2015 Programming: Sneak Preview

by Andy Edelstein on March 17, 2015

Andy Edelstein

The Programming Committee was recently honored by our chapter with the 2014 Metropolitan NY LMA Award for Committee of the Year for its spectacular job producing inspiring, informative and incredibly popular programs with record-breaking attendance and first-ever sell-outs.

The Committee, now led by co-chairs Todd Drucker and Laura Miller, is building on that positive momentum.  In fact, the year is already off to a strong start as the sold-out January luncheon on Lateral Integration exemplified.  There’s much more to come in 2015 with another excellent set of events.

The idea is to continue creating programs that both educate and entertain, combining topics of immediate interest to the Chapter’s membership with presenters and panelists who engage the audience in fresh ways.

The eight programs of 2015 are, for the most part, still under development.  But here is a sneak preview of what we know so far:

March – On March 19, the Chapter will host its first-ever program on design. Titled Visual Differentiation: The Business Case for Design, the event will feature prominent designers, from both inside and outside the legal world, discussing the importance of a consistent visual strategy in overcoming the vast clutter of law firm marketing communications.

April – April 13-15: 2015 LMA Annual Conference in San Diego.  The chapter traditionally does not host a program the month of the LMA Conference.

May – 3rd Annual CMO Forum. A perennial favorite, the program will again showcase the thoughts and opinions of the Chief Marketing Officers who lead our industry. The roster and exact subject matter is still being decided, so stay tuned.

August – Summer Soiree (date and location TBD).

October – Our most popular event, the 4th Annual General Counsel Forum. Former American Lawyer editor-in-chief Aric Press will once again moderate a lively panel of GCs from a cross-section of industries. The GC Forum is the Chapter’s most popular program, but it is also the most difficult to produce. GCs are notoriously difficult to line up for such events. The Committee is thus already working hard to identify and sign up leading in-house counsel for the October panel. If you know any GCs who might be willing to join the panel, please let us know.

We will keep you informed about other programs as they develop, but in the meantime, please consider joining the Programming Committee. A dynamic and dedicated group, the Committee usually meets on the last Thursday of each month to plan events. The work, while not especially difficult or time-consuming, is extremely important. It provides a great opportunity to network with other LMA members.  It’s also thought-provoking, rewarding, and, oh yes, fun.

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