The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) is excited to announce that registration is now open for its second virtual conference, to be held July 19-23. The 2021 theme, “Leading with Wisdom & Insight,” builds upon legal information professionals’ ability to adapt to unparalleled industry shifts while leading the way forward in this new and constantly changing legal landscape.
Originally planned as an in-person event in Cleveland, Ohio, the AALL 2021 Virtual Conference will bring together law librarians and legal information professionals for five days of innovative education and events. AALL 2021 will feature a more dynamic exhibit hall, as well as livestreamed and on-demand sessions covering topics such as legal technology, diversity, equity, and inclusion, analytics in competitive intelligence, wellness, access to justice, and more.
The Conference will begin with a partner solutions day on Monday, July 19, where registrants can explore and connect with providers of cutting-edge and essential products and services, and attend livestreamed Exhibitor Showcase sessions. New this year: attendees will have the ability to chat and network with colleagues directly through the virtual conference platform and even schedule both group and one-on-one meetings with other attendees.
Live education programs will kick off on Tuesday, July 20 with the Opening General Session, featuring keynote speaker Tina Tchen, President & CEO of Time’s Up. An accomplished lawyer, Tchen has also served as chief of staff to former First Lady Michelle Obama and co-founded the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund.
“This past year has shown us that law librarians and legal information professionals are adaptive, creative, and dedicated,” said AALL President Emily R. Florio. “The AALL Virtual Conference will offer attendees a truly robust virtual educational experience. We’re looking forward to the conversations with our speakers and vendors, as well as with our keynote speaker, Tina Tchen, who is sure to inspire and offer a unique perspective on workplace culture and the importance of equality.”
The AALL Virtual Conference will offer more than 45 educational sessions, as well as a virtual exhibit hall where conference participants and vendors can interact and discuss marketplace innovations—many of which were developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On-demand sessions will be released ahead of the conference with opportunities for live Q&As with presenters during the week of July 19.
At only $99 for members, the AALL Virtual Conference is an affordable way for the legal information community to enhance their professional skills and knowledge, network with thought leaders, connect with marketplace partners, and even take a tour of Cleveland’s legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame—all from the comfort of their home or office.
For more information about the AALL Virtual Conference or to register, visit bit.ly/AALL21virtual.