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NALS 2016 Professional Development & Education Conference

The NALS 2016 Professional Development & Education Conference is sponsored by Microsoft and features 10 hours of CLE, 8 of which will be presented by representatives directly from Microsoft! In addition, there will be numerous professional development and leadership training sessions designed to assist attendees during their leadership endeavors.

2/25/2016 to 2/27/2016
When: February 25-27, 2016
Where: DoubleTree Warren Place
6110 South Yale Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma  74136
United States
Contact: NALS Meetings Manager
918-582-5188 ext. 10


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There are plenty of reasons why legal professionals come to NALS Professional Development & Education Conference year after year. For some, it is the continuing legal education (CLE) and/or leadership training sessions designed to generate ideas and provoke new thinking. For others, it is access to networking opportunities with colleagues from around the country. For most, the reason is simple: if they miss a NALS conference... well, they have missed out!

 

This year’s event is one you definitely do not want to miss as it offers a new spin on an old tradition, and will serve as the FINAL Professional Development and Education Conference offered by NALS in the late winter/early spring in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Learn more here. Consequently, this makes our upcoming NALS 2016 Professional Development & Education Conference the FINAL one to be offered in the current format. To commemorate the next chapter in NALS conference offerings and bid farewell to the current, this year’s event will feature a few new twists! 

 

The first twist deals with educational offerings! This year’s event will be sponsored by Microsoft and features 10 hours of CLE, 8 of which will be presented by representatives directly from Microsoft! Session topics range from Office 365 for the Legal Industry to Tips and Tricks of Microsoft Office, Excel, OneNote, etc. In addition, there will be numerous professional development and leadership training sessions designed to assist attendees during their leadership endeavors. The second twist pertains to certification! The NALS Board of Directors has voted to offer certification exams—completely free of charge—in conjunction with the NALS 2016 Professional Development and Education Conference. Learn more! 

    

Deadlines: 
Early Bird Registration: December 1, 2015
Hotel Room Block: February 10, 2016

 

 


Hotel Information

DoubleTree Warren Place
6110 South Yale Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74136

$99/night King & Double Rate ($10 additional person fee will be applied.)

For reservations call 918-495-1000 and ask for the NALS group rate or click here to reserve online. A block of rooms have been reserved for February 23-28, 2016. The special room rate will be available until February 10th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.  

Are you looking to share a room? Find a roommate using the Tulsa Roommate Connection Forum.

 

 


Travel/Transportation

We know that traveling to NALS conferences can get expensive. In efforts to help our members, NALS proudly announces travel discounts with Delta Airlines, Avis Rent-A Car, and Hertz Car Rental. Hotel Airport Shuttle service is also provided complementary. Read below for more details. 

  • Delta Airlines
    Delta Airlines will provide NALS Conference attendees a 5%—10% discount off airfare for the 2016 Professional Development & Education Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The valid travel dates for this discount are February 22, 2016 through March 1, 2016. Reservations are available via www.delta.com or by calling the Delta Meeting Network Reservations at 800-328-1111. Please note that a direct ticketing charge will apply for booking by phone. When booking online, select Meeting Event Code (NMJYM) and enter the meeting code in the box provided on the Search Flight page. Note: To receive discount, a minimum of 10 total passengers must fly with Delta Airlines using the Ticket Designator Code.
  • Hotel/Airport Shuttle

    There is a complimentary shuttle available to take you to/from the DoubleTree Warren Place. Upon your arrival at the airport, be sure to call the hotel (918-495-1000) to let them know you have arrived. They typically pick you up outside the airport by the flag pole. You will probably find other NALS members waiting for a ride and you can make some new friends while you wait! Sign-up sheets for Sunday morning shuttles to the airport will be provided on Saturday at the NALS registration desk. Be sure to sign up early. If you have an early flight that requires you to be at the airport before the shuttle service starts, you may wish to share a cab ride with other members who are in the same position.

  • Car Rental Discounts
    NALS has partnerships with AVIS Rent-A-Car and Hertz Car Rental to provide discounts to NALS members. Please visit the Member Discounts/Resources page for more details. NOTE: members must logged into their NALS profile or the discounts/resources page will not be visible.

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Schedule at a Glance

Below is the schedule of events. To expand/collapse this information, please click the expand/collapse link.

