East Meeting Room

11-12Check-in & RegistrationFirst level Atrium Foyer
  • Start the conference with a casual lunch before heading into the first keynote speaker presentation
Room 11 & 12
1-2Keynote Speaker - Eric Termuende

The One-Degree Shift: Setting leaders up to thrive in the future of work through one-degree shifts in perception

Wherever you look, it is becoming increasingly clear that to succeed in the future of work, we must realize our full potential as a team. In this presentation, Eric Termuende walks attendees through the current and future work environment and shares three one-degree shifts we can make to build better teams, establish deeper trust, and create an environment of belonging.
Room 11 & 12
2-2:30Networking Coffee BreakRoom 10, 11 & 12
2:30-4Senior Leadership Panel moderated by Eric Termuende

Panelists: Alan Legal, Blair Lill, Linda Lucas & William Westeringh, QC

The Business of Law: A Leadership Perspective

This leadership panel consists of forward thinking individuals who have proven that innovation in operations, talent management, and technology can have a positive impact to a firm’s profitability, improved culture and morale and competitive positioning. This insightful discussion with senior leaders from various top-rated firms and organizations will share their experiences in implementing solutions-oriented initiatives and managing change all while navigating internal political landscapes.
Room 11 & 12
4-6Market Place & Reception
  • Enjoy cocktails and canapés as you check out the Market Place and mingle with vendors & colleagues
  • Lots of exciting prizes to be won

Rooms 1 - 3
  • Sit back and savor a buffet-style dinner while you network with colleagues and share your takeaways from the day ’s educational sessions
Room 11 & 12
8-8:45BCLMA Annual General Meeting & Full Breakfast (optional)
  • Option to attend the BCLMA AGM and be part of the conversation as the board looks to what’s to come in the following year

Room 13
8:00-9Continental Breakfast (available in each workshop room)
  • Start your day off with a selection of baked goods, fruit, coffee and other breakfast staples before heading into the day’s workshops


Option A - Brianna Leung
Design Thinking Lab: Designing the Future of our Firms

Do you enjoy collaborating, sharing and learning with your peers to get new ideas and inspiration to apply at your firm? Do you benefit from learning by doing? Have you heard of Design Thinking, but are not sure what it entails? Then this fast-paced, highly interactive session is for you, as you will be taken through an accelerated design-thinking lab to learn and apply the process of Design Thinking while you work with colleagues to re-imagine the future of your law firm leadership efforts. Specifically, this workshop will help you to:

  • Understand the five stages of Design Thinking to guide improved problem solving

  • Access tools and best practices that can be used to lead others through the Design Thinking process

  • Identify ideas and possibilities to deepen engagement in the firm’s innovation initiatives

  • Focus and refine your ability to holistically identify ideas and solutions to challenges and problems

Option B - Rhonda Caldwell
What’s Your Point? A Workshop on Smarter, more Effective Communication

When you talk, do people listen? Effective communication is what distinguishes the successful professional from everyone else. Communication is a critical skill for almost everything we do. It ’s how we relate to one another and how we build relationships. Time and time again the number one skill mentioned by employers is the ability to communicate effectively. We often feel the pressure to sound more organized, professional, thoughtful and knowledgeable. Our listeners are impatient and attention spans are shortening. They want key information delivered, clearly, logically and succinctly.

Option C - Marla Warner
The Upside of Civility – The Neuroscience of Positive Organizations

The study of Organizational Positive Scholarship, Positive Psychology, and Neuroscience, has all contributed to a deeper understanding of the importance of trust, respect and civility in the workplace. Trust is what makes us feel understood. It is what allows work groups to get along and it supports our belief in people, organizations, and causes. Respect, civility, and trust in the workplace are the foundations of employee engagement, productivity, cooperation and collaboration. In the fast paced and complex environment of organizations today, these tenets are critical for an efficient, successful and results driven team. Disrespectful behavior is disruptive at best and can lead to significant stress, anxiety, and depression for an individual and often one ’s coworkers.
10:30-11Network Coffee BreakTBA
11-12:30Keynote Speaker - Linda Edgecombe

Holy Crap Am I Busy! Changing our Culture from Overwhelmed to Resilient

Linda will reveal her research and data collected from dozens of organizations on how Chaos and “Busy” has become the new norm and wound us into the most unproductive and basically unhappy demographic in the past 30 years. Her straightforward and very humorous approach, stacked up with relevant and easy solutions will get your organization and teams, back on track with clear vision and tools to take back their workday and their personal lives again.

  • Change, what’s really getting in the way of you moving forward? Change has never been this painless!

  • Clutter, how we sabotage our success with terminal piles!

  • Fatigue, tools to re-energize and re-engage

  • Clarity, get down to what you really want, and become more accountable

  • Laughter, this may be the best laugh you have had in a long time

Room 11 & 12
12:30-1:30Lunch & Closing Comments
  • Close the conference with another delicious meal as the board says a few words before heading into your weekend
Room 11 & 12

Special Events

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

Market Place & Reception | 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm | East Meeting Rooms 1 - 3
Wander around the Market Place and chat with exhibitors while enjoying a drink, hors d’oeuvres and finish collecting a sticker from each of the exhibitors. Don’t forget to bring plenty of business cards.

At one of the booths, you’ll have a professional photo taken (head shot only) which will be sent to you via email, after the conference, for you to use on your LinkedIn page or any other social media site. These professional photos will be added to the members’ only directory on the BCLMA website.

Place your completed passport in the ballot box to be eligible for the prize draw at 5:50 pm. You must be present to collect your prize.

Conference Dinner | 6:15 - 9:00 pm | East Meeting Rooms 11 & 12
Dine with delegates and vendors in a casual, lively atmosphere.


Thursday, April 16, 2020

  • Kick-off lunch to begin the conference
  • An exciting keynote speaker to start the conference off right
  • A diverse, professionally moderated panel providing broad insight into varying legal occupations
  • Endless networking opportunities including time set aside for a networking coffee break
  • Market Place and Reception where you can continue mingling with colleagues and make connections with vendors
  • Delicious buffet dinner to end the first day

Friday, April 17, 2020

  • Opportunity to attend the BCLMA AGM and Buffet Breakfast where you can mingle with board members as they look to the year ahead
  • Continental breakfast to start your day off right
  • Choice of attending one of three hands-on workshops
  • Endless networking opportunities including time set aside for a networking coffee break
  • Closing keynote speaker
  • Tasty working lunch

Early Bird (until December 22, 2019) - $475
Member (after December 22, 2019) - $575
Non-Member - $675

Conference Information

Dress Code
The dress code is business casual throughout the conference.

Things to Remember
Business cards. Your smart phone. Coffee thermos and/or refillable water bottle.

Bringing a Guest
Your guest is welcome to join you at the conference Thursday night buffet dinner. Register your guest by purchasing a ticket and note any specific dietary restrictions on your registration form. All meals will be buffets and the dishes will be labelled. The ticket price to bring a guest is $140 (inclusive of gratuity & taxes).

Come together and expand your knowledge!

Leave elevated, empowered and inspired!