Public Contract

2019 Annual Meeting

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

The Westin St. Francis (PCL Headquarters Hotel)
335 Powell St
San Francisco, CA
Thursday, August 8 - Saturday, August 10, 2019

Overview

Join fellow public contract professionals from across the country in the heart of San Francisco for exceptional CLE Programs and networking opportunities at the ABA Section of Public Contract Law Annual Meeting, August 8 – 10, 2019.

During the Annual Meeting, the Section of Public Contract Law offers eight CLE programs that will educate you on developing legal issues in the procurement arena and offer you an opportunity to engage in dialogue with key stakeholders in the public contract community. Our luncheons and reception will provide additional opportunities to expand your network and exchange ideas with fellow public contract professionals.

Brochure

See the 2019 Annual Meeting brochure with complete details about the sessions and networking events.

Meeting Highlights & Networking Events

Thursday, August 8 | 11:30am – 1:30pm
17th Annual Ruth C. Burg Luncheon Honoring Women in Public Contract Law ($60/ ticket) - Farallon, 450 Post St

Friday, August 9 | Noon – 1:45pm
Annual Section Luncheon — Alan E. Peterson Lecture ($60/ ticket)
Panel Discussion: In-House Perspectives on Hiring Outside Counsel

Friday, August 9 | 6:30 – 8pm
Annual Section Reception

Section Council Meeting & Annual Business Meeting

Saturday, August 10 | 8:30 – 11:30am
Election of the 2019 – 2020 Section Officers, Delegate & Council Members
Westin St. Francis Hotel

Sponsors

Special thanks to our Ruth C. Burg luncheon sponsors, section luncheon sponsors, section reception sponsors, and construction program sponsors.

Sponsor Ticket Pick-Up

Sponsors will receive a special form to reserve section event tickets from PCL staff. Sponsor tickets only may be picked up at the section office at the Westin St. Francis Hotel.

Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, all events held at the Westin St. Francis Hotel

Thursday, August 8

11:30am – 1:30pm
Annual Ruth C. Burg Luncheon Honoring Women in PC Law ($60/ ticket) - Farallon, 450 Post St

2 – 3:30pm
Practical Considerations for Procurement Fraud Investigations (CLE)

3:45 – 5:15pm
Navigating U.S. Federal Government Contracts in the Asia-Pacific Region (CLE)

Friday, August 9

7 – 8:30am
Landmark Construction Decisions & Litigation Best Practices

8:45 – 10:15am
The Intersection of the Space Industry & Government Contracts (CLE)

10:15 – 10:30am
Networking Break

10:30am – Noon
The Shifting Landscape of Contracting for Commercial Goods & Services: GSA & Beyond (CLE)

Noon – 1:45pm
Section Luncheon Panel Presentation - In-House Perspectives on Hiring Outside Counsel ($60/ ticket)

2 – 3pm
U.S. Infrastructure Trends & Policy for Federal, State & Local Governments (CLE)

3 – 3:15pm
Networking Break

3:15 – 4:15pm
Funding Research & Innovation: SBA's SBIR & STTR Programs (CLE)

4:30 – 5:30pm
Government Contracts Law on the Silver Screen: A Look at Procurement Issues through Film & Television (CLE)

6:30 – 8pm
Annual Section Reception (ticketed event)

Saturday, August 10

8 – 11:30am
Section Council Meeting & Annual Section Business Meeting & Election of 2019 – 2020 Officers, Delegate & Council Members

11:30am – 12:30pm
2019 – 2020 Section Leadership Planning Session (for 2019 – 2020 Section Leadership only)

Register to Attend

All individuals attending the Annual Meeting, must register, even if you are only attending Section social events or Section CLE programs. Tickets for CLE Programs and other tickets may be requested at the time you register online or later after you have registered.

Please note: Once your registration is complete, you may register your guest(s).

CLE Registration Packages

If you will only attend PCL Section meetings and events, register for the ABA Limited Registration at $95 ($295 Non-Members) and order the Section’s CLE Pass or purchase individual Section CLE tickets.

Section CLE Pass - Includes (8) PCL Section CLE programs

$360 – General Pricing
$275 – Government Employees, Judges, Young Lawyers under 36 years of age or admitted to practice for less than 5 years

Individual Program Ticket Pricing CLE($60/ program)

  • Navigating U.S. Federal Government Contracts in the Asia-Pacific Region
  • Practical Considerations for Procurement Fraud Investigations
  • Landmark Construction Decisions and Litigation Best Practices
  • The Shifting Landscape of Contracting for Commercial Goods and Services: GSA and Beyond
  • U.S. Infrastructure Trends and Policy for Federal, State and Local Governments
  • Funding Research and Innovation: SBA’s SBIR and STTR Programs
  • Government Contracts Law on the Silver Screen: A Look at Procurement Issues through Film and Television
  • Practical Considerations for Procurement Fraud Investigations

For full registration fee categories, visit the ABA Annual Meeting website.

Tickets

Section Reception Tickets

Each Section member registered for the ABA Annual Meeting who has also purchased at least one Public Contract Law Section CLE Program Ticket may order one complimentary ticket for the Annual Section Cocktail Reception. You must order your reception ticket. It is not automatically included as part of your registration. Law students and guests may purchase tickets for $50. Please order your ticket(s) to the Section Reception at the time you complete your online meeting registration at ambar.org/annual registration information.

Ordering Tickets

Please note that ALL of the Section’s CLE programs will require either a CLE Program Ticket or the Public Contract Law CLE Pass. You may only order your CLE Program Tickets, Public Contract Law CLE Pass, and Section event tickets online, either at the time you register or by going to the link above if you are already registered.

Events & CLE Program Ticket Pick-Up

All pre-ordered CLE Program Tickets, Public Contract Law CLE Passes, and tickets to the Reception and other Section events will be available at the ABA Registration Area at the Marriott Marquis San Francisco, 780 Mission St, San Francisco, CA. beginning Wednesday, August 7 – Tuesday, August 13. You must be registered for the Annual Meeting to order CLE Program Tickets or tickets to any Section events. Payment for tickets must be received by that date. Admittance to the Reception will be by ticket only.

Sponsor Ticket Pick-Up

Sponsors will receive a special form to reserve section event tickets from PCL staff. Sponsor tickets only may be picked up at the section office at the Westin St. Francis Hotel.

Reserve Your Hotel Room

Hotel reservations will be made directly with the Westin St. Francis Hotel using a customized reservation link provided in the Annual Meeting registration confirmation. You must be registered for the Annual Meeting to make a hotel reservation within the ABA block.

Upon making your hotel reservation online, you will receive an immediate confirmation from the Westin St. Francis Hotel, which can then be used to make changes or cancellations directly. The deadline to secure hotel reservations at the negotiated ABA rate of $289 Single or Double / $419 Junior Suite / $519 Exectuive Suite is Monday, July 8. Reservations may be available after this date, however the discounted ABA rate will no longer apply.

CLE Credit

CLE credit will ONLY be given to those attendees who are “registered” for the ABA Annual Meeting. For admittance to CLE program, registrants must wear their ABA 2019 Annual Meeting badge and present either their Public Contract Law CLE Pass, one individual CLE Program Ticket, or the ABA All Access Pass.

Section CLE Meeting Materials

Individuals who order the Public Contract Law CLE Pass or individual Section CLE Program tickets will be provided with a link to those materials prior the meeting. No written materials will be available onsite. You may wish to bring a laptop, notebook, or tablet to view the materials onsite as complimentary Wi-Fi access will be available.