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2020 Call for Programming


We are pleased to request programming submissions for the 2020 SABA North America Conference: Going for the Gold.

SABA North America strives to achieve speaker diversity in all aspects of the SABA North America Conference, including, but not limited to including speakers of varying age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, level of legal expertise and geographic location. Notwithstanding this, the organization is specifically focused on gender balance achieved through equal female and male representation on its programing committee and through invitations to high quality speakers of both sexes.

The conference is scheduled for June 25-28, 2020 at the Westin St. Francis, San Francisco, CA.

Key Programming Dates

  • Portal open for submissions: January 6th
  • Submissions Due: February 1
  • Programming Committee Review of Submissions: February-March
  • Notification to Submitting Contacts: March 1, 2020
  • Panel Materials Due (Bios, Headshots, CLE Materials, Release): May 15

Programming Submissions

The SABA conference is the premier professional development and networking event for South Asian lawyers in North America. It presents a unique opportunity to raise your organization’s profile with the South Asian bar, a group that includes corporate counsel, law firm partners and associates, federal and state judges, law professors, government and public interest attorneys, entrepreneurs, and law students across North America.

SABA North America is accepting program ideas on legal issues, cases and topics of interest to the South Asian legal community. Topics may include substantive areas of law, career development, legal innovation, pro bono, and lawyer health and wellness. As an example, please see our panels from the 2019 Conference Programming.

Every year, there is a high level of interest in participating on panels, so please provide as detailed a description of the topic as possible. As noted above, SABA is committed to achieving speaker diversity, please be mindful of proposed speakers before submitting your idea. If you have any questions, please contact the VP of Conference, Madhuri Nemali.