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The Racing Attorney Conference 2013

Special Events

April 9, 2013 - April 10, 2013 Tuesday - Wednesday 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Now in its sixth year, The Racing Attorney Conference (TRAC) has returned to the Racing Capital of the World. Join us April 9-10 in Indianapolis, Indiana, home of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, for an invaluable opportunity for education, development and networking with leaders in the motorsports industry.

TRAC 2013 will be hosted at the Conrad Indianapolis and will feature two days of educational programming complemented with an optional dinner outing on Tuesday evening. Conference Only rates include all educational programming during TRAC 2013, plus breakfast, lunch and one cocktail reception. An optional Tuesday evening dinner outing at Cerulean is also available for $60 per person.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Noon – 1:15 p.m.

1:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Welcome/Opening Remarks

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
The Price is Right: Motorsports Sponsorship in the New Market. Moderator: Stoke Caldwell. Panelists: Ryan Beadle and John Lopes.

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Sweepstakes, Contests and Promotions. Moderator: Gretchen Snelling. Speakers: AJ Correale, Ashley Hedgecock

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
The World’s Most Expensive Traveling Circus: Examining Formula 1. Moderator: Wesley Zirkle. Speakers: Tim Meyer; Jason Karlov

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Insurance and Indemnity: The New Normal. Speakers: David Holcombe, David Mattingly, Darren Hickey.

5:30 p.m.

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Cocktail Reception

6:45 – 9:30 p.m.
Dinner at Cerulean

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
8:30 – 8:40 a.m.

8:40 – 9:40 a.m.
Preparing the Stars of Tomorrow: Driver Development Issues. Moderator: Matt Efird; Speakers: Rod Moscowitz; John Caponigro

9:40 – 10:40 a.m.
Race Around America: Teams and Multistate Issues. Moderator: Mark Richards. Speakers: Michael Ralston, Michael Blickman and Diana Bilger

10:40 – 10:55 a.m.

10:55 – 12:05 a.m.
Social Media and Digital Content. Moderator: Eric Anderson. Speakers: Dave Ervin, Terri Seligman

12:05 – 12:10 a.m.
Move to banquet area.

12:10 – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch with Keynote Speaker: Mayor Greg Ballard, City of Indianapolis

1:30 – 1:35 p.m.
Move to conference area.

1:35 – 2:35 p.m.
Impact of Motorsports on Local Community. Moderator: Mark Owens. Speakers: Ryan Vaughn, City of Indianapolis

2:35 – 3:35 p.m.
ETHICS. Ethics and Social Media. Moderator: Katherine Wallace; Speakers: TBD.

3:35 – 3:45 p.m. Closing Remarks / Adjourn Conference

Moderators and Speakers:
Eric Anderson, Experienced In-House Marketing and Advertising Legal Counsel, Chicago, Illinois
Mayor Greg Ballard, City of Indianapolis
Ryan Beadle, Director of Business and Legal Affairs, JR Motorsports, Charlotte, North Carolina
Michael Blickman, Partner, Ice Miller LLP, Indianapolis, Indiana
Diana Bilger, Executive Director, Ernst & Young, Indianapolis, Indiana
Stokely G. Caldwell, Jr., Partner, Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A., Charlotte, North Carolina
John Caponigro, CEO/President, Sports Management Network, Inc., Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
AJ Correale, Member, Frost Brown Todd, LLC, Indianapolis, Indiana
Matthew B. Efird, Attorney, Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A., Charlotte, North Carolina
David J. Ervin, Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, Washington, D.C.
Ashley Hedgecock, Attorney, Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A., Charlotte, North Carolina
Darren J. Hickey, Vice President Motorsports, Gregory & Appel, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana
David A. Holcombe, Director of Risk Management, Int. Speedway Corp. / NASCAR, Daytona Beach, Florida
Jason Karlov, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Los Angeles, California
John Lopes, President, Andretti Sports Marketing LLC, Indianapolis, Indiana
Matthew R. Macaluso, Partner, Keller Macaluso, Indianapolis, Indiana
David M. Mattingly, Partner, Ice Miller LLP, Indianapolis, Indiana
Timothy A. Mayer, President, G3 Communications, Inc. & US Race Management, LLC.; Independent Director & Deputy FIA Delegate, Automobile Competition Committee of the United States; FIA Steward for Formula One, World Touring Car Championship and World Endurance Championship, Suwanee, Georgia
Rod Moskowitz, CEO, Fuel SMG, Charlotte, North Carolina
Mark R. Owens, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Indianapolis, Indiana
Michael Ralston, Director – State and Local Tax, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Indianapolis, Indiana
Mark Richards, Partner, Ice Miller LLP, Indianapolis, Indiana
Terri J. Seligman, Partner, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC, New York, New York
Gretchen Snelling, General Counsel, Indianapolis Motor Speedway LLC / INDYCAR, Indianapolis, Indiana
Ryan Vaughn, Chief of Staff, Office of the Mayor of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana
Katherine M. Wallace, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP, Atlanta, Georgia
Wesley A. Zirkle, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, JMI, Zionsville, Indiana

Event Code
Conrad Indianapolis, 50 W. Washington St.
Credit Hours
10.00   (General)
IndyBar Sports & Entertainment Section and the North Carolina Bar Association

Registration Options

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