Conference Update as of February 1, 2021
2021 Annual Conference & Expo — Something Big Is Coming This Fall…
From Kara M. Brostron, CLM, Chair of the 2021 Annual Conference & Expo Planning Committee:
While the world works to distribute vaccinations, our work continues to confirm a location and new conference dates for this fall. As with many things in recent months, this isn’t how I pictured my journey as Chair of the Annual Conference Planning Committee. However, I’m heartened by the relentless spirit of ALA’s members and share their eagerness to once again meet safely in person to celebrate ideas, swap stories and revel in the shared enthusiasm for our profession. It’s coming — and it’s going to be just what we all need!
The Planning Committee has been poring over your feedback from past conferences, developing fresh and energizing content and discussing some dynamic new ideas. The 2021 Annual Conference & Expo will still be full of sessions for every level of legal management and continue to offer you the continuing education credits you need. And the conference agenda will offer plenty of time to connect with your peers in an inclusive environment and scope out the latest innovations from our business partners.
The programming will take a fresh look at some essential, evergreen topics and tackle some emerging challenges for our profession. And, after tumultuous months spent apart in so many ways, our biggest goal for Annual Conference — which will celebrate ALA’s 50th Anniversary — is to bring together the varied perspectives, experiences and knowledge that makes our community truly great. For we legal managers are better together: Better prepared to face the next hurdles, armed with the success stories of our peers. Better able to overcome our challenges, supplied with solutions road-tested by other firms and our business partners. Better equipped to expertly guide our firms through any environment.
On behalf of the committee, I thank you for your patience and continued support. Please stay tuned through BOLD Bites, your inbox and ALA’s social media channels for more updates in the coming weeks. Visit alaannualconf.org for more information about the 2021 Annual Conference & Expo.
Conference Update as of December 14, 2020
As we continue to adjust to life during a pandemic, the safety of our members remains our No. 1 priority. We are eager to see you all and remain hopeful for an in-person Annual Conference & Expo in 2021.
The original site, Chicago’s Navy Pier, is closed until June 2021, so we must re-evaluate the location and timing.
We will share more information as it becomes available in the coming weeks. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected].