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    Weren't able to join us for the FULL event? You can still access the great content!

    Register for just US$99* and get access to 80+ on-demand, substantive programs in our Replay Café until January 31, 2021. Use the chat tools for networking and visit the exhibit hall. Check out the recap page to get a teaser of what to expect when you visit the ACC Annual Meeting Replay Café.

    *This special non-refundable ACC member-only US$99 registration rate provides access to 80+ courses for on-demand educational purposes only. (Certificates of Attendance for CLE/CPD self-filing purposes will not be provided.) The non-refundable non-member rate is US$484.


    It. Happened!

     

    Thank you for attending the 2020 Virtual ACC Annual Meeting.

    What did you think of the sessions and the meeting? Please let us know via the overall and session evaluations.

    We have emailed you information about confirming your CLE/CPD credits and obtaining your Certificate of AttendanceIf you didn't receive any emails from ACC Education, please first check your spam/junk mail folder. If they aren't there, please contact us.

    For more information on CLE/CPD, please see the CLE/CPD chart and the CLE section of our FAQ page.

    Registered attendees can access Annual Meeting sessions on demand, at no additional cost, until January 31, 2021.


    Thank You to the 2020 Annual Meeting Advisory Board

    Alexander Arato
    SVP, Associate General Counsel
    Endeavor X, LLC

    Fernanda Beraldi
    Senior Director, Ethics & Compliance
    Cummins Inc.

    Stephanie Bortnyk
    Attorney

    Sheri Fanaroff
    General Counsel
    Columbia Association

    Sadeq Khan
    Chief Compliance Officer & Deputy General Counsel
    Vertical Screen

    Stephanie Lambert
    Chief Compliance Counsel
    Netscout Systems

    Jeff Langlands
    General Counsel, Enterprise
    BT plc

    Jackie Meredith-Batchelor
    Sr. Associate General Counsel - Amtrak

    Matt Nolan
    VP & General Counsel, Ancra Group
    Heico Companies, LLC

    Akshar Patel
    Vice President – Associate General Counsel – Corporate & Commercial, Assistant Corporate Secretary
    Flowserve Corporation

    Sarah Sederstrom
    VP, Legal
    Wunderman

    Lin Shi
    Managing Director, Head IPO Vetting
    Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX)

  • COVID-19

     

    COVID-19 and the 2020 ACC Annual Meeting

    We are committed to providing you the education, networking, and legal department solutions you need this fall. Originally, our plan was to host the 2020 ACC Annual Meeting (#ACCAM20) as a hybrid live/virtual meeting, with speakers and breakout sessions available to all attendees, whether joining us in Philadelphia or from their homes. However, due to recent spikes in COVID-19 cases and in the interest of attendee safety, ACC made the necessary decision to change course: #ACCAM20 will be 100 percent virtual.

    To learn more about what the virtual experience means for attendees, speakers, and sponsors, see our FAQ page.

  • AMA Series

    Ask Me Anything Series

    Here is your chance to hear directly from in-house leaders and business executives on a variety of important and relevant topics. ACC is proud to announce the launch of our Ask Me Anything (AMA) series, featuring standout members and key business leaders answering YOUR questions.

     

    AMA headshot Nassib Abou-Khalil

    Nassib Abou-Khalil

    Chief Legal Officer

    Nokia Corporation

    INTERVIEW 1 NOW AVAILABLE

     

    AMA speaker Diana Toman

    Diana Toman 

    Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer 

    Arconic Corporation 

    INTERVIEW 2 NOW AVAILABLE

     

    AMA headshot Conner, Kobie

    Kobie Conner 

    Director, Business and Legal Affairs 

    Netflix, Inc. 

    INTERVIEW 3 NOW AVAILABLE

     

    AMA headshot Aparna Bawa

    Aparna Bawa

    Chief Operating Officer & Interim Chief Legal Officer

    Zoom Video Communications, Inc.

    INTERVIEW 4 NOW AVAILABLE

  • Why Attend

    Why Attend

     

    9 great reasons why you should attend the Virtual Annual Meeting:

    1. The best content. The 2020 Annual Meeting's educational sessions address crucial subjects impacting the legal profession. Gain access to global perspectives where ideas will be shared, challenges addressed, and creative solutions discovered. 
    2. Access even more content - not just the ones you can attend in real-time, but for the first time in ACC history, you will also have access to all on-demand content for 3 months after the meeting, at no additional cost!
    3. CLE/CPD credit. Expand your knowledge and get the professional development you need. Earn up to the maximum number of virtual credits your jurisdiction allows, at one event! 
    4. Get inspired. Immerse yourself among the best and brightest thought leaders in the legal profession as you position yourself as an industry expert.
    5. Unprecedented networking. Exchange ideas and share experiences with thousands of your colleagues from around the globe with structured and unstructured networking opportunities.  
    6. Real-time solutions. Learn more about the business climate while discovering new innovative tools and services from law firms and legal service providers.
    7. Save on time and travel costs, all while enjoying the flexibility of attending sessions from the comfort of your (home) office.
    8. Experience fewer compressed days - the meeting (including networking events) will be spread over more days, and having access to on-demand recordings for 3 months after the event, at no additional cost, means you can watch and learn at your leisure.
    9. Have fun! The 2020 Annual Meeting adds a layer of enjoyment to managing your career growth by mixing social aspects into your learning and industry efforts. 

    Need to make the case for attending the Annual Meeting? Get the justification toolkit now.

     

    Look Who's Talking

    Don’t just take our word for it! Hear from your peers why they keep coming back to the ACC Annual Meeting.

    “This is the best event of the year for in-house counsel.”
    Afsaneh Ambrose, General Counsel, Acumen Solutions, Inc.

    “We find the sessions are incredibly useful. I make sure there is room in our budget every year for our whole team to come.”
    Ryan Owens, Chief Legal Officer, DS Waters of America, Inc.

    “I come every year. It is the best conference in the year. This is where I learn the most.”
    Alan Tse, Global Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary, Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.

    "The Annual Meeting was an excellent experience that exceeded my expectations."
    Toni P. Douaihy, Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Macy's Inc.

    "It was the best conference I have ever been to....The sessions were all excellent."
    Julianne Wantrup, General Counsel, Monash University

    "My favorite things about the Annual Meeting were a sense of energy and discovery and the ability to connect with experts and fellow in-house counsel across ACC networks and chapters."
    Victoria Gage-Bernheimer, Data Privacy Counsel, Accenture LLP

    "The primary benefit I see in attending the ACC Annual Meeting is making new professional connections and reconnecting with existing ones, both within your practice area/business and far beyond. Accumulating CLE credits from such a wide offering of panels is a close second, and perhaps one of the most important justifications in presenting the budgeting case for attending the ACC AM!"
    Clara Ohr, General Counsel, East Coast Energy Group (formerly)

     

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    Let your peers, audience, or potential customers know that you will be at the world's largest gathering of in-house counsel! Use one of the below messages, or craft your own, in your social media posts. To use one of the images, right-click to copy or save the image to your computer, and paste or upload the image as needed.

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  • Rates

    Rates

     

    Register With Confidence!

    The virtual 2020 ACC Annual Meeting will be accessible from wherever you have an internet connection.
    à Virtual attendance gives you access to ALL virtual programming which includes both live and on demand content. 
    Access to on demand content will be available for a period of three months following the meeting.
    For more information on CLE for live vs. on-demand sessions, please see our FAQ page.

    Register with confidence – no matter what, you’ll still receive the same on-point, relevant professional development you have come to rely on from ACC. 

     

    Registration Rate

    Attendance Type Register By ACC Member Rate Nonmember Rate
    Virtual - Limited Time Offer August 21, 2020 $399 $784*
    Virtual Regular Rate October 12, 2020 $499 $884*
    Virtual Exhibit Hall Only Pass** October 12, 2020 FREE** Not available

    All rates are in US Dollars.
    All deadlines occur on set date at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.
    * Nonmember rate includes one year of ACC membership ($385). Membership eligibility rules apply. ACC membership and meeting registration will be confirmed pending approval of eligibility.
    ** The exhibit hall only pass is available ONLY to current ACC members and current ACC Legal Operations members.

    Event Code of Conduct

    We expect all participants at ACC meetings to abide by this Code of Conduct in all venues throughout ACC meetings, including ancillary events and social gatherings, whether they are official or unofficial. You will acknowledge, review, and accept adherence to this code via the online registration form.

    Group Rates

    Any company registering three to seven attendees will receive a group discount of $50 off of each registration.

    Any company registering eight or more attendees will receive a group discount of $100 off of each registration.

    When registering online, please indicate you will be registering a group. Registrations must be submitted at the same time to receive the discount. Group discount cannot be combined with other offers or discounts and is only applicable to full registrations. Offer excludes day pass registrations.

    If paying for your group via check or wire transfer, or if you need additional support with group registrations, please email education@acc.com and we will assist in registering your group.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Payment for a minimum of three registrations must be received at one time in order to qualify for the group rate. No retroactive group rates will be given. If you already have a group registration for your organization and would like to add additional registrants, please email education@acc.com and we can assist you. 

    Confirmation

    Registrations are not considered confirmed until payment is processed. Please do not consider your registration complete until you have received the confirmation email.

    If you are an ACC member, after registering for the Annual Meeting, you will receive a written registration confirmation by email.

    If you are a nonmember, after registering for the Annual Meeting, you will receive a written acknowledgement of receipt of your registration by email, followed by a registration confirmation after your eligibility has been approved. Please allow 24-48 hours after submission for eligibility approval.

    Cancellation Policy
     

    COVID-19 UPDATE TO CANCELLATION POLICY:
     

    Register with confidence.

    Should you need to cancel your ACC Annual Meeting registration, there are numerous options available to you:

    • Apply your registration fee to the 2021 Annual Meeting - if you choose this option, you will lock in your registration fee at this year's price;
    • Receive a 100% credit* of monies paid applied to a future ACC HQ education program, valid through December 31, 2022; OR
    • Receive a 100% refund of monies paid – no administrative or cancellation fee will apply. Refund request must be received in writing by October 12, 2020.

    Your registration will be 100% refundable until October 12, 2020. No administrative or cancellation fee will apply. A 50% credit* of monies paid will apply to cancellations received after October 12, 2020. All registration cancellations must be received in writing via cancel@acc.com. Registrations cannot be cancelled over the phone. Cancellations for registrations processed at the nonmember rate will not be refunded the $385 membership fee included with the registration.

