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ABOUT

Leadership: The Law Department & Beyond

Join Texas General Counsel Forum in downtown Austin at the Fairmont Hotel for our 20th Annual Conference.  The conference, included in forum membership, follows a two-day format of short, dynamic discussions featuring industry leaders designed to encourage conversation and inspire professional advancement.

2018 VENUE

Fairmont Austin

Fairmont Austin is uniquely located amid the lush greenery of Palm Park and Waller Creek next to the Austin Convention Center. The 37-story luxury hotel opened in early 2018 and features 1,048 richly appointed guest rooms and suites with exquisite dining, a pampering spa and state-of-the-art meeting facilities.

If you are interested in booking hotel rooms at Fairmont Austin, the room block is open. You are welcome to call the reservations line 888-240-7773 to book your accommodations (or through the hotel reservations link below). The rate is $289.00/night plus tax. Please supply them with our group name (Texas General Counsel Forum) to receive the discounted rate in our block.

Cancellations/Refunds: All reservations are final after Sunday, October 14, 2018. After this date, no room refunds will be provided.

2018 SPEAKERS

Mayor Steve Adler

Mayor

City of Austin, Texas

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Janet M. Bawcom

Senior Vice President, Corporate, Securities & Assistant Secretary

Dell Technologies Inc.

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Dr. Ethan Burris

Director of the Center for Leadership and Ethics

McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas

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Justice Eva Guzman

Justice

Supreme Court of Texas

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Debbie Epstein Henry

Co-founder and Managing Director | Bliss Lawyers

Founder | DEH Consulting, Speaking, Writing

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David R. McAtee II

Senior Executive Vice President & General Counsel

AT&T Inc.

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Bill Powers

Former President

The University of Texas

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Evan Smith

CEO & Founder

The Texas Tribune

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Michael J. Sorrell

President

Paul Quinn College

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Speaker Joe Strauss

Speaker of the House

Texas House of Representatives

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2018 SCHEDULE

This year's conference moves to a new two-day format beginning with a keynote luncheon speaker on Thursday, November 15th and concludes mid-day Friday, November 16th with an Austin-themed activity. Stay tuned for schedule updates as conference speakers and details are announced!

DAY 01

Thursday, November 15

12:00 PM
Conference begins with welcome luncheon

4:00 PM
Conference concludes for the day

6:00 PM
Magna Stella Awards Dinner begins

DAY 02

Friday, November 16th

8:15 AM
Breakfast buffet open to all attendees

9:00 AM
Resume conference program

12:00 PM
Conference ends

2:30 PM
After Conference Austin Experience Event
(Optional)

13th Annual Magna Stella® Awards Dinner

The Magna Stella® Awards program recognizes in-house excellence in Texas corporations, organizations and government agencies. Stella winners are shining examples of the type of leadership the Forum strives to exemplify in its membership. This year's winners will be honored at the 13th Annual Magna Stella®Awards Dinner on the first night of the annual conference, Thursday, November 15th. The dinner is not included in conference registration. If you are interested in attending, click the button below to purchase your tickets/tables.

After Conference Austin Experience Event

Join us after our 20th Annual Conference for an authentic Austin experience at the Bungalow on November 16th. Nestled in the Historic Rainey Street District and walking distance from the Fairmont Hotel, this hidden oasis captures Austin's cool, easygoing vibe complete with an open bar featuring 21 beers on tap, a large outdoor patio with games, delicious small bites, and live music featuring Sarah Sharp! This event is not included in conference registration. Please register by clicking the button below.

2018 Key Sponsors

LEARN BEST-PRACTICES
DISCUSS LEADERSHIP
HONOR EXCELLENCE
EXPLORE AUSTIN

2017 CONFERENCE PHOTOS