Schedule subject to change

*Please note, the times listed below are in Eastern Time (ET)

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

 Liaison/Technology Committee Meeting (by invitation only)

Thursday, October 14, 2021

11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Stenograph/STAR Agency Liaison Committee Meeting (by invitation only)

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

STAR Board of Directors Meeting 

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Friday, October 15, 2021 

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

Welcome Announcements & Opening Remarks

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Keynote Session: The Bigger the Challenge

Speaker:  Eric McElvenny

Session Description:
Join Eric as he explores the characteristics, traits, and actions he found most useful in his journey from the hospital bed to the Ironman World Championships finish line. Eric’s signature talk gives the audience tools and techniques to overcoming life’s obstacles through powerful, funny and emotional stories

CONCURRENT SESSION

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. 

Leveraging Positive, Healthy Behaviors to Reach Your Peak

Speaker: Angel Chelik

Session Description:
How to leverage positive, healthy behaviors to reach your peak. Creating healthy habits requires thoughtful planning and implementation. In this hands-on workshop, you'll be guided through various health coaching techniques and behavior change strategies that will highlight habits that you value. You'll then create a personalized action plan that will help you succeed in your personal and professional life.

CONCURRENT SESSION

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. 

Case CATalyst Training

Speaker: Cindi Lynch

Session Description:
Learn how to get started with the new features in CATalyst 21.5 to connect with APEX and prepare for fully integrated benefits with APEX agency jobs.

CONCURRENT SESSION

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

What's New in Windows 11? Tips and Tricks For a More Efficient Workflow

Speaker: Megan Reid

Session Description:
What’s New in Windows 11. A presentation on making new tech work for you. Covering everything from Windows 11 to Dropbox, Evernote, iPhone apps, and more. Save yourself time by learning these new features and adding them to your workflow. Designed with the busy professional in mind - you're bound to learn a new trick or two.

CONCURRENT SESSION

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 

Case CATalyst Training

Speaker: Cindi Lynch

Session Description:
A review of the start-to-finish process: how you'll use CATalyst 21.5 features from notification of a proposed job to accepting an assignment, viewing the details of that job, take the job/create the transcript, and then conclude, submit, and invoice the job to the APEX agency -- all in CATalyst. We'll also cover the procedures for "what if..." situations such as "What if the job cancels?" and "What if the witness doesn't appear?"

GENERAL SESSION

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

State of The Industry Panel Discussion 

Panelists: Anir Dutta, Jim Connor, Janet Harris, Tori Pittman and Kelly Moranz

Session Description:
An Evaluation and Discussion on the State of the Industry

GENERAL SESSION

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. 

Stenograph: All About APEX

Speaker: Chris Page, Director of Product Management

Session Description:
This session will review APEX, the value it provides, and a demo.

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Irv's Place (Top Gun Theme) Sponsored by U.S. Legal Support, Inc.

Hosted by Irv Starkman

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Saturday, October 16, 2021 

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

STAR Annual Business Meeting and Installation of Officers

The STAR 2021 Annual Business Meeting is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 16, 2021, via Zoom videoconferencing, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Eastern.  All STAR members* are invited to attend the Annual Business Meeting.  Below is the agenda for the 2021 Annual Business Meeting.        

    2021 ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING
    Saturday, October 16, 2021
    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Eastern
    AGENDA

  1. Call to order
  2. Declaration of a quorum
  3. Introduction of 2020-2021 STAR Board, dignitaries, and guests   
  4. Minutes of October 16, 2020, Annual Business Meeting
  5. President’s Report and Commentary
  6. Treasurer’s Report
  7. Constitution and Bylaws Amendment
  8. Nominating Committee Report/Elections
  9. Installation of 2021-2022 Officers and Board of Directors
  10. 2021-2022 STAR President Welcoming Remarks
  11. Adjournment

Attending STARCON21?  All STAR members who are registered to attend STARCON21 will have access to the Annual Business Meeting through the STARCON21 Virtual Convention Landing Page. 

Not attending STARCON21?  If you will not be attending STARCON21 but are interested in attending the Annual Business Meeting, please email [email protected] before 6:00 p.m. Eastern on Friday, October 15, 2021, to request the Zoom link.

* Please note that pursuant to the Constitution and Bylaws, only Reporting, Agency, and Honorary Members shall have the right to vote on matters requiring a vote during the Annual Business Meeting.

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Coffee Chat

CONCURRENT SESSION

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. 

Litigation in the Post-COVID World

Panelists: Terrie Campbell, Charles Correll, Andrea Wecker, Richard Whitney, and Robin Sunkees

Session Description:
Litigation in the COVID World and Expectations in the Post-COVID World

CONCURRENT SESSION

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. 

Case CATalyst Training

Speaker: Cindi Lynch

Session Description:
The tips you'll learn in this workshop may save you thousands of keystrokes on every job, which should help you produce pages faster, reduce the wear and 
tear on your hands, eyes, and ears, reduce stress and making editing easier and more comfortable!

Topics we'll cover include:
- Scroll Text with or without audio,
- set cursor size and placement to locate it quickly;

- strategic use of bookmarks,
- shortcuts for accessing panes without having to click,
- Global Suggest vs. Quick Suggest;
- shortcuts for inserting speakers,
- Selective globals or Search & Replace for context-dependent changes

GENERAL SESSION 

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

What's New at Stenograph?

Speaker: Dan Denofsky, VP of Marketing

Session Description:
This session will review the latest developments at Stenograph and how it benefits reporters and agencies.

GENERAL SESSION

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Legislative Update

Panelists: Jocelynn Moore, Yvonne Fenner, Robin Sunkees and Ed Howard

Session Description:
An update on relevant legislation moving through congress and California's legislature. The goal is that the session would be a relevant and informative session to have a discussion about legislation – California AB5, and its ramifications to the profession, and other relevant legislation going through Congress such as the PRO Act and any other identifiable or pertinent legislation that NCRA is keeping an eye on.

3:45 p.m. 

Closing Remarks

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