Meeting of Minds
Engage. Collaborate. Innovate.
Co-develop solutions to common challenges by leveraging the shared experiences and collective knowledge of your industry peers.
ALA’s Meeting of Minds (formerly known as Idea Exchanges) enables participants to network extensively, discuss, debate and dissect best practices and topical issues within legal administration.
Meeting of Minds sessions will take place throughout the course of the conference.
To meet the demand for higher-level content, ALA is pleased to offer “deep dive”
sessions at #ALAConf21. Intended for more experienced attendees, Deep Dives are
cohesive and interactive sessions that allow for a more focused, in-depth exploration
of a subject than is possible in regular sessions.
First Five Live!
The First Five Community is a forum for legal management professionals in the
first five-ish years of their career. Conceived in 2018, it is a judgment-free zone that
enables professionals who are new to the legal industry or new to managing to
become seasoned, well-rounded leaders in this field. First Five Live! is an in-person
opportunity to advance your skill set in a collaborative, supportive environment. Come prepared to
talk freely and have frank, open discussions for maximum value!
The connections you make and the relationships you nurture while at Annual
Conference are as important as the content and educational sessions. Yet we
understand that large-scale conferences can be overwhelming — even daunting —
if you are attending alone.
#ALAConf21 Meet-Ups allow you to enjoy the benefits of networking in a smaller group setting. With
a combination of small-group gatherings around specific topics and local fun activities that allow
you to get a taste of Chicago, they’ll help you to get the most out of your time at the conference!