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ABOUT

Our two-day Annual Conference is created and led by legal best practitioners and industry leaders. The conference, included in forum membership, follows a format of short, dynamic discussions designed to encourage conversation and inspire professional advancement.

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 theme centers around the concept of leadership. Each conference session features industry leaders who will share their unique insights on going above and beyond.

13th Annual Magna Stella® Awards Dinner

The Magna Stella® Awards program recognizes in-house excellence in Texas corporations, organizations and government agencies. Stella winners are shining examples of the type of leadership the Forum strives to exemplify in its membership. This year's winners will receive their awards at the 13th Annual Magna Stella®Awards Dinner on the first night of the annual conference. To learn more about the awards and how to attend this year's dinner, click on the button below.

LEARN BEST-PRACTICES
DISCUSS LEADERSHIP
HONOR EXCELLENCE
EXPLORE AUSTIN

2018 SCHEDULE

This year's conference moves to a new two-day format beginning with a keynote luncheon speaker on Thursday, November 15th and concludes mid-day Friday, November 16th with an Austin-themed activity. Stay tuned for schedule updates as conference speakers and details are announced!

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 16th

8:15 AM
Breakfast buffet open to all attendees

9:00 AM
Resume conference program

12:00 PM
Conference ends

Mid-Afternoon
Optional Austin-themed activity

2018 SPEAKERS

Stay tuned as we release our 2018 conference speakers as we get closer to the event! Past conference speakers have included: Justice Antonin Scalia, Former Chief Justice E. Norman Veasey, Judge Lee H. Rosenthal, Ambassador Ron Kirk, Andy Card, Senator Kirk Watson, Craig Glidden, Sherry D. Williams, Wayne Watts, Kim Rucker, Ben Heineman, Jennifer Vogel and Stephan R. Covey.

2018 VENUE

Fairmont Austin

Fairmont Austin is uniquely located amid the lush greenery of Palm Park and Waller Creek next to the Austin Convention Center. The 37-story luxury hotel opened in early 2018 and features 1,048 richly appointed guest rooms and suites with exquisite dining, a pampering spa and state-of-the-art meeting facilities.

2018 Key Sponsors

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2017 CONFERENCE PHOTOS