Program Overview

Please mark your calendars for this year's Futures Conference, "The Questions Shaping a Better Future"—

  • November 15, 2021 +
  • January 11, 18 and 25, 2022

Although the Conference is again virtual, the Committee has planned an intensely interactive and participatory conference. No keynote speeches, no slide presentations, no panels. Instead, small group discussions with a facilitator and whiteboard, kick-started by short talks on the challenging questions we will venture to answer.

In this second pandemic year, the "next normal" is still taking shape. COVID-19 and our responses to it have hastened macroeconomic and sociotechnical shifts. Changes in how we work and live feel faster, more confusing, and more overwhelming—and the legal industry faces more questions than answers about the future.

What is changing in and around the legal industry? What are the impacts on legal professionals and their many stakeholders? Most importantly, what is the future we want to build for ourselves, our society, and our planet—and what can each of us do about it today?

The College of Law Practice Management invites you to lean into these hard questions. Please join other questioners and pathfinders—College Fellows and invited participants across our field—in a conversation structured from the start for a virtual gathering. We will be using digital collaboration tools to elicit and focus our collective wisdom.

Click here for a summary of conference themes, structure, and schedule and here to register.