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Join us at The Crowne Plaza Hotel-Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA. (Hotel Facts Sheet)



Our negotiated room rate is $149 per night, plus tax if booked by the extended date of 6/4/12. High Speed Internet Access Free in guestrooms and lobby area. 
You may book your room by phone: 888-233-9527, between 7am and 11pm EDST, Sunday through Saturday, advise them you're attending the AAERT 2012 Annual Conference.
You may also book your room reservation  securely online.

Check out: Things To Do in Philadelphia

Visit website (full of information on Things To Do in Philly)

Philles are in town. See a game.

Registration Open


Member Pricing:

$250 Early Registration by May 18th

$275 Regular Registration by June 8th

$300 After June 8th / On-Site

NEW $140 One-Day Pass (Friday or Saturday)

$90 for our Social Package Only, Thursday Night Reception & Saturday Lunch / Annual Awards Ticket

Non-Member Pricing:

$300 Early Registration by May 18th

$325 Regular Registration by June 8th

$350 After June 8th / On-Site

NEW $175 One-Day Pass (Friday or Saturday)

$90 for our Social Package Only, Thursday Night Reception & Saturday Lunch / Annual Awards Ticket

Volume Discounts:

15% discount for 3 to 6 Registrations from the same Company / Court

20% discount for 7 or more Registrations from the same Company / Court


$650 (includes 6' table w/ linen and 2 chairs, 1 registration, Pre-Conference List & Exhibitor Roundtable Time)


Schedule of AAERT Events - 2012


Thursday, June 21

8:00am – Reporter Certification Test Registration Open (Certification test fee is separate from conference registration fee.)

1:00pm – Transcriber Certification Test Registration Open (Certification test fee is separate from conference registration fee.)

3:30pm – 6:00pm Conference Registration Open

6:00pm – 8:00pm Sponsored Welcome Reception


Friday, June 22

7:30am – 12:00pm Conference Registration Open

8:00am – 8:45am Continental Breakfast and President Welcome

8:45am - 9:30am Opening Speaker

9:30am - 10:30am Session #1: Speaker-Leah Sadowski: Implementation and Management of a Successful Social Media Campaign -- Please join Social Marketing Expert Leah Sadowski of LMS Agency Inc. in discovering how to implement and manage a successful social media campaign.  Learn the top social myths not to buy into; Learn what social sites to use in business; Learn the steps to take to create your own social media campaign; Social media best practices; Step-by-step 'how-to's'; Real life examples.

10:30am Break

11:00am – 12:00pm Session #2: Speaker-Deaneé Moran: Dealing with Difficult Content -- When people work in a field where they are continually exposed to traumatic stories and visuals, it is inevitable that Vicarious Trauma or Compassion Fatigue will come into play at some point in their career.  This presentation will provide an overview of Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue, and Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder.  Tools for self-assessment and recourses will be provided.

12:00pm – 12:45pm Box Lunch. Lunch is included with your conference fee.

12:45pm - 2:15pm Annual Meeting. Elections and Strategic Planning Task Force Update.

2:15pm – 3:15pm Session #3: Exhibitor SPEED Dating

3:15pm Break

3:30pm -5:30pm Session #4: Tour of First Judicial District Court of Pennsylvania located on the 2nd Floor, Land Title Building, 100 South Broad Street, Philadelphia.  This tour is within walking distance of the hotel.  More details will be provided at a later time.


Saturday, June 23

7:30am – 9:30am Conference Registration Open

8:00am – 9:15am Breakfast Round Tables. Come and enjoy a complimentary breakfast with your colleagues, while having stimulating conversations on various pre-determined industry related topics.  Presently, we have "Promote Yourself as a Reporter or Transcriber to a Court or Reporting / Transcription Company" with SueLynn Morgan; "Use of Social Media" with Leah Sadowski; "What do You Want out of AAERT?" with Margaret Morgan, CERT; "Values of Certification" with Tina Schaeffer, CERT and Chair of AAERT's Certification Committee; "Navigating AAERT's Website" with Michael Tannen, CSEP and AAERT's Executive Director; "Independent Contractor Pay Rates and Methods" with Beverly Guenette, CET*D. 

9:30am - 10:30am Session #5: Speaker-Beverly Guenette, CET*D: Working with Words -- Beverly's presentation will consist of 25 prepared English questions that you will receive in your registration packet.  Please answer these questions on your own time before the grammar session.  At the presentation, you'll go over the first 10 questions as a group, and then Beverly will discuss punctuating imperfect speech.  This will be interactive and discussion is encouraged.  This is not your mother's English class.  Come and have fun discussing WORKING WITH WORDS!

10:30am Break

10:45am -12:00pm Session #6: Speaker-SueLynn Morgan: A Lesson in Perspective -- Hear how a career stenographic court reporter, and a leader in the profession, engaged in learning about digital recording so that a career roadmap for the future could be developed.  Learn what caused a turning point in 2008, and how a successful transition from steno to digital was accomplished.  In addition, SueLynn will present an overview of the courts and technology today, the political landscape, and outlook for the future.

12:00pm – 1:00pm Session #7: Speaker-Tina Schaeffer, CERT: Open Forum on Best Practices in Electronic Reporting & Transcribing -- Please join Tina for an open exchange of ideas and information surrounding best practices in Electronic Reporting and Transcribing.  This is your opportunity to interact with other conference attendees, ask the questions you've wanted to ask but had no idea who to ask, share what is being done in your jurisdiction, and find out if what's being done really meets AAERT's best practice standards.  Tina will answer questions, facilitate the discussion, and provide useful information.

1:15pm Inaugural Court Award Luncheon / Conference Closing Speaker

3:00pm Conference concludes


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