TECHSHOW Faculty Portal

Thank you for accepting your invitation to speak at TECHSHOW 2024. Your expertise and insight is vital to the success of TECHSHOW. Please work with your track leader and co-presenter to finalize the title and description for your presentation. These will be posted online in October. If you have not yet submitted your bio and headshot for the speakers page, please e-mail them to Marcia Yarbrough at as soon as possible. Below you will find a list of important deadlines, forms, and guides for TECHSHOW 2024 Faculty. It may take some time to collect all of your materials for your presentation so we urge you to begin that process as quickly as possible. We need 10 pages of original content when requesting CLE. Your track leader will explain this in greater detail when you meet.

Please contact co-chairs Sofia Lingos ( and/or Cynthia Thomas ( if you are having difficulty with anything. 


    1. Speaker RSVP/Information Form – August 15, 2023
      • Submit bio and photo – August 15, 2023
    2. Session title and description (to speaker liaison) – October 20, 2023
    3. Speaker Release Form – October 27, 2023:
      • Provide speaker liasion with session description and learning objectives feedback.
    4. Meet with co-presenter – October 16, 2023
    5. Plan for materials: submit a brief outline of when you expect to submit your materials for your session (to speaker liaison) – December 8, 2023
    6. Register for TECHSHOW 2024 – December 15, 2023
      • Use code TSSPK24 to register for free
    7. Reprint Permission Form – December 8, 2023: Only needed if using third party documents.
    8. Required Program Materials Template – December 8, 2023:
      • Please turn in your program materials to your track leaders. Here are some materials guidelines. Work with your track leader to confirm materials.
    9. Required PowerPoint Template
      • Please use this template for your PowerPoint presentation.
    10. Faculty Orientation Call: Access the recording here: 


Speaker Documents and Forms

You can find all the necessary forms, templates, documents, and supplemental information in the faculty document library.


Travel and Lodging

If you are not local to Chicago (more than 30 miles away from the Hyatt Regency Chicago at 151 E. Wacker Dr.), the ABA Law Practice Division will offer one complimentary hotel night at the Hyatt Regency for each day you are speaking at TECHSHOW. Please make your hotel reservation through the ABA TECHSHOW portal at the Hyatt Regency. ABA staff will then contact the hotel to mark one or two of your nights as complimentary depending on how many days you are speaking at TECHSHOW. Please consult the schedule below when determining how many nights you are staying. We will have a large celebration event on Friday night and a faculty networking breakfast on Saturday morning if you choose to stay Friday night as well. To confirm whether you are presenting on one day or two days, please contact your track leader.

ABA TECHSHOW will reimburse you up to $400.00 for travel expenses if you are located more than 30 miles from the Hyatt Regency Chicago. ABA Members can take advantage of exclusive discounts on airfare, hotels, and car rentals available here. The travel reimbursement guidelines are here and the reimbursement form to submit after TECHSHOW 2024 is linked here. Please submit the form and all receipts immediately following TECHSHOW to  

If you are within 30 miles of the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, located at 151 E. Wacker Dr., you are not eligible for lodging or travel reimbursement. 



The TECHSHOW 2024 schedule is still being finalized. However, knowing it will affect your travel plans, here is a draft schedule (faculty-specific events are highlighted and you are encouraged to attend):

Wednesday, February 14
4:00 p.m. CST     Faculty Reception (all faculty encouraged to attend and network with each other)
5:00 p.m. CST     Startup Alley featuring the 2024 pitch competition finalists and organized by Bob Ambrogi
6:30 p.m. CST     Expo Hall Reception – Meet the Vendors

Thursday, February 15
8:45 a.m. CST     Opening Ceremony and Futures Welcome Panel
10:00 a.m. CST   Thursday Sessions and Lunch ‘N’ Learn
4:15 p.m. CST     Expo Hall Reception
6:30 p.m. CST     Taste of TECHSHOW 

Friday, February 16
8:45 a.m. CST     Keynote
10:00 a.m. CST   Friday Sessions and Lunch ‘N’ Learn
5:30 p.m. CST     Meet the Faculty Reception
6:30 p.m. CST     Friday Night Bash

Saturday, February 17
8:45 a.m. CST     Breakfast and 60 Tech Tips in 60 Minutes
10:00 a.m. CST   CLE
11:00 a.m. CST   Action Plans To Go

If you should have any additional questions, please contact Marcia Yarbrough.

Email Signature Badge & CLE Credit

Let people know you’re speaking at ABA TECHSHOW 2024 with this badge.


Faculty Press Kit

Help make TECHSHOW a success by sharing your excitement on social media. Use this pre-canned messaging and graphics to share across your various platforms.


LP Staff Contact:

Marcia Yarbrough
Meetings Manager

ABA Law Practice Division
321 North Clark
Chicago, IL 60654