 

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM        NALS Certification Exam Testing (Click here to learn more!)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM        Grassroots-Level Think Tank (Click here to learn more!)
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Registration & Information Desk Open
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM All Committee Orientation (Click here to learn more about volunteering for NALS!)
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Committee and Task Force Meetings (Click here to learn more about volunteering for NALS!)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Registration & Information Desk Open
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Conference Kick-Off Reception (Included in Registration)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Registration & Information Desk Open
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Coffee Break
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Welcome & Opening Keynote: What Might Feel Like the End Is Often Just the Beginning
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM NALS Foundation Sweepstakes & NALS Genius Bar Open

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Education Tracks

  • Cloud Computing Guide to Legal

  • Engage, Inspire, Enhance Promote: Roundtable Discussion For Chapter Leaders

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Insights & Ideas Luncheon (Included in Registration)

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Education Tracks

  • Office 365 for the Legal Industry

  • Shift Your Mindset About Membership

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM NALS Foundation Sweepstakes & NALS Genius Bar Open
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Education Tracks

  • Microsoft Business Technology in Legal Services

  • Developing Team Creativity & Initiative

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Meet & Greet Reception (Included in Registration)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Registration & Information Desk Open
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Coffee Break
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Education Tracks

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Tips and Tricks
  • NALS Website – How-Tos for Chapter Leaders
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM NALS Foundation Sweepstakes & NALS Genius Bar Open
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Education Tracks

  • Microsoft Outlook 2016 Tips and Tricks
  • Skills-Based Volunteering
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Recognition Luncheon (Included in Registration)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Education Tracks

  • Microsoft Word 2016 Tips and Tricks

  • It's All About that... Certification! How to Learn It, Earn It, and Teach It  

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM NALS Foundation Sweepstakes & NALS Genius Bar Open
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Education Tracks

  • Microsoft Excel 2016 Tips and Tricks
  • Giving Back: Fundraising with the Member in Mind

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM NALS Foundation Sweepstakes & NALS Genius Bar Open
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Education Tracks

  • Microsoft OneNote 2016 Tips and Tricks

  • Marketing 101: How to Make Your Chapter's Presence Known 

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

NALS Foundation Sweepstakes Drawings

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Wrap-Up Dinner (ticketed event)



Additional Information

Cancellation Policy
Refunds will be given (less a $50 processing fee) for cancellations received no later than February 1, 2016. No refunds will be granted for requests postmarked after that date. Refunds will not be given for no-shows. Substitutions will gladly be accepted prior to the conference! Only one (1) substitution is permitted per original registrant. Must be substituted for the original conference; no transfers to a future conference will be allowed.

Tulsa 2016 Attendee Connection Forum
In order to help connect attendees, NALS has created an Attendee Connection Forum on the NALS website, with topics ranging from finding roommates to connecting with other attendees for group sight-seeing purposes. If you would like to check in with other attendees prior to the meeting, this is the perfect outlet! 
 
Need a flyer to distribute to an employer, colleague, or friend? We've got you covered! Click "Conference Flyers" above to download. 

NALS Foundation Sweepstakes
The NALS Foundation is seeking donated items for their annual sweepstakes event to be held during the NALS 2016 Professional Development & Education Conference. Items may be donated by individuals, groups, local chapters, state associations, regions, etc. We will gladly accept all donations. Donated items, along with Sweepstakes Donation Form, MUST be received at the NALS Resource Center no later than February 15, 2016. Click here to learn more about donating an item.

NALS Foundation - NALS Camp Grants
The NALS Foundation is excited to announce a limited-time grant opportunity for NALS chapters! The NALS Foundation will be awarding five $500 "NALS Camp" Grants to chapters with the most innovative "NALS Camp" ideas. To learn more about "NALS Camp" and this grant opportunity, please Click here to learn more about "NALS Camp" and this grant opportunity.

Conference Pins
NALS of Oklahoma has created a commemorative lapel pin for the NALS 2016 Professional Development & Education Conference which will be held this February in Tulsa, OK. Pins will be sold pre-sale for $8 each or onsite at the conference for $10 each on a first-come basis.

Conference Handouts
In an effort to cut back on waste at meetings, NALS is posting handouts that we receive prior to the conference on our website for you to access and save to your devices. Handouts coming soon! 

NALSPD Tulsa 2016 Goes Mobile! 
Improve your conference experience by taking the schedule, maps and more with you on your phone or mobile device. Available for iOS, Android, Blackberry and web-enabled devices, completely free!

 


Exhibit/Sponsorship Opportunities

Vendors, your target market awaits! NALS Professional Development & Education Conference offers attendees more CLE than any other conference dedicated to legal professionals. By offering such quality education, attendees are career driven and highly motivated—the ideal target market.

 

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NALS would like to express appreciation for the following sponsor and exhibitors. Without their support, this conference would not be possible. 

 

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