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Schedule at a Glance


53rd Mid-Year Meeting, ACLEA Nashville ACLEA's 53rd Mid-Year Meeting

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel | Nashville, TN | January 28 - 31, 2017



Exhibit/Sponsor



Schedule at a Glance

Jump to: Saturday, January 28 | Sunday, January 29 | Monday, January 30 | Tuesday, January 31


Saturday, January 28, 2017

7:30 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.

Registration Open


8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

New Member Orientation and CLE Boot Camp (ticketed)


3:15 – 4:15 p.m.

53rd Annual (Montreal) and 54th Mid-Year (San Antonio) Planning Committee Meetings (by invitation only)


4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

SIG and Committee Chair Leadership Workshop (by invitation only)


5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception
(open to all attendees)


7:00 p.m.

Past Presidents' Dinner (by invitation only)


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Sunday, January 29, 2017

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Member Services/Registration Desk Open


7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Healthy Fitness Options

  • Zumba
  • Walking

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Marketplace


8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

SIG Meetings
Executive Leadership, Publications, State & Provincial Bars


9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

President’s Welcome and Opening Announcements


10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Plenary: Songwriter Session — Don’t Just Tap Your Foot, Tap Your Creativity
Gary Burr, Musician, Songwriter, Producer
Don Henry, Singer, Songwriter
Jim Phtoglo, Singer Songwriter
Victoria Shaw, Singer, Songwriter


11:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Networking Break in Exhibit Marketplace


11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Plenary (continued): Songwriter Session: Don’t Just Tap Your Foot, Tap Your Creativity
Gary Burr, Musician, Songwriter, Producer
Don Henry, Singer, Songwriter
Jim Phtoglo, Singer Songwriter
Victoria Shaw, Singer, Songwriter


12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

Functional SIG Lunches (ticketed—attendance open to all functional SIG members)
Executive Leadership, Marketing, Programming, Publications, Technology


2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Workshops A

  • "You're Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone"–Where Are They Now?
  • Redefining Technological Competence in a 21st Century Law Practice
  • "Hey Good Lookin'"–Understanding Body Language in Your Leadership Role
  • Hot CLE Programing–Why Some Sizzle and Others Fizzle!

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Networking Break in Exhibit Marketplace


3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Workshops B

  • Strategic Hiring for Tomorrow’s CLE Shop
  • Website and Search Engine Optimization
  • “How Do You Like Me Now?”–Professional Development for CLE: ACLEA’s Core Competency and Curriculum Project
  • “My Generation”–Teamwork and Collaboration in a Multi-Generational Workforce

6:30 p.m.

Optional Dine-Arounds


8:30 p.m. – close

Karaoke at Ms. Kelly's (optional – transportation and refreshments at individual’s expense)


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Monday, January 30, 2017

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Member Services/Registration Desk Open


7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Healthy Fitness Options

  • Yoga
  • Walking

7:45 – 9:00 a.m.

Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Marketplace


8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Committee Meetings (open to registered attendees)
MCLE, Exhibits & Sponsors, Membership


9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Plenary: "Always on My Mind"–Old School Rhetoric and New School Cognitive Science
Lucy Jewel, University of Tennessee College of Law


10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Networking Break in Exhibit Marketplace


10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Workshops C

  • Adaptive Technology — Same Rules, New Tools, and Why It’s Important
  • Beyond Jeopardy — All the Games We Play
  • Business Model Canvas
  • "Nobody’s Going to Tell Me What to Do"–Changes in MCLE Guidelines: Staying Current, Finding Information

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Organizational SIG Lunches (ticketed)
Entrepreneurs, In House/Professional Development, Law Schools, Local & Specialty Bars, Nationals, State & Provincial Bars


1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

Workshops D

  • The Future of Learning is Here! The Evolution of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) for CPAs
  • "I Will Survive" — Mastering Resilience to Unlock Your True Potential
  • Business School for Lawyers — Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Marketing to Be Heard in a Noisy World with a Limited Budget

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.

Networking Break in Exhibit Marketplace


2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Workshops E

  • PDF, Word, and Automation — How to Build an Effective Electronic Forms Strategy
  • Bite Size is the Right Size — The Move Toward Brief, Targeted Learning
  • Data Rich, Analysis Poor, Budget Non-existent
  • Hit the Right Note with Your Leadership Program

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Networking Break in Exhibit Marketplace


4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Plenary: Build Meaningful Relationships — The Coffee Lunch Coffee Approach
Alana Muller, Coffee Lunch Coffee


5:15 – 6:15 p.m.

International SIG Meeting (open to attendees)


5:15 – 6:15 p.m.

Special In-House/Entrepreneurs Happy Hour (by invitation only)


7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Offsite Networking Event: Honky Tonk Dinner


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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Member Services/Registration Desk Open


8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

ACLEA Business Meeting & Breakfast (open to all ACLEA members)


10:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Networking Break in Exhibit Marketplace


10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Plenary: Getting It Right Before You Get It Wrong — Using Fast and Easy DIY Research to Deliver Programs with Impact
Jim Bryson, 20|20 Research


11:15 – 11:30 a.m.

Networking Break in Exhibit Marketplace


11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch (ticketed)


12:45 – 1:45 p.m.

Workshops F

  • 10 Keys to Creating and Growing a Customer Service Culture
  • The Current Rates of Substance Use, Anxiety, and Depression Among U.S. Attorneys: A Systems Approach to Improving the Health and Wellbeing of the Profession
  • PDF for Publishers–The Tools and Techniques You Should Be Using
  • Making Your Board Work for You — Effective Governance for Senior Managers

1:45 – 2:00 p.m.

Networking Break


2:00 – 2:45 p.m.

Workshops G

  • "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"–Best Online Presenting Practices
  • "To All the [Programs] I’ve Loved Before"–Measuring What Works and Making It Happen Again and Again
  • Publication SIG's Best Practices — The Big Reveal

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.

Networking Break


3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Plenary: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator — The Power in Knowing Your Personality
Bernadette Lawson, Sedgwick L.L.P


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