The schedule

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Detailed Schedule for 2017 Southern Conference of Bar Presidents

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19

Noon – 6 p.m.

Registration and exhibits in Peabody Hotel
West Mezzanine

Noon – 2 p.m.

Executive Directors Lunch
Automatic Slim’s, 83 South 2nd Avenue

2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Executive Directors Roundtable
Automatic Slim’s, 83 South 2nd Avenue

5 p.m.

Opening Reception
Skyway and Rooftop (The Peabody)
Located on the roof of the hotel, the Skyway merges 1930s Art Deco charm with breathtaking views of the Mississippi River.

6:45 p.m.

Group Photos
Skyway and Rooftop (The Peabody)

7:15 p.m.

Class Dinners
Enjoy four delightful downtown restaurants, each offering a unique menu and distinct atmosphere.
• Current Presidents, Automatic Slims, 83 South 2nd Street
• Presidents-elect, Flight, 39 South Main Street
• Past Presidents, Rendezvous, 52 S. Second Street
• Executive Directors, Felicia Suzanne, 80 Monroe Avenue – Suite L-1

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20
7 – 9:30 a.m.

Registration
West Mezzanine, The Peabody

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast
Continental Ballroom, The Peabody

8:30 a.m.

Buses Load at Peabody Hotel for Programming at National Civil Rights Museum

8:45 a.m.

Buses Leave Peabody Hotel for programming at National Civil Rights MuseumTransportation is provided to the National Civil Rights Museum. Buses will depart on time. Please meet in the lobby of The Peabody at the Union Street entrance/exit.

9:30 – 11 a.m.

Police Conduct, The Law and The Community: Civil Rights in the 21st Century
In the wake of the events of 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri, and other instances of police-involved deaths, issues of police misconduct, police-community relations, and effective law enforcement have increasingly occupied the public mind. Led by a veteran federal prosecutor with national experience in police misconduct investigations, prosecutions, and monitorships, this program will bring together national leaders of the law enforcement community, policymakers, and civil rights experts to discuss the current state of issues that relate both to police misconduct and overall trust and understanding between law enforcement and the communities they protect and, finally, what lawyers and bar associations might be able to contribute.

• Chief Theron Bowman, Texas
• Jeffrey S. Rosenblum, Rosenblum and Reisman
• Roy L. Austin, Harris Wiltshire & Grannis
• Steve Parker, Butler Snow (Moderator)

11 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Break

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Race, Politics, Memory and Monuments
For years, in many communities across the South, discussions about how we memorialize the past have continued. In the wake of Charleston and Charlottesville, these debates have reached a new pitch. Lawyers, as part of our communities, have played and do play a role in these discussions. We’ll explore the limits and possibilities of these discussions, including whether lawyers and bars have a role in them.

• A C Wharton, The A C Wharton Group LLC

12:15 - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch by Central BBQ
Memphians know great BBQ and won’t settle for anything less. Central BBQ has been ranked in the top three BBQ restaurants in Memphis since 2003 and taken top honors 10 times.

1:30 - 1:45 p.m.

Buses load (1:30 p.m.) and depart (1:45 p.m.)
Transportation is provided to The Peabody and optional activities. Busses will depart on time. Look for sinage on the front of the bus for each location.

2 - 4 p.m.

Optional activities/free time
Transportation to the following activities will be provided. (Buses for FedEx Hub will depart from The Peabody at 10 p.m.)

  • Civil Rights Museum Tour
  • Stax Museum Tour
  • Return to The Peabody Hotel
3:45 - 4 p.m.

Buses load (3:45 p.m.) and depart (4 p.m.)
Transportation is provided to The Peabody. Buses will depart on time. Please meet back at the drop-off locations.

5:30 - 5:45 p.m.

Buses load (5:30 p.m.) and leave (5:45 p.m.)f
Transportation is provided to the Overton Square Courtyard. Buses will depart on time. Please meet inthe lobby of The Peabody at the Union Street entrance/exit.

6 - 7 p.m.

Outside Reception
Overton Square Courtyard, 2101 Madison Ave., Midtown Memphis

7:15 - 9:15 p.m.

Dinner
Enjoy dinner at select restaurants in Overton Square. Please bring your dinner voucher with you.

