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

When: 18/11/2021
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Prices:
Non-member: £576.00
Professional member: £336.00

**SCL Members - Early Bird Booking Rate** Just £280 + VAT for bookings made before 24 September 2021

Dates and Times:
Wednesday 17 November 2021: from 3 pm to 7.20 pm
Wednesday 17 November 2021: Social Networking session from 7.30 pm 
Thursday 18 November 2021: from 7.30 am to 10.35 am and 3 pm to 7.20 pm

Venue: Fully digital and live online

Fees: **SCL Members - Early Bird Booking Rate**: If you book before Friday 24 September 2021 the cost of attending is only £280 + VAT.
(Purchase 3 places, get one free). After this date the cost will be £315 + VAT for members

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A tree will be planted for every delegate attending the Conference by way of a donation made to Treeaid on behalf of those attending this event.

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

Keynotes include:
Professor Marina Jirotka, BSc MA DPhil MBCS MACM CITP, Professor of Human Centred Computing, Dept of Computer Science, University of Oxford

Speakers include:
Evangelos Razis, Director, Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation, Washington, United States
Patrick Van Eecke, Head of European cyber/data/privacy practice and Vice Chair of the Global c/d/p practice, Cooley, Belgium
Pablo A. Palazzi, Partner, Allende & Brea, Argentina
Dr Ximena Puente de la Mora, Member of the Mexican Congress
Dr Nelson Remolina Angarita, Deputy-Superintendent for the Protection of Personal Data, Colombia
Professor Karen Yeung, Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow in Law, Ethics and Informatics, Birmingham Law School & School of Computer Science
Scott Thiel, Partner and Head of the Technology Team, DLA Piper, Hong Kong
Shanthini Satyendra, Managing Legal Counsel Technology & Innovation, Legal & Regulatory, Santander and SCL Fellow
Hans Schumann, Executive, Career and Life Coach 
Richard Stephens, Principal, LORS, SCL Fellow
Fernando Barrio, SCL Trustee and Senior Lecturer in Business Law, School of Business and Management, QMUL and Academic Lead for Resilience and Sustainability, Queen Mary Global Policy Institute. 

Introduction:
Like 2020, 2021 is a year that maybe none of us will easily forget. Although in many regards, life is perhaps more ‘normal’ than it was at this time in 2020, there are still many aspects of the way we work and live that are significantly different. Not least that we are holding our second virtual SCL Annual Conference!

As ensuring sustainability in all areas of our lives becomes ever more important, the way we work together for the common good has never been more in focus. Bringing together members from the US, Europe and Asia Pacific regions, this year’s conference will take you on a journey spanning a wide variety of topics as well as different timezones and regions. Bringing you:

  • A discussion on whether Social Media has killed Democracy?;
  • Reflections on the future of digital education and the role of social media in educating the next generation;
  • The next instalment of Richard Stephens’ always excellent IT Contracts Update;
  • How to thrive as a technology lawyer in a world of change - with Life Coach Hans Schumann;
  • Managing the complexity of International Data Transfers and the continuing ramifications of the Schrems II decision;
  • Understanding the challenges of Blockchain and Technology Disputes; and
  • A glimpse at Distributed Ledger Technology.

“Sustainability” is not just about the environment, though that is an important topic that we will cover. It is so much more and threads through all of the sessions we will be holding. Join us, as over the two days we will be learning, discussing, sharing experiences and networking - all live from the comfort of your own working environment.

Along with a fantastic line up of speakers and panellists, and with sincere thanks to our sponsors 4 Pump Court, Twenty Essex, and The 36 Group, we look forward to welcoming you to this year’s SCL Annual Conference on Tech Law in a Sustainable Civil Society. 

SCL Annual Conference 2021 "Tech Law in a Sustainable Civil Society" - Working together for the common good – challenges and opportunities for the tech law community.

Conference programme

Day One: Wednesday 17 November 2021

14.45 - 15.00: Registration and waiting room

15.00 – 15.10: Introduction and welcome – Co-Chairs, Mark O’Conor and Shelley Thomas

15.15 – 16.05: Has Social Media Killed Democracy?

16.10 - 16.25: Flash talk 

16.30 - 17.15: Schrems in Practice
Speakers include:

Patrick Van Eecke
, Head of European cyber/data/privacy practice and Vice Chair of the Global c/d/p practice, Cooley, Belgium
Evangelos Razis
, Director, Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation, Washington, United States. 

