Leadership: The Law Department & Beyond
Join the Texas General Counsel Forum in downtown Austin at the Fairmont Hotel for our 20th Annual Conference. This year's two-day conference features a series of short, dynamic discussions from industry leaders.

Annual Conference is Complimentary for Members!


Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 12:00 PM CST
Friday, November 16, 2018 at 12:00 PM CST

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Fairmont Austin 
101 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78701

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Texas General Counsel Forum 
Texas General Counsel Forum 

2018 Venue: Fairmont Austin

If you are interested in booking hotel rooms at Fairmont Austin, the room block is open. You are welcome to call the reservations line 888-240-7773 to book your accommodations (or through the hotel reservations link below). The rate is $289.00/night plus tax. Please supply them with our group name (Texas General Counsel Forum) to receive the discounted rate in our block.
This rate is only guaranteed through Sunday, October 14, 2018.

Cancellations/Refunds: All reservations are final after Sunday, October 14, 2018.
After this date, no room refunds will be provided.


2018 Speakers

Mayor Steve Adler
Mayor | City of Austin, Texas

Janet M. Bawcom
Senior Vice President, Corporate, Securities & Assistant Secretary | Dell Technologies Inc.

Dr. Ethan Burris
Director of the Center for Leadership and Ethics | McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas

Justice Eva Guzman
Justice | Supreme Court of Texas

Debbie Epstein Henry
Co-Founder & Managing Director | Bliss Lawyers
Founder | DEH Consulting, Speaking, Writing

David R. McAtee II
Senior Executive Vice President & General Counsel | AT&T Inc.

Bill Powers
Former President | The University of Texas

Evan Smith
CEO & Founder | The Texas Tribune

Michael J. Sorrell
President | Paul Quinn College

Speaker Joe Strauss
Speaker of the House | Texas House of Representatives


2018 Schedule

DAY 01: Thursday, November 15
12:00 PM - Conference begins with welcome luncheon
4:00 PM - Conference concludes for the day
6:00 PM - Magna Stella Awards Dinner begins

DAY 02: Friday, November 16
8:15 AM - Breakfast buffet open to all attendees
9:00 AM - Resume conference program
12:00 PM - Conference ends
2:30 - 5:00 PM - After Conference Austin Experience Event (Optional)

Friday, November 16 | 2:30pm - 5:00pm 

Join us after our 20th Annual Conference for an authentic Austin experience at the Bungalow. Nestled in the Historic Rainey Street District and walking distance from the Fairmont Hotel, this hidden oasis captures Austin's cool, easygoing vibe complete with an open bar featuring 21 beers on tap, a large outdoor patio with games, delicious small bites, and live music featuring Sarah Sharp!

You & 1 guest are welcome to this complimentary event!


13th Annual Magna Stella Awards Dinner

Thursday, November 15, 2018
Fairmont Austin | Congressional Ballroom
6:00pm - 10:00pm

Not included in Annual Conference registration

2018 Key Sponsors