Well-written contracts are an essential part of conference planning.
Originally published over 20 years ago in the Fall 1990 issue, this article by Scott C. Smith on hotel contracts is still valid today. A well-written contract is essential to holding a successful education event at a hotel. This article summarizes some “must” items that should be included in any hotel contract. Educators following this advice should not have to worry about the “curse of the missing van” or other unexpected problems.