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Thank you for your submissions!

Thank you to everyone that submitted!  The Call for Proposals is now closed for the 2021 San Francisco World Technology Law Conference.  The program planning committee will review all submissions and notify each presenter of the status by October 2020. If you have any questions or difficulties, please contact us at memberservices@itechlaw.org.

Speaking at an ITechLaw conference is an honor, and the conference planning committee carefully considers all proposals to select the best for this year’s conference. If you are selected as a presenter, you will be asked to submit materials in advance of the conference and you will receive a complimentary conference registration. The presenter should assume that all attendees have a working knowledge of the topic and should focus the presentation on the implications of the topic and what it means for lawyers in practice. Each session will be assigned a moderator and the moderator will communicate with the presenters in advance of the conference to create a cohesive panel presentation. 

The moderator will help set the vision for the panel (based on the topic themes identified below) and work with the speakers to ensure their content is forward-looking and cohesive. Speakers will share their views on the topic and work with the moderators and other speakers to ensure the overall session is a success. Sessions will still be 90 minutes in length, but there will be up to 3 concurrent sessions. 

CONSIDERATIONS:

  • Firm and Presenter Limits: To maximize the overall number of views expressed during the conference, the Planning Committee will continue the practice to limit presenters to one per firm for the duration of the conference.
  • Individual Paper Submission: This proposal submission is intended for individual paper submissions; however, if you propose a panel you may still be considered depending upon the space available in our programming. Panel submissions with multiple presenters must not have duplicate representation from firms – see above, only one speaker per firm will be selected for the entirety of the conference.
  • Proposal Selection: More than 75 proposals are regularly received for consideration for each conference, so please understand that selecting panels is a difficult and highly selective process. Preference in selection will be given to proposals that are made by ITechLaw members and focus on advanced knowledge of a topic.
  • This conference will be hybrid: In these challenging times, the conference will have both an in-person and virtual element. Topics should have a broad appeal and involve engagement both for those in person and at their home computers. 

 
Topics of Interest
 
  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Online Platform Liability

  • Social Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Surveillance Technology in the Age of COVID and Contact Tracing

  • Legal Tech

  • Blockchain

  • FinTech

  • Data Protection and Regulation

  • Advanced Topics in Multinational Technology Sourcing

  • Advanced Technology Topics in Non-Traditional M&A Transactions

  • Cybersecurity

  • Government Agencies

  • IP Dispute Resolution

  • Material Adverse Change, Force Majeure, and Litigation

  • Healthcare in the Age of COVID

  • California Wine Industry

Thank you for your interest in speaking at an ITechLaw Conference!

2021 World Technology Law Conference