    *Credit issued may be used towards the following ACC education programs: Annual Meeting, Corporate Counsel University, Xchange, and Global General Counsel Summit (eligibility requirements apply). Credit may not be used towards any other educational programs not included above. Credit may not be divided among programs and any remaining funds following credit application will be forfeited. Credit may be transferred to an eligible attendee from the same organization, but written notification of transfer (via cancel@acc.com) must be received from the original purchaser in order for the credit to be valid. Credit will expire after December 31, 2022.

    Attendee Substitutions

    Substitute attendees (from the same organization and eligible to attend) are always welcome. Please email your request to education@acc.com.

    Financial Hardship Policy

    ACC offers a limited number of full- and half-price discounts to the Annual Meeting. Preference is given to ACC members who have already incurred the expense of membership dues. Application for hardship and granting of a hardship discount is limited to individuals who meet the criteria for program registration or attendance.

    All requests for full- and half-price discounts will be kept confidential and all such determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis. Applicant should fill out a web form explaining the need for financial assistance and how attending this program will be helpful. The deadline to submit an application for this year's Annual Meeting is October 6, 2020.

    Special Requirements

    Participants with special needs should note them on the registration form or contact ACC Education at education@acc.com. Requests for special accommodations should be sent as soon as you register, but no later than September 23, 2020, so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

  • Program Schedule

  • CLE/CPD

  • Networking

    Networking and Learning

    ACC is excited to offer several structured and unstructured networking times and opportunities for you to meet your peers and form new connections.

    Additionally, brand new for this year, are new and different ways to learn and engage with your peers at our first-ever Virtual Annual Meeting. Please see below for these opportunities. Sign-ups are required where noted. 

    We will be continuously updating this page. Be sure to check back!

     

    Networking Activities

    • Live chat
      • Catch up with existing connections and make new ones in private one-on-one chats with your peers, or in public chats on common topics of interest in the Networking Lounge!
    • Networking Lounge
      • Connect with your peers by region, network practice areas, or topics.
    • New Member Orientation
      • Thu, Oct. 8, 11 AM ET and 7 PM ET
    • Speed Networking
      • Tue, Oct. 13, 1:30 PM ET
      • Wed, Oct. 14, 6 PM ET
    • Network Business Meetings
    • CLO Peer-to-Peer Networking
      • Tue, Oct. 13, 6-7 PM ET
      • Meet your CLO peers in this exclusive networking opportunity (eligibility requirements apply).
    • Career Coaching
      • Don't miss the opportunity to speak with one of our career coaches! Enhance your skills by attending our professional career related sessions or join our coaches for a one-hour coaching chat. Learn more
    • Grab a drink and join Primerus and the International Legal Affairs Network for a live music event featuring 'Mother Zeta', a band started by Rich Cohn of Earp Cohn, a Primerus member firm!
      • Tuesday, October 13
      • 5:45 - 6:45pm ET
    • You're invited to a special after hours gathering for members of the International Legal Affairs Network. Reconnect with your ILAN colleagues and meet Primerus lawyers from jurisdictions across the globe.
      • Wednesday, October 14
      • 5:45 - 6:45pm ET 

     

    Wellness Activities

    Monday, October 12

    5:50 – 6:20 PM ET
    ACC Wellness: Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation – How to Easily Add Quiet to Your Day

    Let’s connect and be calm together in this participatory introduction to mindfulness and meditation. Jill Kalliomaa, Senior Legal Counsel, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research will lead a brief discussion on mindfulness basics followed by a guided meditation practice session incorporating several practices you can easily use to add calm, quiet and joy to your day: mindful body scan, gratitude practice, silent meditation, and compassion/well-being practice. 

    6:20-7:05 PM ET
    ACC Wellness: Quick Tips for Staying Healthy at Home – Fitting in health during and after the Pandemic

    Join Jeff Compangano, The Word & Brown Companies and Rebecca Collins, Chubb, for an interactive discussion on how to improve our well-being during the many stressors inherent in our profession. This session will include quick tips for staying healthy and well at home, and provide an opportunity for you to share how you have maintained your health during this difficult time. We will discuss how incremental changes and creating habits will increase your well-being during and after the pandemic.


    Tuesday, October 13

    12:30-1:00 PM ET
    Peloton Ride- Pop Ride with Hannah Frankson #ACCFamily

    Calling all ACC Peloton riders! Join fellow ACC members for a 30-minute LIVE Peloton Pop-Music ride with instructor Hannah Frankson! To join in on the fun, simply follow the hashtag #ACCFamily on your peloton bike or app prior to joining the class. Once you’re clipped in and ready to get your sweat on, you can filter your leaderboard to follow and ride-along with members of the ACC in-house counsel legal community through the #ACCFamily hashtag. This is a great opportunity to build your network both on and off the bike!

    3:00 - 3:30 PM ET
    ACC Wellness: Tools for Relaxing the Anxious Brain - Jeena Cho

    It’s a stressful and anxious time for many. You may be overwhelmed trying to figure out how to work from home, manage childcare, care for elderly parents, and worry about what’s ahead. Join Jeena Cho, co-author of the best-selling book, The Anxious Lawyer,  to discuss these challenges and the tools we can use towards self-improvement.

