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									                                     AtlAntA                            62nd annual Meeting
                                                                                                  Hyatt Regency atlanta
                                                                                                    265 PeacHtRee St ne
                                                                                                       atlanta, ga 30303

21st century employment Systems:
innovation in an era of accelerating change
Sunday–tuesday, January 3-5, 2010
Pre-conference Day activities and Meetings on Saturday, January 2

   Sponsored by the labor and employment Relations association (leRa) and held in conjunction with the allied Social Science associations (aSSa)
      Labor and Employment Relations Association • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign • 504 E. Armory Ave. • Champaign, Ilinois 61820
                   LERA 62nd Annual Meeting
                   January 3–5, 2010

Meeting information
  leRa 62nd annual Meeting                                         leRa Presidential luncheon
  Sunday–tuesday, January 3-5, 2010                                Monday, January 4, 12:30 p.m.
  Preconference Day activities and Meetings on                     The LERA Presidential Luncheon will be held Monday,
  Saturday, January 2                                              January 4, at 12:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency. Joel
                                                                   Cutcher-Gershenfeld, LERA President, will be the featured
  Hyatt Regency atlanta                                            speaker. This popular event usually sells out, so be sure to
  265 Peachtree St. NE • Atlanta, GA 30303                         reserve your seat on your ASSA registration form.

                                                                   leRa general Membership Meeting
 notable events                                                    and awards ceremony
                                                                   Monday, January 4, 6–7 p.m.
 aSSa Welcome Reception                                            The LERA General Membership Meeting and Awards
 Saturday, January 2, 7–10 p.m.                                    Ceremony will be held Monday, January 4, from 6 to 7 p.m.,
 Plan to attend the Eighth Annual ASSA Welcome                     in the Westin St. Francis. The chairperson will be LERA
 Reception, January 2, from 7 to 10 p.m., at the Hilton            President Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld. Association
 San Francisco. Get a free drink coupon for the reception          business will be briefly discussed and the presentation of
 when you RSVP on the preregistration form; you will get           LERA awards and Chapter recognition will be made.
 your drink ticket when you pick up your registration
 packet. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment, and             Joint university Reception
 door prizes are just a sample of what to expect.
                                                                   Monday, January 4, 7–8 p.m.
                                                                   A reception for LERA and ASSA conference participants,
 leRa Welcome Reception                                            alumni, and guests will be held at the Hyatt Regency
 Sunday, January 3, 6 p.m.                                         following the LERA Awards Ceremony. Hors d’oeuvres
 The annual LERA Welcome Reception for members,                    will be served and a cash bar will be available. Connect
 conference participants, and guests will be held the              with awardees, alumni and colleagues. Sponsored by the
 evening of the first conference day, January 3 at 6 p.m.          IR/HR schools and centers at the University of Illinois,
 at the Hyatt Regency. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and           Rutgers University, University of Minnesota, Cornell
 a cash bar will be available. Join us to network with             University, Michigan State University, and Penn
 friends and colleagues of the LERA.                               State University.

leRa 62nd annual Meeting Program committee
chair:             Joel cutcher-gershenfeld, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, LERA President

co-Vice chairs:    larry (chip) Hunter, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Academic) and Wilma liebman, NLRB (Practitioner)

Members:           Dennis Dabney, FirstEnergy; Jody Hoffer gittell, Brandeis University; Owen Herrnstadt, IAMAW;
                   nancy Peace, Mediator/Arbitrator; Kris Rondeau, AFSCME; Bonnie Summers, BlueCross BlueShield
                   Association; anil Verma, University of Toronto; erik young, PhD Student, University of Illinois at

ex Officio:        eileen appelbaum, Rutgers University, LERA President Elect; William canak, Middle Tennessee State
                   University, NCAC Chair; adrienne eaton, Rutgers University, LERA Editor-in-Chief; Peter Feuille, University
                   of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, LERA Secretary/Treasurer; Bob Hoell, Georgia Southern University, Chair,
                   LERA Poster Session; Anthony T. Oliver, Jr., Parker, Milliken, Clark, LERA Past President

