2019 LMA Northeast Regional Conference Call for Speakers

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Accepting proposals from April 1 - 26, 2019

We invite you to submit program ideas for the 2019 LMA Northeast Regional Conference, taking place November 14 and 15 in New York City at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge.

About the LMA Northeast Regional Conference
What Are We Looking For?
Get Creative With Your Session Format
Increase your Odds of Being Selected
I’m Ready To Submit!
Frequently Asked Questions

About the LMA Northeast Regional Conference

The 3rd annual LMA Northeast Regional Conference offers attendees of all firm sizes and levels an opportunity to expand their skills in business development, communications and technology and everything in between. learn innovative ways to navigate changes in our dynamic field, and walk away with actionable ideas and strategies that increase their value.

Through a variety of session formats, including hands-on workshops, roundtable discussions, TED-style Talks and panel presentations, #LMANE19 is where some of the most innovative thinkers in our industry will provide examples, inspiration and takeaways that attendees of all levels can apply to the challenges and opportunities we face in our roles, in our organizations and in our industry.

The LMA Northeast Regional Conference brings together more than 300 marketing and business development professionals from across the Northeast Region (and country) for a day and a half of thought-provoking programming and ample networking opportunities.

Many of our industry’s top law firms call New York City home, and so it is also fitting that the top legal marketing conference of our region is being held in the Big Apple.

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What are we looking for?

We want attendees to not just understand the current trends in legal marketing and big picture ideas but also learn how to apply them to their day-to-day initiatives.

Our goal is to provide the best learning experience for attendees and to have a range of programming that:

  • Addresses current and future trends in legal marketing and business development
  • Engages the audience through interactive elements and dynamic speaking styles
  • Provides useful and actionable takeaways for attendees when they return to the office
  • Educates legal marketers at all levels of their careers (junior, mid-level and senior)
  • Addresses issues facing small, medium and large firms

Topic suggestions
Your proposal should provide useful, actionable takeaways that appeal to firms of all sizes and legal marketers of all levels. The topics options are seemingly endless: business development trends, client teams, coaching, lateral integration, lessons from other industries, knowledge management, pitches and proposals, internal communications, law firm management, competitive intelligence, digital marketing, social media, measuring success/benchmarking, public relations, marketing technology, pricing, succession management, working with multiple generations, artificial intelligence, CRM; experience management,  marketing automation, content marketing and websites, and more – you tell us!

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Get creative with your session format

Both LMA members and non-members are encouraged to submit program ideas. We currently anticipate the following program formats:

  • Lecture: Traditional session format for several presenters to cover content through a presentation with time for a short Q&A at the end.
  • Ted-Style Talks: These sessions are composed of several short-form, standalone 15-20 minute presentations connected by a common theme and tied together by a moderator. A Q&A will follow at the end of the session in which all speakers participate.
  • Workshop: This type of program focuses on hands-on learning, allowing for a deep dive of real-world application that might include activities such as role-playing, interactive group projects, tool application, etc.
  • Case study: Share your experience by walking through a recent project and how you learned from it.
  • Something new? If you have a format you'd like to propose, let us know!

When submitting to the Call for Speakers, indicate your unique session format in the learning techniques field!

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Increase Your Odds of Being Selected

  • Be sure to include all of the requested information.
  • This is an educational program. The speaking opportunity should not be used to sell a product or service.
  • Be specific. Tell us how you will engage and educate your audience.
  • Put yourself in the shoes of audience members – think about what they would want to know and write your submission with them in mind.
  • Consider these questions:
    • What takeaways will attendees gain from your session?
    • Will there be a toolkit that attendees can take to their firms and implement immediately?
    • Will the session be interactive?
    • What type of materials will you provide?
  • Provide complete information on co-presenters.
  • Previous footage: If you have any recorded footage of you presenting, regardless of the topic, it would be helpful to include this for the committee to review.
  • References. Please provide the name and contact information for two people who have heard you present at a past conference.
  • For more information on how to write a strong submission, take a look at this JD Supra article, “Want to Be Selected as a Conference Speaker? Here's How to Increase Your Chances.”

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I’m ready to submit!

The LMA Northeast Regional Conference Call for Speakers is housed within the LMA Speaker Database. You will follow the same steps as if you were submitting to the overall Speaker Database. Under “Opportunities Available” you will indicate your intention to submit for this specific conference.

  • Log into your LMA account or create a guest record
  • Visit the Speaker Database and click the “Add a New Submission” button*
  • Under “Submit a Session for a Track” select “Call for Presenters”
  • Near the top of the form, you will see a question titled “Opportunities Available”. Please select the Northeast Regional Conference.
    • You may select any additional opportunities if they interest you, this will not influence your chances of being selected for the Northeast Regional Conference.
  • Complete and submit the form. Check for a confirmation email to ensure your submission saved!

Click here for general instructions on how to submit to the Speaker Database.

*Submitting an existing entry within the Speaker Database

If you want to submit an existing entry within the Speaker Database to the Northeast Regional Conference Call for Speakers, please follow these steps.

    • Log into your LMA account.
    • Select the "My Options" menu and click "My Profile."
    • Select "My Presentations" on the right-hand menu for a list of your sessions.
    • Look for the “Speaker Database” entries.
    • Click “Edit Session” Next to the submission you would like to update.
    • Near the top of the form, you will see a question titled “Opportunities Available”. Please select the Northeast Regional Conference.
    • Click "OK" at the bottom of the page when you have completed your edits.

   

I'm Ready to Submit

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of speaking at the 2019 LMA Northeast Regional Conference?

This is your opportunity to be seen as thought leader within the LMA Northeast and LMA International communities! Speaking gives you the chance to network with your peers and expand and enhance your outreach and career opportunities.

How many ideas can I submit?

  • There is no limit! However, if selected, you are only eligible to speak on one session at the Northeast Regional Conference.
  • A speaker may present the same content at multiple regional conferences.

Can I edit my proposal after I submit?

You can edit your submission(s) at any time before the deadline. To do so:

  • Log into your LMA account.
  • Select the "My Options" menu and click "My Profile."
  • Select "My Presentations" on the right-hand menu for a list of your sessions.
  • Look for the “Speaker Database” entries.
  • Click “Edit Session” Next to the submission you would like to update.
  • Click "OK" at the bottom of the page when you have completed your edits.

When will I be notified if my session has been accepted?

  • Speakers will be notified in June. Please reserve the date in the meantime.
  • If accepted, you will be asked to sign a speaker agreement and adhere to all conference timelines and deliverables, including attending a prep call.

What is the speaker registration and travel policy?

  • As a thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience, speakers receive 50% off the early bird registration rate.
  • All speakers are responsible for their own travel and any associated expenses.

More questions?
Contact The LMA Education Team at education@legalmarketing.org.

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