    5:45 - 6:15 PM ET
    ACC Wellness: Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation – How to Easily Add Quiet to Your Day

    Let’s connect and be calm together in this participatory introduction to mindfulness and meditation. This session will include a brief discussion of mindfulness basics followed by a guided meditation practice practice session incorporating several practices you can easily use to add calm, quiet and joy to your day: mindful body scan, gratitude practice, silent meditation, and compassion/well-being practice.


    Wednesday, October 14

    12:15 - 1:00 PM ET
    ACC Wellness: Resilience - A necessary quality for great lawyers. A discussion on health & wellness
    Cheree Johnson, McCormick & Company, and LaTanya Langley, Vice President & General Counsel, BIC Developing Markets, BIC International Co.

    Many times, we fail to make our own health needs a priority and focus on others. This deep commitment to others, but neglect of oneself can sometimes lead to debilitating health concerns. Even more so for those who are in significant leadership roles, the balance to health and well-being alongside career aspirations often requires becoming your own health advocate. Join Cheree Johnson, McCormick & Company, and LaTanya Langley, BIC International Co. as they share their journey.

    2-2:30 PM ET
    CSC's Stretch Your Mind & Body

    Come stretch your muscles, strengthen your core, and clear your head during the afternoon breaks. 

    5:45 - 6:30 PM ET
    Zeel - Ergonomics and Mobility: Optimize your workspace and routines to support day-to-day health and long-term mobility.

    Optimize your workspace and routines to support day-to-day health and long-term mobility.


    Thursday, October 15

    12-12:30 PM ET 
    CSC's Stretch Your Mind & Body

    Come stretch your muscles, strengthen your core, and clear your head during the afternoon breaks. 

    12:15 - 12:45 PM ET
    Learn about the Wellness Initiative, Leadership & How to get involved!

    Join the ACC Wellness Advisory Board for an Introduction to ACC's Wellness Initiative along with tips on how to get involved.

    5:45-6:45 PM ET
    ACC Wellness: Anatomy of a Crisis: Phases of Addiction

    Twenty percent of Lawyers face addiction issues today. Join us to hear and re-live a story of addiction - paired with therapist' advice on how to mitigate, identify and help, during the three key phases: Nurturing, Maturation & Crisis

    6:00 – 7:00 PM ET
    Strength Class (60 minutes)  

    Strength—a power packed one hour class with Phil Silberman beginning with a calisthenic warmup and stretch, followed by a series of strength and conditioning exercises addressing upper and lower body as well as abs.


    Friday, October 16

    7:00 AM - 8:00 AM ET
    ACC Wellness: A Story of Change & How to Stop Conventional Stupidity from Ruining your Health

    Join Andre Obradovic, Primal Health Coach & Triathlon and Endurance Coach, to hear practical advice on overcoming challenges to be your healthiest self.

    8:00 AM – 9:00 AM ET
    60-minute Flow Yoga

    A comprehensive one-hour vinyasa based flow workout with Phil Silberman. We flow from sun salutations through a series of working warrior poses and other basic yoga forms designed to strengthen and stretch all aspects of the body. All abilities are welcome and modifications on many of the positions are provided. A mat is needed, and a block is recommended.

     

    Additional Learning and Networking Opportunities

     

    Small Group Media training

    Tuesday, October 13, 8:45-9:45 AM ET

    Do you know how to prepare for a media interview and speak with the press? 
     
    Learn practical tips for in-house counsel in this introduction to media training! We’ll cover key points on preparing for an interview, advice to help get your message across, and some key mistakes to avoid. Then, we’ll break out into smaller groups to practice and discuss. Join us on Tuesday, October 13 at 8:45 AM ET for this high-level media discussion.

    Space is limited. 

     

    Presence for Legal Executives - Career-Related Session

    Tuesday, October 13, 12:15-1:00 PM ET

    Are you looking for an edge to increase your influence in your organization?  And to enhance your leadership skills? Right now? Start with your own presence as an executive. The impression you make in meetings and in group and individual communications - with your Board, your peers, your manager, and your direct reports - affects your effectiveness.   Learn what works and what does not in this highly interactive workshop related to the Presence that legal executives need to be successful.
     
    Stewart Hirsch, Executive Leadership Coach, and Deanna Sheridan, Spartan Race General Counsel and Vice President will demonstrate Presence challenges and skills through role play, followed by participants breaking into small working groups to share their observations of Presence competencies they have experienced.  Aggregated, non-attributed results shared in the small group discussions will be provided to all participants after this session. 

    See more career-related sessions here
     

    Trivia

    Tuesday, October 13, 2-3 PM ET

    WANTED! ACC 2020 Trivia Master. Do you have what it takes?  

    Question: What’s an awesome way to network with your in-house peers? 
    Answer: ACC’s Annual Meeting Trivia Hour! 

    Join us for an hour of fun! Pour your favorite beverage, pack snacks, and let’s find out who the 2020 ACC Trivia Master is. Bragging rights (and Amazon gift cards) are up for grabs! (Teams will be assigned randomly.) 

