WHAT TO EXPECT
AGENDA
SPEAKERS
SPONSORS
Missed the live event? Sign up to get an email when the recordings are ready.

The BEST Contract Training Event in the World

(at least that's what your mom said)

Here's why you will want to attend

ContractsCon 2024

100% practical teaching about how to work with contracts you handle all the time

Built around training bursts with tons of practical training in small groups with experienced lawyers

Fun and laughter is built in to every part of the event

Contract Karaoke hosted by our Contract Music Master

$2,500+ in prizes for both in-person and virtual ticket holders

Be part of this incredible contract community 

Lawyers and professionals like you LOVED

ContractsCon 2023

ATTENTION: The potato did not attend ContractsCon 2023. Any comments by the potato should be disregarded. Those who included the potato's comments on this page have been sacked. We suspect they are in cahoots with the saboteurs of the film credits for Monty Python and the Holy Grail. 

Want to read more about what our attendees LOVED about ContractsCon 2023?

Click here to see our Wall of Love 

Why ContractsCon 2024 is the Best Training Event in the World

 

Practical training for the work you do all the time

For every mega M&A transaction or financing, there are thousands of regular contracts that companies handle day-in and day-out. This training helps you learn how to do those BETTER with strategies based on best practices used by top lawyers with solid real-world in-house experience.

Have a ton of experience already? This event is perfect for lawyers and professionals with 10+ years of contract experience too. We've added a whole day of training built to teach advanced contract skills. Plus you can connect with your peers and help out the ones earlier on the training path. 

Build friendships and connections that last all year

If you went to ContractsCon 2023, you know what I'm talking about. This event is not sitting by yourself pretending to work while you play Candy Crush all day. This event is about connecting human-to-human, showing support and kindness as we come to learn and have fun together.

Have the most fun you've ever had at a contract training event - GUARANTEED!

You don't have to tolerate boring CLE. to learn about contracts. We created ContractsCon to provide a fun atmosphere that supports you learning the best way there is - with silly stories, laughter, and shared joy. Yes, it is possible. Come experience it for yourself. (Disclaimer - This guarantee is mere puffery. You are on notice not to detrimentally rely on that statement in your purchasing decision. There's actually no such guarantee.)

WE CALL IT A

TRAINING EXTRAVAGANZA

FOR A REASON

We'll have CLE across all of US and Canada 

We are going to pursue GO BIG strategy for CLE, pursuing credit for lawyers licensed in all 50 states and where required in Canada.  We're offering 7 hours of CLE sessions for virtual ticket holders and 13 hours for those attending in person.

Even more ways to meet and connect 

We are incorporating even more fun and friendship into ContractsCon 2024. Our event app is packed with activities, connections, social media, polls, and contests to engage you with the attendees, the hosts, the speakers, and sponsors (but not the potato).

We're going to be in Las Vegas, but not in a casino

We are so thrilled that the University of Nevada - Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law is hosting us on campus. We can connect without the bing bing bing sounds and calls to drop in one more $20. But if that's your thing, don't worry! We're just 2 miles from the Strip.

A virtual program rebuilt for the virtual audience

We are replacing the live broadcast of the in-person event from ContractsCon 2023 with a virtual-centered program delivered directly to the virtual audience. At-home viewers can ask questions to the speakers, connect with other attendees in the event app, and feel like we built it for you. Because we did!

Plus we have bonuses for in-person and virtual ticket holders, including 

You should attend ContractsCon 2024 if . . .

you want to invest in your career and yourself by improving your job skills

you want to support your team by investing in their skills and development

you know that you will learn more with small group training and interactive learning than a traditional CLE

you believe in the power of connection and how much we all benefit from spending time with old friends and making new ones

"How is ContractsCon different from other legal training CLEs?"

Laura started ContractsCon with a premise - contracts training should be practical, fun, interactive, and supportive. Everything about ContractsCon focuses on that goal.  Check out this video to hear from Tiffany about the ways ContractsCon is a different kind of legal training event.
 

 CONTRACT  TRAINING AGENDA

DAY 1 - WEDNESDAY

Essentials and Strategies

Learn or refresh your core skills and work techniques

  • Dive deep into the essentials of contracts to help you gain confidence in your skills.
  • Learn from experienced mentors seated in each small group to guide you through learning bursts
  • Insights from litigators who explain top ways contracts go wrong
  • Our best techniques for using AI and other contract tools to make your job easier
  • How to manage the impossible workload that comes with the surges of contract work.

DAY 2 - THURSDAY

Advanced Contract Drafting

Explore complex contract drafting issues and nuances

  • The impact of advancing AI technology and increased regulation on our core commercial contracts
  • Contract drafting approaches to better manage data, privacy and cybersecurity traps
  • How to navigate the digital contract formation processes with links and rights to unilaterally edit terms
  • How to create complex contract frameworks with multiple layers and interested parties

DAY 3 - FRIDAY

Negotiation Skills

Learn best practices and new techniques (some sessions  only available in person)

  • Techniques for building trust throughout even the most difficult negotiation for complex  contract concepts when you can't get it wrong
  • How to improve your preparation for negotiations to reach a better outcome and avoid mistakes 
  • Specifics about why and how to respond effectively even in the most challenging negotiation situations

CLICK BELOW TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL AGENDA

DOWNLOAD THE IN-PERSON AGENDA
DOWNLOAD THE VIRTUAL AGENDA

Training-tainment

(noun)

1.   An approach to legal training created by How to Contract's Laura Frederick that incorporates the ridiculous and fun into practical legal skills education for law students and professionals.

