CALIcon16 Call for Presentations

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June 16-18
Georgia State University College of Law
Atlanta, GA

Call for Presentations (Deadline Friday, April 8, 2016):

Declining applications and the legal marketplace recession creates a more complex and competitive market for legal education and lawyers.  Many of the fixes have a technology component like distance learning, formative assessment, virtual law practice, law practice tech, document and process automation to name a few.  Many technologies that have proven themselves in other places are finally being looked at for legal education and law practice – they are no longer dangerous.

CALIcon16 will deliver dozens of sessions with real people sharing real experiences creating, using, designing and implementing technology in support and practice of legal education.  The latest topics and trends in legal education are grouped into 4 tracks:

  • Technology: Focus on industry innovations & future growth opportunities in the legal technology field.
  • Course Management: Focus on improving and building course strategies/tools needed by law faculty to manage and strengthen legal educational program(s) for maximum success.
  • Experiential Learning:  Focus on the convergence of online and face-to-face educational models to develop the right blended learning applications in a legal education setting.
  • Case Studies:  Focus on proven real-world legal education applications.

For 26 years, the CALI Conference has organized its schedule at nearly the last minute in order to bring the most relevant and up-to-date presentations to attendees. This year is no different and we are looking for law school faculty, librarians, and technologists with strong opinions, great ideas, interesting projects and useful advice.   Come and share and be challenged. If you are willing and able to speak, your conference registration fee is just $95!

Submission Process:

To propose a session, visit our website, create an account on the site, validate your account, and click on the “Propose a session” link. Sessions need to be submitted by Friday, April 8, 2016. All sessions need to be submitted through the CALI conference website.

  • All sessions are 1 hour long. Everything will be recorded and posted online.

If you have any questions about the Call for Presentations or speaking at CALIcon16 in general please contact:

Elmer Masters
Director of Technology, CALI or 773-332-7508

Selection Process:

  • Sessions need to be submitted by Friday April 8, 2016. All sessions need to be submitted through the CALI conference website.
  • We are going to use community voting to help with selecting sessions again this year. Your votes let us know which sessions you would like to see on the conference agenda. Starting on Friday April 8, 2016, voting will be opened and will remain open through Friday April 22, 2016. The number of votes for a session will be taken into consideration as part of the session acceptance process and to help with scheduling. To vote you will just need to login to the conference website and vote for the sessions you would like to see on the agenda. You do not need to be registered for the conference to vote.
  • We will notify speakers via email by May 6, 2016 if their session is approved. The listing of approved sessions will be posted on the conference website on May 6, 2016.

About the Conference:

The 26th Annual CALI Conference for Law School Computing® brings together leading academics, educators, institutional leaders, and technology professionals to discuss the transformation of legal education through technology and innovation. Our theme for 2016 is “The Year of Learning Dangerously”, echoing the tough balancing act to meet the growing demands within the legal education industry.

Who Attends CALIcon?

Our attendees are a mixture of law professors, law librarians and library directors, law school IT staff and law clinic faculty. We are also beginning to see attendees from the legal technology world. They are early-adopters, socially connected and highly influential in technology purchasing decisions. We expect 250- 350 attendees this year.