SCL Annual Conference 2021 "Tech Law in a Sustainable Civil Society" - Wednesday 17 November 2021 & Thursday 18 November 2021

When: 18/11/2021

You need to register with us or sign in to your existing account in order to book an event unless the event is free of charge. Please follow the booking instructions below.

Non-member: £576.00
Professional member: £378.00

Working together for the common good – challenges and opportunities for the tech law community

Date and Time:
Wednesday 17 November 2021: from 3 pm to 7.30 pm
Wednesday 17 November 2021: Social Networking session from 7.15 pm
Thursday 18 November 2021: from 7.30 am to 10 am and 3 pm to 7.30 pm
: Fully digital and live online
£315 + VAT for members (purchase 3 places, get one free)

@computersandlaw #SCLConf21

Many thanks to our generous sponsors:

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Mark O'Conor, SCL Vice-President, Partner, DLA Piper
Shelley Thomas, SCL Trustee, Associate General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Bank of America

The SCL Annual Conference is the essential event in the calendar for all those interested in law and technology, whether in practice or in-house, a seasoned academic or a student or trainee, looking to be part of the ever-expanding opportunity that a career in law and technology represents. SCL is here to support the single largest tech law community in the world.

SCL Annual Conference 2021 - SCL Trustees Mark O'Conor and Matthew Lavy in conversation
Watch the video of SCL Trustees, Mark O'Conor and Matthew Lavy, talk about plans for this flagship event and how you can be part of it.

Flash Talks: Get involved!

Following the incredible success of the Flash Talk sessions in previous years we’re excited to include them again in this year’s programme and we’re inviting you to be part of it.

Here's how it works:
Each flash talk will be a maximum of 15 minutes long and can be on any tech law topic you like. We’re looking for hot topics, inventive presentations and tangible learning for delegates to take away from the session (think "all you need to know about x").

And as this year's event is totally digital you can even pre-record your talk giving you chance to deliver it exactly how you want!

Entry is open to anyone who hasn’t been a speaker at the SCL Annual Conference before - students to senior partners, in-house or private practice - but you should ideally have some presenting experience. As this year's event is totally digital you can even pre-record your talk and

To apply to give a flash talk at this year's Conference, please email by 5 pm on Friday 30th July 2021.

Conference fees:
The cost of attending the SCL Annual Conference on 17 and 18 November 2021 will be £315 + VAT (£63.00) for SCL members and £480 + VAT (£96.00) for non-members.

Offer: Any organisation that purchases 3 places at the same time is entitled to a 4th place free of charge. This offer is not available online - please email to make a block booking and take advantage of this offer.

SCL "rising star" bursaries:  If your organisation is already paying for a full-price delegate, you are invited to nominate a tech law "rising star" to attend this event at a reduced rate. "Rising stars" are required to record their impressions of the Conference - this can take any form and we encourage you to get creative (make a word cloud, sketch a cartoon, record a video, write a poem!) This will then be published on the SCL website and shared on our social media platforms after the Conference. Assisted places at the Conference cost £150 + VAT. Please send details of your nominee to Sarah Forster at

Concessionary rates for academics, students, the unemployed and those experiencing financial hardship are available upon application. Please contact for more information.

How to book:  If you wish to attend this event please book online or email and request an invoice.  

Fees can be paid by credit card, bank transfer or cheque (cheques should be made payable to "Society for Computers and Law" please). All invoices for attendance at this event must be paid within 30 days of the invoice date or prior to the conference. 

SCL Membership: (Valid for 12 months from date paid) NB: Non-members who join SCL at the same time as applying to attend the Annual Conference are entitled to attend the Conference at the members' rate. Professional membership of SCL costs £145 and includes full access to the content of this website, 6 copies of the SCL magazine "Computers & Law" plus notification of future SCL events. If you have any queries about SCL membership please contact:

Free membership for trainee lawyers and UK students: SCL provides free membership for trainee lawyers until qualification and for UK students in full-time education with a valid email address. Student members are eligible to attend SCL events at concessionary rates where a fee is applicable. Trainee members are entitled to attend SCL events at the standard members' rate (the concessionary rate for UK students in full-time education does not apply). Trainees and UK students in full-time education can apply to join SCL for free by emailing

Booking terms and conditions for the SCL Annual Conference 2021: Application online, by email or over the telephone constitutes a firm booking and an undertaking to pay the full conference fee. This event will be recorded for those unable to attend on the day. Cancellations will not be accepted.

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of SCL to change the content/timing of the programme and/or speakers.

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