     

    Memorable Magic of David Harris

    Sponsored by Robert Half Legal

    Wednesday, October 14, 12:30-1 PM ET

    Don't believe it's possible to transport objects with the power of your mind? Professional magician David Harris has mesmerized guests at corporate events for over two decades. Take a fun-filled break from the ACC Annual Meeting and enjoy David's unique and thrilling magic that will have you thinking again with every trick he has up his sleeve. His spirited performance will give you a fresh perspective and energize you for your next educational session. 

     

    Virtual Talent Show

    Thursday, October 15, 6-6:30 PM ET 

    ACC HAS TALENT!

    We all know that ACC’s members are incredibly talented LAWYERS, but are they also TALENTED lawyers???  Tune in live during ACC’s 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting on October 15th at 6pm ET to check out ACC’s most talented attorneys showcase their skills in front of our celebrity guest judges and live audience.

    Have a talent you want to showcase? Submit your 2 minute or less video to foundation@acc.com for consideration.  Up to five finalists will be chosen to participate in the live competition where they will show off their skills and compete for a chance to be crowned ACC’s most TALENTED lawyer.

    Celebrity Guest Judges:

    Dee Dee Bridgewater
    2017 NEA Jazz Master, 
    Three-time Grammy and Tony award winner 
    UN Ambassador

    Paula Boggs
    Musician,
    Frm. EVP, General Counsel & Secretary, Law and Corporate Affairs 
    Starbucks Corporation

    Don Lui
    EVP & Chief Legal & Risk Officer
    Target

     

     

    These activities will be presented live, in real-time.

  • Sponsors

    Sponsors

     

    SHOWCASE YOUR LEADERSHIP, EXPAND YOUR NETWORK, AND EXPLORE

    The ACC Annual Meeting is the world’s largest educational event for in-house legal counsel, typically drawing more than 3,000 members.  It includes two-and-a-half days of unsurpassed networking opportunities and advanced education seminars focused on leading topics of interest to the in-house counsel professional. 

    This year, the virtual 2020 ACC Annual Meeting will be accessible for a higher platform virtual audience that will be exciting for the sponsorship experience. Sponsors will have the opportunities to present their products and services to a large, exclusive in-house counsel audience, meet one-on-one, build relationships, and establish their organizations as a key supporter of the corporate counsel community.   

    For more information about ACC Virtual Annual Meeting Sponsorship opportunities, click Sponsors Prospectus.

     

    Thank You to Our Gold Sponsors

     

    Bartlit Beck LLP specializes in individual and consolidated personal-injury litigation, federal multi-district litigation and coordinated state-court proceedings. Read More

    Bloomberg Law is a comprehensive legal information system integrating legal content, litigation and transactional law resources, company and client information, and  news and secondary content. Read More

    Cozen O'Connor P.C. is an international law firm based in Center City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The firm was ranked 84th on the AmLaw 100 Survey in 2018, 107th on the Global 200, 1st in the nation. Read More

    CSC is the world's leading provider of business, legal, tax, and digital brand services to companies around the globe. Read More

    Gowling WLG is an international law firm with more than 1,400 legal professionals in 18 cities across Canada, the U.K., Continental Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Read More

    Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton is an international law firm.The firm is well known for its intellectual property practice, and has represented major clients in cutting-edge IP cases. Read More

    LawGeex removes legal bottlenecks in deal closures through its AI-powered Contract Review Automation (CRA) platform. Read More

    Meritas is a professional services network consisting of a global alliance of business law firms formerly known as Commercial Law Affiliates. Read More

    NAVEX Global, Inc. provides compliance management software solutions, such as company policy, risk, incident, procedure management, code of conduct and industry benchmarking software solutions. Read More

    Ogletree Deakins is a national law firm. The Firm's areas of practice include construction, employment, immigration, sports, and education. Read More

    OneTrust LLC provides software solutions. The Company offers solutions which automates privacy impact assessments and data mapping, identifies privacy risks, and enforces risk management and control activities. Read More

    Perkins Coie is a leading international law firm that is known for providing high value, strategic solutions and extraordinary client service. Read More

    Primerus is a society of the world's finest independent, boutique law firms. With nearly 200 member firms in 40 countries, Primerus provides clients easy access to the right lawyer, with the right skills, in the right location, and at the right cost. Read More

    Shook, Hardy & Bacon is an AmLaw. The firm is particularly well known in the product liability area, especially for its work on behalf of pharmaceutical, medical device, technology, and automotive companies. Read More

    Thomson Reuters Corp. engages in the provision of news and information for professional markets. It operates through the following segments: Legal Professionals, Corporates, Tax Professionals, Reuters News and Global Print. Read More

    Ultria is a leading provider of cloud-based, AI-powered Contract Analytics and Contract Lifecycle Management solutions for large enterprises. Ultria CLM™ and Ultria Orbit™   leverages Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning to meet today’s complex business use-cases. Read More

    Wolters Kluwer is a global provider of professional information, software solutions, and services for clinicians, nurses, accountants, lawyers, and tax, finance, audit, risk, compliance, and regulatory sectors. Read More

     

    Thank You to Our Silver Sponsors

     

