While we are now practicing social distancing, we have high hopes for a return to normalcy in the coming days. The Business Law Section’s Annual Meeting is scheduled for September 10-12, 2020, in Chicago. It is not too soon to start thinking about CLE programming.
Our section’s lifeblood is the creativity and expertise of its members, and their willingness to share those gifts. Due to the cancellation of the meeting in Boston, several colleagues are planning to present their programs in Chicago instead. These will include topics relating to Cyberinsurance (John Black), Internet Governance (Michael Kelly and David Satola), and Revisions to the UCC for Emerging Technology (Amy Boss). We have ample room for new programming topics – and a plethora of new developments to fuel them.
If you have a programming topic, please send an email (Ed Morse, email@example.com with a copy to vice chair Cheryl Burtzel, firstname.lastname@example.org). Include a tentative title and a paragraph or two describing your topic. Ultimately, we need to identify three things that your program will deliver, along with the identity of the program chair and program materials chair. Please submit no later than Friday, May 8, but sooner is better.
We will coordinate our offerings and work with potential cosponsoring committees. If your program is selected, we will need further information, including identification of panelists a month down the line (before June 8), with program materials due on July 31. Thus, you will have additional time to recruit your panel and to work on materials.
Of course, a lot can change. But we need to be proactive now. Some of you have participated in call-in programs and you have learned what a great group of people we have in our committee. Let us hear from you! Now is a great time to get involved. Your participation makes us a stronger and more effective professional organization.
If you have questions, do not hesitate to reach out to either vice-chair Cheryl Burtzel or me.