BIS Announces Lottery for Update 2007 Conference
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) today announced that the 20th annual Update Conference on Export Controls and Policy will be held from October 31- November 2, 2007 in Washington, DC.
In order to avoid last year's major registration problems, BIS is conducting a registration lottery. To register for the Update lottery interested persons must fill out an “Update Interest Form” by August 3, 2007. At the end of this period, if there is space to accommodate all interested applicants, BIS will give applicants instructions on how to register for the program. If there are more potential participants than space available (the more likely scenario, since last year's Update sold out in less than an hour), BIS will make registration assignments through a random selection from the entire list of applicants, regardless of when received during the initial registration period. Those chosen will then be notified during the week of August 13, 2007 and given instructions on how to register and pay. Those whose names are not drawn will notified that they have been placed on a waiting list.