    Quarles & Brady is a multidisciplinary AmLaw 200 legal services provider with approximately 475 attorneys practicing at the top of the profession in Chicago, Indianapolis, Madison, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Naples, Phoenix, Tampa, Tucson, and Washington, D.C. Read More

    Deloitte’s Legal Business Services provide a comprehensive suite of Legal Management Consulting and Legal Managed Services. With our broad, integrated capabilities and focus on people, processes, and technology, we can help legal leaders reinvent the legal department, better collaborate with business stakeholders, and become a strategic resource as the organization pursues its growth objectives. Read More

     

    Thank You to Our Blue Sponsors

     

    Agiloft, Inc. is a trusted provider of agile software for contract and commerce lifecycle management. Read More

    Aguilar Castillo Love is known for handling labor and employment matters for institutional clients, among them the second-largest private employer in Costa Rica. Read More

    App4Legal is a comprehensive Legal Practice Management Platform (cloud | on-prem). Modular, enterprise, easy to use and addresses the entire market with clients in 65+ countries. Read More

    Alacrity is a legal relationship management tool designed to help in house counsel answer 3 simple questions when engaging their law firms. Read More

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  • FAQs

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Thank you for your interest in the 2020 Annual Meeting!

    Please see here for the ACC Code of Conduct for Events.

    Please see below for answers to frequently asked questions.

    For speaker-specific questions, please see the Speaker FAQ page.

    We are continuing to expand our FAQs. If you have a question not answered below, please email us.

     

    CLE/CPD & Certification Credit

    Credits for Live Virtual and On-Demand Virtual Courses

    Jurisdictions’ treatment of virtual courses varies – most grant credit for virtual courses, some require that it qualify under self-study rules/limits, and some treat live and on-demand virtual courses differently. We strongly encourage you to review your jurisdiction’s virtual/digital media course and self-study eligibility rules prior to selecting your Annual Meeting sessions. ACC will post any relevant information to the CLE/CPD chart as we receive it.

    ACC is applying for CLE/CPD credit for all sessions that are happening live (at the scheduled air dates/times) unless otherwise noted.

    Previously recorded sessions from the conference (on-demand content) will be available for attendee viewing during and after the conference. While not pre-approved, the on-demand content may be eligible for CLE/CPD credit under your jurisdiction’s self-study guidelines. Please consult your jurisdiction’s specific rules before submitting for credit for any of on-demand recordings you view. 

    What do the numbers on the CLE/CPD chart mean?

    The total credits listed reflect the maximum number of credits an attendee can earn at the 2020 ACC Annual Meeting, including the maximum ethics/specialty credits.

    How do I calculate my credits? 

    • Review the sessions you plan to attend, and compare them to the sessions approved on the chart. If your jurisdiction approved the session, you will earn credit once you attend the course. If the jurisdiction did not approve the session, you may still attend the course; however, your jurisdiction will not award you CLE/CPD credit for attending.
    • Pending session approval, in 60-minute states, every 60 minutes of instruction equals 1.0 credit. In 50-minute states, every 60 minutes of instruction equals 1.2 credits.

    How do I get my CLE/CPD certificate (Certificate of Attendance)?

    • About a week following the end of the meeting, we will email all attendees with information about accessing their personal CLE/CPD Service Center, where they will be able to confirm the sessions they attended and then download their Certificate of Attendance.
    • I didn't receive that email about CLE/CPD.
      We ask attendees to first check their spam/junk mail folders. The email sender will be ACC Education. If you still can't find the email, please contact us and we will re-send you that information.

    After the meeting, will I be able to get CLE/CPD credits for the sessions I watch on demand?

    It depends on your jurisdiction(s). Jurisdictions often require separate filing and reporting for online sessions. We will facilitate this the best we can.

    More questions about CLE/CPD at the 2020 Annual Meeting?

    Contact cle-cpd@acc.com or +1 202.293.4103 ext. 820. Please allow 2 business days for replies.

     

    Online

    How does the Annual Meeting becoming all-virtual affect me?

    • If you had already registered to attend virtually - no action is required at this time.
    • What happens to my existing registration? (If it's in-person?)
      Your registration is automatically switched to virtual attendance.
    • What happens to my hotel reservation?
      You will need to contact your hotel directly to cancel your reservation.
    • What happens to my guest's registration?
      We are cancelling and refunding all guest registrations.

    What will the virtual Annual Meeting experience be like?

    Through our virtual meeting platform, in addition to being able to participate in live programming and engage with speakers who are sharing their thought leadership, and being able to access recorded sessions on-demand, you will be able to interact with sponsors and their booths in a lifelike 3D virtual exhibit hall, have one-on-one conversations with sponsor representatives, and listen to live and/or pre-recorded product demos. You will be able to network with other attendees through a virtual networking lounge, small group roundtable discussions, virtual “meet-ups,” and more. We will provide the content and tools, so that you can make this experience your own

    What will I have access to?

    Virtual attendance gives you access to all virtual programming which includes live content as well as on demand. 

    You will be able to network with peers and interact with law firms and legal service providers.

    As a brand new benefit, all registrants will receive access to all recorded sessions, on demand, for 3 months following the meeting, at no additional cost.

