Friday, January 31, 2014
CALI has issued a call for speakers for law faculty, librarians, and IT staff (April 4 deadline) at its 24th Annual Conference for Law School Computing to be held Thursday, June 19 through Saturday June 21 at Harvard Law School. The theme of this year's conference is "The Next Wave":
CALI has been around for over 30 years. In that time, it has pioneered technology in legal education and in applications that improve access to justice and has worked with the innovators and early adopters in those fields. And now, excitingly, the next wave is here. Technology isn’t just something for hard core Teknoids. It’s become accessible and accepted in the law school and legal environments.
We know that you need to be looking out for the next wave. Much like waves constantly coming into shore, waves of change are constantly hitting legal education. How you approach them matters. To some people they may feel like tsunamis that are going to destroy everything and their inclination is to run and hide from them. Some people are going to hold fast and then be gradually eroded away and altered by the constant wave action. And some people are going to want to swim out to meet the waves and ride in on them on a surf board.
For 24 years, the CALI Conference has organized its schedule at nearly the last minute in order to bring the most relevant and up-to-date presentations to attendees. This year is no different and we are looking for law school faculty, librarians, and technologists with strong opinions, great ideas, interesting projects and useful advice. Come and share and be challenged. If you are willing and able to speak, your conference registration fee is just $95!
(Disclosure: I am President of the CALI Board of Directors.)