STARCON20, the annual conference of the association that supports “Stenograph-Technology-Agencies & Reporting,” is going virtual this year! From Thursday, October 15 through Saturday, October 17th, the “Virtual Experience” will be streamed live and feature twelve hours of continuing education, numerous reporter and firm owner focus sessions, daily virtual social and professional networking opportunities, and more!
This year, Veritext is honored to be the exclusive Registration Sponsor and exclusive Keynote Sponsor for the event. Be sure to keep an eye out for brand new Veritext ads during the opening session on October 16th!
And, if you’re tuning in to the three-day event, you’re likely to see members of the Veritext Peer Advisory Committee (VPAC), who will be speaking at and moderating various events. Our very own VPAC members will be featured during the following events:
James Connor – President – RPR, CRR, CSR, CLVS – Veritext
On Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 10:45 AM ET, Jim Connor, STAR President, will be speaking with Stenograph President Anir Dutta during the Virtual Opening.
Kim Neeson – FAPR, RMR, CRR, CCP, CBC, RSA – Vice-President, Canada Operations, Veritext Litigation Solutions Canada, Inc., will be participating in two STARCON20 events:
On Friday, October 16, 2020 at 1:30 PM ET, Kim will be a panelist for the session “Preserving the Record in Today’s Challenging Industry, Part 2″
STARCON20 Session: Back by popular demand, join members of the solutions-based group SOS Plan B as they discuss what SOS and the industry is doing to work toward preserving the record in today’s challenging times. Stenographic reporters remain a vital part of the profession, but with the shortage, how do you meet the clients’ need for a verbatim record? Is voice-writing an option? Is video an option? Is digital recording an option? Will the uptick in remote depositions have an impact on the shortage? Join the panel of speakers and moderator Marybeth Everhart for this honest and frank discussion.
Featuring Panelists: Janet Harris, CER, CET, CDVS, Vice President Market Development / Enterprise Solutions, AAERT President; Sandra VanderPol, DSA, FAPR, RMR, CRR, CLR, RSA, CSR, Freelance Realtime Reporter, Self-Employed Freelancer – S Corporation; Kimberley A. Neeson, RPR, CRR, CRC, CSR, RSA, FAPR, Vice-President, Canada Operations, Veritext Litigation Solutions Canada, Inc.; Judy Lehman, IL CSR, RMR, CRI, FAPR, Realtime Systems Administrator, AAS-IT, MBA and Solutions Consultant, RevolutionaryText; Kelly Moranz, CRI, Program Director/Adjunct Faculty, Cuyahoga Community College; Terrie Campbell
On Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 4:00 PM ET, Kim will act as the moderator for “Tips for a Better Life Balance in the Time of COVID”
STARCON20 Session: Running a business during a pandemic is no easy feat. There is no playbook. There is no past experience. But we have also been given the gift of time, reflection, and a chance to think about how we can shift our lives to make them more rounded, more balanced, and more meaningful. Our panel will share their survival strategies in business, and share their ways of taking the silver lining out of our COVID clouds.
Moderator: Kimberley A. Neeson, RPR, CRR, CRC, CSR, RSA, FAPR, Vice-President, Canada Operations, Veritext Litigation Solutions Canada, Inc.
Featuring Panelists: Tanya Barbiero, Manager of Litigation Technology/Senior Case Manager, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP; Christy Pratt, RCR, RPR, CLR, Owner and Realtime Reporter, Reportex Agencies Ltd.; Jane Southren, LLB, Founder/Principal Coach + Advisor, Jane Southren Consulting