NCBA 2018 Call for Proposals and Schedule
NCBA’s legal educational program consists of high-quality legal education presented by expert attorneys at the top of their fields. The content for our programs is wide-ranging, relevant, and addresses everything from the foundation of the cannabis movement to the most topical issues affecting stakeholders in the industry. Our goal is to provide information the cannabis bar needs to become fluent in the issues that affect our cannabis industry clients. To provide our members with such useful and instructive content, we need you!
Although all proposals will be considered, preference will be given to active NCBA members and those who have submitted proposals that best relate to current, challenging issues in the cannabis industry. NCBA will contact you if your proposal is accepted. If you have questions contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We invite you to submit a proposal by completing this NCBA Program Proposal Form and agreeing to the Terms and Conditions set forth below.
To participate in an NCBA Continuing Legal Education webinar or live seminar, a proposal must be submitted on the form below.
Deadlines for Proposals:
NCBA @ MJBizNext (New Orleans, May 8-9, 2018) – Programming scheduled SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED OR CONSIDERED FOR THIS PROGRAM.
This program will focus on emerging issues: Corporate Governance, Corporate Growth (Financing and Investment), Government Relations, CBD, International, and Ethics.
NCBA @ NCIA Summit (San Jose, July 24, 2018) – March 1, 2018
This program will focus on compliance topics: Securing State and Local License and Permits, Environmental Law, Making Health Claims under FDA Scrutiny, Insurance, Products Liability, Seed to Sale: Track and Trace, and Ethics.
Cannabis Law Institute (Washington DC, September 7-8, 2018) – March 15, 2018
This program will highlight legalization issues and focus on advanced legal topics (TBD).
1. Once approved, NCBA requires headshots for each presenter and a signed Presenter Guidelines & Consent and Media Release Form, which will be provided with the approval notification.
2. For panels, the presenters must meet, telephonically or in person, no less than 6 weeks prior to the presentation with at least one person from the CLE content committee present at the meeting. This meeting should get the participants acquainted and talking about the presentation to identify the key legal issues and determine the role of each participant.
3. The speaker or a designated representative of the panel shall submit Presentation Materials :
Deadlines for Presentation Materials:
Webinars: 4 weeks before scheduled broadcast date
NCBA @ MJBizNext April 4, 2018
NCBA @ NCIA Summit June 22, 2018
Cannabis Law Institute August 3, 2018
Presentation materials must include, at a minimum:
- An outline of the major talking points of the presentation. The outline need not be detailed, but should include estimated allocated timing for each major segment/presenter.
- A slide deck on the NCBA PowerPoint™ template. Slide requirements will depend on the number of people on your panel. A one hour presentation should have 12-40 slides with content. Each slide must include one substantive point related to the presentation. You can update the slide deck and send it to email@example.com AND bring it on a drive to the presentation.
- Two pieces of written material, per presenter. One piece of written material must be black letter law in the form of either legislative action, regulation, case law, or policy memo. The other may be any material related to the content of the presentation, such as background material, written thought piece, economic data, charts, etc.
Terms and Conditions for all Presenters
Upon acceptance of your program, you will be required to enter into a Presenter Guidelines & Consent and Media Release Form. By submitting a program for consideration, you agree and acknowledge that:
Presentations are given voluntarily for legal educational purposes. Speakers are not compensated and speaking engagements are not related to participation as event or webinar sponsors.
NCBA takes copyright laws seriously: please be sure that you have clear rights to use all content including any images in your slides.
Proposal acceptance is based on the information provided at the time of submission. Any changes to content or speakers must be conveyed to NCBA in advance, and NCBA reserves the right to cancel or reschedule webinars based on changed information.
Presentations are not for the purpose of selling any goods and services, including your own.
If selected, you agree to abide by the timeline set by NCBA and meet all deadlines to the best of your ability.
You will have adequate computer hardware to support the relevant platform, including a webcam and microphone for webinar presentations.
NCBA may audio and/or video record your presentation and make it available for members and nonmembers, with or without charge. You authorize NCBA to record, reproduce, and publish your presentation in whole or in part.
By submitting a webinar proposal, you agree that you have read and understood you responsibilities as outlined in these terms and conditions, and that I will timely execute the Presenter Guidelines & Consent and Media Release Form, which may include additional and more detailed requirements, upon selection of my program.