2017 LMASW Regional Conference

Call for Presenters

Deadline for proposals: May 25, 2017

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You will be informed by June 30, 2017 if your program idea has been accepted.

Conference Background
The LMA Southwest Region is made-up of 456 members from Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah. The Region is hosting a 1-day conference on Friday, October 27, 2017. The focus of the conference is Marketing Management and Leadership. The purpose of the conference is to provide education to LMASW region members that establishes and effectively manages a highly functioning marketing organization through people and processes that foster collaboration and drive overall business objectives. 

The Region is seeking experienced and energetic presenters to deliver high-level educational programming to the attendees of the LMASW Regional Conference. Interested presenters should submit their presentation ideas below.

What are we looking for?

  • Address current and future trends in legal marketing and business development
  • Present knowledgeable and dynamic speakers who engage the audience
  • Provide useful takeaways for attendees
  • Address people who are junior, mid-level or senior
  • Address issues of small, medium and large sized firms

Method of Delivery
Proposed sessions should be structured using one of the following formats:

CASE STUDY –Share your experience by walking your peers through a recent project that you completed and what you learned from it.

DEBATE –This is an effective way to present opposing views about a topic. The participant composition and format of the debate can vary.  Generally, it includes a moderator and either one or two people to represent each side of a controversial topic.

EXPERT PANEL –Subject Matter Experts of note are on hand during the session as an informal panel – open to questions from the floor. The more the attendees are able to drive the conversation and get real answers from the experts, the more successful.

PECHAKUCHA –This is a Japanese presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total). The format, which keeps presentations concise and fast-paced, empowers multiple-presenters, and the quick, multi-media format sparks thought and action.

LECTURE –This is a traditional session format that is an efficient way for one or two presenters to cover content through a captivating lecture presentation.

ROUNDTABLE –A roundtable session allows maximum interaction among presenters and with attendees. Presenters typically break the audience into groups to discuss a specific topic/idea/theme.

TED-STYLE TALKS –This session format is designed to have multiple presenters talk for 18 minutes or less on their topic. These presentations often have a personal narrative woven in to tie everything together. Q&A would take place at the end of all presentations.

WORKSHOP –The presenter prepares for hands-on learning in the classroom. This allows for a deep dive of real-world application and might include such activities as role-playing, software implementation, tool application etc.

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.
  • What takeaways will they 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.


Possible topics include the areas below. Full definitions for each area are provided.

  • Business of Law
  • Client Services
  • Marketing Management and Leadership

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