Networking: Take part in new networking opportunities such as the Leadership/Newcomers' Connection and the IDEA Awards.
Keynote Speakers: "Endeavour to Succeed" will be delivered by Captain Mark Kelly, a retired combat pilot and former Commander of the Space Shuttle Endeavour and his wife, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords. Their address promises to be an inspiration in both our professional and personal lives.
The Legal Marketplace: We welcome more than 200 exhibitors with the latest product and service innovations under the new banner, The Legal Marketplace. Attend HIVE sessions, learn social media and relax and plug-in your electronic devices at the Recharge Lounge.
An investment for everyone's future: Attending the conference is an investment, not only for your firm, but in yourself.
ALA is the premier leader in the business of law, and I'm delighted that, as part of ALA's new strategic focus, the Association is able to showcase this for you in Toronto during the 2014 ALA Annual Conference & Exposition. We look forward to being a part of your NEW inspiration, as you reconnect with your colleagues, connect with new and old friends, and explore the opportunities to lead your organizations into the future. As befits this unique, valuable, professional experience, we ask that attendees dress in business casual or professional attire for all official Annual Conference events. No jeans, shorts, or sandals please.
I look forward to seeing you in Toronto!
Mark A. Bridgeman, CLM, and the 2014 ALA Annual Conference & Expo Planning Committee