Networking Events

Offering more than 30 hours of dedicated networking time, the ACC Annual Meeting is your source for the who, what, when and where of the in-house legal community. Use these opportunities to see former colleagues, make new friends, meet with industry service providers and learn how to keep in touch with your ACC community.

It's becoming an event I just don't want to pass. The sessions are wonderful. It's the best opportunity I've ever encountered to be able to meet and interact with other in-house counsel. As the sole practitioner in my office, these are my colleagues.

Karla Elliott, General Counsel, Eagle Adjusting Services, Inc.


New Member & First Time Attendee Orientation & Breakfast
Are you new to ACC? Is this your first ACC Annual Meeting? If the answer is “yes,” plan to attend this informal orientation. Join your peers for breakfast to hear from ACC leaders on member benefits, view a live demonstration of the ACC online resources and meet other first-timers. To receive more information about this event, check the appropriate box on your registration form or email This event is for ACC members only.


Monday, October 17, 2016
12:45 - 2:15 PM
General Lunch & Keynote Presentation: Get Insights from Inside Google that Will Transform How You Live and Work
Laszlo Bock, Senior Advisor, Google, and author of WORK RULES!: Insights from Inside Google that Will Transform How You Live and Lead

Discover how freedom and hard science leads to meaningful work and personal happiness. Drawing on behavioral economics, human psychology, and practical examples from a number of industries, Bock will reveal why Google is consistently rated one of the best places to work and will share principles that are easy for you to put into action. He will also show you how to strike a balance between creativity and structure, leading to success you can measure in quality of life as well as market share.

Learn how to build a better organization from within – rather than from above – and to reawaken the joy in what you do.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
12:45 - 2:15 PM
Meet Your In-house Neighbors Lunch: Want to get to know your local chapter leadership and find out what’s planned for the coming year? 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.


Sunday, October 16, 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Monday, October 17 & Tuesday, October 18, 6:00 - 7:00 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 some food and drink.

Committee Business Meetings

ACC members – 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 the 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 future Annual Meeting program planning.

Get Moving

Join your fellow attendees for any of the following activities:

Stretch your minds and bodies! Take a complimentary Pilates mat and/or chair class. Carolyn Coffey of Corporation Service Company and owner of Kerr Gulch Pilates LLC will teach a full Pilates mat class on Sunday, October 16 from 3:30-4:30pm in Alcove 2A2 in Moscone West (mats will be provided). Join her again in Alcove 2A2 on Monday and Tuesday from 4:00-4:30pm for a rejuvenating Pilates chair class to stretch your muscles after a long day of sessions. This class is designed to be completed comfortably in business attire. No prior experience is necessary for any of the classes.

ACC Runs (and Walks) SF. 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 San Francisco Marriott Marquis. All speeds and distances welcome. A great opportunity to meet your peers informally before sessions start.