SCL Annual Conference 2022 - “Tech Law with Impact – and all you need for 2023” - Thursday 22 September 2022, IET, Savoy Place, London

When: 22/09/2022

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: £660.00
Professional member: £360.00

**SCL members book now and get the Early Bird rate £300 + VAT for members booking on or before 31 May 2022**

Date: Thursday 22 September 2022
Venue: Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL. Map
Registration: from 8.30 am

@computersandlaw #SCLConf22

Early Bird rate £300 + VAT (£360) for SCL members booking on or before 31 May 2022
£550 + VAT (£660) for non-members

After 31 May 2022:
£350 + VAT (£420) for SCL and IFCLA members
£550 + VAT (£660) for non-members

Cynthia O'Donoghue
, SCL Trustee, Partner, Reed Smith LLP
Matthew Lavy
, SCL Trustee, Barrister, 4 Pump Court

SCL is delighted to be holding this year’s SCL Annual Conference in person on Thursday 22 September 2022. It is being Co-chaired by SCL Trustees Cynthia O’Donoghue, Reed Smith and Matthew Lavy, 4 Pump Court and we will be returning to The IET in London for this special flagship event.

As always, the event will bring you expert speakers discussing and sharing insights on key tech law topics. There will also be plenty of opportunity for sharing ideas and real-life networking with fellow attendees and peers. In essence, the SCL Annual Conference is the place to be for the skills and innovations you need to understand in order to practice tech law in 2022 and beyond.

This will be a hybrid event so you can attend wherever you are in the world and still access this essential training.

For those able to attend in person, we look forward to welcoming you to the 2022 SCL Annual Conference.

Conference Programme - session topics to be confirmed shortly

8.30 am - 9.15 am: Registration

9.15 am - 9.25 am: Welcome – Cynthia O'Donoghue and Matthew Lavy

9.25 am – 10.00 am: Opening Keynote

10.00 am - 10.15 am: Flash Talk

10.15 am - 11.00 am:

11.00 am - 11.30 am - Coffee

11.30 am - 11.45 am: Flash Talk

11.45 am - 12.45 pm:

12.45 pm - 1.00 pm: Flash Talk

1.00 pm - 2.00 pm – Lunch

2.00 pm – 2.40 pm:

2.40 pm - 2.55 pm: Flash Talk:

2.55 pm - 3.25 pm:

3.25 pm - 3.55 pm - Tea Break

3.55 pm - 4.10 pm: Flash Talk

4.10 pm - 4.50 pm:

4.50 pm – 5.30 pm:

5.30 pm – Closing remarks: Cynthia O'Donoghue and Matthew Lavy

5.35 pm - Drinks reception sponsored by 4 Pump Court

Many thanks to our generous sponsors:

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Why you should attend this Conference
The SCL Annual Conference provides an unrivalled opportunity to hone your understanding of some of the critical tech law issues facing our sector. Debate and discussion among the knowledgeable audience will add depth and additional insight to the day’s presentations where you will also gain valuable practical takeaways to apply to your daily practice. 

Who Should Attend?

  • Tech Lawyers (in private practice and in-house)
  • Tech Law academics and students
  • Tech sector professionals & managers who need to understand the regulatory environment
  • Anyone interested in global IT law

Networking and social opportunities
The Conference programme deliberately provides plenty of time to interact with peers and is the perfect opportunity to network, share experience and discuss the critical issues with fellow delegates, speakers and panellists. Plus, the benefit that the competence CPD regime allows this high-level engagement to count towards your ongoing education.

Booking fees include:

  • Attendance at the Conference
  • Conference materials
  • Refreshments and lunch
  • Drinks reception sponsored by 4 Pump Court

Sponsorship Opportunities
Every type of organisation can benefit from the opportunity to sponsor our flagship event, including law firms and course providers. This could be your opportunity to widen your organisation’s reach by raising your profile with important opinion formers from the UK and beyond. Visit our dedicated Sponsorship Page for full details of the packages available.

Flash Talks: be part of the event
We are excited to include Flash Talks again in this year's programme and we’re inviting you to take part.

Here’s how it works: each flash talk will be a maximum of 10 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"). 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 and be comfortable speaking in front of a large audience. 

"This is a lively, format-busting way to shake up the day, and it’s a great opportunity to make a bit of a name for yourself too!" Mark O’Conor, SCL Vice-President

Please send short biographical details and an outline of the talk you would like to give to

The closing date for entries for the Flash Talks is Thursday 30 June 2022.

: SCL, Unit 4.5, Paintworks, Arnos Vale, Bristol, BS4 3EH, UK. Tel: +44 (0)7948 517049  Email:

Conference fees:
The cost of attending the SCL Annual Conference on 22 September 2022 will be £300 + VAT (£360) for SCL and IFCLA members booking on or before 31 May 2022 and £350 + VAT (£420) thereafter. The cost of attending for non-members is £550 + VAT (£660).

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.  

VAT invoices will be issued to all delegates.

Fees can be paid by Mastercard, Visa or bank transfer. All invoices for attendance at this meeting must be paid within 30 days of the invoice date or prior to the date of this event whichever is the earlier.

Non-members wishing to join the Society are entitled to membership of the Society valid for 12 months from the date of payment including full access to the content of the SCL web site, access to all online content of "Computers & Law" plus notification of future SCL events. The cost of an annual SCL membership is £145.00. If you have any queries about SCL membership please contact the SCL office on Tel: 07948 517049 or Email:

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 2022: Application online or by email constitutes a firm booking and an undertaking to pay the full conference fee. Cancellations will only be accepted and refunds made in respect of written cancellations received by SCL HQ by 09.00 hours on Friday 2 September 2022. An administration fee of £70.00 + VAT will be charged for all cancellations.

Substitute delegates
If you are unable to attend, a substitute may attend in your place provided that you notify the SCL office in advance ( or 07948 517049) and pay the appropriate registration fee.

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of SCL to change the venue, content or timing of an event or to substitute speakers. The safety and wellbeing of our delegates is paramount and therefore in-person events may be converted to online events due to government restrictions or travel disruption.

SCL Code of conduct for SCL events 
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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