a biennial conference exploring substantive legal technology since 1990
Hosted by Vanderbilt Law School's Program on Law and Innovation
SUBTECH 2020 IS GOING VIRTUAL!
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to interrupt travel and in-person gatherings, the organizers of SubTech 2020 will be hosting a Virtual SubTech on July 16 - 17. Information will be shared with confirmed participants via email as we confirm the schedule and further details.
We aim to host the in-person SubTech in the summer of 2021 on the Vanderbilt campus and will keep the SubTech community apprised as we confirm details.
SubTech brings together legal scholars, educators, practitioners, and technologists from around the world who influence the development and substantive application of technology in legal education and practice. Since 1990, SubTech offers a unique experience at the intersection of the technology of law and legal education—not simply for SubTech's longevity, but also in its informal, collaborative approach to crafting the content based on participants' interests and expertise.
Historically, SubTech focuses on where the technology of law intersects with legal education. In a truly international gathering that nurtures inter-specialty exchange. By “substantive” we mean applications that deal with the distinctively legal substance of what lawyers, judges, and law teachers do. By “legal education” we mean all contexts in which law is studied and taught (not just traditional law schools).
At SubTech 2020, we had planned (pre-pandemic) for plenary and small group sessions to offer highly engaging and interactive opportunities for participants to shape both the content of our time together and potential outcomes that extend beyond SubTech. The virtual event will be much shorter and equally interactive, with two to three hours of sessions on July 16 and July 17.
Designing for Justice: Teaching Tech for (a) Change
The original (pre-pandemic) theme for SubTech 2020 (which may be carried forward to 2021, weaves in the following strands for exploration at SubTech. How might we?
the organizing committee of
Host: Cat Moon
Director of Innovation Design and the PoLI Institute
UC Hastings College of Law
Swinburne Law School
SubTech Host, 2012
SubTech host 2016
Links of Interest
curious about SubTech?
A Brief History of SubTech / Marc Lauritsen
The SubTech Way: Context for an Unconventional Conference / Roger Skalbeck
SubTech 2018 (Tallinn, Estonia) (IT Law Programme)
SubTech 2016 (Richmond, VA) (University of Richmond School of Law)
what will we do at [virtual] SubTech 2020?
The actual agenda for our time together will be shaped by SubTech participants.
On Day 1 (July 16), participants will share their BIG IDEAS in a tightly time-boxed format, leading to ideation of discussion topics to follow on Day 2 (July 17). In true unconference fashion, participants will propose and choose ideas they wish to wrangle with. Small group discussions will produce take-aways to be shared out with the entire group in a final, plenary virtual gathering.
All events will happen in Zoom and will be scheduled on July 16 and July 17 to enable global participation. Exact times TBD based on final participant confirmation.
[virtual] SUBTECH 2020 PARTICIPANTS
SubTech is an intentionally small, highly engaging experience bringing together a curated group of people (by invitation) from across the legal spectrum, encouraging cross-pollination and action. View the original (pre-pandemic) Confirmed Participants List.
SUBTECH 2020 SPONSORS
Host Sponsor: Vanderbilt Law School
Travel Information for SubTech 2020
These hotels are all within walking distance of Vanderbilt Law School. Hotels offering special Vanderbilt rates and deadlines for reserving are listed below. We strongly recommend booking early as hotels regularly sell out in advance in Nashville.
Consider also searching airbnb for convenient and affordable options, as hotel rates in Nashville are quite expensive even with block rate discounts.
2021 Broadway (across the street from law school)
Toll-free 877-239-2269; local 615-340-6376
$229/night Vanderbilt rate
Reserve by June 15 to receive Vanderbilt Rate
Courtyard by Marriott
1901 West End Avenue (1/3 mile from law school)
Toll-free 800-245-1959; local 615-327-9900
1811 Broadway (1/3 mile from law school)
Toll-free 800-EMBASSY; local 615-320-8899
Hampton Inn & Suites
2330 Elliston Place (1/3 mile from law school)
Toll-free 888-880-5395; local 615-320-6060
Hampton Inn Vanderbilt
1919 West End Avenue (1/4 mile law school)
Toll-free 888-880-5394; local 615-329-1144
Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Vanderbilt
1715 Broadway (four blocks from law school)
Toll-free 800-HILTONS; local 615-369-9500
$199/night Vanderbilt rate
Reserve by June 15, 2020 to receive the Vanderbilt rate
Homewood Suites by Hilton Nashville-Vanderbilt
2400 West End Avenue (¼ mile from Law School)
Nashville, TN 37203
1719 West End Avenue (3/4 mile from law school)
Toll-free 888-444-0401; local 615-329-4200
1808 West End Avenue (1/2 mile from law school, request Vanderbilt rate)
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
2100 West End Avenue (1 block from law school)
Toll-free 800-336-3335; local 615-320-1700
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