We have been monitoring the rapidly changing COVID-19 developments both domestically and globally over the past few weeks, especially as it affects the lives of our global CLOC community. Above all things, CLOC is a community. And nothing is more important than keeping our community safe. This is why we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s CLOC Vegas Institute (due to take place May 12-14). While this may not be surprising, we recognize that this will come as an enormous disappointment to our attendees, exhibitors, speakers and industry professionals who were due to attend the show. This was not an easy decision to make and we are grateful to our CLOC community for having patience with us as we grappled with the rapidly-evolving situation. The Institute is as much yours as it is ours, and it is important to us that we move forward together.
Our goal each year is to provide superior value and the best possible experience for exhibitors and attendees. We knew that if we could not deliver on those expectations, we would not move forward.
We are committed to exploring all possible alternatives so that we can provide a productive setting where the legal operations industry can engage with the latest technology, hear from industry thought leaders and make the game-changing connections that drive our industry forward. We are currently evaluating various options to enable us to continue to bring our exceptional educational content to the community this year.
In addition, due to the COVID-19 uncertainty in other parts of the globe, we are still contemplating if, and how, we might be able to bring CLOC to the Asia Pacific region this fall.
We are grateful for each and every member of our community and to our sponsors who make the Institute possible. It is your passion for the industry that makes the Institute a success year after year, and it is that same passion that will drive us into the future as we look ahead to new possibilities later this year and beyond.
As this is a highly fluid situation, please understand that we are still working through details on the next steps for registrants and sponsors and will communicate as soon as we can. In the meantime, stay healthy and support each other as we navigate these difficult times together.
Thank you all for your continued time and your amazing support.
Mary O’Carroll, CLOC President
Save the Date:
2021 London Institute – January 18 – 19, 2021, Grand Lancaster Hotel, London
2021 Vegas Institute – May 18 – 20, 2021, Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas