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!
    • 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.
  • Wellness Activities

    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. 

    Sign up >> https://accinhouse.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RikAT2QiSGyiNBne7Pu7xA

     

    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.

    Sign up >> https://accinhouse.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwofuysrj0iEtUWBq-e-UtzoKZ…

     


     

    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!

    Access >> https://members.onepeloton.com/tags/ACCFamily

     

    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.

    Sign up >> https://accinhouse.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqduugqTgjHd0mlzlh0LBsI3B…

     

    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.

    Sign up >> https://accinhouse.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_L7QbSJmbSAOhOeV-USK6SQ

     


     

    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.

    Sign up >> https://accinhouse.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lfAGJ-AURXGn5y8ozv0ZUw

     

    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. For more information, and to fill out the waiver and claim your complimentary stretch band, please click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3WYXPNQ

    Sign up >> https://accinhouse.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtd-qurDguEtyV58MVrcnFdm6…

     

    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.

    Sign up >> https://accinhouse.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_E3Nuv915T3SDubpz0A5rOw

     


     

    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. For more information, and to fill out the waiver and claim your complimentary stretch band, please click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3WYXPNQ

    Sign up >> https://accinhouse.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIkd-GspzotH9SW2NJ4Dj8A3so…

     

    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.

    Sign up >> https://accinhouse.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2zLSANQvRgOav5nQZsuHKA

     

    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

    Sign up >> https://accinhouse.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GFpAeh3RTsON84R2O6FPoA

     

    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.

    Sign up >> https://accinhouse.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIude6opjgpHtd7LOJgOz_rpgt…

     


     

    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.

    Sign up >> https://accinhouse.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aL2NM4RGTHyBZfM7LbZtYw

     

    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.

    Sign up >> https://accinhouse.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvfuCopzIoGtP1epSpyZUTfYd…

     

  • 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.) 

    RSVP here

     

    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. 

    Sign up here 

     

    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

    Sign up here to attend 

     

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

    Please check back for additional details and sign-ups!

Questions? Contact us at education@acc.com.

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