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    • 10/21/2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • 10/22/2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • The Oread Hotel, 1200 Oread Ave, Lawrence, KS

    Kansas Court Reporters Association 2022 Annual Convention
    The Oread Hotel
    Lawrence, KS

    October 21 & 22, 2022


    Optional welcome reception on October 20

    Members must LOGIN for registration discounts.

    KCRA appreciates the incredible dedication and contribution that our Fall seminar presenters bring to our court reporting profession!  Please join us for a fun event packed with great information.


    Thursday, October 20, 2022

    5 - 6:30 pm     (Early registration)

    7 - 10:00 pm    Welcome Reception - The Suite (appetizers, wine & beer provided)

    8 - 9:00 pm Past President's Reception - The Condo

    Friday, October 21, 2022  NCRA/NVRA

    7:15 - 8:00 am   (Registration)                                                       NCRA/NURA CEUs

    8 – 9:30 am       Metaverse meets the Kansas Court Reporters Assn
                               Part 1 - "Technology: A friend or Enemy" and                                                                                        "
     Court Reporting in the Metaverse            0.15/1.5                                                  Robert J. Sherwood, Author, Professional Speaker, Consultant                             Podcasts on WebTalkWithBob, www.webtalkwithbob.com

    9:30 -10 am        BREAK/Vendor Shopping

    10 – 11:30 am   Metaverse meets the Kansas Court Reporters Assn
                               Part 2 - "How to Deal with Difficulty," and

                                            "A clean record or else," and

                                            "Developing Reporter Traits"         
                               Kansas Supreme Court Mandated Class             0.15/1.5

                               Robert J. Sherwood,
    Author, Professional Speaker, Consultant

                               Podcasts on WebTalkWithBob, www.webtalkwithbob.com

    11:30 - 1:15 pm  ANNUAL BUSINESS LUNCHEON

    1:30 - 3:30 pm    Desiree Wright
    (SNCO Sheriff’s Dept.)
                                Self-defense workshop and training in work

                                environments                                                           0.20/2.0

    3:30 – 4 pm        BREAK

    4:00 - 5:00         Kansas Appellate Court Update and Q&A

                               Doug Shima, Alison Schneider, Geoffrey LaTurner  0.10/1

    7 -10 pm            Adults Only Carnival
    5th Floor Terrace - Oread Hotel
    Cake/Cookie Walk, Wine Ring Toss, DIY Photos, Cash Bar & More!

    Saturday, October 22, 2022

    9 – 10 am          KEYNOTE SPEAKER  
                              Traci Brown,
    Author "Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire"
                              Body Language Expert, TV Producer and               0.10/1.0

                              Best-selling Author

    10 - 10:30 am    BREAK and Snacks/Vendor Shopping

    10:30 – 12pm

                              Traci Brown,
    Author "Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire"
                              Body Language Expert, TV Producer and               0.15/1.5

                              Best-selling Author

    12 – 1:30 pm

    1:30 - 3 pm        What we learned in law school vs. what you think we learned in
                              law school" - Matt Cohen, J.D., and colleagues    0.15/1.5

    3 – 3:30 pm       BREAK & VENDORS

    3:30 - 5:00         Kristen Zluticky - Recognizing and Avoiding SCAMS
                              Sedgwick County Financial Crimes Investigator      0.15/1.5

    *Schedule subject to change

    Book your room for Convention 2022.
    Reserve now to get our discounted
    block pricing before all the rooms are booked. 

    You will need to call The Oread Hotel to make your reservation at 785-843-1200.  When booking, you must give them the group name “KCRA Conference” to get the room block rate of $119/night.  We have the room block for check-in on Thursday, October 20, 2022, through check-out on Saturday, October 22, 2022.  There are 10 King Classic, 20 King, 24 Queen Double, and two ADA accessible rooms available to book in our block.  You can check out their rooms on their website, Rooms & Suites - The Oread Hotel.  Don’t wait, make your reservation today!   

    If there are any questions, please contact:

    Miranda Cummings -convention chair (Miranda.Cummings@kscourts.org) or Mary Kay Howe -KCRA Treasurer (mhowe@douglascountyks.org

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