ILTACON Co-Chair Position (2025/2026)

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Signup Deadline: 05-31-2024
Starts: 08-16-2024
Ends: 08-27-2026



ILTACON is the premier educational and networking event for the legal sector. This four-day event features extensive educational content inspired by and developed by peers, with a 60-member volunteer planning committee that works collaboratively under the oversight of two Co-Chairs.



The ILTACON Co-Chairs provide oversight of the educational program of the conference to ensure it provides value for ILTA members. The Co-Chairs liaise with the Programming Committee, ILTA staff, and others in developing the learning pathways for targeted member segments.  For ILTACON 2025, the other Co-Chair is Donna Frugoli from Seyfarth Shaw.

The Co-Chairs lead the ILTACON planning committee and are responsible for achieving the strategic goals of ILTACON by:

  • Delivering high-quality educational sessions that bring value to attendees and their supporting organizations
  • Leveraging the expertise of internal and external communities
  • Developing and supporting planning committee members

ILTACON Co-Chairs serve as liaisons to and voting members on ILTA’s Programming Committee, the team of volunteers responsible for delivering ILTA's overall Programming Framework.



ILTA volunteer leaders do not receive compensation for their services but may be reimbursed for expenses. ILTACON registration, travel, and lodging fees are waived for ILTACON Co-Chairs, both current and incoming.



The ILTACON Planning Committee is comprised of the following member volunteer roles:

  •             ILTACON Co-Chairs (2)
  •             ILTACON Team Coordinators (7-8)
  •             ILTACON Session Coordinators (42-48)

In addition to these members, the ILTACON planning committee is supported primarily by the ILTA Event Education Manager and Event Education Coordinator.



ILTACON Co-Chairs serve a staggered two-year term, which begins immediately following ILTACON, and concludes at the closing of ILTACON in year two:

  • year one in a junior role, learning from the senior co-chair and ILTA Staff
  • year two in a senior role, mentoring, coaching and leading the junior co-chair and planning committee


The time commitment varies but averages 6-8 hours per week..




  • Work within ILTA’s programming framework, strategic goals, target audiences and planning structure for ILTACON.
  • Select, lead, coach, mentor and inspire members of the ILTACON planning team.
  • Oversee the development of the comprehensive ILTACON education program, meeting task and event deadlines.
  • Structure and manage the speaker selection process and speaker experience.
  • Select keynote speakers for the conference, working with the VP of Service Delivery and the ILTA Event Education Manager on potential speakers, interviews, and final selection.
  • Conduct collaborative meetings and make presentations to small groups and large audiences (in person and conference calls)
  • Embrace an agile, nimble, and flexible approach to ILTACON planning, participating in the continuous improvement process and problem-solving.
  • Manage provision of input into ILTACON planning from other sources such as any Executive Advisors, audience focus groups, and the Business Partner Committee
  • Opening remarks to welcome attendees to ILTACON and introduction of keynote speakers.


Programming Committee Liaison

  • Assist in developing ILTA's overall annual Programming Framework
  • Communicate/collaborate with the Programming Committee regarding ILTACON programming and how it fits into the Programming Framework




  • Participate in ILTACON planning meetings virtually and/or requiring travel:
    • September: Co-Chair meetings
    • October: Co-Chair meetings/Team Coordinator Interviews
    • November:  Co-Chair/Team Coordinator meetings
    • December:  Co-Chair/Team Coordinator meetings; Session Coordinator Interviews
    • January: Co-Chair/Team Coordinator/Team meetings, ILTACON orientation
    • February-August: Co-Chair/Team Coordinator/Team meetings
    • August:  Attend ILTACON, including any pre-ILTACON planning meetings. 
  • Regularly participate in planning meetings by voice and/or video:
    • Co-chair/ILTA staff calls
    • Co-chair and team coordinator calls
    • Team calls
    • Individual planning team calls (as needed)
  • Serve as an ambassador for ILTA by promoting ILTACON and volunteerism



  • Actively participate in Programming Committee meetings (current cadence is monthly with a longer planning meeting in the fall)



    Objective Criteria:

    • ILTA Member or Business Partner in good standing.
    • At least one year in the ILTACON Team Coordinator role.
    • Willingness to accept direction from the volunteer leadership and ILTA staff as required.
    • Willingness to act as a reflection of ILTA’s core values.
    • Approval by employer for time commitment (including conference attendance).

    Subjective Criteria:

    • Professional demeanor
    • Ability to work within a goal-oriented, results-driven team
    • Ability to convey ideas with respectfulness
    • Respect for protocol and history of the organization
    • Ability to put aside personal objectives in deference to the needs of the membership/event
    • Ability to provide practical programming direction for the organization
    • Ability to inspire ILTACON team with passion for delivering outstanding education
    • Thought leadership--ability to learn and manage development of diverse legal technology educational topics
    • Ability to identify areas for improvement and deliver constructive feedback to session coordinators


    Desired Skills:

    • Deep knowledge and experience of technology in the legal profession
    • Effective interpersonal communication
    • Ability to work within a team environment
    • Ability to prioritize tasks to meet deadlines
    • Business acumen
    • Project management experience
    • Ability to respond to rapidly shifting priorities



    Skills you can expect to learn from this volunteer position include:

    • Leadership
    • Goal setting
    • Public speaking
    • Meeting Facilitation
    • Mentorship
    • Improve subject matter expertise


    ILTACON co-chairs may apply for a role on the Education Council following the completion of their commitment, and may also consider board service. 

    System Qualifications:


    Volunteers Needed:

    1 (1 open slot)

    Experience Required:

    4 - 6 Years Industry Experience




    Denise Ash
    Event Education Manager

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