Destination: ACC Exhibit Hall

The ACC Exhibit Hall provides countless networking opportunities. Get to know your peers via the below areas within the exhibit hall.

  • ACC Booth

    Make time in your schedule 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 industry technology from ACC Alliance Partners and Exhibitors. See the onsite program guide for topic listing and schedule.

  • Networking Lunch

    Monday, October 16, 1:15-2:30 PM
    This lunch is all about choice. Pickup lunch at your convenience and meet up with existing friends and colleagues or make new contacts. Use this time to help you achieve your specific meeting goals. Tip: Remember to have plenty of business cards with you.

  • Receptions

    ​​​​​​​Sunday, October 15, 5:30-7 PM
    Monday, October 16, 6-7 PM
    Tuesday, October 17, 6-7 PM
    Join us each evening in the Exhibit Hall for an opportunity to meet and chat with your peers, find solutions from law firms and legal service providers, and enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

Committee Business Meetings

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

Monday, October 16, 7-8:20 AM

Monday, October 16, 1:15-2:30 PM

Tuesday, October 17, 7:15-8:45 AM

Tuesday, October 17, 12:45-2:15 PM

  • Corporate & Securities

  • Compliance and Ethics

  • Insurance Staff Counsel

  • Energy

  • Litigation

  • Employment & Labor

  • IT, Privacy, and eCommerce

  • Intellectual Property

  • Environmental & Sustainability

  • Sports & Entertainment

  • Nonprofit Organizations

  • Financial Services

  • Real Estate

  • Health Law

  • Small Law Department

  • Information Governance

  • International Legal Affairs

  • Law Department Management

  • New to In-house


Just for New Members and First-time Attendees!

Monday, October 16, 7:30-8:30 AM

Are you new to ACC? Is this your first ACC Annual Meeting? If the answer is “yes” to either of these questions, you should attend this informal new member/first-time attendee 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. To receive more information on this event, check the appropriate box on your registration form. This event is for ACC members only. Questions should be directed to Sara Miller, Senior Director of Membership Operations, at +1 202.293.4103 x357 or

Meet Your In-house Neighbors Networking Lunch

Tuesday, October 17, 12:45–2:15 PM

Do you want to get to know your local chapter leadership and find out what’s planned for the coming year? Do you have an idea that you would like the chapter to consider? Don’t miss this gathering where you can learn how to become more involved in chapter activities and meet other in-house attorneys in your local area. The chapter lunch is informal; reserved tables will be available on a first-come basis.

Women in the House (WITH) Breakfasts

Tuesday, October 17, 7:30–8:45 AM and Wednesday, October 18, 7:30–9 AM

The ACC Foundation’s Women in the House Initiative will host a breakfast meeting on both Tuesday and Wednesday to foster networking and help ACC members develop their careers. Tuesday’s gathering will feature a 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.

Get Moving

Join your fellow attendees for any of the following activities:

Stretch your minds and bodies! Come stretch your muscles, strengthen your core and clear your head during the afternoon conference breaks. Carolyn Coffey of CSC and owner of Kerr Gulch Pilates LLC will be facilitating a chair stretching class on Monday, October 16 from 4-4:30 PM and Tuesday, October 17 from 4-4:30 PM. Come as you are in business attire. No prior experience is necessary. Classes will be held in the East Overlook Room (South building, Level 2).

ACC Runs (and Walks) DC. An informal gathering for runners and walkers on Monday and Tuesday at 6:30 AM; meet at the concierge desk in the lobby of the Washington, DC Marriott Marquis. All speeds and distances welcome. A great opportunity to meet your peers informally before sessions start.

Other Networking Opportunities at the Annual Meeting

  • In session rooms – before and after the program

  • ACC Annual Meeting hotels – in the common areas (lobby and/or coffee shop)

  • Nightly events – hosted by ACC chapters, committees, and Annual Meeting sponsors

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