8:15 am

Registration and Coffee

9:00 AM—9:15 am

Opening Remarks

Kara Dodson, of Volta Talent Strategies, will introduce the 2018 Volta Forum.

9:15 AM—11:00 am

Keynote + Speed Workshop | The Power of Peers

Robin Chase is the Founder and Former CEO, Zipcar, Buzzcar and GoLoco; Executive Chairman, Veniam Works and Author of Peers Inc: How People and Platforms Are Inventing the Collaborative Economy. One of the pioneers of the sharing economy, Robin was honored by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in 2009. In her keynote, Robin will unpack the underlying principles that enabled a startup to transform an industry and challenge participants to apply shared concepts to their current contexts.

11:00 AM—11:15 am


11:15 am—2:45 pm*

Design Thinking lab  

Design thinking is at the core of effective strategy development and organizational change, and leading innovators have heralded the use of design principles to solve exponential problems. In this collaborative workshop, Professor Evelyn Williams, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, will teach participants using the tools and principles of design thinking to inspire and foster much needed problem-solving in the legal industry.

* A working lunch will be available during the Design Thinking Lab

2:45 PM—3:00 pm


3:00 PM—4:30 pm

Provocations | “Wouldn’t it be GREAT if…”

Nicholas Jelfs-Jelf, of Volta Talent Strategies, will introduce industry peers as they share their ideas for, and observations on, the legal industry.

4:30 PM—5:00 pm

Closing Remarks

Sang Lee, Chief Executive Officer of Volta Talent Strategies, will lead a discussion with participants to identify the insights and learning of the day.  

5:00 PM—6:00 pm

Cocktails and Networking Reception


We are grateful to Arnold & Porter for so generously hosting the 2018 Volta Forum.

Don’t forget to smile! By attending the Volta Forum, you acknowledge that you may be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded and you consent to any use, in any format of your appearance, voice and name for legitimate business purposes related to the recording of this event.