Wednesday, October 10, 2018
   9:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Table 8 Program
Feliciana 1 & 2
   9:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Liaison Committee Meeting
Beauregard
   5:00 pm - Until
Evening on your own 


Thursday, October 11, 2018
   8:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Pre-Convention Board of Directors Meeting
Beauregard
 11:00 am - 8:00 pm 
Registration/Exhibit Hall Open
Parish Hall
 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Session 1: Tougher Love - The Depoman Strikes Back
Speaker: Mike Miller, RDR, CRR, RSA                                          (.15 CEU)
Louisiana Ballroom 1 & 2

They always say sequels are never as good as the original. Not so when it comes to part two of the world-renowned Tough Love seminar. Where the original session focused on how lazy reporters are killing the industry, the follow-up seminar will force you to question your processes and business practices. "That's how I've always done it" gets burned to the ground when Mike Miller takes the stage.
  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm 
Session 2: Stenograph News & More
Speakers: Star Levandowski, Vice President - Corporate Strategy
and Business Development, and Keith McCready, Director of Software Development                                                            (.15 CEU)
Louisiana Ballroom 1 & 2 

Join Stenograph to hear the latest company news and get up to speed on a number of exciting happenings. We will discuss our acquisitions of YesLaw and provide a better understanding of our short-term vision for the relationship as well as how we see the integration evolving over time. We will also preview what's to come as we round out 2018, and we'll answer questions in what should prove to be an enlightening and engaging session. We hope to see you there!
   3:30 pm - 4:00 pm 
Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
Parish Hall 
   4:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Session 3: The Lisa and Merilee Show, curated by a Mystery Host 
Speakers: Merilee Johnson, RDR, CRR, CRC, RSA, and Lisa Knight,
CSP(CO), RDR, CRR, CLR, RSA                                                  (.15 CEU)
Louisiana Ballroom 1 & 2

You've never seen a seminar like this before! (No animals will be harmed in the production of this show.)

"Whaaht??" You will hear yourself say this over and over as Lisa Knight, Merilee Johnson - and our mystery host! - enlighten you with things you might not know about the vendors at STARCON18, hints on what's to come in upcoming seminars, a bit of "behind the scenes" on seminars already presented - how did they come up with
that anyway? - and some ideas of great gadgets and services you didn't event know you needed!! But you do!! You might even learn a thing or two about STAR's Board of Directors. All of this - and more!! - will be presented as only Lisa and Merilee can do!
   6:30 pm - 8:00 pm 
Welcome Dinner with Exhibitors (Ticket Required)
Parish Hall
   8:00 pm - 8:30 pm 
Special Entertainment
Parish Hall
   8:00 pm - 11:00 pm 
STAR Lounge
LaFourche & Pointe Coupee


Friday, October 12, 2018
   8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Registration Open
Parish Hall 
  8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Exhibit Hall Open
Parish Hall
  8:00 am -  8:30 am 
Breakfast with Exhibitors
Parish Hall 
  8:30 am - 9:30 am  
Business Meeting and Installation of Officers
Louisiana Ballroom 1 & 2 
  9:30 am - 11:00 am 
Session 4: Can't Write It If Ya Can't Hear It!  
Speaker: Mike Miller, RDR, CRR, RSA                                        (.15 CEU)
Louisiana Ballroom 1 & 2

Since the advent of synchronized audio, reporters have grappled with sound recording issues. From audio that sounds like it was recorded in a toilet to blank air when you really needed that backup, this session will give you the basics on recording onto your computer microphones, PA systems or your videographer. And since it's Mike Miller on stage, you're sure to walk away with some new tricks in your bag.
 
Session 5: Case CATalyst Track: What's New in Case CATalyst?
Speaker: Cindi Lynch                                                              (.15 CEU)
Feliciana 1 & 2

Get to know the new features and enhancements included in the latest update of Case CATalyst! (Neither writer nor laptop are required; however, you are welcome to bring a laptop with the current version of Case CATalyst installed.)
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
Parish Hall
11:30 am - 1:00 pm 

Session 6: Tweaking Your Writer to Perfection - And What Else is in Your Bag?
Speakers: Marjorie Peters, RMR, CRR, and Jim Kuta, Senior 
Product Manager, Stenograph                                                             (.15 CEU)                                                                      Louisiana Ballroom 1 & 2

Let's talk about the most important tools you use at every job. What are your favorites? What makes the cut, and why is it in your bag? What do you carry for troubleshooting? And most important of all, let's talk about your Stenograph Writer. This ain't no Facebook forum. First the Diamante and now the Luminex are the most revolutionary, technical instruments ever made for steno writing and court reporters. Are you using the write and software to their fullest potential? In this hands-on class, bring your writer/laptop to learn about adjusting your writer and using the writer software from the Best in Stenograph's Bag, the Stenograph Experts!

