- To ensure a diversity of perspectives and involvement at the Annual Meeting, speakers may not present for more than two consecutive years.
- Panels may consist of a maximum of three (3) speakers total.
- One of the three speakers should be assigned to serve as moderator for the session.
- Approved in-house speakers will receive a complimentary meeting registration.
- In-house Counsel Ratio: In-house counsel should comprise the majority of speakers on every session, absent prior approval from ACC.
- Exceptions are granted for programs that recruit regulators, judges, academics, non-legal business leaders, and others that are neither sponsor nor in-house counsel.
- Approved non-in-house speakers will be issued a day pass for the day of their speaking engagement.
- Outside counsel and/or legal service providers may speak on panels only if their organization is a sponsor of the 2021 Annual Meeting.
- ACC reserves the right to decline speakers if they do not meet the criteria.
- Additional speaker guidelines will be provided following Program Selection.
ACC endeavors to ensure that all programs at its meetings feature diverse perspectives.
Please assist with this effort by proposing speaking candidates that are diverse not just in terms of type and years of work experience, law department size, and geographic location, but also race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and physical abilities.
As part of our resolute commitment to showcasing the expertise of under-represented members of the legal profession, ACC will only approve panels that include people of color. Similarly, all-male panels will not be approved.