Keynotes

MONDAY KEYNOTE

Peak Tech: Arts, Sciences, and Humanity Required

Dr. Mae Jemison

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Dedicating her life’s work to scientific, technological, and medical advancements, Dr. Jemison explores the frontiers of science and human potential.

Dr. Mae Jemison, Engineer, Physician, Entrepreneur, and Former NASA Astronaut

Entrepreneur, engineer, physician, former astronaut social scientist, and educator, Dr. Mae Jemison is at the forefront of integrating the physical and social sciences with art and culture to solve problems and foster innovation. Jemison leads 100 Year Starship® global initiative to ensure the capabilities exist for human interstellar travel within the next 100 years while every step of the way enhancing life on Earth.

A NASA astronaut for six years and the world’s first woman of color in space, Jemison was the Area Peace Corps Medical Officer for Sierra Leone and Liberia and an Environmental professor at Dartmouth College focused on designing technologies for sustainability. She founded two technology companies and the international science camp The Earth We Share™ (TEWS), a program of the non-profit Dorothy Jemison Foundation for Excellence. Jemison is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, Fortune 500 companies’ boards, and the National Women’s Hall of Fame, was the first chair of the Texas State Product Development and Small Business Incubator Board in addition to many other awards, boards, honorary degrees, service work, and recognitions.

LOOK UP, led by Jemison, focuses people, on a single day worldwide, to weave a global tapestry of what individually see, feel, think, love, fear, offer, need, and hope as we look up at the sky.

Jemison was the first real astronaut to appear on the Star Trek TV series and is a LEGO mini-figure in the LEGO Women of NASA kit. Dr. Jemison has been Bayer Corporation USA’s Making Science Make Sense® chief ambassador, and she is a series host of National Geographic’s “One Strange Rock” and space operations advisor for its global miniseries, “MARS.” Dr. Jemison authored True Books’ series on space exploration and the 2nd edition of “Find Where the Wind Goes: Moments from My Life” which was released in February 2021.


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TUESDAY KEYNOTE


Talent Development in a Hybrid Work Environment

Presented by Traveling Coaches

Pandemic and the shift to work from home then to hybrid in/out of the office models have created myriad of challenges and opportunities for law firms. How to onboard and acclimate new hires. How to provide disparate work teams with opportunities to connect, collaborate and create community. How to mentor new associates without the benefit of extensive face time with senior partners. These are the questions that keep many Professional Development, Talent Management and Human Resources professionals up at night. Join Gina Buser, Desirée Moore, and Elizabeth (Betsy) Nelson as they unpack these challenges and creative ways to engage and develop your talent in a hybrid work environment.

Speakers:
Gina Buser, CEO of Traveling Coaches
Desirée Moore, Partner and Director of Professional Development of K&L Gates
Elizabeth (Betsy) Nelson, Real Estate Counsel and Adjunct Law School Professor

WEDNESDAY KEYNOTE


The Quickening Decade

Presented by NetDocuments

Join us to unpack five trends that is the quickening, then see how five legal innovation teams have adapted their portfolios to meet the market forces. The good news is the future is waiting. Let us design it together.

THURSDAY KEYNOTE


Strategic and Predictive Outcomes – What G100 Firms Are Talking About