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23rd Annual PLUS International Conference Special Section

PLUS Conference topics run the gamut

Economy, global marketplace, social media and more on tap

With the theme “Blazing New Trails in Professional Liability,” the 23rd Annual Profes­sional Liability Underwriting Society International Conference has once again rounded up many experts to share their knowledge in a variety of professional liability arenas. Accord­ing to PLUS, this year’s conference “focuses on innovation, entrepreneurship and overcoming challenges in the professional liability industry.”

The conference will be held November 10-12, 2010, at the Marriott RiverCenter and RiverWalk hotels in San Antonio, Texas.

More than 75 speakers will be featured in 15 educational sessions that follow three tracks: Executive Liability Coverages; Errors & Omissions Cover­ages; and Emerging Issues—Hot Topics.

Addressing current issues, the sessions include: “Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Unexpected Liabilities for D&O Insurers”; “The First Thing We Do—Sue All the Lawyers: Emerg­ing Trends in Legal Malpractice”; “How D&O Insurance Transforms Shareholder Litigation”; “The Fraud Monster: The Effects of Fraud on Professional Lines Coverage”; and “The Real Estate E&O Puzzle: How Do We Evaluate Exposures?”

In addition, four keynote speakers will inspire and motivate attendees.  Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State from 2005-2009 and currently a professor of Business & Political Science at Stanford University and the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, will give the opening keynote address on November 10.  Also speaking that day are Warren Macdonald, the first double above-knee amputee to reach the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro; and LoriAnn Lowery-Biggers, president, Field Operations, Navigators Management Company, Inc. Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer, Inc., and chief scientist for Fusion-io, will speak on “Innovation in the 21st Century” during the lunch session on November 11. Closing keynote speaker on November 12 will be John N. Doggett, JD, MBA, senior lecturer, Global Management, Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Energy, McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin.

This year’s Conference Cause is The Children’s Shelter, which provides emergency shelter care as well as other services for children who have been abused or neglected. Conference attendees are invited to volunteer at the shelter on Tuesday, November 9. To raise funds for the shelter, “Chips for Charity,” a Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament, is set for the evening of November 11. Donations for the Shelter are also being accepted through the PLUS Foundation. For more information, go to and click on the PLUS Foundation tab.










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