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Liability & Risk Management Educational Forum
October 12 - 13, 2017
Loyola Marymount University
 Los Angeles, CA

The Liability & Risk Management Educational Forum will take place at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. 

Schedule (Preliminary)

October 12

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m Registration
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.       Welcome and Keynote speaker
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Module 1 and 2
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.     Module 2 and 3
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Ignite Sessions
October 13
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Module 1 and 3
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Presenter Panel Q&A
11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Closing and Evaluations

: Attendees will be assigned a group during on-site registration and rotate between the three modules listed below.

Ignite Sessions: Informal conversations in roundtable format to discuss module topics from earlier that day. Attendees will choose a group based on their operations demographics.

Presenter Q&A: Attendees will have the chance to ask additional questions and/or discuss in depth the methodology of all three modules previously presented. be assigned to one of the previous day's modules to discuss in depth the methodology of that module and give feedback.

Educational Content

Keynote Address:

A Moving Target: Top Risk Management Issues in 2017

Presented by: Samuel C. Florio, J.D. , Director, Risk Management and Compliance, Santa Clara University and University Risk Management & Insurance Association (URMIA) President

Conference and event planners are key to the life of the college or university.  Great experiences add much to the connection to the institution of faculty, students, staff and the broader community.  However, adverse circumstances can cloud the experience for participants and damage the institution.  This session will discuss the role of risk management in conference and event planning and its part in the overall institutional goals for conducting its activities at an acceptable level of risk.


Learning Objectives:

  •  Understand institutional approaches to manage risk at colleges and universities
  • Appreciate the institutional consequences for conferences and events gone bad
  • Learn how to identify risk in conference and event plans or who to call for help



Waiver of Subro-what? How to Explain Insurance Requirements to Your Clients

Presented by: Heather Rappaport, CCEP, Assistant Director, Sales and Business Operations, University of Nevada Las Vegas

The mention of auto liability, additional insureds or workers compensation coverage makes clients' heads spin. Risk management requires a Certificate of Insurance (COI), but what does it all mean? This module will dissect an industry-standard COI, explain insurance coverage in simple terms, and give you practical explanations to share with your clients.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the industry standards of event insurance
  • Understand key insurance coverage terms as they relate to a college campus
  • Be able to give examples of why coverage is needed


The Ever-Expanding Role of Conference and Event Services in Youth Protection
Presented by: Candace D. Collins, JD, Director of Education, Praesidium

Managing the risks associated with minors on campus is a reality faced by most higher education institutions. And although conference and event professionals may not operate their own youth programs, they typically serve an integral role in campus-wide youth protection efforts by connecting programs to facilities, housing, dining, contracting services, and more. These youth programs – including departmental, external, and hybrid ownership situations – may occur year-round and include a combination of day, overnight, sports and academic programming. In a decentralized environment, managing these risks takes an interdisciplinary approach across operations and departments. As a national leader in abuse risk management, this module is designed to help conference and event professionals leverage their unique gatekeeper role within a larger abuse prevention framework.  Praesidium will share information on industry trends and best practices in youth protection, including considerations for contracts and facility rental agreements. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover the scope and nature of this risk, including how it impacts conference and event professionals
  • Learn tips to strengthen institutional and non-institutional agreements
  • Determine how to strengthen campus-wide youth-protection initiatives at their institution

What Can Possibly Go Wrong: Mitigating the Risk of Special Events and Conferences
Presented by Allan F. Brooks, CPCU, ARM, ARe, AU, Director of Risk Management, Chapman University

Events and conferences, by internal and external users of campus facilities can provide great opportunities, but can also create challenges to those who design, market, coordinate and plan these functions.  What is your institution doing, or what do you need to do to help assure that all such events come off without a hitch, avoiding some of the pitfalls that can potentially sabotage your success, and create an uninsured liability, with unintended consequences. 
Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and evaluate the level of risk and your institutions’ level of risk tolerance associated with events and conferences
  • Develop the basic elements of a risk management strategy, consistent with the exposures inherent in planned events
  • Achieve consensus, implementing strategies, and mitigating risk using key tools of the profession

Registration Rates

(before 9/15/2017)
Register after

ACCED-I Member $325 $350
Nonmember $375 $400

Included in your registration fee is all educational content and Thursday lunch.  

ACCED-I Financial Policy/Cancellation/Refund Policy:  ACCED-I accepts checks (U.S. funds only) and all major credit cards. Notification of cancellations received by ACCED-I by Friday, September 22, 2017 will be refunded, less a $50 administrative fee. Replacements are welcome.  No-shows are responsible for payment in full.  No refunds will be made after September 22, 2017. If registration is made after September 22nd, the above policy still applies.

ACCED-I Federal ID Number 84-1023816


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Lodging Information

Rooms have been reserved at the Custom Hotel for forum participants for a special rate of $119 + tax per night. Please call (310) 645-0400 to make your reservation and mention promo code "LMU" to receive the reduced rate. A free shuttle from LAX is available.

About the Hotel

We’re a mile away from the airport, where our guests can hang out in the LAX Lounge to check up-to-date flight information and print boarding passes. Just call for our complimentary Mercedes shuttle to travel to and fro.

Not only are we close to LAX, we’re also just a mile from the Pacific, and close to laid-back beach towns, chic restaurants and prime shopping. Oh, and did we mention there’s a newly renovated golf course and 28-lane bowling alley within walking distance?