We can hold your luggage

Checking out today but leaving later? We invite you to drop off your luggage in the Marble Foyer on the Exhibit floor. Identification tags will be provided by the resort for the stored luggage. While this service is free, the resort staff would probably appreciate a tip.

Why is everyone so … nice?

I admit it: This is my first ILTA conference. Mind you, I’ve been to several conferences before, some bigger, many smaller. But what strikes me at this conference is how nice people are. Everyone. Attendees, consultants,  vendors, staff and everyone else just seems happy to be here.

I’d been warned, but seeing it in action confirms it. There’s an energy here that comes from the excitement of new ideas and the enthusiasm of everyone in the conference center and exhibit hall. I wonder if other first-timers feel the same.

Matt Miller, Alexis Lind, Stewart Tong and Daniel Lim

Matt Miller, Alexis Lind, Stewart Tong and Daniel Lim

 

Lorraine Scanlin and Barbara Collins

Lorraine Scanlin and Barbara Collins

 

Helpful at the Ask ILTA desk

Helpful at the Ask ILTA desk

Tuesday night’s dazzling dinner

 
From a column marking the entrance to the evening's events

From a column marking the entrance to the evening

Once in a while, ILTAns like to kick back and focus on building friendships with their colleagues. We encourage that at conference; we think it’s important to offer you opportunities to get to know each other better outside of your offices.

And what a beautiful setting there was Tuesday night in the Texas Ballroom. The theme for the evening’s dinner, Asian Port of Call, played out in the room’s lighting and decor and on the tables in the form of a delicious meal and architectural dessert.

Almost too pretty to eat... I said, almost.
Almost too pretty to eat… I said, almost.

After dinner, we offered you lots of ways to play: “gambling” tables, pool, ping pong, arcade games and the dance floor beckoned, and ILTAns – never shy about showing off – answered the call.

One of the evening's "round table discussions"

One of the evening's round table discussions.

Former college table-tennis stars heat up the tables.

Former college table-tennis stars heat up the tables.

The band opened with "Freeway of Love" and never looked back.

The band opened with "Freeway of Love" and never looked back.

Photos between sessions

In between sessions, you’re out in the halls networking, catching up, swapping ideas and making new connections – one of the biggest benefits of attending conference.

Scott Matthews, Carter Stray, Joanne Lane and Joe Mann

Scott Matthews, Carter Stray, Joanne Lane and Joe Mann

 “When I get back from conference, I share what I learned with my peers,” said Joanne Lane, a member of the Litigation Support Peer Group Steering Committee.

Tracy Elmblad, Lisa Buckhalter, Raymond Beaulieu and Shelia Mackay

Tracy Elmblad, Lisa Buckhalter, Raymond Beaulieu and Shelia Mackay

 The giant chaise lounge chairs in the halls proved very popular – and crowded.

Sherwood Archibald and Marylee Mims

Sherwood Archibald and Marylee Mims

Sherwood proved to be the perfect bouncer for the very crowded room that hosted ILTA U. He came up with the clever idea of making sure attendees of Sharepoint Part 1 were stamped on the hand to guarantee their spots at Sharepoint Part 2.

Lost! Samsung Blackjack

You’d really do a guy a favor if you could keep an eye out for a Samsung Blackjack, last seen on a booth table in the exhibitor area.

Again, please take any items you find to the ILTA registration desk. You might also take them to the front desk, if you didn’t find it in the conference center. Thank you!

Found some glasses?

There are at least two pairs of lost glasses floating about. If you find them, please take them to the registration desk.

In turn, if you’ve lost glasses, try the registration desk in addition to the hotel front desk.

Thanks!

Help! Lost wedding ring

One of our attendees has lost a wedding ring, possibly in the ladies room. She believes she lost the ring on Tuesday morning, just before the second session.

This is a yellow, gold band in two pieces. The diamond is an emerald cut with baguettes.

If you find the wedding ring, please be a hero and return it to the Registration Desk as soon as possible. Thank you!