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    40th Annual Forum on Franchising - Franchising: An Oasis of Opportunity

    JW Marriott Desert Springs, 7 AM PDT

      Dear Colleagues and Friends:

     

    Don't miss the 40th Annual Forum on Franchising in Palm Desert October 18-20, 2017.  The Forum's annual three-day conference, this year in Palm Desert, offers the best in franchise educational programs and collegial social events.  CLE and networking opportunities are unparalleled.  You can find all the details about this year's program in one of the world's most iconic cities at the online meeting website or on the Forum's mobile app, both now available.

    See you in Palm Desert in October!

     

    PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

    Ron Coleman Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP             

    Dawn Newton – Donahue Fitzgerald LLP

     

     

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    40th Annual Forum on Franchising - Franchising: An Oasis of Opportunity

    Event Details

    Format

    In-Person

    Date

    Oct 18 - 21, 2017

    2017-10-18T07:00:00.000Z 2017-10-21T18:00:00.000Z 40th Annual Forum on Franchising - Franchising: An Oasis of Opportunity

      Dear Colleagues and Friends:

     

    Don't miss the 40th Annual Forum on Franchising in Palm Desert October 18-20, 2017.  The Forum's annual three-day conference, this year in Palm Desert, offers the best in franchise educational programs and collegial social events.  CLE and networking opportunities are unparalleled.  You can find all the details about this year's program in one of the world's most iconic cities at the online meeting website or on the Forum's mobile app, both now available.

    See you in Palm Desert in October!

     

    PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

    Ron Coleman Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP             

    Dawn Newton – Donahue Fitzgerald LLP

     

     

