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ESCon 2010 Electronic Services Conference

Introduction

Flash Forward—The Future (and Present) of Law School Admission

The ESCon planning group has created a program for this year's conference that builds on the communication and collaboration established last year and explores further the present and future of the law school admission process. Sessions will focus on the paperless admission process and a variety of other timely topics, from social networking and blogging to improving collaboration and communication among IT and admission staff. This year's keynote speaker will be technology pioneer, futurist, and author Michael Rogers whose consultancy, Practical Futurist, helps companies worldwide think about the future. His clients have included such companies as Boeing, FedEx, and GE. ESCon 2010 promises to be an event not to be missed. We encourage all member schools to consider sending both IT and admission professionals.

Dates and Location

ESCon will be held April 13–15 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The conference begins on Tuesday evening with a gathering in the hospitality suite. It will conclude on Thursday afternoon when the last session is completed.

What Happens in Vegas

When you're not in a session, you'll find that Las Vegas has a variety of must-see attractions and entertainment options to keep you occupied. Attendees can immerse themselves in the cultural offerings that are unique to Las Vegas and learn more about this fascinating location and its place in history. Previously known for its all-you-can-eat buffets and bargain shrimp cocktails, Las Vegas has transformed itself into a top culinary destination over the past decade. From thrilling roller coasters and virtual-reality simulator rides to erupting volcanoes and wax museums, attractions in Las Vegas appeal to everyone.

Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

From the moment you walk through the doors of Caesars Palace, you know you've arrived. Located centrally on the Las Vegas Strip, Caesars Palace is one of the world's best known resort casinos, celebrating the glory that was Greece and the grandeur that was Rome. With 26 diverse restaurants and cafés, the Garden of the Gods pools and gardens, and the Qua—a world-class spa—you may not need to leave! Also, its Colosseum spotlights world-renowned entertainers such as Bette Midler, Cher, Elton John, and Jerry Seinfeld, and sits just steps away from celebrity chef restaurants and The Forum Shops.

Paris Las Vegas

Due to the overwhelming registration response for ESCon 2010 in Las Vegas, we have exceeded our room block at Caesars Palace. Unfortunately, Caesars is unable to provide us with additional rooms at the $179 rate. Therefore, we have allocated rooms at Paris Las Vegas, which is located in the same area of the Strip as Caesars. Though the distance is easily walkable, shuttle buses will be provided between the two hotels.

ESCon registrants who have not yet booked hotel rooms at Caesars should reserve at Paris Las Vegas. Please do not book rooms at Caesars at rates beyond $179. LSAC will not be able to refund the difference between your room rate and the $179 block rate.

Click on the “Hotel Reservations” link to reserve at Paris Las Vegas. Information will follow as soon as it is available. Hotel reservations must be booked by Monday, March 8. Thank you for making ESCon 2010 a success!

Registration

Online registration must be completed by Monday, March 8; a late fee of $50 will be applied to all registrations (including complimentary registrations) received after that date. Payment is not required when you register, but must be paid to LSAC prior to or at the conference. A senior IT professional from each law school may attend at no cost—the registration covers flights, two nights at a conference hotel (up to $179 plus taxes per night at Caesars, and up to $155 plus taxes per night at Paris Las Vegas), ground transportation in Las Vegas, and conference meals. Additional IT representatives may attend for a per-person registration fee of $200, which covers two nights at a conference hotel (up to $179 plus taxes per night at Caesars, and up to $155 plus taxes per night at Paris Las Vegas) and conference meals.

The first two admission professionals to register may attend for a per-school registration fee of $200, which includes two nights at a conference hotel (up to $179 plus taxes per night at Caesars, and up to $155 plus taxes per night at Paris Las Vegas) and conference meals for both attendees. Additional admission representatives may attend for a per-person registration fee of $200, which covers two nights at a conference hotel (up to $179 plus taxes per night at Caesars, and up to $155 plus taxes per night at Paris Las Vegas) and conference meals.

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Birds of a Feather

If there is something you’d like to discuss with colleagues that is not on the program, you can convene your own informal meeting in a Birds of a Feather (BOF) session. Connect with others who want to talk about what you want to talk about. You can suggest ideas ahead of time (to assess interest) or announce (or sign up) for a BOF session at ESCon.