PRecOnFeRence Day
Preconference Day Activities and Meetings • Saturday 1/2/2010
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.                                                2:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
LERA 11th Annual Ph.D Student Consortium                             leRa automobile industry council Meeting
Co-Chairs: Erik Young, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign    Co-Chairs: Linda Ewing, UAW; John Paul MacDuffie, University of
 and Joo-Young Park, Michigan State University                        Pennsylvania; and Arthur Schwartz, General Motors Corp.
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.                                              2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
leRa Section coordinating committee                                  leRa education committee Meeting
Chair: Jill Kriesky, Wheeling Jesuit University                      Chair: Cheryl L. Maranto, Marquette University
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.                                              3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
leRa grants and Sponsorship committee Meeting                        leRa Health care industry council Meeting
Co-Chairs: Marlene Heyser, Workplace Law Strategies                  Co-Chairs: James R. Bialke, SEIU Healthcare Minnesota;
                                                                      Jody Hoffer Gittell, Brandeis University; Jim Pruitt, Kaiser
10:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.                                               Permanente; and Dana Weinberg, City University of New York
the Obama administration and Public-Sector labor-Management
 Relations - leRa Public Sector (Federal) industry council           3:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Chair: Michael Filler, International Brotherhood of Teamsters and    Job loss and employment Stabilization - leRa labor Markets
 Marick Masters, Wayne State University                               and labor economics Section Meeting
                                                                     Co-Chairs: Susan Helper, Case Western Reserve University;
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.                                               Stephen A. Woodbury, Michigan State University; and Charles
leRa Higher education industry council Meeting                        Whalen, Utica College. Presenters: Fadhel Kaboub, Denison
Chair: Michael Loconto, Harvard University Office of                  University; Michael Tiraboschi and Silvia Spattini, University of
 Labor Relations                                                      Modena and Reggio Emilia; Daniel J.B. Mitchell, University of
                                                                      California-Los Angeles; and Sophie Mitra, Fordham University
11:00 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.                                               and Douglas Kruse, Rutgers University
leRa airline industry council Meeting
Co-Chairs: Thomas A. Kochan, Massachusetts Institute of              3:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
  Technology; Patricia Friend, Association of Flight Attendants;     leRa Development and contributions committee Meeting
  Robert DeLucia, Airline Industrial Relations Council; and Andrew   Chair: John F. Burton, Jr., Rutgers University
  von Nordenflycht, Simon Fraser University
                                                                     4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.                                               leRa industry council advisory committee Meeting
leRa national chapter advisory committee Meeting                     Chair: Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, University of Illinois at
Chair: William Canak, Middle Tennessee State University               Urbana-Champaign

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.                                               4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
leRa "Perspectives on Work" editorial advisory Board Meeting         leRa editorial committee Meeting
Chair: Susan Cass, Massachusetts Institute of Technology             Chair: Adrienne Eaton, Rutgers University

12:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.                                               6:15 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
leRa utilities industry council Meeting                              leRa executive Board Meeting
Co-Chairs: Thomas J. Schneider, Restructuring Associates, Inc.       Chair: Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, University of Illinois at
 and Jim Voye, IBEW                                                   Urbana-Champaign

1:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
leRa construction industry council Meeting
Co-Chairs: Dale Belman, Michigan State University; Bonnie
  O'Neill, Marquette University; and John Spavins, New York City
  Department of Design and Construction

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
national labor college Student Workshop: Research by the
Chair: Ruth Ruttenberg, National Labor College
Presenters: Javier Almazon, IAMAW; Pamela Fero, National Air
 Traffic Controllers Association; Michael Kelley, Sheet Metal
 Workers International Association; Floyd Mason, Brotherhood of
 Railway Signalmen

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
leRa Finance and Membership committee Meeting
Chair: David Lewin, University of California-Los Angeles              Reflection of a steeple at the Martin Luther Historic National Park in Atlanta, GA.

