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Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference

July 16-17, 2021 | Margaritaville Resort Orlando

We are excited to meet in person at Margaritaville Resort Orlando for the 2021 Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference, July 16-17. This annual conference is a not-to-be-missed event and is specifically designed to bring together the movers and shakers of the voluntary bar world.

Since we are all ready to break free, we invite you to review the protocols we will have in place to help assure your safety and comfort. We want you to enjoy an escape to Margaritaville and be worry free.

No doubt we’ve all had a change in attitude during the pandemic and we all agree that a change in latitude in long overdue.

A Tropical Get-Away!

We all need a little wind put back in our sails! On July 16-17, Central Florida will be awash with voluntary bar association leaders as we dock for two-action packed days at the Margaritaville Resort Orlando. True to Jimmy Buffet’s love for the islands, the new resort, located in Kissimmee, captures that Caribbean feeling and provides a place to get away from it all while finding more than you ever expected.

Hotel Information

Rooms are available for the discounted rate of $179/night, plus taxes and a $15 resort fee. Hotel rates are extended three days before and three days after for those who want to add some leisure time to their travel plans. Two options are available for making your hotel reservations. Call 407-479-0950 or use the link provided to book within the room block. Reservation cut-off is June 11.

VBLC 2021 Host Hotel

Registration

Coming to paradise to work is a bit unusual, but so is this conference. The annual Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference is a meeting designed to help lawyers and bar executive directors escape from the routine grind and discover new resources to help them become top-notch leaders.

Scholarships

The Young Lawyers Division is offering a limited number of scholarships for the registration fee. Application must be received by May 1.

Event Schedule

The planning team is busy putting together a fantastic conference. Stay tuned for more info.

Meet Our Keynote Speaker

Mark Eiglarsh, Happiness Specialist

Mark Eiglarsh,
Happiness Specialist

After quarantine and the year-long challenges of COVID-19, we are all ready to laugh and feel inspired! Mark Eiglarsh, a formerly unhappy guy, made a career out of solving everyone’s problems but his own. Now, this successful criminal defense attorney, television and radio on-air legal expert, adjunct law professor, devoted husband and proud father has reclaimed his happiness. Eiglarsh will bring to the Conference his mission to share how bar leaders can lead happy, healthy and successful lives, in spite of the unique demands of their law practice and whatever other challenging circumstances they may be facing. He dazzles audiences with his infectious enthusiasm, unique humor and heartfelt authenticity.

Learn more about Eiglarsh.

COVID Protocols

To ensure your comfort and safety

at Margaritaville Resort Orlando

The hotel is following its own COVID protocols and we encourage attendees to check the hotel website for specifics.

at the Conference

  • Masks are required inside.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at several locations in the conference center.
  • Weather permitting, Friday lunch and the cocktail party are scheduled to take place outside.
  • Any buffets will be attended and served by hotel staff.
  • There will be sufficient spacing within the general sessions and seminar rooms.

These protocols are subject to change in accordance with CDC updates. We ask that all attendees act with personal responsibility including not attending if you are experiencing symptoms, respecting personal space and distance while onsite, following hotel guidelines, and wearing a mask at all times while indoors in public spaces.