Call for Ignites! Share Your Projects, Successes, and Ideas at the 2017 ETL Conference

July 26, 2017

The 6th Annual Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference is right around the corner!

It has become ETL Conference tradition to kick off the first day with a series of Ignite presentations. Presenters have 6 minutes, 20 slides, and 18 seconds per slide to share their projects, successes, and innovative ideas with a room full of legal educators and employers. In past years, presenters—and attendees—have been mostly from Consortium Schools. This year, all registrants are welcome—and in that spirit, we are also inviting any registrant to give an Ignite presentation!

Presentation slots are limited, and your Ignite must be:

  1. 6 minutes long;
  2. 20 slides;
  3. 18 seconds per slide; and
  4. Focused around our theme: Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers… to Serve Tomorrow’s Clients.

Some examples of fun, interesting, snappy Ignites in past years: 2017 speaker Erika Pagano presented on LawWithoutWalls and the 21st century lawyer; Mary Bowman spoke on collaborating across the curriculum; Jeff Pokorak talked Lawyer Professionalism vs. Law Professorism; Charlene James discussed Thurgood Marshall’s Faculty Resource Site; and Mike Madison elaborated on the digital badging strategies at Pitt.

If you are interested in giving an Ignite at this year’s ETL Conference, please send an email with your name, full contact information, and proposed presentation topic to me at by August 9.

All Ignite presenters must also register for the conference. Our early bird rate ends after July 31, so sign up now!

We look forward to seeing you—and hearing your ideas—in October!

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