2019 Futures Conference


The conference will be hosted by and held at Belmont University College of Law on October 24-25, 2019. After two years of single-topic conferences, this year we will return to the broader theme of the future of law practice management broadly defined. There is a half day of programming on Thursday, followed by an evening welcome reception where we will combine the Nashville music scene with law practice innovation. On Friday, there is a full day of programming followed by the 2019 Fellows Induction Ceremony and Dinner at our headquarters hotel, the Loews Vanderbilt.

This year, our conference theme is “In Tune with the Future,” and we will recognize that the future is already HERE. We'll showcase what some may deem to be cutting edge in the delivery of legal services, but for many are now just routine business practices. We'll tour innovations, practices, technologies and perspectives that have overturned decades of thinking about how legal services are consumed, purchased, delivered, managed, priced, and rewarded.

We're excited to be in Nashville – "Music City" – because it provides an excellent backdrop for demonstrating how an evolving industry can adapt and thrive. We'll learn how incumbents and disruptors in music have navigated their way through a fast-changing industry and see innovations that are making music more accessible – for musicians creating it, for consumers enjoying it, and for the many contributors along the way. The Futures programming will showcase the immense breadth and depth of talent found in the Fellows of the College of Law Practice Management. Many Fellows have been leading change for a long time, so we'll hear what they're up to today and learn what's next in the legal marketplace.

It's sure to be an intellectually stimulating event in a very entertaining city! Click here to view the conference schedule and 2019 faculty bios. 

Registration Rates 

Priority registration begins May 1, 2019, for Fellows and Fellows-Elect (and their registered guests) and our 2019 speakers and 2019 sponsors. Open registration for the general public begins July 1 on a space-available basis.  


Early Bird
Registration Rate

May 1 - September 1

Registration Rate

September 2 - October 11
Fellows $699 USD $799 USD
Fellows-Elect $549 USD $649 USD

Guest of Fellow or
(evening activities

$250 USD $300 USD
General Public
(opens July 1)
$799 USD $899 USD


Online registration closes October 11. Thereafter, you may register on-site, subject to availability. 

Conference Venue

Belmont University College of Law
1901 15th Ave. S. 
Nashville, TN 37212
Phone: 615.460.8400

This year's law school partner is Belmont University College of Law. Located just two miles from downtown Nashville, Belmont is consistently recognized as a “Most Innovative” university.

The Randall and Sadie Baskin Center houses the law school. Opened and LEED certified in 2012, the Center sits atop a five-level underground parking garage. The law school has a two-story, state-of-the-art law library, a 21st century trial courtroom, an appellate courtroom and many other amenities.

Host Hotel – SOLD OUT

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
2100 West End Ave.
Nashville, TN 37203 Phone 615.320.1700 | Hotel Reservations: 1.866.266.4451

The host hotel, the Loews Vanderbilt, is the venue for the black-tie Induction Dinner and Ceremony. To secure our group rate ($269/nt) for a Deluxe King room (DLXK1), you must provide our group code (CL1022). If you call the hotel to make your reservation, tell the staff you will attend the Futures Conference and also provide the group code. The hotel is approximately nine miles (13 minutes) from the Nashville Airport (BNA) to the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel. There are several ground transportation options available: bus (line 18, approx. 36 minutes and $3-$7); taxi (approx. $25-$35); shuttle ($16-$75) or Uber ($14-$19). The hotel offers valet ($39) and self ($35) parking. All rates subject to change without notice.