Networking Events

Speed Networking - NEW (limited space available for registered attendees only)

Sunday, October 21, 3:30 - 5:15 PM Austin Convention Center
Speed Networking      Speed Networking2
Maximize your onsite experience by making beneficial new connections with like-minded professionals at this fun, structured, and highly-effective Speed Networking event. Match categories include industry, practice area and organization type.

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Destination: ACC Exhibit Hall

When you are not attending education sessions, the ACC Exhibit Hall is the place to be. This Annual Meeting hub provides countless networking opportunities to enhance your overall conference experience. Tip: Remember to bring plenty of business cards.

  • ACC Booth
    Make time to visit the ACC Booth and connect with fellow members and ACC staff. Pick up practical resources while making valuable connections.
  • ACC Classroom
    Join other in-house counsel in the ACC Classroom to network before and after viewing live tutorials and demonstrations on the latest offerings, services, and technology solutions from ACC Alliance Partners and exhibitors.
  • Networking Lunch
    Connect with existing friends and colleagues or make new contacts, and use this time to help you achieve your specific meeting goals.
  • Receptions
    Head to the exhibit hall each evening to meet your peers, continue conversations, explore solutions from law firms and legal service providers, and enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres in a friendly, casual environment.
    • Sunday, October 21, 5:30-7 PM
    • Monday, October 22, 6-7 PM
    • Tuesday, October 23, 6-7 PM

Network Business Meetings

All ACC members are invited! You don’t have to be a network member to attend and attendance doesn’t mean you have to make a time commitment. Participation in ACC Networks offers an opportunity to benchmark with peers and recognized industry leaders. Feel free to attend any of the network business breakfast or lunch meetings to learn more about the broad range of activities offered. These meetings, limited to ACC members, are an opportunity to participate in planning future Annual Meeting programming.

Monday, October 22, 1:15-2:30 PM Tuesday, October 23, 7:15-8:45 AM Tuesday, October 23, 12:45-2:15 PM
  • Compliance & Ethics
  • Insurance Staff Counsel
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Employment & Labor
  • IT, Privacy, & eCommerce
  • Energy
  • Environmental & Sustainability
  • Sports & Entertainment
  • Financial Services
  • Information Governance

  • Health Law
  • International Legal Affairs
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
  •  Law Department Management
  • New to In-house
  •  Nonprofit Organizations
  • Small Law Department Management
  •  Real Estate

Just for New Members and First-time Attendees!

If you are new to ACC or attending the ACC Annual Meeting for the first time, be sure to attend this informal orientation. Join your peers for breakfast, hear from ACC leaders on member benefits, view a live demonstration of ACC’s online resources, and share the first-time attendee experience with other in-house practitioners. Check the appropriate box on your registration form to receive more information. This event is for ACC members only. Questions? Contact Sara Miller, senior director of membership operations, at +1 202.293.4103 x380 or

Women in the House (WITH) Breakfasts

The ACC Foundation’s Women in the House Initiative will host breakfast meetings on both Tuesday and Wednesday to foster networking and help ACC members develop their careers.
  • Tuesday’s gathering will feature a fireside chat on the strengths that women bring to the workplace and can leverage to become general counsel and other law department leaders.
  • Wednesday’s meeting will feature table topics with one rotation on topics essential to advance your career: informal leadership, negotiating strategies, choosing a new career path, and more.

Non-stop Networking

In addition to scheduled networking opportunities, you’ll meet and chat with your fellow attendees before, during and after sessions; at your hotel; and at nightly events hosted by ACC chapters, committees, and Annual Meeting sponsors. ACC’s networking is unparalleled!