April 30, 2019 • New York, NY


Join your ILTA peers to learn practical and actionable ways to drive change and innovation in your organization. Spend the day practicing ways to make your case with creative communication strategies and simplified forms of innovation methodology, including: design thinking, failure learning banks, project management and advocate drivers. Additionally, you will learn how experiments, betas, and pilots can lower the cost of "buying" permission in process-heavy environments. At the end of the session, you will leave with tangible takeaways and tools to implement change and drive practical innovation.

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Who Should Attend

Professionals in the legal services industry interested in turning creative ideas into actionable innovation, while using proven tools that will help drive and implement change. Great for large or small organizations.


This event is part of a series of three inspirational, one-day mini-conferences to encourage learning and to network with your peers. In addition, there will be two social events that you can attend April 30 & May 1.

You are welcome to attend one, two or all three events!

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations received through April 14, 2019 will have a 50% fee deducted from refund
  • Cancellations received after April 15, 2019 — No refund


Tuesday, April 30th
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

7:30 AM

Doors Open / Registration / Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM

Welcome and Introductions

9:15 AM

Rethinking "Innovation" and Lessons Learned from the Trenches

9:45 AM

Setting the Table with "I like, I wish, I wonder..."

10:00 AM

Building an Innovation Challenge and the Power for "How Might We?"

This small-group exercise will reinforce the power of asking great questions before diving into solutions. You will identify some barriers to change and why it can be so difficult.

11:00 AM

Design Thinking on a Shoestring:

Explore, Ideate, Experiment, Iterate, & Optimize Your Way to Actionable Innovation

This collaborative experience will provide you with a simplified, design-thinking framework and with ways to quickly implement it in your organization.

12:00 PM

Networking Lunch

12:45 PM

Building Your Innovation Team:

Change Advocacy & Idea Implementation

Project implementation is only half of the equation; building a Change Advocacy Team is crucial to success. Using proven methodologies, you will learn to "innovate" on your change path and identify effective advocates, while building "stories" for each one.

2:00 PM

The Power of Failure:

Failure Budgets, Pre-Mortems, and After Action Reviews

After discussing ways to talk about failure, you will learn how to capture the lessons learned in a "Book of Fails" as well as how to build an overall "failure budget" to keep from focusing on the "worst case scenario" on every project.

3:00 PM

Thinking in Experiments:

How Simple Wins and Small Pilots Make Innovation Easier

4:15 PM

Telling Your Innovation Story

5:30 PM



Matt Homann

Founder & CEO



Schulte Roth & Zabel
919 Third Avenue, NY NY 10022

Traveling from out of town and need a hotel?

There is no host hotel, but these hotel properties are a few blocks from the venue.

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ILTAVATION Advisory Council

Chris Boyd
Chief Knowledge and Talent Officer
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, PC
Palo Alto, CA

Ginevra Saylor
National Director, Innovation Programs
Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
Toronto, ON

Thank You to our 2019 Sponsors

Aderant  • DocsCorp  • Fidelus Technologies, Inc. • Litera Microsystems


Sponsor Opportunities

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Women Who Lead

Wednesday, May 1

Spend the day learning hands-on techniques for building your network and your confidence in this interactive workshop.


Young Professionals Summit

Thursday, May 2

Spend a day with your peers practicing key skills designed for career advancement and out-of-the-box thinking.