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2023 Educational Conference

  • Thu, March 16, 2023
  • 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Grant Hyatt Washington Hotel, 1000 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001


  • Sub-committee Co-Chair registration.

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When: Thursday, March 16, 2023, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Check-in begins at 11:00 a.m.
Conference will begin promptly at 12:00 p.m.

Where: Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel
1000 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Please refer to WALRAA's In-Person Event Guidelines page for more information.

Parking: Parking options are available here.     

Registration: Open Now!
Member Registration: $100
Non-Member Registration: $150
Co-Chair Registration: $50


Plenary (12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.):
Reignite, Reengage, Refresh: Leadership Actions That Reignite, Reengage, Refresh Your Culture (Speaker: Anne Collier, CEO of Arudia)

Breakout 1 (1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.):

Reignite: Envisioning the Future of your Career (Speaker: Ashley Julian, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager at Ropes & Gray, and Tacie Williams Director of Recruiting at Gibson Dunn)

Reengage: In Their Shoes - The Candidate's Perspective in the Lateral Associate Search (Speakers: Albert Tawil, Founder and CEO of Lateral Hub, Elizabeth Claps, Global Director of Alumni Relations and Career Services at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP & Jason Levin, Author of Relationships to Infinity: The Art and Science of Keeping in Touch)

Refresh: We’re All in This Together: Harnessing the Power of Connection to Rebuild Community & Engagement in the “Office” (Speaker: Tara Owens Antonipillai, Founder of Cultivate)
Breakout 2 (2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.):
Reignite: Reignite and Refresh Recruiting Strategies Panel (Moderated by Meghan Smith, Chief of Staff and Director of Operations at Legal Innovators. Panelists: Richard Shore, Partner at Gilbert LLP, Mike Dee, Senior U.S. Manager, Law School Relations & Diversity Recruiting, Amanda Leslie, Firmwide Director of Recruiting at Arnold & Porter)

Reengage: Push to your Potential (Speaker: Maria Stanfield, CEO and Career Coach of My Sisters Closet)

Refresh: Refresh Your Work/Life Brand (Speaker: Monica Barnett, Principal Curator of Blue Print for Style)

Closing (3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.):
Reignite: Values-Based Leadership (Speaker: Rachael Bosch, Managing Director and Founder of Fringe PD

Vendor Fair & Networking Reception (4:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
A special thanks to our Gold Level Sponsor whose generous support provides our networking reception:

Details: We’re thrilled to be coming back together for our 2023 Educational Conference! This is a key opportunity to deepen your industry knowledge, hear from numerous speakers, and network with our fantastic WALRAA community.

The conference will feature an opening plenary luncheon, multiple breakout sessions to choose from, and concluding session followed by a vendor fair with happy hour.

We hope to see you there!

WALRAA Educational Conference Co-Chairs
Logan Blaylock, Marisa Meeks, Rochelle Pierce

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