The 2019 Summit Planning Committee is excited to share the full agenda for Summit X: The Path to 2030! We’d also like to remind all potential attendees that Early Bird registration for the AALL Meeting & Conference in Washington, DC will end this Friday, May 17. Most Summit attendees also go to the Annual Meeting, so if you haven’t registered yet, this is an opportunity to save $100! Be sure to add the PLLIP Summit (listed as a preconference workshop and priced at $199) when you register for the conference. Note that registration for Summit, whether or not you’re attending the full conference, must be completed by June 14th, as space is limited.
The Summit will begin with a full breakfast buffet generously sponsored by Thomson Reuters. Following breakfast, Jordan Furlong, keynote speaker at the 2012 Summit and one of our most popular past presenters, will discuss how the growing power and sophistication of legal intelligence will dovetail with and help to accelerate the transformation of law firms’ client services and business models. The keynote will describe how law librarians, knowledge engineers, and data analysts will play key roles as law firms become manufacturers, refineries, and exporters of actionable legal intelligence. We thank Wolters Kluwer for their generous support of this year’s keynote address.
Following a short break, we will present a set of back-to-back panel discussions designed to engage with and learn from our customers and stakeholders. The first panel, Law Firm Leadership: Managing the Change, will focus on how law firms have responded to the sweeping changes in the legal industry over the last decade. Panelists will also reflect on the keynote speaker’s vision of how the delivery of legal services will be impacted by the rapidly changing environment in which we work. Marica Burris, Director of Research and Knowledge Management at Nexsen Pruet, will lead a conversation with Sonia Menon, Chief Operating Officer at Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP; Mark Langdon, Executive Director at Ballard Spahr LLP; and Howard Janis, Chief Financial Officer at Nexsen Pruet.
The second panel, Our Customers: The Evolving Use of Information Professionals, will discuss how broader legal industry trends play out in day to day interactions between information professionals and customers, and will share ideas on how we can help them push boundaries and position themselves successfully with their clients and in the legal marketplace in the coming decade. The participants in this panel are: Toby Brown, Chief Practice Management Officer, Perkins Coie; Peter Alfano, Senior Associate at Squire Patton Boggs; and Julie Bozzell, Public Law and Policy Practice Manager at Akin Gump. Scott Bailey, Director of Research Services at Eversheds Sutherland will moderate.
The Summit will break at noon for a luncheon generously sponsored by LexisNexis, with plenty of time for networking and discussion.
Our afternoon will be devoted to an interactive session focused on Design Thinking methodology. This session will help attendees develop skills that can be used in the workplace to create services and products, or to solve day to day problems. Attendees will work individually and together to try and identify some of the biggest challenges faced in law libraries today and then, as a group, will attempt to begin solving those challenges. As the session wraps up, each team will have an opportunity to present their solutions, providing a wealth of shared knowledge. Look for more details on this session in the coming weeks! The Design Challenge will be immediately followed by a closing cocktail reception for further networking and reflection.
We hope you will join us and design your Path to 2030 on Saturday, July 13th in Washington DC! For more information about Summit X, please visit our website.