                          For complete Program and updated meetings schedule, visit
                          LERA 62nd Annual Meeting
                          January 3–5, 2010                                         Other Sunday Activities:
                                                                  UCIRHRP Annual Meeting, 7 LERA Interest Section noon-time
                                                                  meetings, IIRA Study Group Meeting, the LERA Distinguished
                                                                           Panel, and the LERA Welcome Reception

Sunday                     Sessions • 1/3/2010
 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.    1.1 Collective Bargaining Under International Law: US Obligations and US Practice
                           Chair: Sheldon Friedman, AFL-CIO.
                           Panelists: Roy J. Adams, University of Saskatchewan, College of Law; Stefan Marculewicz, Miles & Stockbridge; Ana
                              Avendano, AFL-CIO; Tayo Fashoyin, ILO, Department of Industrial and Employee Relations; and Sandra Polaski, US
                              Department of Labor

                           1.2 Sociotechnical Systems: Moving from the 20th to the 21st Century
                           Chair: Betty Barrett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
                           Presenters: Pamela A. Posey and Peter Jay Sorenson, Socio-Technical Systems Roundtable; Robert Bruno,
                              University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and Monica Bielski Boris, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
                           Discussant: Bert Painter, Royal Roads University

                           1.3 Educational Reform from the Inside: Teachers’ Union-School Administration Partnerships
                           Chair: Saul Rubinstein, Rutgers University.
                           Panelists: Laura Rico, ABC Federation of Teachers and Gary Smuts, ABC Unified School District; James
                              Short, Plattsburgh City School District and Roderick Sherman, Plattsburgh Teachers Association; and
                              Francine Lawrence, Toledo Federation of Teachers and John Foley, Toledo Public School District.
                           Discussants: Cheryl Teare, AFT Union Leadership Institute and Joan Devlin, AFT Center for School Improvement

10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.    2.1 Change to Win: Accomplishments, Shortcomings and Labor Strategy for the Future
                           Chair: Janice Fine, Rutgers University
                           Panelists: Chris Chafe, Change to Win; Steven Greenhouse, New York Times; Richard Hurd, Cornell University; and
                              Stephen Lerner, Service Employees International Union

                           2.2 Employment and Healthcare: Empirical Studies of Supply and Demand Side Issues
                            Chair: Christine Bishop, Brandeis University.
                            Presenters: Dana Weinberg, City University of New York; Olga Yakusheva, Marquette University; Mary Hamman,
                             Michigan State University; and Christina Felfe, Universität St. Gallen.
                            Discussant: James Marton, Georgia State University

                      .    2.3 Potential Problems of Presidential Executive Orders: Early Access to ADR
                           Co-Chairs: Lamont Stallworth, Loyola University of Chicago and Erik Young, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
                           Panelists: David B. Lipsky, Cornell University; William B. Gould, Stanford University; Larry Rute, Associates in
                              Dispute Resolution; and Grady Murdock, Littler Mendelson, P.C.

  2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.    3.1 Beyond the Recovery: Keeping Jobs and Working Families at the Center of the Nation's Economic Agenda
                           Chair: Charles Whalen, Utica College.
                           Panelists: Heather Boushey, Center for American Progress; Beth Almeida, National Institute on Retirement Security;
                              William Spriggs, Howard University; and Lisa Jordan, United Steelworkers

                           3.2 Labor Creating Social and Economic Impact: The Role of Central Labor Bodies
                           Chair: Cathy Howell, AFL-CIO.
                           Panelists: Susan Schurman, Rutgers University; Monica Bielski Boris, University of Illinois at Urbana-
                              Champaign and Jeff Grabelsky, Cornell University; Sean Flaherty, Franklin and Marshall College; and Deborah
                              Scott, Georgia Stand Up.
                           Discussant: Charlie Fleming, Atlanta Labor Council

                           3.3 Internal Change Agents in Labor-Management Systems
                           Chair: Thomas J. Schneider, Restructuring Associates, Inc.
                           Presenters: Dan Brooks, United Auto Workers and Marilyn Bingaman, Ford; Douglas Gamble, Socio-Technical
                              Systems Roundtable; Gary Hattell, FMCS; and Adrienne Eaton, Rutgers University

                           3.4 LERA Refereed Papers I
                           Chair: Howard Stanger, Canisius College.
                           Presenters: Jonathan Lavelle, J. Ryan Lamare, Patrick Gunnigle and Anthony McDonnell, University of
                              Limerick; Jack Fiorito, Florida State University; Gregor Gall, University of Hertfordshire; and Arthur Martinez,
                              Florida State University; Jashwini Narayan, University of the South Pacific; and Tom Redman, University of Durham
                              and Ed Snape, Hong Kong Baptist University.
                           Discussant: Mark Stuart, University of Leeds
                                           Other Monday Activities:
                          AFLCIO Breakfast, the Chapter Rep Meeting, the Presidential
                           Luncheon, the LERA Distinguished Panel, LERA’s General
                                Membership meeting and the Joint University
                                             Sponsored Reception.

