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2017 NABE Annual Meeting Program
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Please note that times, titles, topics and descriptions are subject to change. Unless otherwise noted below, sessions and events will take place at the Sheraton Times Square, 811 7th Avenue 53rd Street, New York, NY, 10019.

Tuesday, August 8

Time TBD
NABE Board of Directors Meetings

Time TBD
NABE/NCBP/NCBF Joint Registration

Time TBD
NABE Communications Section Executive Council Meeting

Time TBD
NABE Orientation for First-timers

Time TBD
NABE Welcome Reception

Wednesday, August 9

Time TBD
NABE/NCBP/NCBF Joint Registration

7:30 am – 9:00 am
NABE Welcome Breakfast

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Opening Plenary Session
Plenary topic: Membership & Marketing Development/Value Proposition

10:00 am – 10:10 am
Transfer Break

10:10 am – 11:10 am
Chat Circle Sessions
Select from four different rooms to join peer-to-peer discussions lead by facilitators focused on a specific topic. Choose from the following topics:

  • Value Proposition
  • Young Lawyers
  • Communications
  • Administration & Finance.

11:10 am – 11:40 am
Sponsor Networking Break

11:40 am – 12:40 pm
Concurrent Track Sessions

Track session topics:

  • Getting Lapsed Members to Return
  • Managing Generational Differences in the Workplace
  • Can You Hear Me Now? Listening to Lawyer Referral Trends and Remaining Relevant to Your Members and Market

12:40 pm – 1:40 pm
General Lunch

12:40 pm – 1:40 pm
Lunch and Discussion for Associate, Assistant and Deputy Executive Directors

1:40 pm – 2:40 pm
Concurrent Track Sessions

Track session topics:

  • The Science of Happiness
  • New Convention Dimension: New Ideas for Events
  • Increasing Value without Increasing Cost

2:40 pm – 3:10 pm
Sponsor Networking Break

3:10 pm – 4:10 pm
TED Talks & Round-table Discussions Plenary Session

Three TED Talk style presentations combined with facilitated round-table discussions. Topics include:

  • How to be a Good Speaker/Presenter
  • Handling Information Overload/Managing Email
  • The Art of Persuasion: Techniques for Making Your Case to Your Supervisor or Board

6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Wednesday Night Party

Thursday, August 10

Time TBD
NABE/NCBP/NCBF Joint Registration

8:15 am – 9:15 am
Section Meetings: Communications, Government Relations, Administration & Finance

9:15 am – 9:30 am
Transfer Break

9:30 am – 10:30 am
Plenary Session
Plenary Session topic: Human Resources

10:30 am – 11:00 am
Sponsor Networking Break

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Concurrent Track Sessions

Track session topics:

  • Social Medial Strategies for Special Event and CLE Success
  • Structuring Sponsorships
  • Getting Control of Meetings

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
NABE Luncheon and Business Meeting

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
NABE Program Committee Meeting

National Association of Bar Executives
c/o ABA Division for Bar Services
321 N. Clark St., 16th Floor
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 988-6008

nora.warens@americanbar.org