  • How to Contract was started in 2021 by Laura Frederick after spending 25+ years as an attorney in the trenches negotiating commercial contracts at international law firms and cutting edge companies like Tesla
  • HTC focuses on providing actionable training with specific techniques that lawyers and professionals can use that day on contracts they see all the time 
  • We train on what to say, when and why explaining context and risk approaches we face in the real world of commercial contracts, focusing on what the words and concessions mean to your deal and risk.
  • HTC has helped thousands of lawyers and professionals around her world through her 3+ year streak of posting contract tips and silly cartoons on LinkedIn every single day

ContractsCon 2024 Speakers and Hosts

ContractsCon's creator and host

Laura Frederick

Founder & CEO, How to Contract

Nada Alnajafi

Founder @ Contract Nerds; Senior Counsel @ Franklin Templeton

Tiffany Bui LeTourneau 

Former Uber AGC, Head of Legal Ecosystem @ Common Paper 

Maria Amelia Calaf

Partner @ Botkin Chiarello Calaf 

Min Cho

General Counsel @ Jeff's Bagel Run

Kwame Christian

Founder and CEO @ American Negotiation Institute

Sommer Coutu

Chief Privacy Officer @ Dell Technologies

Hebe Doneski

Former SaaS GC, now in solo practice @ 108 Legal

 

Marlene Eisenberg

Former GC, now legal consultant 

Annmarie Giblin 

Former cybersecurity lawyer @ Chubb, Partner @ Tarter, Krinsky & Drogin

Ross Guberman

Founder and CEO @ BriefCatch

Keld Jensen

Negotiation Strategist and Associate Professor Counsel @ BMI Institute

Krysta Johnson

Head of Legal Ops @ Lexion

Lisa Lang

General Counsel @ Ohio Northern University

Shai Mehani

CEO and Co-Founder @ In-House Connect

Gabe Meister

Former GC, Co-Founder @ Meister & Steiner PLLC

Amanda Merced

Former in-house AI counsel, now Partner @ Ward & Berry 

Sterling Miller

CEO and Senior Counsel @ Hilgers Graben

Jessica Nguyen

Chief Legal Officer @ Lexion.ai 

Jonathan Perkel

General Counsel @ Qapital

Joe Regalia

Founder @ Write.law, Professor @ UNLV School of Law

Thank you to our amazing sponsors!

Your support helps make our ContractsCon dreams come true. 

CHAMPION SPONSOR

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

And a HUGE thanks to our host of ContractsCon 2024

Announcing the official Music Master of ContractsCon 2024

John Lindsey

of LinkedIn Music Monday song parody fame!!!

 

John Lindsey is the spirit animal of the contracts community on LinkedIn. That's why I was so thrilled he agreed to be the Music Master of ContractsCon.

He'll be leading the musical fun at ContractsCon, coordinating walk-on music for the speakers, playing the soundtrack at lunch, and organizing the world's first Contracts Karaoke. John is the President of InCite LegalTech, where he helps optimize legal tech and workflows.  

Follow this link to LinkedIn so you can follow him and start every Monday with a song and a smile.

What lawyers and professionals like you are saying

Don't just take our word for it. Here's what lawyers and professionals said about our conferences.

WHERE SHOULD I STAY?

 

We do not have a hotel block for this event.  You are free to stay anywhere you want.

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas by Hilton

This hotel is the closest one to our event space at UNLV, just one mile down the road. A lot of us are staying here. The hotel's website is here.

Of course, you may stay at any other hotel. There are a lot of casino and non-casino options. The event location is only 2 miles from the MGM Grand, New York New York, and Tropicana hotel casinos. Here are some options to choose from.

Hyatt Place Las Vegas

This contemporary hotel has a sophisticated ambiance and is situated just a short distance away from the renowned Las Vegas Strip and a 12 minute walk to UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law. Amenities include complimentary breakfast, outdoor pool, smoke-free areas, and tranquil pet-friendly accommodations. 
Book here!

Embassy Suites by Hilton Las Vegas

This hotel is a short distance from the strip and a 15 minute walk to UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law. Amenities include an outdoor pool, premium suites with snacks, free made-to-order breakfast, and a complimentary evening reception.
Book here!

On-Strip Options

So many to choose from!

See more info here.

 

ContractsCon 2024 will take place on the campus at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, just two miles from the Vegas Strip.  The street address is 4505 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89154.
The on-campus setting helps set the tone that we are here to learn from and with each other.
The event offers a single track to maximize time working with small groups on practice provisions.
We've structured each eight-person table to provide those newer to contracts with all-day one-on-one advice from those more experienced attendees. 

ContractsCon FAQs

Event

Tickets

Getting Involved

CLE and Recordings

Other questions

Sign up to receive  our weekly contracts newsletter. No spam. Cancel anytime.