Overton Square Area

  • Iris, 2146 Monroe Avenue
  • Bari Ristorante, 22 South Cooper Street
  • Babalu, 2115 Madison Avenue

Cooper Young Area (buses provided, departing from Overton Square at 7 p.m.)

  • Alchemy, 940 South Cooper Street
  • Beauty Shop, 966 Cooper Street
  • Sweet Grass, 937 South Cooper Street
  • Café 1912, 243 South Cooper Street
  • Tsunami, 928 South Cooper Street
9:30 - 9:45 p.m.

Buses load (9:30 p.m.) and depart (9:45 p.m.)
Transportation is provided to The Peabody. Buses will depart on time. Please meet at Overton Square and pick-up will be provided at Cooper Young.

10:30 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Fedex Hub Tour (Buses Depart at 10:15 p.m.)
Transportation is provided to Fedex’s hub tour. No alcohol consumption 6 hours prior to departure. Buses will load at 10 p.m. and depart at 10:15 p.m. Please meet in the lobby of The Peabody at the Union Street entrance/exit.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21
7 - 9:30 a.m.

Registration at Peabody Hotel
West Mezzanine, The Peabody

7:30 - 7:45 a.m.

Buses load (7:30 a.m.) and depart (7:45 a.m.)
Transportation is provided to Graceland Guest House. Buses will depart on time. Please meet in the lobby of The Peabody at the Union Street entrance/exit.

8:30 – 9 a.m.

Buffet Breakfast
Graceland Guest House, Address: 3600 Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, TN 38116

9 – 9:15 a.m.

Welcome by Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland

9:15 – 10:45 a.m.

Sam Phillips and the Birth of Rock ‘N’ Roll
Many know the outlines, or even the details, of the rise and life of The King, but fewer know the role of Sam Phillips, the creative force behind Sun Records and so many other icons of American music. Think: Johnny Cash, Sleepy John Estes, B.B. King, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, The Prisonaires, Charlie Rich, Rufus Thomas, Ike Turner.

At this session, nationally acclaimed writer and cultural historian Peter Guralnick will discuss his recently published book "Sam Phillips, The Man Who Invented Rock and Roll." The author of the critically-acclaimed Elvis Presley biographies "Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley," and “Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley,” Guralnick has been called “a national resource” by critic Nat Hentoff for work that has argued passionately and persuasively for the vitality of this country’s intertwined black and white musical traditions.

Joining Guralnick on stage will be the Memphis Grammy Award-winning writer Robert Gordon, whose documentary works range from "Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story" to "Best of Enemies," a film about the enmity between William F. Buckley Jr. and Gore Vidal. His first book, "It Came From Memphis," careens through the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, riding shotgun with the weirdoes, winos and midget wrestlers who were the forces that created rock and roll. More recently, he has authored “Can’t Be Satisfied: The Life and Times of Muddy Waters.”

Peter Guralnick, Author, American Music Critic and Screenwriter
Robert Gordon, Author, Director and Producer

10:45 – 11:15 a.m.

Networking and Book Signing
Peter Guralnick,
Author, American Music Critic and Screenwriter
Robert Gordon,
Author, Director and Producer

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Elvis: His Impact on the Law
Celebrated Memphis writer, lawyer, and past TBA President Bill Haltom guides us through the dramatic and varied impact that The King of Rock 'n Roll had on the development of the law, in Tennessee and elsewhere.

ANNOUNCEMENT

2018 New Orleans SCBP
Barry Grodsky, Louisiana State Bar Association President-elect

12:15 – 12:45 p.m.

Networking and Book Signing
William (Bill) Haltom, author and attorney with Lewis Thomason

12:45 – 1:15 p.m.

Lunch at Graceland Guest House

1:15 p.m.

Buses load (1:15 p.m.) and Depart (1:30 p.m.)
Transportation is provided to The Peabody and optional activities. Buses will depart on time.

2 - 4 p.m.

Optional Activities

4 - 4:15 p.m.

Buses load (4 p.m.) and depart (4:15 p.m.)
Transportation is provided to The Peabody. Buses will depart on time. Please meet back at the drop-off locations.

6:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Dinner and Music
Halloran Centre (walk to 224 South Main Street), limited transportation provided departing at 6:15 p.m. from the Union Street entrance/exit.