    JW Marriott Desert Springs

    Sponsors

    Forum on Franchising

    Session Schedule

    Time
    Session Name
    Track
    Price
    Time
    07:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Session Name
    FRIEND OF THE FORUM - NEWCOMER
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    07:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Session Name
    FRIEND OF THE FORUM - VOLUNTEER
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    07:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Session Name
    FRIEND OF THE FORUM - NEWCOMER
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    07:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Session Name
    FRIEND OF THE FORUM - VOLUNTEER
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Session Name
    INTENSIVE #1 - Fundamentals of Franchising
    Track
    Price
    445.00
    Time
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Session Name
    LUNCH FOR INTENSIVE ATTENDEES ONLY
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
    Session Name
    INTENSIVE #2 - Exemption-Based Franchising Throughout the United States
    Track
    Price
    445.00
    Time
    05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
    Session Name
    Welcome Reception - JW Marriott Resort & Spa
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Session Name
    Newcomers/YLD Networking Event - JW Marriott Resort & Spa (Costas Nightclub)
    Track
    Price
    100.00
    Time
    07:00 AM - 08:15 AM
    Session Name
    Continental Breakfast
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    07:00 AM - 08:15 AM
    Session Name
    Corporate Counsel Breakfast
    Track
    Price
    45.00
    Time
    07:00 AM - 08:15 AM
    Session Name
    LADR Breakfast (NEW EVENT)
    Track
    Price
    45.00
    Time
    08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Session Name
    PLENARY #1 - Annual Franchise and Distribution Law Developments
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    Session Name
    Spouse/Guest Event Luncheon - Palm Springs Aerial Tram Tour
    Track
    Price
    45.00
    Time
    10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
    Session Name
    W1:Thursday - Storytelling: The Importance of Theme-Building to Create a Persuasive Legal Narrative at All Stages of an Action
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
    Session Name
    W15: Thursday - Regulatory Update
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
    Session Name
    W19: Thursday1 - Franchise Whole Business Securitizations: Structure, Regulatory and Operational Considerations
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
    Session Name
    W22: Thursday - Franchising 201: Effective and Compliant Use of Brokers and Sales Agents
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
    Session Name
    W4: Thursday1 - A New World for Trade Secrets in Franchising: New Options and Strategies Under the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
    Session Name
    W7: Thursday - States’ Rights: Multi-State Franchise Relationships and the Application of Multiple States’ Franchise Relationship Laws
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
    Session Name
    W8: Thursday1 - Caught in a Trap: Dealing With Customer and Patron Claims under the TCPA and ADA Against Franchisors and Franchisees
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
    Session Name
    Networking Lunch
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
    Session Name
    Women's Caucus Lunch
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    12:45 PM - 02:00 PM
    Session Name
    W13: Thursday - As My Franchisor Lay Dying: Franchisee and Franchisor Options in a Struggling System
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    12:45 PM - 02:00 PM
    Session Name
    W16: Thursday - Franchisee Associations to the Rescue: Using Associations and Advisory Councils to Avoid Joint Employer Risk and Enhance the Brand
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    12:45 PM - 02:00 PM
    Session Name
    W17: Thursday - What’s New and What’s Next: The New Administration and Beyond
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    12:45 PM - 02:00 PM
    Session Name
    W2: Thursday - Nipping It in the Bud: Effective Early Evaluation and Resolution of Franchise Disputes
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    12:45 PM - 02:00 PM
    Session Name
    W20: Thursday - Click to Win: Boosting the Brand with Sweepstakes and Contests
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    12:45 PM - 02:00 PM
    Session Name
    W6: Thursday - Litigating Franchise Cases Under Unfair Trade Practices Statutes
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    12:45 PM - 02:00 PM
    Session Name
    W9: Thursday - Investigations Gone Wild: Use and Misuse of Private Investigators
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    02:15 PM - 03:30 PM
    Session Name
    W10:Thursday - Yes I Can: Intellectual Property Fair Use in Franchising
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    02:15 PM - 03:30 PM
    Session Name
    W12: Thursday - New Fees, Same Work: Preparing and Responding to Alternative Fee Arrangements
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    02:15 PM - 03:30 PM
    Session Name
    W18: Thursday - Mergers & Acquisitions: The Basics for Buying and Selling the System
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    02:15 PM - 03:30 PM
    Session Name
    W21: Thursday - Between You and Me: A Toolkit for Counsel in and to Smaller Systems
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    02:15 PM - 03:30 PM
    Session Name
    W24: Thursday - International: The Subfranchisees are Doing What?!
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    02:15 PM - 03:30 PM
    Session Name
    W3: Thursday - Basics of Franchisee Bankruptcies
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    02:15 PM - 03:30 PM
    Session Name
    W5: Thursday - Enforcing the Bargain or Buying Your Way Out? The Right to Specific Performance in Franchise Agreements versus the Concept of Efficient Breach
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    03:45 PM - 05:00 PM
    Session Name
    W11: Thursday - Privilege Issues in Franchise Systems (Ethics Program)
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    03:45 PM - 05:00 PM
    Session Name
    W14: Thursday - The Unwelcome Phone Call: Responding to Regulatory Audits and Investigations
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    03:45 PM - 05:00 PM
    Session Name
    W19: Thursday2 - Franchise Whole Business Securitizations: Structure, Regulatory and Operational Considerations
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    03:45 PM - 05:00 PM
    Session Name
    W23: Thursday - Canadian Fundamentals of Franchising
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    03:45 PM - 05:00 PM
    Session Name
    W4: Thursday2 - A New World for Trade Secrets in Franchising: New Options and Strategies Under the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    03:45 PM - 05:00 PM
    Session Name
    W8: Thursday2 - Caught in a Trap: Dealing With Customer and Patron Claims under the TCPA and ADA Against Franchisors and Franchisees
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    06:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Session Name
    40th Annual Reception & Dinner - REGISTRANT
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    06:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Session Name
    GUEST ONLY (Ages 5-12) - 40th Annual Reception & Dinner
    Track
    Price
    60.00
    Time
    06:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Session Name
    GUEST ONLY - 40th Annual Reception & Dinner
    Track
    Price
    125.00
    Time
    07:15 AM - 08:30 AM
    Session Name
    Continental Breakfast - Friday
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    07:15 AM - 08:30 AM
    Session Name
    International Division Breakfast
    Track
    Price
    45.00
    Time
    07:15 AM - 08:30 AM
    Session Name
    Law Professors Open House
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    07:15 AM - 08:30 AM
    Session Name
    Paralegal/Franchise Administrators Breakfast
    Track
    Price
    Free
    Time
    07:15 AM - 08:30 AM
    Session Name
    Solo & Small Firm Breakfast
    Track
    Price
    45.00
    Time
    08:45 AM - 10:30 AM
    Session Name
    PLENARY #2 - They Know HOW Much About Me? Understanding and Dealing with Digital Profiles in the Age of Social Media and Mobile Devices
    Track
    Price
    Free
    Time
    10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    Session Name
    W12: Friday - New Fees, Same Work: Preparing and Responding to Alternative Fee Arrangements
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    Session Name
    W17: Friday - What’s New and What’s Next: The New Administration and Beyond
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    Session Name
    W21: Friday - Between You and Me: A Toolkit for Counsel in and to Smaller Systems
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    Session Name
    W23: Friday - Canadian Fundamentals of Franchising
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    Session Name
    W5: Friday - Enforcing the Bargain or Buying Your Way Out? The Right to Specific Performance in Franchise Agreements versus the Concept of Efficient Breach
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    Session Name
    W6: Friday - Litigating Franchise Cases Under Unfair Trade Practices Statutes
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    Session Name
    W9: Friday - Investigations Gone Wild: Use and Misuse of Private Investigators
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    12:00 PM - 01:15 PM
    Session Name
    Diversity Caucus Lunch & CLE Program (Elimination of Bias & Diversity Credit)
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    12:00 PM - 01:15 PM
    Session Name
    Networking Lunch - Friday
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    01:15 PM - 02:30 PM
    Session Name
    W1: Friday - Storytelling: The Importance of Theme-Building to Create a Persuasive Legal Narrative at All Stages of an Action
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    01:15 PM - 02:30 PM
    Session Name
    W10: Friday - Yes I Can: Intellectual Property Fair Use in Franchising
    Track
    Price
    0
    Time
    01:15 PM - 02:30 PM
    Session Name
    W13: Friday - As My Franchisor Lay Dying: Franchisee and Franchisor Options in a Struggling System
    Track
    Price
    0