2019 Global TEC Forum

The Global TEC Forum: Empowering Change in Technology, Education and Careers (G-TEC) addresses diversity in the tech industry, the latest disruptions and challenges facing the legal profession, and how emerging technologies are changing the practice of law. In addition to educational panels, participants attend career development sessions and workshops specifically tailored for their career track and level of experience. The ultimate goal for each attendee is to cultivate professional relationships, learn about the latest tech developments in the legal profession and strategically advance their professional brand and career.

Please add events@mcca.com to your Address Book or Contacts to receive your confirmation email and any future communications regarding the Global TEC Forum.

April 4-5, 2019

Hilton San Francisco Union Square
333 O’Farrell St
San Francisco, CA 94102

The MCCA discounted room block is first come, first serve. The room block will close on March 4, 2019.

Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Phone: 1-415-771-1400

2019 Rainmakers Award Nominations

The 2019 Rainmakers Call for Nominations is now open! MCCA plans to profile and select 10 prominent diverse attorneys in the Spring 2019 Diversity & The Bar® magazine and honor their accomplishments at MCCA’s 2019 Global TEC Forum on April 4-5, 2019 in San Francisco, California.

MCCA’s Global TEC Forum Justification Toolkit

You recognize the value of attending Global TEC Forum, but how do you convey that message to your manager? With budgetary constraints and increased scrutiny on business travel, gaining approval to attend conferences can sometimes pose a challenge. It is important to demonstrate the benefits of attending in order to justify the expense. Use MCCA’s G-TEC Justification Toolkit to help you make the ask, prepare for G-TEC, and get the most from our conference and your membership.

Event Agenda

Thursday, April 4, 2019

7:00 am –
7:00 pm

Registration and Information Desk

8:00 am –
5:00 pm

Pitch Session Network

9:00 am –
11:30 am


Through instruction and experiential learning, participants will work together to learn skills and behaviors for building successful business relationships. Outside counsel will have the opportunity to work in teams to develop a formal pitch from a mock RFP for legal services, which will be presented to senior in-house counsel.

This workshop is open to law firm members only and has max capacity of 20 participants. In-house members who would like to serve as workshop coaches, assisting law firm participants with their pitches and sharing best practices, are invited to email Sophia Piliouras at spiliouras@mcca.com. 

Non-members will be placed on a waiting list as will any other participants once we reach max capacity. Additional information and workshop materials will be provided to participants prior to the conference. If you would like to be added to the workshop waitlist, please email Lauren Hossfeld at lhossfeld@mcca.com.

12:00 pm –
2:00 pm

Lunch Plenary

2:30 pm –
3:30 pm

Session 1

4:00 pm –
5:00 pm

Session 2

5:00 pm –
6:30 pm

Welcome Reception

7:00 pm –
10:00 pm

MCCA Dine-a-round

Looking to connect with colleagues during G-TEC? Join your fellow attendees for an informal* Dine-A-Round dinner. Personally connecting in a smaller setting will allow you to benefit from diverse experiences and foster new relationships.

*This is a Dutch treat meal, meaning attendees will pay for their own meal. All restaurants will be able to provide separate checks.

The Dine-A-Round event will take place on Thursday, April 4 at top-rated restaurants within walking distance of the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. Reservations will be arranged by MCCA and will range in size between 5-12 people.

The Dine-A-Round event is open to registered 2019 G-TEC Forum attendees only. Please note that the meal and drink costs are not included in your conference registration.

Restaurant information and official sign up will be available at the G-TEC registration booth starting at 7:00 AM on Thursday, April 4. By selecting Dine-A-Round on your registration now, you are confirming your interest and intent to participate.

Friday, April 5, 2019

7:00 am –
5:00 pm

Registration and Information Desk

8:00 am –
5:00 pm

Pitch Session Network

9:00 am –
10:00 am

Session 1

10:30 am –
11:30 am

Session 2

12:00 pm –
1:30 pm

Lunch Plenary

2:00 pm –
3:00 pm

Session 3

3:30 pm –
4:30 pm

Session 4

4:30 pm –
6:00 pm

Closing Reception

* Please note the agenda times are in P.S.T.
** Please note that additional details in the agenda are currently being finalized.
*** Please note that the schedule in the agenda is subject to change.

Registration and Fees

Registration DateIn-House Law Firms Government/
In-House Law FirmsVendors
Early-Bird (until January 31)$500$650$500$650$850N/A
Regular (February 1 - April 3)$650$850$650$850$1,000 $1,000
On-Site Registration$700$1,000$700$900$1,200$1,200

Payment Message

All Major Credit Cards accepted.

MCCA Law Firm Members and Corporate Members: Please note as part of your company’s/firm’s membership benefits you may be entitled to a complimentary registration or a member discount rate for the conference registration.

For member complimentary registrations, members must obtain their complimentary codes from their “Company/Firm” and use them during registration. The complimentary codes should be entered in the discount code field at the Payment Page and members must click “Apply Now” to zero their balance.

For member discount rates to apply, members must select their “Company/Firm” from a drop down in Custom Information during the registration process. The member discount rate will automatically be applied at the Payment page.

For any questions or inquires, please contact events@mcca.com.

Cancellations & Substitutions

  • All cancellations MUST be received in writing.
  • Cancellations received before the “Early-Bird” deadline will be fully refunded minus a $100.00 administrative fee.
  • Cancellations received after the “Early-Bird” deadline but no later than 72 hours prior to the first date of an MCCA conference may, at MCCA’s discretion made on a case-by-case basis, apply a credit in the amount paid for the 2019 Global TEC Forum towards attendance to MCCA’s 2020 Global TEC Forum.
  • There will be NO refunds or credits for cancellations received less than 72 hours prior to the first date of the MCCA Conference.
  • Any approved credits will be processed after the MCCA conference.
  • An organization may substitute one paid participant for another participant from the same organization.
  • Cancellations and requests for substitutions must be submitted to events@mcca.com.

Financial Hardship Policy

This financial hardship policy applies to attorneys from MCCA member organizations, non-member organizations, or attorneys in public service. Attorneys who are unable to afford event registration fees due to financial hardship may petition for registration fee waivers or discounted registration fees. Full scholarships and discounts to attend MCCA’s conference are given priority to pro bono attorneys, judges, law professors, lawyers who work for nonprofit organizations, legal services organizations or government agencies, and unemployed attorneys with financial hardships. MCCA may waive or reduce the registration fee for MCCA conference at their discretion.

Additional Information:

  • MCCA will review applications on a rolling basis.
  • Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
  • Full scholarship or reduced registration fees will not be granted retroactively.
  • Full scholarship or reduced registration fees are non-transferable from event to event or person to person.
  • MCCA will not review applications that are not submitted via the official application form.

To apply for the financial hardship scholarship, please click here to complete the application.

Special Requirements

Any special needs for facilities, visual aids or dietary requirements must be sent to events@mcca.com.

Terms and Conditions

Click here to review the MCCA Conference Registration General Terms and Conditions.

Previous Global TEC Forums


2018 Global TEC Forum

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2017 Global TEC Forum

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2016 Global TEC Forum

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