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2023 Summer Conference

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2023 Summer Conference

July 20-22, 2023

Charlotte, North Carolina 

Marriott Charlotte City Center 


The 2023 Summer Conference is an educational event where professionals in the legal industry gather to network and learn from their peers and colleagues. The conference will take place July 20-22 at the Marriott Charlotte City Center, NC.

Networking Events 

Wednesday Dine Around

On Wednesday, July 19th, you’ll have a chance to catch up with old friends and meet new ones as you dine together in small groups. Sign-up during registration, pick from the choices below; we will make the reservations and you pay your own way:  

Dine and Develop: The Annual PDC Large Group Dinner

Thursday, July 20 is our annual large group dinner! Sign up during registration to join us at our popular dinner event, this year at 204 North Restaurant!  One of the best ways to meet new PDCers and connect with longstanding PDC friends in a fun evening of dinner and drinks! 204 North is a rustic-chic restaurant with southern-leaning American fare.

Small Group Activities

The Summer Conference Committee has planned these fun small group events for Friday, July 21st! Get out of the hotel and into Charlotte with your new PDC friends. Sign up during registration to receive more information about these events: 

Fitness Fun 

July 20 - 7am - Burt’s Walk: A PDC tradition including a casual 2 mile walking tour of downtown Charlotte.

July 21 - 7:45am - Yoga: Start day two of the conference recharged after a yoga/meditation session. 




Membership Type




Early Bird













* Early Bird ends on June 5, 2023


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Thank You to our Summer Conference Committee Members: 


Allison Regan, Bracewell (Co-Chair)

Melissa Schwind, Ward & Smith (Co-Chair)

Maria Arlotto, Ropes Gray

Sarah Ayers, Vedder Price

Melissa Berry, Perkins Coie

Christine Brennan, Finnegan

Jeff DaRocha-Boyle, Fish and Richardson

Anika Gzifa, Earthjustice

Valerie Howard, Jenner & Block

Kelli Kirk, Alston & Bird

Janell Mallard, Wiley

Breanna Schmidt, Husch Blackwell

Martinelle Stevenson, Davis Wright

Alexis Yee-Garcia, Kirkland