Monday                     Sessions • 1/4/2010
 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.    4.1 Innovation and Change in the Healthcare Workplace: Applying an Employment Relations Lens to the
                              challenges and Possibilities
                           Chair: Jody Hoffer Gittell, Brandeis University.
                           Presenters: Rebecca Givan, Cornell University; Julie Sadler, University of Delaware; Adam Seth Litwin,
                              Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Ariel Avgar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
                           Discussants: Thomas A. Kochan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Deborah Friedman, 1199/SEIU
                              Training and Employment Fund

                           4.2 Learning from the New Deal
                           Chair: Howard Wial, The Brookings Institution.
                           Panelists: Eileen Hoffman, FMCS; Anne Marie Lofaso, West Virginia University; Daniel J.B. Mitchell, University of
                              California-Los Angeles; and Peter Phillips, University of Utah

                           4.3 LERA Poster Session I
                           Chair: Robert Hoell, Georgia Southern University.
                           Presenters: Sean Rogers, Rutgers University; Diane Frey, London School of Economics and Gillian MacNaughton,
                              University of Oxford; Lin Xiu, University of Toronto; Brandyn Holgate, University of Massachusetts-Boston;
                              Kristian E. Braekkan, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Timothy Chandler, Louisiana State
                              University and Rafael Gely, University of Cincinnati; Jack L. Howard, University of Alabama at Birmingham;
                              Peter Toumanoff and Timothy J. Keaveny, Marquette University

                           4.4 LERA Refereed Papers II
                           Chair: Stephen A. Woodbury, Michigan State University.
                           Presenters: Kevin Hallock and Felice Klein, Cornell University; Michael LeRoy, University of Illinois at Urbana-
                              Champaign; Herve Queneau, Brooklyn College and Amit Sen, Xavier University; Jeffrey Waddoups, University
                              of Nevada, Las Vegas.
                           Discussant: Denise Pearson, University of Denver

10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.    5.1 The Effects of HR Practices on Global Workforces
                           Chair: Rosemary Batt, Cornell University.
                           Presenters: Wendy R. Carroll, University of Prince Edward Island and Terry H. Wagar, Saint Mary's University;
                              Kaumudi Misra, Michigan State University; Danielle van Jaarsveld, University of British Columbia and
                              Hyunji Kwon, King's College London; Mark F. Peterson, Florida Atlantic University and Stephanie Thomason,
                              University of Tampa.
                           Discussant: Peter Berg, Michigan State University

                           5.2 Infrastructure Investment and High Road, Green Construction Jobs
                           Chair: Joel Rogers, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
                           Presenters: Janice Fine, Rutgers University; Phil Thompson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; David Weil,
                              Boston University/Harvard University; and Jeff Grabelsky, Cornell University.
                           Discussants: Bob Ozinga, AFL-CIO and Susan Helper, Case Western Reserve University

                           5.3 People, Jobs, and Accounting for Costs in Cost-Benefit Analyses of Contracting Work
                           Chair: Charles Jeszeck, U.S. Government Accountability Office.
                           Presenters: Mildred Warner, Cornell University; Robert Shriver, National Treasury Employees Union; Carol Dawn
                              Petersen and Ruth DeVan, US Government Accountability Office; Robert Hebdon, McGill University; and Ellen
                              Dannin, Penn State University

                           5.4 LERA Poster Session II
                           Chair: Robert Hoell, Georgia Southern University.
                           Presenters: Edwin W. Arnold, Auburn Montgomery; Synovia Edwards and Hugh D. Hindman, Appalachian State
                              University; Nirit Shimron, University of Manchester; James D. Grant, Acadia University and Terry Wagar,
                              Saint Mary’s University; Merve Cebi, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth and Stephen A. Woodbury,
                              Michigan State University; and John Spavins, New York City Department of Design and Construction

