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2020 Global TEC Forum: Canceled

At MCCA, nothing is more important than the health and safety of our members, sponsors, employees and guests. Over the past few weeks, we have been closely monitoring the quickly evolving situation regarding the Coronavirus. In recent days, it has gone from an outbreak to a pandemic per experts and we are taking every precaution to ensure that our community is protected.

After careful consideration, we have decided to cancel the Global TEC Forum scheduled to take place in San Francisco at the Salesforce Tower on Monday, April 6, 2020. We were looking forward to connecting with everyone and to learn about how the technology industry is leading to improve diversity in our profession. We look forward to connecting with you in the future at our Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference and Diversity Gala in New York City on October 26-28, 2020.

Our thoughts remain with the communities and individuals affected by COVID-19.

Additional information and FAQs can be found below.


Will you refund the cost of my registration?

Yes, all GTEC registration purchases will be automatically refunded and no further action is needed. A confirmation email and refund receipt will be emailed to you when we have completed the refund.

When can I expect a refund for my registration?

Please allow 7-10 business days for refund to process. If you do not see the credit on your statement by then, please reach out to

Is there a receipt for my cancellation?

Yes, you will receive a confirmation email as soon as we process your cancellation. No action is required on your part.

How do I get my flight refunded?

Many airlines are waiving change or cancellation fees due to the Coronavirus. More information is included here. These are the airlines that we are aware of: Southwest Airlines, Frontier Airlines, American Airlines, Alaskan Airlines, JetBlue Airways, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, Lufthansa, Air France, and KLM. Please contact the airlines directly for any refunds or flight credits.

I reserved a hotel room at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco, will I get reimbursed?

We have worked directly with the Grand Hyatt San Francisco and they have released all reservations booked for G-TEC effective immediately. You should have or will receive a cancellation email from the hotel directly. There are no fees or charges associated with the cancellation. If you have any issues, please contact the hotel directly and they will assist you with any issues regarding the reservation.

I have a question not answered in these FAQs. How do I get an answer?

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any additional questions at

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

Sunday, April 5, 2020

6:00 pm –
9:00 pm

Special Invitation Pre-Conference Dinner

Monday, April 6, 2020

8:00 am –
8:45 am

Registration and Breakfast

8:45 am –
9:00 am

Welcoming Remarks

9:00 am –
10:00 am

When Will D&I Be as Important as P&L to Law Firms and Companies?

Additional details to be provided shortly.

Alex Ponce de Leon – Counsel, Google LLC

10:15 am –
11:15 am

Legal Metrics Have Yet to Measure Up

Additional details to be provided shortly.

11:30 am –
12:30 pm

How to Effectively Manage Legal Risk that May be Created by Capturing and Analyzing D&I Data

Additional details to be provided shortly.

Tiffany Smith – Partner, WilmerHale


  • Terrance Evans – Partner, Duane Morris LLP

12:30 pm –
1:45 pm

Networking Lunch

2:00 pm –
3:00 pm

Inclusive Design and Accessibility: Ethics in the Digital Accessibility Legal Space

Additional details to be provided shortly.

3:15 pm –
4:15 pm

Tech’s Diversity Issues Run Deep- How are tech companies using their internal technology/innovations to support a culture of diversity and inclusion?

Additional details to be provided shortly.

4:30 pm –
5:30 pm

Growth Mindset and D&I

Additional details to be provided shortly.


  • Michelle Cooke – Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

6:00 pm –
7:30 pm

Networking Reception

* Please note the agenda times are in P.S.T.
** 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 March 6)$400$550$400$550$850N/A
Regular (March 7 - April 3)$550$750$550$750$1,000 $1,000

There will be no on-site registration.

Payment Message

Visa, Mastercard and American Express 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 labeled “MCCA Law Firm/Corporate Members” during the registration process. The member discount rate will automatically be applied at the Payment page.

For any questions or inquires, please contact

Cancellations & Substitutions

  • All cancellations MUST be received in writing.
  • Cancellations received before the “Early-Bird” deadline (March 6, 2020)  will be fully refunded minus a $100.00 administrative fee.
  • Cancellations received after the “Early-Bird” deadline but no later than March 31, 2020, will receive a credit in the amount paid for the 2020 Global TEC Forum towards attendance to MCCA’s 2021 Global TEC Forum.
  • There will be NO refunds or credits for cancellations received after March 31, 2020.
  • Any approved credits will be processed after the MCCA conference.
  • An organization may substitute one paid participant for another participant from the same organization. The deadline for registration substitutions is March 31, 2020.
  • Cancellations and requests for substitutions must be submitted to

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. The deadline for financial hardship applications is February 29, 2020.
  • 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

Terms and Conditions

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

Event Speakers

Michelle Cooke

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Terrance Evans

Duane Morris LLP

Alex Ponce de Leon

Google LLC

Tiffany Smith


Previous Global TEC Forums

To view a list of past participating companies, click here.


2019 Global TEC Forum

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2018 Global TEC Forum

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2017 Global TEC Forum

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2016 Global TEC Forum

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