladies)

Closest to the Pin:
Bob Halac – ILTA Spouse (Men’s)
Katherine Benson – New Boundary (Ladies)

Tennis Winners:
Chris Delrosario – Litigation Systems
Olga Wood – IntelliTeach

Video: Conference veteran Robin Helburn

We spoke to conference veteran, Robin Helburn, manager of project administration for Strook & Strook & Lavan LLC, about her experience at conference so far.

Video: ILTA President Joy Heath Rush comments on ILTA ’08

We stopped Joy in the hall to ask for her assessment of the conference on the last day of sessions.

Did you win a Vendor Bingo prize?

Plenty of you did!

The box of vendor bingo cards

The box of vendor bingo cards

Completed vendor bingo cards were due by 10:30 a.m.

Michael Minchello makes the deadline

Michael Minchello makes the deadline


Peggy Wechsler starts the show.

Peggy Wechsler starts the show.

Among the prizes, iPods, Wiis, GPS systems, gift certificates, an Amazon Kindle and more. All prizes were generously donated by our wonderful vendors. Thanks, you guys!

The first winner, Jack Hendricks, will take home a camera.

The first winner, Jack Hendricks, will take home a camera.

Found wallet!

The concept of “Lost and Found” still works!

Aaron, your wallet was turned in at the reg desk on the ballroom level.  Please come by after lunch to retrieve it.

Looking for the recipe?

When you return to the office, we’re sure you’ll run through the list of conference highlights: the educational sessions, the networking events, the outstanding service, the salad dressing….

Yes, the salad dressing served on Tuesday night at the Asian Port of Call event has made quite an impression on a number of attendees. Per your request, Bridget Denby, director of catering for the Gaylord Hotel, generously shared her secret recipe. Enjoy!

Sesame Chestnut Vinaigrette
10-12 ppl

1 cup Soy Bean Oil
2 tbsp Soy Sauce
1 cup Rice Vinegar
2 tbsp Peanut Butter
¼ cup Lavender Honey
1 cup Olive oil
1 pinch red Pepper flakes
1 tbsp roasted black and white sesame seed
1 clove chopped roasted Garlic
½ cup Water Chestnut mousse
½ bundle fine chopped Green Onions

Mix all together in food processor until smooth and let rest for ½ hour. Great with Asian Salads as Dressing and perfect as Meat or Chicken marinade

Says Bridget: “You can get the mousse at any Asian market or and some natural food stores.  Lavender honey does have a unique flavor, but it is subtle. So replacing it with regular honey should not alter the taste drastically.”