  2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.    6.1 21st Century Chinese Employment Relations: Changes in the New Institutional Environment
                           Chair: Sarosh Kuruvilla, Cornell University.
                            Presenters: Sun Wook Chung, Cornell University; Mingwei Liu, Rutgers University; Xingmin (Helen) Liu,
                               Cornell University; and Jun Xiong, Renmin University of China.
                           Discussants: Shihwei Pan, Republic of China Council of Labor Affairs and Earl Brown, Jr., AFL-CIO
                     For complete Program and updated meetings schedule, visit
                          LERA 62nd Annual Meeting
                          January 3–5, 2010

Monday                     cont'd.
  2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.    6.2 Unions and Labor Law Innovations in a Volatile Economy
                           Chair: Julie Martinez Ortega, American Rights at Work.
                           Panelists: Gordon Pavy, AFL-CIO; Nancy Wiefek, American Rights at Work; Scott Paul, Alliance of
                              American Manufacturing; and Estevan M. Trujillo, Raymond's Painting & Decorating, Inc.

                           6.3 Skills System for the 21st Century-Workforce Education and Development—A Preview of the 2010
                              leRa Research Volume
                           Chair: David Finegold, Rutgers University.
                           Presenters: Leonard Lynn, Case Western Reserve University and Hal Salzman, Rutgers University; Edward J.
                              Lawler, University of Southern California University of Southern California and George Benson,
                              University of Texas-Arlington; Dan Marschall, George Washington University and Ellen Scully-Ross, Colombia
                              University; Sara Horowitz, Freelancers Union and Charles Heckscher, Rutgers University; Mary Gatta,
                              Rutgers University and Louisa Deprez, University of Southern Maine; and Susan Schurman, Rutgers
                              University and Jane Oates, US Department of Labor

                           6.4 AILR/LERA Best Papers
                           Co-chairs: Bruce Kaufman, Georgia State University and David Lewin, University of California-Los Angeles.
                           Presenters: Richard Hurd, Cornell University and Sara Slinn, York University; Jing Wang, St. Mary's University;
                              Mohammad Ali, Rutgers University; and Mark Anner, Pennsylvania State University

Tuesday                    Sessions • 1/5/2010                                         Other Tuesday Activities:
                                                                                  LERA International Section Meetings

 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.    7.1 Human Rights in and Beyond the Workplace
                           Chair: Owen Herrnstadt, IAMAW.
                           Presenters: Janice Bellace, University of Pennsylvania; Philip Harvey, Rutgers University; Shareen Hertel,
                              University of Connecticut; Diane Frey, London School of Economics; and James Gross, Cornell University

                           7.2 Political Actions for Mutual Gains
                           Chair: Erin E. Johansson, American Rights at Work.
                           Panelists: Kate Navarro-McKay, Partnership for Quality Care; Ligia Velazquez, OPEIU, Local 8; Mary Bartolo,
                              Sea Mar Community Health Centers

                           7.3 Emerging Issues in Workplace Law, Regulation & Dispute Resolution
                           Chair: Sara Adler, Dispute Resolution Services.
                           Presenters: Richard Fincher, Workplace Resolutions LLC; Karen Jalkut, American Arbitration Association;
                              and Jerry Carbo II, Shippensburg University

10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.    8.1 NFL Labor-Management Relations: Atlanta Perspectives
                           Chair: Philip LaPorte, Georgia State University.
                           Panelists: Ben Utt, Invesco Investments, former NFL player representative; Bill Curry, former head
                              football coach at Georgia Institute of Technology; Rich McKay, Jr., President of Atlanta Falcons; and
                              Rich Lauren, Sr Attorney for NLRB.

                           8.2 Empirical Studies of Retirement Plans: Implications for Workers, Firms and Public Policy
                           Chair: Stephen A. Woodbury, Michigan State University.
                           Presenters: Gopi Shah Goda, Stanford University and Colleen F. Manchester, University of Minnesota;
                              Kandice Kapinos, University of Michigan; Kristine Brown and Ron Laschever, University of Illinois at
                              Urbana-Champaign; and Robert Costrell and Joseph McGee, University of Arkansas.
                           Discussant: Dale Belman, Michigan State University

                           8.3 The Current Economic Crisis: Can IR Contribute to the Reform Process?
                           Chair: Anil Verma, University of Toronto.
                           Panelists: John Budd, University of Minnesota; Arindrajit Dube, University of Massachusetts – Amherst;
                              and Rafael Gomez, University of Toronto

