Nearly 200 of our members responded to the National Office survey about a digital #Law4thePeople convention this year—thank you! Based on your helpful feedback, we’re thrilled to announce that the 2020 #Law4thePeople Convention will take place online September 21-October 4! (There will be no programming on Sept 28 in observation of Yom Kippur.) While we’re disappointed that our usual in-person convening won’t be possible this year due to the pandemic, we’re encouraged by our membership’s enthusiastic response and are excited for the opportunity to reach a wider audience than we normally could.
Unlike our usual five-day format, we’re spreading out events over two weeks to allow participants across multiple time zones to attend as many events as possible. Even if attendees aren’t available to join every event live in real time, registrants will be able to access video recordings of programming to watch and engage with at their convenience. As always, we will offer sliding-scale registration, with waivers available upon request, and no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.
As many members expressed, one of the most treasured aspects of the convention is the community and relationship building that takes place in between programming. That’s why in addition to workshops, major panels, meetings, CLEs, and governance, we will be sure to include online social events and other ways our attendees can connect with each other. We are paying particular attention to accessibility issues, including (but not limited to) getting CART captioning for programming, and are working with our Disability Justice Committee to ensure that we center disability justice in our planning.
Stay tuned for an upcoming call for workshop and major panel proposals, nominations for awards, meeting requests, and other ways to help shape #Law4thePeople 2020!
NLG National Office