Cancel those rhinestone shirts, forget about visiting the Grand Ole Opry. Following the recent disastrous flash floods in Tennessee, the Gaylord Opryland hotel in Nashville last week announced it was closing for six months to repair flood damage and carry out refurbishment work. For the legal IT community, the immediate question is: what does this mean for this year’s ILTA 2010 conference, which was scheduled to take place at the Opryland in August? ILTA say the conference will still take place and are currently in talks with the Gaylord hotel group to find an alternative location. Insider sources suggest this may be the Gaylord Grapevine in Dallas, the location of the 2008 ILTA conference.

In the meantime ILTA are advising delegates who have already booked for Nashville to cancel their hotel reservations and contact their airlines about cancelling/changing their flight bookings. ILTA expect to have more news in about a week.