Futures Conference: Transformative Networks

Preliminary Agenda (subject to change)

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Day 1—Tuesday, March 12, 2024
8:00 am   Registration Opens / Continental Breakfast / Opening Remarks
9:00 am  

1. How to Accelerate Firmwide Growth Through Smarter Collaboration
•  Clinton Gary, Founder, CREDO Consulting

2. Nailing Collaboration in Disparate Organizations
Terri Pepper, CEO, TerraLex

3. How Can Networks Drive Business Impact? Lessons I Think I've Learned
•  Firoz Dattu, Founder, AdvanceLaw

10:00 am   Breakout Group Discussions
11:00 am   Breakout Group Reporting & General Session Discussions

Noon   Lunch
1:00 pm   

1. Re-Wiring for the Future: Architecting the Beautiful Messiness of Tech-Driven Evolution in Historically Successful Organizations

Jennifer Leonard, Founder, Creative Lawyers 
 Bridget McCormack, President and CEO, American Arbitration Association

Five Things About AI and AI Ethics Every Lawyer Should Know
• Cortnie Abercrombie, CEO, AI Truth

Who's Helping Mom & Pop Access Justice?
• Reid Trautz, Senior Director, AILA Practice & Professionalism Center, American Immigration Association

2:30 pm   Breakout Group Discussions 
3:45 pm   Breakout Group Reporting and General Session Discussions
5:00 pm   Recap and Introduction/Preparation for Wednesday's Activities
5:15 pm   Reception with Heavy Hors d'oeuvres and Full Bar
6:30 pm   New Fellows Induction and InnovAction Award Presentations
8:00 pm     Free Time to Reconnect With Fellows and Enjoy Washington, DC
Day 2—Wednesday, March 13, 2024
8:00 am         Registration Opens / Continental Breakfast / Opening Remarks
9:00 am  

1. Power Grids—Unleashing the Power of Small Networks
• Eric Dewey, President, eLegal Training LLC

What Science Tells Us About Networking: Business Development, Opportunity Expansion and Cultivating Your Brand
Deborah Brightman Farone, CEO, Marketing Strategist, Farone Advisors

3. Top Mistakes Firms Make in Professional Organizations
Felice Wagner, Executive Director and General Counsel, The Trial Network 

10:00 am   Breakout Group Discussions (creating SWOT analyses for each network, according to varied interests and expertise)
11:00 am   Breakout Group Reporting and General Session Discussions 
Noon   Lunch
1:00 pm       

Moderated Wrap-up Panel Featuring Speakers & Breakout Group Representatives on key takeaways from the sessions, what attendees can bring to their organizations and incorporate immediately, and an audience Q&A
 Gina Passarella, Editor-in-Chief, Global Legal Brands, ALM

2:00 pm  

Conference Adjourns

2:15 pm - 5:00 pm


COLPM Board of Trustees Meeting

as of 2/21/24