Ben Tesdahl speaks on hotel contracting topics frequently with professional meeting planners, including several sessions that are part of a “Successful Meetings University” series sponsored by Successful Meetings Magazine and Northstar Travel Media. He spoke in Charlotte, North Carolina on the topic of Force Majeure clauses in meeting contracts in December 2011. In August 2012, Ben spoke to another group of meeting planners on the topic of Meeting Contract Legalese in Raleigh, North Carolina (http://www.successfulmeetings.com/events/smu-southeast/speakers/). In October of 2012, Ben will speak in Phoenix, Arizona on the topic of hotel contract attrition clauses (http://www.meetings-conventions.com/arizona/education.aspx). Mr. Tesdahl also writes a bi-monthly legal column for Successful Meetings Magazine on a wide range of meeting contract issues, which can be found at http://www.successfulmeetings.com/event-planning/attrition/.