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2021 Government Contracts Year-in-Review Conference

About the event

Each year, Thomson Reuters hosts the annual Government Contracts Year-in-Review conference where hundreds of leading attorneys, executives and government officials come together for high-level, expert briefings on the past year's legal developments affecting government contracts. This year the conference is going virtual and speaker sessions will be hosted online for attendee access.

How to register

To register online, click on the link below and follow the instructions on the registration form.

Dates and location

February 16-25, 2021
Virtual Conference

Contact us

For questions related to the conference, email us here.

Conference agenda and session overview

A combination of live and recorded sessions will be presented on these dates during the following blocks of time.
All registered attendees will be provided a detailed session agenda once final session dates and times have been confirmed.
The preliminary session overview is available here.

Session Date Session Title Session Time
Tuesday, February 16  Converging Procurement Systems 12:00-1:00pm ET
Tuesday, February 16 Statutes & Regulations 1:15-2:45pm ET
Tuesday, February 16 Export Controls: Compliance and National Security Concerns 3:00-4:00pm ET
Wednesday, February 17 International Public Procurement Law: Key Developments 2020 11:00-12:30pm ET
Wednesday, February 17 Bidding & Negotiation 12:45-2:15pm ET
Wednesday, February 17 Cost & Pricing Issues 2:30-4:00pm ET
Thursday, February 18 Performance Problems 11:00am-12:30pm ET
Thursday, February 18 Terminations  12:45-2:15pm ET
Tuesday, February 23 Disputes 12:00-1:00pm ET
Tuesday, February 23 Intellectual Property in Government Contracts 1:15-2:15pm ET
Tuesday, February 23 Emerging Policy & Practice Issues 2:30-3:30pm ET
Wednesday, February 24 Mandatory Disclosure 12:00-1:00pm ET
Wednesday, February 24 Fraud, Debarment & Suspension 1:15-2:15pm ET
Wednesday, February 24 Cybersecurity For Government Contractors 2:30-3:30pm ET
Thursday, February 25 Commercial Item Contracting 12:00-1:00pm ET
Thursday, February 25 Accounting & Compliance 1:15-2:15pm ET
Thursday, February 25 Labor & Employment 2:30-3:30pm ET

*Session dates and times subject to change based on speaker availability

Conference Briefs: A valuable record of the proceedings

Conference Briefs include a detailed outline and discussion of the topics addressed at the Government Contracts Year-In-Review Conference. Each conference registrant will receive a pdf download copy of the current Conference Briefs. 

Earn CLE and CPE credits

The Government Contracts Year-in-Review Conference applies for CLE credits from many continuing legal education authorities under sponsorship by West LegalEdcenter/West Professional Development. Specific information concerning which states are available and the process for receiving credit will be provided to participants through their enrollment on West LegalEdcenter. 

NASBA Registry information: 
In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, CPE credits will be granted based on a 50‐minute hour.  West Professional Development is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: www.nasbaregistry.org.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Thomson Reuters customers with paid subscriptions to these select publications will receive an invitation with a complimentary code to register for the annual conference at no cost:  

    • The Government Contractor
    • The Government Contractor Plus (newsletter/email)
    • Nash & Cibinic Report  
    • Briefing Papers
    • Comptroller General Procurement Decisions  
    • Government Contractor Citator  
  • Non-subscribers can purchase a pass to access the 2021 Government Contracts Year in Review virtual conference sessions for $495 per attendee. Visit our registration page to purchase your pass. A credit card will be required to process payment.

  • For the year covering 2020, the conference briefs will be provided in an electronic format. The pdf file will be sent to registered attendees via email prior to the conference start date. Printed copies of the conference briefs will not be available.  

  • Registered conference attendees will receive an email outlining the steps to create a user profile for access to the online sessions through our proprietary education platform.  

  • Updates to our agenda for session dates and times will be provided online in the coming weeks. A complete agenda will also be emailed to registered attendees prior to the conference in February 2021. 

Thank you to our 2021 sponsors! 

For more information about sponsorship, please email GovtContractsConferences@thomsonreuters.com