    As an Annual Meeting attendee, you will be able to:

    • attend live sessions or listen in at your own speed; 
    • connect and chat with thousands of your peers; and 
    • talk to speakers, thought leaders, and vendors about the latest tech, trends, and best practices across the in-house community
    • Plus, recently announced Keynote Speaker, Ivan Fong, general counsel at 3M, will still be delivering a thought-provoking address. 

    How do I access the conference?

    The virtual Annual Meeting can be accessed from wherever you have an internet connection.

    We will be emailing all registered attendees closer to the meeting about how to access the virtual platform.

     

    General

    How do I change the courses I will be attending?

    Session selection has closed. If you are registered for the Annual Meeting, you should have received an email from ACC Education with login instructions for the virtual conference platform. Once within the platform, you can see and attend the sessions, as long as they still have space. If a session is listed as full, we ask that you please refrain from attending that session unless you have pre-registered for it through session selection.

    Where are the course materials?

    To access course materials (once available), please visit your Registration Statement, click the blue "Options" dropdown menu, and select "Access course materials."

    Please note, course materials are only available electronically via your Registration Statement or the event app. We recommend that you download the relevant course materials to your laptop or mobile device before the meeting starts, for ease of access.

    Don't have your Registration Statement? Request to have it re-sent.

    What if I need to cancel my registration?

    To cancel your registration, please email us as soon as you know you need to cancel. We must receive your cancellation request in writing. Please note the cancellation deadline. 

    Cancelling your registration does NOT cancel your hotel reservation (if originally attending in-person). You will need to cancel your hotel reservation separately. To do so, please contact the hotel you made a reservation at.

    I have a question about rates/registration deadlines/group discounts/substitutions.

    Please visit our Venue & Rates page for answers to your questions.

     

    Can't find an email?

    Click on the hyperlinks below to view PDF versions of emails you may have missed!

    Date Sent Subject Line Topics Covered PDF Version
    Sept. 9, 2020 Please Indicate Your Jurisdiction(s) and Select Your Sessions - 2020 Virtual ACC Annual Meeting Indicating your jurisdiction(s) for CLE/CPD, session selection, look out for new experiences View email
    Sept. 18, 2020 Reminders and Upcoming Sign-ups - 2020 Virtual ACC Annual Meeting Networking opportunities, upcoming activities, indicating your jurisdiction(s) for CLE/CPD, session selection View email
    Sept. 23, 2020 Know Before You Log On - 2020 Virtual ACC Annual Meeting Keynote presentations, course materials, opt-in/opt-out, networking opportunities, upcoming activities View email
    Oct. 6, 2020 It's Happening Soon - 2020 Virtual ACC Annual Meeting Sponsor appts, upcoming activities, career development offerings View email
    Oct. 8, 2020 Tips Before Your Click - The 2020 Virtual ACC Annual Meeting Be on the look out for log-in information (to send on Oct. 11), test your system, check out the various offerings, exhibit hall hours View email
    Oct. 11, 2020 It's Happening - Log into the 2020 Virtual ACC Annual Meeting Log-in information, access tips, program highlights, exhibit hall hours, sponsor appointments View email
    Oct. 12, 2020 It's Happening - Log into the 2020 Virtual ACC Annual Meeting Log-in information, program highlights, exhibit hall hours, sponsor appointments, access tips View email
    Oct. 13, 2020 It's Happening - Log into the 2020 Virtual ACC Annual Meeting Log-in information, program highlights, exhibit hall hours, sponsor appointments, access tips View email

     

  • Speaker FAQ

    Speaker FAQ

    For questions not answered here, please contact us at programs@acc.com.

     

    Questions about the Platform

    1. Can you give us more info about the platform?
      • The platform we are using is 6Connex. The platform incorporates proprietary technology, as well as familiar tools like Zoom Meetings. Panel presentations will sit within this platform, whereas interactive sessions - workshops - will be hosted on Zoom. We will link out from the platform to the sessions on Zoom. It will be a seamless transition for attendees.
    2.  Will sessions be done on Zoom?
      • Yes. Workshops, which will be conducted live (in real-time), will take place on Zoom. 
      • Your ACC liaison or Program Organizer will be in touch with additional details as they become available.
    3. I am a Program Organizer and I missed the August 6 demo. Will I be able to access it?
      • Yes. Please see the demo recording at this link.
    4. Will speakers get a demo? Will Program Organizers be able to share the demo with the speakers?
      • There is currently no demo scheduled for speakers. For the demo recording, please visit this link.
    5. Is the recording of the Oct. 1st 6Connex training about the speaker studio and platform (relevant to pre-recorded panels) available?
      • Yes. Please reach out to your Program Organizer to obtain the recording access info.

