We’re wrapping up at the office in anticipation of being onsite at the Academy’s Fall Summit next week. Here at the Academy, our bi-annual Summits are an institution of Membership benefits. Twice a year our Members are given the opportunity to surround themselves with like-minded entrepreneurial attorneys and take time to focus on their businesses. We offer education, marketing and practice management sessions, but the real magic of these events happens not in the classroom but in the hallways, over a cup of coffee and in between sessions.
Through the use of technology I was able to virtually manage our Spring Summit in Louisville from our San Diego office. However, there is something special about in person events that cannot be replicated when you’re sitting in front of a computer. The energy and excitement you feel from other attendees, the back and forth of conversation and ideas that happen when least expected and the synergy that occurs while brainstorming with others simply cannot be replicated online.
One of my favorite things to do at our events is to watch connections happen between our Members and their teams. Watching offices huddle after sessions to fill the others in on the great ideas they picked up or seeing a law firm walking to dinner together and excitedly talking over with one another about their day is what Academy Summits are all about. Since I started here in 2007, Summits have grown in what we offer as well as in attendance. Members are consistently bringing more staff with them to our Summits so their teams have the opportunity to learn our systems firsthand and have the ability to network with others in their same positions. I always look forward to seeing our attendees connect and hear about their takeaways from this event.
Summit Attendees – Be sure to grab your Summit Program at the Registration Desk. The program has great tips from Academy Co-Founders Robert Armstrong and Sanford M. Fisch on how to maximize your Summit experience.
I look forward to seeing everyone next week at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter!
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