 
Session 7: Case CATalyst Track: What's Not So New in Case
CATalyst - Part 1 
Speaker: Cindi Lynch                                                              (.15 CEU)
Feliciana 1 & 2

CATalyst has tons of features that have been in the software for a long time that you may have forgotten or just never learned about! In this class we'll review features and enhancements that have been added to CATalyst's Translation and Dictionary Management over the years that many reporters have been surprised to discover! (Neither writer nor laptop are required; however, you are welcome to bring your laptop with the current version of Case CATalyst installed.)
  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 
Lunch on your own
 
Post-Convention Board of Directors Meeting
Beauregard
  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Session 8: Developing the Next Generation of Reporters
Speaker: Max Curry, BCR, RPR, LCR, CRI, CCR                          (.15 CEU)
Louisiana Ballroom 1 & 2 

This presentation will focus on how we as a profession will recruit, develop, mentor, and empower the next generation of reporters to be better than we were, to be able to embrace the challenges of the future with the proper tools, skills, and information. We will talk about changes in educational techniques, better theory, better writing techniques, embracing of realtime from the beginning, and how technology is evolving so that even current working reporters and our next generation of reporters will not become obsolete as a profession but will simply embrace technological changes that will enhance our abilities to do our jobs even more efficiently and better in the future. We will discuss how firm owners and agency principals can help to attract the Millennial Generation of reporters, and then truly help make this an "It" Profession!
 
Session 9: Case CATalyst Track: What's Not So New in Case
CATalyst - Part 2
Speaker: Cindi Lynch                                                                  (.15 CEU)
Feliciana 1 & 2

CATalyst has tons of features that have been in the software for a long time that you may have forgotten or just never learned about! In this class we'll review features and enhancements that have been added to Edit and Manage Jobs over the years that many reporters have  been surprised to discover! (Neither writer nor laptop are required; however, you are welcome to bring a laptop with the current version of Case CATalyst installed.)
  3:30 pm - 4:00 pm 
Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
Parish Hall
  4:00 pm - 5:30 pm  
Session 10: Suffer from BURNOUT? GIVE 'EM THE F.I.N.G.E.R.!
Speaker: Mark Yarbrough                                                       (.15 CEU)
Louisiana Ballroom 1 & 2

Burnout affects millions of Americans each year and has been called "the disease of our civilization." The unhappiness and detachment burnout cause can threaten your job, your relationships, and your health. But there's good news - burnout can be healed. Former 20-year elected District Attorney, Mark Yarbrough, from Littlefield, Texas (hometown of Waylon Jennings), personally experienced burnout, learned how to successfully overcome it, and went from "Burnout" to "On Fire!" He has since become a "burnout expert" and has written and published on the subject. Mark is a very entertaining, motivating and inspiring speaker. He has taught thousands of people how to overcome burnout -- from companies like Blue Bell Ice Cream and Xcel Energy, to teachers and doctors/nurses, to a variety of government workers (police officers, CPS workers, attorneys, victim's right advocates, counselors, mental health professionals, etc.). Audience members will learn the definition of burnout and the symptoms thereof. But more importantly, attendees will be laughing, and at the same time learning how to apply Mark's F.I.N.G.E.R. philosophy to help themselves or their co-workers avoid and/or recover from burnout. This is a training that you won't want to miss!
   5:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Prize Drawings and Silent Auction 
Louisiana Ballroom 1 & 2
   8:00 pm - 11:00 pm 
STAR Lounge
LaFourche & Pointe Coupee


Saturday, October 13, 2018  
  8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Registration Open
Parish Hall
  8:30 am - 11:00 am 
Exhibit Hall Open
Parish Hall
  8:30 am - 9:00 am  
Breakfast with Exhibitors
Parish Hall 
  9:00 am - 10:30 am
Session 11: Case CATalyst Track: How Other Reporters Do It
Speaker: Cindi Lynch                                                             (.15 CEU)
Feliciana 1 & 2 

There are a number of tasks you accomplish in CATalyst that you may suspect take you longer than necessary, that you imagine your
colleagues have no trouble doing! In this class, you'll learn techniques that some of the colleagues use to translate cleaner, edit mote efficiently and manage files with ease. (Neither writer nor
laptop are required; however, you are welcome to bring a laptop with current version of Case CATalyst installed.)
10:30 am - 11:00 am  
Refreshment Break with Exhibitors 
Parish Hall
 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Session 12: Case CATalyst Track: The Return of "Stump Cindi!"
Speaker: Cindi Lynch                                                             (.15 CEU)
Feliciana 1 & 2

In this class, Cindi will review some of the most frequently asked 
CATalyst questions of 2018; answer your CATalyst how-to and what-is questions, and let's see if you can Stump Cindi! (Neither writer nor laptop are required for this class, unless you wish to ask a question for which you wish to provide a specific example. Be prepared to share it with the class!)
 12:30 pm
 Conference Adjourns!