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REBROADCAST: Liability Risks in Today’s Tumultuous Times

November 2, 2017 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm CDT


In today’s litigious society, the risk of liability is all around us. From attrition to slip-and-falls, we have learned to negotiate contract language to manage common risks. But new pitfalls arise every day.

In this session, we’ll discuss the application of well-known laws like the Americans with Disabilities Act to “disabilities” like food allergies as well as lesser known international laws such as the Volunteer Protection Act, U.K. Corporate Manslaughter Act, and “duty to rescue” laws. There is even a trend toward holding hospitality partners liable for terrorism attacks. What new liability risk lurks around your corner and how are you going to address it proactively?

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify liability issues that aren’t being fully addressed by your organization.
  • Apply the law to emerging technologies and the changing hospitality landscape.
  • Develop contract language and other strategies for managing or shifting some of the liability risk.

1 Clock Hour
Domain C: Risk Management

Tyra Hilliard is an attorney, professor, and speaker. In addition to sharing her knowledge on legal issues and crisis preparedness with the meetings and hospitality industries, Tyra is on the faculty of the College of Coastal Georgia where she teaches courses in business, hospitality, and event management. The co-author of a book on Event Project Management, Tyra is published and widely quoted on legal and crisis management issues in academic and industry publications. She has been honored for professional achievement as an Educator by the Professional Convention Management Association and received national recognition for her contributions to best practices initiatives with the Convention Industry Council and Meeting Professionals International. Her nomadic career has included management roles in hotels, travel, meetings and events, law, catering, and academia.  She is one of only two people in the world to be a practicing attorney, have a PhD in Hospitality, and a CMP.


November 2, 2017
1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
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