17.15 – 17.30: Tea break and screen downtime

17.30 - 18.15: Future Trends in Global Regulation 
Speakers:

Dr Nelson Remolina Angarita
, Deputy-Superintendent for the Protection of Personal Data, Colombia
Dr Ximena Puente de la Mora
, Member of the Mexican Congress
Pablo A. Palazzi
, Partner, Allende & Brea, Argentina

18:20 – 18:35: Responsible Data Science
Professor Karen Yeung
, Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow in Law, Ethics and Informatics, Birmingham Law School & School of Computer Science

18.40 – 19.20: Day One Keynote

19:20: Wrap-up of day one – Mark O’Conor and Shelley Thomas

19.30 – 21:00: Optional virtual social networking with cheese and wine tasting session
Open to Conference delegates and their guests. An additional fee for this session will be applicable.

Close of day one 

Day Two – Thursday 18 November 2021

07.15 - 07.30 am: Registration and waiting room

07:30 – 07:35 am: A quick look ahead to the morning sessions – Mark O’Conor and Shelley Thomas

07:40 – 08:30: Distributed Ledger Technology
Speakers include:

Scott Thiel
, Partner and Head of the Technology Team, DLA Piper, Hong Kong

08:35 – 08:50: Flash Talk 

08:50 – 09:05: Coffee break and screen downtime

09:05 – 10.35: How to Thrive as a Technology Lawyer in a World of Change
Speakers:

Shanthini Satyendra
, Managing Legal Counsel Technology & Innovation, Legal & Regulatory, Santander and SCL Fellow
Hans Schumann
, Executive, Career and Life Coach 
As the world of technology changes in response to the digital revolution, we lawyers have to change too. In this session we will discuss how to future-proof your career, build resilience to embrace change, expand your circle of influence and have fun along the way. This session will be led by Hans Schumann, Executive, Career and Life Coach to professionals in the Square Mile and Shanthini Satyendra, Managing Legal Counsel Technology & Innovation, Santander and SCL Fellow. They will look at this from the dual angle of what that change looks and feels like in practice for a lawyer in the digital space and how we can embrace that change and thrive. The session will include an opportunity to interact, so we hear your views too. An important topic, as we are at inflexion point where the role of lawyers in the digital space is expanding, perhaps more than ever before. 

10.35: Close of morning session

BREAK


15.00 – 15.10: Brief introduction and welcome back
– Mark O’Conor and Shelley Thomas

15.15 – 16.15: IT Contracts Update
Speaker:

Richard Stephens
, Principal, LORS, SCL Fellow
An overview of the most significant shifts in IT Contracts in the last few years

16.20 - 17.00: Social Media - The Students View

A collaboration between STRIVE and SCL Student Bytes

17.00 – 17.15: Tea break and screen downtime

17.15 - 18.15: Technology Disputes
Led by 4 Pump Court. 
Emerging trends in tech disputes, and the new blockchain DR rules. 

18:20 – 18:35: Flash talk

18.40 – 19.20: Day Two Keynote: The Environmental Impacts of Digital Technologies
Professor Marina Jirotka
, BSc MA DPhil MBCS MACM CITP, Professor of Human Centred Computing, Dept of Computer Science, University of Oxford

Introduced by Fernando Barrio, SCL Trustee and Senior Lecturer in Business Law, School of Business and Management, QMUL and Academic Lead for Resilience and Sustainability, Queen Mary Global Policy Institute. 

19:20: Wrap-up of the conference - Mark O’Conor and Shelley Thomas

Many thanks to our generous sponsors:


Gold Sponsor


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Bronze Sponsor

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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HJ7jhXbZIw

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.

To apply to give a flash talk at this year's Conference, please email hello@scl.org by 5 pm on Friday 10th September 2021.


Conference fees:

**SCL Members - Early Bird Booking Rate**: If you book before Friday 24 September 2021 the cost of attending is only £280 + VAT (£56). This offer is open to SCL members only. See below or email hello@scl.org for details on how to Join SCL.

After 24 September, the cost of attending the SCL Annual Conference on 17 and 18 November 2021 will be £315 + VAT (£63.00) for SCL members.

The cost of attending this conference for non-members is £480 + VAT (£96.00).

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 hello@scl.org 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 sarah.forster@scl.org

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

How to book:  If you wish to attend this event please book online or email hello@scl.org 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, access to the digital edition of the SCL magazine "Computers & Law" plus notification of future SCL events. If you have any queries about SCL membership please contact: hello@scl.org

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 ac.uk 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 hello@scl.org

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.

Code of conduct at SCL events
The Society for Computers and Law (SCL) is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. 

We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate at the event or on Twitter and other online media. 

Participants violating these rules may be asked to leave the event at the discretion of the organisers.

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