2017 Futures Conference Schedule

The 2017 Futures Conference, “Running with the Machines: Artificial Intelligence in Law Practice,” will take place October 26-27 at Georgia State University Law School in Atlanta. Our host hotel, and the site of this year’s annual New Fellows Induction Ceremony and black-tie dinner, will be the Ritz-Carlton–Atlanta. Click here to register (early bird rates expire September 30).

PRELIMINARY 2017 AGENDA*
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26
11:00Registration Opens
11:00New Fellows Orientation (Class of 2017 Inductees, hosted by Bill Migneron, Chair, Board of Trustees)
NoonWelcome, Lunch and Legal Services Corp. Presentation
Linda Klein, Shareholder, Baker Donelson; President, American Bar Association (2016-2017)
1:45Conference Overview
▪ Co-Chairs Sharon Nelson, President, Sensei Enterprises, Inc. and Mark Tamminga, Partner, Leader of Innovation Initiatives, Gowling WLG
2:00Hype vs. Reality: Is Everything AI now?
Michael Mills, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Neota Logic Inc.
Chris Boyd, Leader, Attorney Recruitment, KM and Professional Devevelopment, Wilson Sonsini
Andy Daws, Chief Customer Officer, Kim Technologies
3:30Speed Networking with an AI Twist
5:00Welcome Reception
7:00"Dine-Around" Dinners
8:00Hospitality Suite (sponsored by Rob Mattern & Assoc.)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27
7:30Breakfast Opens
7:45The Bright and Dark of AI: Open Mic session
▪ Featured Guest via Skype: Joanna Goodman, author, "Robots in Law: How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Legal Services"
▪ Moderators: Co-Chairs Sharon Nelson and Mark Tamminga

9:15Meet the Machines You'll Be Running With
Kira Systems: Contract Search, Review and Analysis presented by Rick Kathuria, Director LPM and Legal Logistics, Gowling WLG
Neota Logic: Automating Expertise presented by Marc Lauritsen, President, Capstone Systems
Catalyst: Insight Predict presented by John Tredennick, CEO, Catalyst Repository Systems
Lex Machina: Litigation Analytics and Data Driven Decisions presented by Kyle Doviken, Attorney and Legal Technologist, Lex Machina
11:00Robots Gone Wild: Mind-bending Videos and the Extraordinary Implications of Intelligent Machines (Open Mic)
Ron Friedman, Partner, Fireman & Company
Sharon Nelson, President, Sensei Enterprises, Inc.
Demo: Jill Watson the Teaching Assistant, presented by Ashok Goel, Professor, Computer Science and Cognitive Science, Georgia Institute of Technology
NoonInnovAction Awards Luncheon
1:20Two Sides of the Coin — Two Quick Talks
Side 1: AI Revs Up Law Firm Marketing and Business Development
Mark Greene, Business Strategy and Marketing Consultant
Elonide Semmes, Branding, Strategic Marketing & Design, Right Hat

Side 2: AI and Legal Ops: Pay Attention Law Firms!
Liam Brown, Founder, Elevate Services
2:30The Perilous Ethical Waters of AI
John Simek, VP, Sensei Enterprises Inc.
Ed Walters, CEO, Fastcase
Wendy Wen Yun Chang, Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson
▪ Moderator: John Mitchell, Managing Director, KM Advisors LLC
3:45Open Mic: Closing Thoughts and Conference Wrap-up
6:00New Fellows Induction Reception
7:00New Fellows Induction Ceremony and Black-Tie Dinner
9:00New Fellows Induction Dessert Buffet
9:30Hospitality Suite

For more information on the conference including registration rates and policies, click here.