    Questions about Format and Recording

    1. What are the differences between a pre-recorded panel and a live interactive workshop?
      • Interactive virtual workshops will be hosted live using Zoom.
      • Panel-format sessions will be pre-recorded in September to ensure quality, with seamlessly transitioned live panelist Q&A options to follow.
        • Your panel session (recorded in September) will play at a specified time (see program schedule) during the meeting for approximately 45-50 minutes. At the end of the recording, all panelists will arrive live to answer questions from the audience either via webcam or chat for the remaining 10-15 minutes of the session. Questions should be prepared in advance in case none are asked by the audience, since filling the full 60 minutes is essential for CLE/CPD purposes.
    2. What's going to be recorded as part of the pre-recorded panel sessions with live Q&A? Video/audio/slides?
      • Yes, video/audio/slides will be recorded - video of the person speaking with a card row at the bottom with other speakers, audio of the presentation, and slides of the presentation. See example.
      • Yes, the slides will be visible to the audience.
    3. Who advances the slides during the recording?
      • If your panel has a moderator, the moderator can be in charge of advancing the slides. If there is no moderator, one of the speakers must be designated to be in charge of advancing the slides.
    4. How will the recordings be coordinated/who is going to help us? 
      • Pre-recorded sessions will be recorded in September. We have sent the sign-up link to all Program Organizers, and they should have coordinated with you and selected a recording time. Speakers need to participate in the pre-recording and also the air date in order to participate in live Q&A.
      • Our trusted, long-time conference capture partner, Playback Now, will facilitate the recordings. Program Organizers will find the best available time for their speakers and then book a time slot with Playback Now. Their technicians and ACC will handle the rest!
    5. Can we re-record our presentation?
      • You won't be able to re-record your whole presentation. Your recording timeslot is 60 minutes long, and your content should take up 45-50 minutes of those 60, giving you some time to get set up with the Playback Now technician at the beginning, and potentially re-recording small bits of your presentation, that Playback Now can edit in.
    6. What if there are no questions during the time reserved for live Q&A?
      • Please prepare and bring questions you anticipate people might have about your presentation/topic, hypothetical situations that your audience can respond to, or bonus content you would like to share. 
    7. How do I know if my session is a pre-recorded panel or a live interactive workshop?
      • If you are unsure about your session format, please contact your Program Organizer or ACC liaison for assistance.
    8. For our pre-recorded panel, will we as speakers have a chat feature to communicate?
      • You will enter a "speaker studio" where you will be able to chat with each other (and it's not part of the broadcast talk or chat). A 6Connex representative will be available in that studio to assist with any technical items.
    9. For the live Q&A portion, when do we show up? Do we plan to be present for the entire duration of when our recorded session is scheduled to air, or do we join mid-way or closer to the end?
      • We ask that you join your session's speaker studio 30 minutes before the session is slated to start airing.
    10. Our session has an exception and doesn't fall into "panel" or "workshop." We also have other ideas about interactivity. What platform are we using and what do we do next?
      • Please coordinate with your ACC staff liaison, who will be happy to assist and work out the details with you.

    Questions about Your Session Time (Air Date)

    1. I know the schedule was being revised - what is my new scheduled session date/time?
      • Please see the revised program schedule here. Please note, it automatically adjusts to your time zone.
    2. Who will advance the slides during our live presentation?
      • If your session has a moderator, the moderator can be in charge of advancing the slides. If there is no moderator, one of the speakers must be designated to be in charge of advancing the slides.
    3. What should I expect on my session's air date in October?
      • Please test your system in advance and make sure that you can enter the virtual conference platform (for the live Q&A if your session is a pre-recorded panel) and both the virtual conference platform and Zoom (if your session is going to be a live, interactive workshop).
      • Please arrive to the pre-show preparation meeting on time (this prep meeting starts 30 minutes before your session is slated to start airing). This will be your last chance to prepare with your fellow speakers and iron out any issues before your session is presented.
      • Please be mindful of the time, particularly if your session is live (not pre-recorded). Please plan to be flexible and make adjustments if your session's time is almost up and you need to choose which remaining parts of your session to address.
    4. Pre-recorded panels: If our session is using the speaker studio in 6Connex, can we organize and prioritize the questions coming in from the audience?
      • Yes. Only you, as speakers, can see the questions are they come in. You can organize and prioritize the questions and mark them as answered, after you answer them. You can move questions up or down in the queue.
    5. Pre-recorded panels: What will the attendees see during the 10-15 min live Q&A after our presentation's recording finishes playing?
      • You and your fellow speakers will appear on video, and you will be able to speak to the audience and answer their questions during this time.
    6. Pre-recorded panels: Can the speakers communicate through the Presenter's Chat while our session's recording is playing?
      • Yes, within the 6Connex speaker studio, you can chat with your fellow presenters. This chat is hidden from the audience.
    7. Pre-recorded panels: Can we add prepared questions to answer in the event there aren't audience questions in the live Q&A? 
      • Yes, definitely!
    8. Can I test to make sure I can access 6Connex in advance of my session's live air date/time?

    Questions about CLE

    1. How does CLE requirements work with pre-recorded panels? (Given they have requirements for live questioning.)
      • The pre-recorded section will take up 45-50 min of the session's 1-hour timeslot. The remaining 10-15 minutes are reserved for live Q&A between the audience and speakers. Because the pre-recorded session is played (aired) during a scheduled time followed by live Q&A, it should satisfy the live interactivity component.
      • For more questions regarding CLE, please see the FAQ page.
      • For details regarding CLE by jurisdiction, please see this page.

     

    I have additional questions about other topics.

    • Please first contact your session's Program Organizer for questions related to your session's content, course materials, or flow.
    • For other questions about the meeting itself, please contact us at programs@acc.com.
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