Networking Events

Destination: ACC Exhibit Hall

When you are not attending education sessions, the ACC Exhibit Hall is the place to be. This Annual Meeting hub provides countless networking opportunities to enhance your overall conference experience. Tip: Remember to bring plenty of business cards.

  • ACC Booth
    Make time to visit the ACC Booth and connect with fellow members and ACC staff. Pick up practical resources while making valuable connections.
  • ACC Classroom
    Join other in-house counsel in the ACC Classroom to network before and after viewing live tutorials and demonstrations on the latest offerings, services, and technology solutions from ACC Alliance Partners and exhibitors.
  • Networking Lunches
    Connect with existing friends and colleagues or make new contacts, and use this time to help you achieve your specific meeting goals.
  • Receptions
    Head to the exhibit hall each evening to meet your peers, continue conversations, explore solutions from law firms and legal service providers, and enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres in a friendly, casual environment.
    • Sunday, October 27, 5:30-7 PM
    • Monday, October 28, 6-7 PM
    • Tuesday, October 29, 6-7 PM

Nonstop Networking

  • Meetup Locations – Looking for a designated location to continue conversations with new contacts, or catch up with friends and colleagues? Designated meetup locations are available throughout the convention center to help you facilitate your meetings. More information to come!
  • In session rooms – before and after the program
  • ACC Annual Meeting hotels  – in the common areas (lobby and/or coffee shop)
  • Nightly events – hosted by ACC Chapters, Networks, and Annual Meeting Sponsors

ACC’s networking is unparalleled!



Evening Sponsored Events


Monday, October 28:

  • Sports & Entertainment
    Sponsor: Ogletree Deakins
    Time: 10:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Location: Copper Blues
  • Nonprofit Organizations
    Sponsor: Polsinelli
    Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
    Location: Polsinelli Phoenix Office
  • Environmental & Sustainability
    Sponsor: Beveridge & Diamond
    Time: 7:00 - 10:00 PM
    RSVP Required
     
Tuesday, October 29:

  • Health Law
    Sponsor: Foley & Lardner LLP
    Time: 7:00 - 10:00 PM
    Location: The Park
  • International Legal Affairs
    Sponsor: Primerus
    Time: 7:30 - 9:30 PM
    Location: Lucky Strike Phoenix
  • Small Law Department
    Sponsor: Meritas
    Time: 8:00 - 10:00 PM
    Location: The Duce
  • Environmental & Sustainability
    Sponsor: Beveridge & Diamond
    Time: 7:00 - 10:00 PM
    Location: Floor 13 Rooftop Bar


Network Business Meetings

All ACC members are invited! You don’t have to be a network member to attend and attendance doesn’t mean you have to make a time commitment. Participation in ACC Networks offers an opportunity to benchmark with peers and recognized industry leaders. Feel free to attend any of the network business breakfast or lunch meetings to learn more about the broad range of activities offered. These meetings are an opportunity to participate in planning future Annual Meeting programming. 

Monday, October 28, 1:15-2:30 PM Tuesday, October 29, 7:15-8:45 AM Tuesday, October 29, 12:45-2:15 PM
  • Compliance & Ethics
  • Insurance Staff Counsel
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Employment & Labor
  • IT, Privacy, & eCommerce
  • Health Law
  • Environmental & Sustainability

  • Energy
  • Information Governance

  • Intellectual Property
  • International Legal Affairs
 
  • Financial Services
  • New to In-house
 
  •  Nonprofit Organizations
  • Small Law Department
 
  •  Real Estate
  • Litigation
 
  •  Law Department Management
   
  •  Sports & Entertainment


Just for New Members and First-time Attendees!

Monday, Oct. 28
7:30-8:30 AM

Join your peers for this beneficial orientation breakfast. Let us know during the registration process if you are a new member or first-time attendee and we will send you more details closer to the meeting.

Women in the House (WITH) Breakfasts

More details will be posted when they become available.

Get Moving

Join your fellow attendees for any of the following activities:

  • Stretch your minds and bodies! (FULL) – Come stretch your muscles, strengthen your core, and clear your head during the afternoon breaks. Carolyn Coffey of CSC and owner of Kerr Gulch Pilates LLC will teach a rejuvenating stretch/Pilates class on Monday, October 28 from 4-4:30 PM and Tuesday, October 29 from 4-4:30 PM. Come as you are in business attire. No prior experience is necessary. Classes will be held in the North Building, Level 200, Room 227AB. Complimentary stretching bands will be provided to all class attendees.
  • ACC Runs (and Walks) Phoenix (FULL) – Join your fellow attendees for an informal gathering for a run or walk on Monday and Tuesday at 6:30 AM. Meet outside the entrance to The Westin Phoenix Downtown. All speeds and distances welcome. This is a great opportunity to meet your peers informally before sessions start.

Speed Networking - SOLD OUT

Sunday, October 27, 3:30-5:15 PM Phoenix Convention Center

Speed-Networking      Speed-Networking

Maximize your onsite experience by making beneficial new connections with like-minded professionals at this fun, structured, and highly-effective Speed Networking event. Match categories include industry, practice area, and organization type.

Want to sign up? While registering for the Annual Meeting, indicate your interest in Speed Networking on your registration form. If you have already registered for the Annual Meeting, you can go back and edit your registration form to indicate interest.