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Eventful: The Podcast for Meeting Professionals

100 EpisodesProduced by Northstar Meetings GroupWebsite

Hosted by Northstar Meetings Group, Eventful invites you to listen in on insightful conversations about hot topics in the meetings and events industry. Tune in for interviews and analysis of the editorial coverage in Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Meeting News and Incentive.


The Impact of Controversial Laws on Meetings and Participants

Attorney Joshua Grimes provides a legal perspective on duty of care, cancellation clauses and more when planning events in states with controversial legislation.
Many meeting professionals believe controversial issues like abortion rights are political concerns that have no bearing on their jobs. But that isn't true, says industry attorney Joshua Grimes, Esq., president of Grimes Law Offices, LLC. In this episode of Eventful: The Podcast for Meeting Professionals, Grimes talks with Northstar's Loren Edelstein about the potential risks legislation could pose to meeting organizers and attendees.
This timely and important discussion covers:
• Why controversial legislation shouldn't be dismissed as "politics" (0.15)
• How laws regarding bathroom use, prenatal health care, undocumented immigrants and other concerns can directly affect meetings and attendees (1.00)
• Possible workarounds for meeting successfully where such laws exist (3:30)
• The effectiveness of nondiscrimination clauses in meeting contracts (5:00)
• Duty of care, liability and other legal concerns (9:15)
• Weighing the decision to cancel an event (12:00)
• Why planners, suppliers and industry associations should be having candid conversations about legislative issues (14:15)

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