2019 Conference2018-09-19T13:38:30+00:00

February 9-12, 2019

The Scottsdale Plaza Resort

AMAZING AGENDA for this conference (see below)! 

Sign up early and save! $1695 early bird registration (by Sept 30), click here.

All-inclusive: luxury hotel room, food, drinks, and next year’s membership included in registration!

Contact Dave Umlah, dumlah@altnets.org, (480) 689-4149, for more info!

Saturday, February 9, 2019

3:00pm – 6:00pm     Registration

6:00pm – 9:00pm     Welcome Reception & Dinner

6:00pm – 7:00pm     Welcome Reception
7:00pm – 8:00pm     Dinner w/Design Thinking Introduction
8:00pm – 9:00pm     After-Dinner Drinks

Sunday, February 10, 2019

7:00am – 8:00am     Networking Breakfast

8:00am – 12:30pm   New Legal Service Delivery

Until recently, almost all legal services have been delivered by law firms, or the law departments of businesses and organizations. That is not true anymore. Every day more and more work is being done by alternative legal service providers, overseas LPOs, and self-service models, all of which leverage technology to maximize productivity. This session block will focus on all the new opportunities clients have in buying new services—and the opportunities firms have in delivering them—as well as the technology backbone behind them.

8:00am – 8:45am        Keynote TBD
8:45am – 9:15am        ALT TALK
9:15am – 9:30am        AM Networking Break
9:30am – 11:30am      Legal Design Think sessions
11:30am – 12:30pm    Legal Design Think summaries

12:30pm – 1:30pm     Networking Lunch

1:30pm – 6:00pm      Artificial Intelligence

There has never been more noise in the legal marketplace about any technology as there is today about Artificial Intelligence. Every day we see more articles, press releases, conferences, webinars, and more about how “AI will impact the future of legal.” AI has the potential to change not only how legal work gets done, but also, through its value as a predictive mechanism, what legal work gets done. This session block is designed to help attendees better understand what AI is, what it can do in the context of the legal function, and how to leverage AI tools for your firm’s or department’s benefit.

1:30pm – 2:15pm     Keynote: Shawnna Hoffman, IBM Watson AI
2:15pm – 2:45pm     ALT TALK
2:45pm – 3:00pm     PM Networking Break
3:00pm – 5:00pm     Legal Design Think sessions
5:00pm – 6:00pm     Legal Design Think summaries

6:00pm – 7:30pm     Legal Lions’ Den

A panel of “Legal Lions” will consider pitches from Strategic Partners (legal tech vendors) seeking an “investment” of their time in the form of agreeing to an opportunity to learn more. Attendees will also have the opportunity to request an appointment. Strategic Partners will have 10 minutes to deliver their value proposition, and answer questions from the Lions, who are advised to hold nothing back. Audience members will get an entertaining look at what Strategic Partners have to offer and can watch as experts evaluate them in real time.

7:30pm – 8:30pm     Networking Dinner

8:30pm – 9:30pm     Strategic Partner Round Robin

Attendees are evenly divided into groups and sent to vendor suites where they will sign in. After 15 minutes, they can go visit other vendor suites. Signed in attendees will be entered into drawing for SW airline tickets and weekend stay at Scottsdale Plaza Resort. Beer and wine provided.

Monday, February 11, 2019

7:00am – 8:00am     Networking Breakfast

8:00am – 12:30pm   Security and Privacy

Law firms and law departments often have access to their clients’ deepest and darkest secrets, such as privileged communications with executives, patent applications, upcoming merger activities, etc. Clients are demanding both better security from their law firms, and more transparency, as well, through security audits. This session block will focus on developing security strategies and leveraging technology to execute these strategies.

8:00am – 8:45am       Keynote TBD
8:45am – 9:15am       ALT TALK
9:15am – 9:30am       AM Networking Break
9:30am – 11:30am     Legal Design Think sessions
11:30am – 12:30pm   Legal Design Think summaries

12:30pm – 1:30pm     Networking Lunch

1:30pm – 6:00pm       Adoption and Change Management

Nothing is more frustrating than going through the trouble of researching, selecting, and implementing a technology solution, only to have no one use it. However, change is difficult and lawyers are especially change averse. This session will focus on how legal technologists can maximize their impact by leveraging change management techniques and identifying the right tools to maximize user adoption.

1:30pm – 2:15pm      Keynote TBD
2:15pm – 2:45pm      ALT TALK
2:45pm – 3:00pm      PM Networking Break
3:00pm – 5:00pm      Legal Design Think sessions
5:00pm – 6:00pm      Legal Design Think summaries

6:00pm – 7:30pm     Legal Lions’ Den

7:30pm – 8:30pm     Networking Dinner

8:30pm – 9:30pm     Strategic Partner Round Robin

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

7:00am – 8:00am     Networking Breakfast

8:00am – 11:00am   Overview and Next Steps