       ASSA 2010 Meeting inFORMatiOn
                ATLANTA, GA. — JANUARY 3-5, 2010
                the aSSa headquarters hotel is the atlanta Marriott Marquis

            gO Online tO MaKe all yOuR PlanS:
                    • REGISTER FOR THE ASSA MEETING                       • MAKE HOTEL RESERVATIONS
                    • AEA CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM                    • SUITE DIAGRAMS
                    • HOTEL MAP AND INFORMATION                           • VIEW PRELIMINARY ASSA PROGRAM
                    • PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENT SERVICE                      • GENERAL INFORMATION: Includes air and
                                                                          ground transportation, car rental, etc.
                    • CHILDREN’S PROGRAM                                  • DISCLOSURE CODES

           Registration booklets will not be mailed or faxed unless requested. Contact ASSA by email at
                                              phone: 615-322-3509, or fax 615/343-7590.

Let us stand in line for you and have your registration packet ready at the Hyatt Regency January 2-5, 2010.

Through special arrangements made with ASSA, you can authorize the LERA office staff to pick up your ASSA registration packet,
badge, and program for you and hold it at the LERA Information Desk at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Avoid ASSA registration lines at
another hotel by completing this form online (LERA website) or filling out the form below and sending it along with your registration
form to the ASSA. LERA staff is authorized only to pick up packets for those who complete the form. If you do not fill out this
form, you will need to pick up your packet at the ASSA Registration Desk at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

       Instructions: To authorize LERA to pick up your badge and packet and hold for you at the LERA hotel (Hyatt Regency),
                              complete this form online by December 11, 2009 at
                         or complete and mail or fax to the ASSA with your registration form by Dec 1, 2009.

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q□ YES, I wish to pick up my Registration Packet at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, where LERA Meetings will take place. I authorize
LERA office staff to pick up my badge and packet from ASSA and hold it for me at the LERA Information Desk at the Hyatt Regency
q□ No, I prefer to pick up my packet at the ASSA Registration Desk at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

                                 Complete this form online at: by Dec 11 or
                     complete and submit this authorization form to aSSa with your registration by Dec 1, 2009
            Mail to: ASSA Registration Office, 2014 Broadway – Suite 305, Nashville, TN 37203 or Fax: 615/343-2986
                                  NOTE: There is no extra fee for the LERA Packet Pick-Up Service.

                  For complete Program and updated meetings schedule, visit
                                        62nd leRa annual Meeting in atlanta, ga
                                        January 3-5, 2010,                                                  How to P
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                                        Pre-conference Day, January 2
1. REGISTER FIRST—Pre-registration Begins September 15, 2009.
Complete the ASSA registration form online or print a paper form from the ASSA webpage and send it to ASSA before December 1, 2009.
Registration is only $75 for the full conference. Students and spouses may register for only $35. After December 1, you may still register
online but fees increase to $125/$55 for students and spouses. You must register to access the discounted room reservation service.

2. RESERVE YOUR HOTEL ROOM at the Hyatt—Where the LERA action is!
Pre-register early and lock in a hotel room at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, where all LERA meetings will be. Only a limited number of rooms
are available at each hotel and space is available on a first come-first served basis each year. How it works: After you pre-register for the
conference, ASSA will provide you an identification number that is required to gain access to hotel reservations. If you register online,
you will get an email confirmation containing your registration ID number within minutes; if you register by fax, your confirmation and ID
number will be sent to you by email within three days; if you register by mail, the confirmation and ID number will be emailed to you within
2 weeks. If you do not receive a confirmation within these timeframes, contact the ASSA staff at If you do not have
access to email, call 615-322-3509.

Avoid long registration lines! If you pre-register, you can authorize us to stand in the registration line for you, pick up your ASSA badge and
registration packet, and have it ready for you at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta when you arrive for the meeting. But you must complete the
Packet Pickup Form online at the LERA website before December 11, 2009 to take advantage of this special service to LERA attendees.
Two minutes now will save you the hassle of standing in long lines in Atlanta.

Be sure to mark LERA as your primary membership on your registration form so that LERA is credited a portion of your registration fees.

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