2018 Creating Pathways to Diversity® Conference

The Creating Pathways to Diversity® conference focuses on global diversity and inclusion, talent optimization, inclusive leadership and management to bolster the promotion and retention of diverse attorneys. The program offers practical development tools, best practices and resources for individual lawyers and organizations. For individuals, there are workshops to improve rainmaking and business development skills, including the MCCA Pitch Session Network. The Pitch Session Network allows corporate law departments to directly connect with diverse attorneys, diversify their service client portfolios and assist in holding law firms and legal service providers accountable for their diversity efforts. For organizations, expert panels address areas for improved execution of a diversity and inclusion strategy. All of these programs provide opportunities for networking and advancing the careers of diverse attorneys.

October 1-3, 2018

New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019

New York Hilton Midtown
Phone: 1-212-586-7000

Registration and Fees

Early Bird Rates are available until July 1, 2018.

 MembersNon-members
Registration DateIn-House Law Firms Government/
Non-Profit
In-House Law FirmsVendors
Early-Bird (before July 1)$650$800$650$700$850$850
Regular (July 1 - Sept 21)$800$950$650$850$1,000 $1,000
On-Site Registration$900$1,200$850$1,050$1,500$1,500

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

Cancellations received in writing before the “Early-Bird” deadline will be fully refunded minus a $100.00 administrative fee. Individuals canceling in writing after the “Early-Bird” deadline but no later than 24 hours prior to the first date of the MCCA Conference may, at MCCA’s discretion made on a case-by-case basis, apply a credit in the amount paid for the 2018 Creating Pathways to Diversity® Conference towards attendance to MCCA’s 2019 Creating Pathways to Diversity® Conference. If written confirmation of cancellation is not received at least 24 hours prior to the first date of the MCCA Conference, no refunds or credits will be issued of any kind. Credits will be processed after the conference. An organization may substitute one paid participant for another. Cancellations and requests for substitutions should be submitted to events@mcca.com.

Financial Hardship Policy

MCCA, at its discretion, may reduce or waive the conference fee for any attorney, member or non-member, who wishes to attend the conference, but for whom the cost would be a financial hardship. Requests for financial assistance will not be accepted on-site. Requests for financial assistance, along with an explanation of hardship, must be received in writing no later than one month prior to the first date of the MCCA conference. To receive detailed instructions or to submit a request for a fee reduction or waiver e-mail education@mcca.com.

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.

Monday, October 1, 2018

7:30 am –
5:00 pm

Registration and Information Desk

8:00 am –
5:00 pm

Pitch Session Network

2:00 pm –
3:30 pm

Case Study on Culture & Inclusion in the Legal Profession

3:45 pm –
5:15 pm

Inclusion Equity: Taking a Knee to Take a Stand

5:30 pm –
7:00 pm

Welcome Reception

10:00 pm –
12:00 am

MCCA at Night

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

7:30 am –
5:30 pm

Registration and Information Desk

7:30 am –
8:30 am

Networking Breakfast

8:00 am –
5:00 pm

Pitch Session Network

8:30 am –
10:00 am

Presentation of Rising Stars Awards and Plenary Discussion – The Profit Power of Corporate Culture: The Impact of Inclusive Leadership

10:30 am –
11:45 am

CLE/Sources of Success Sessions

12:00 pm –
2:00 pm

Presentation of the George B. Vashon Innovator Award and Paula L. Ettelbrick Award and Plenary Discussion – You Can’t Change What You Can’t See: Interrupting Racial & Gender Bias in the Legal Profession

2:30 pm –
3:45 pm

CLE/Sources of Success sessions

4:00 pm –
5:15 pm

CLE/Sources of Success sessions

5:30 pm –
7:00 pm

Networking Reception

7:00 pm –
10:00 pm

MCCA presents Dine-a-Round NYC

10:00 pm –
12:00 am

MCCA at Night

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

7:30 am –
9:00 am

Networking Breakfast / The Exchange (Members Only)

8:00 am –
12:00 pm

Pitch Session Network

9:00 am –
12:00 pm

MCCA Business Development Workshop: The Blueprint for Selling and Buying

9:15 am –
10:30 am

Presentation of the Charlotte E. Ray Award and Plenary Discussion – Ain’t I a Woman: Intersectionality and the Workplace

10:45 am –
12:00 pm

CLE/Sources of Success sessions

12:00 pm –
6:00 pm

Optional Activities

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

 Strategic Members 2018

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