Master Classes available this fall

This fall, Tech Contracts Academy offers two series of Tech Contracts Master Classes – four classes each series, two hours per class. And three webinars – one each in September, October, and November.  We’re addressing generative and other AI issues in our programs, including the Master Classes – and on August 17, a complimentary LinkedIn Live conversation, Contracts about Generative AI: An Issue-Spotter. (Recording available afterward on LinkedIn). Join industry expert David Tollen, and build your contracting skills.

Fall Tech Contracts Master Class Series

Taken together, our four Tech Contracts Master Classes will prepare you to negotiate contracts about software, cloud services, and professional services more confidently and efficiently, and help you avoid common pitfalls. And, we’ve added new content about AI contracts: Wondering about IP rights in outputs, training data and prompts? Liability for errors (“hallucinations”), infringement, and misuse of private information? Join David Tollen to explore these and other key tech contracting topics (examples below). 

Our September series runs Thursdays from Sept. 7-28; our Nov/Dec series runs Tuesdays from Nov. 7-Dec. 5 (no class the week of Thanksgiving). Conveniently available via distance learning (with recordings available afterward on request, for a limited time), each class is two hours, and includes Q&A.

Most students choose to take all four classes (with an automatic series discount). (And there’s also a 10% discount available to company teams of 5 or more). But classes are also available to purchase individually. 

Prime Clauses (Sept. 7/Nov. 7): The central promise and transaction in contracts about software, AI, cloud computing and other forms of IT (the promise of cloud services; license to on-premise software; promise of professional services). Frequently, contracts have a combination. And … the promise to pay. 

General Clauses (Sept. 14/Nov. 14): Commercial clauses (such as technical specifications, SLAs, business continuity and disaster recovery, non-disclosure) and data clauses (including location, security, incidents, privacy, audits). 

Key Liability Terms (Sept. 21/Nov. 28): Warranties, indemnities, limits of liability, provider liability for 3rd parties, and liquidated damages.  

End-Game & Special Clauses (Sept. 28/Dec. 5): Term & termination; transition and deconversion of AI and cloud data; non-solicits and noncompetes; dispute management, mediation, arbitration, waiver of class actions, jury trials; ancillary IP terms; supporting “boilerplate” clauses; open source software.

Image of Master Class sign up button


This fall, we also offer several one hour webinars. Two are returning topics, but enhanced with new content about artificial intelligence contracts. And our November webinar is brand new, about AI in the legal and contracting professions.

Recordings will be available for all registrants (upon request, for a limited time), including those who are unable to attend the live program.

We hope you will join us.

Webinar Discounts: Register 5 or more from the same company for this webinar, and enjoy a 15% discount. And, for a limited time, an individual discount is available – enroll in one webinar at full price (starting with the July 2023 webinar), request a 10% discount code to use when enrolling in subsequent 2023 webinars. Contact [email protected] before registering for details and to obtain a discount code.

Other upcoming webinars:

Image of Webinar sign up button

Please follow us on LinkedIn, and be among the first to know about our programs, including free LinkedIn Live conversations, including, on August 17, 2023Contracts about Generative AI: An Issue-Spotter. (Missed it live? Check LinkedIn afterward for the recording).

Logo Description automatically generated

CLE. Tech Contracts Master Classes™ and Tech Contracts Academy’s webinars are approved for Continuing Legal Education credit in California. Licensed elsewhere? Jurisdictions (and professions) differ as to whether students may apply individually for continuing education credit, and what is required. Materials we make available for Tech Contracts Academy’s programs (e.g., slides, presenter’s biography) may assist students’ self-submission efforts. Check here for more details about CLE. 

Discounts: See program registration pages for information about group discounts (teams of five or more from same company, for same program: 10% off a full Master Class series; 15% off any webinar). And, NEW: For a limited time, a 10% discount is also available for individuals – after enrolling in one webinar at full price (starting with our July 2023 webinar), returning students may request a 10% discount code to use when enrolling in subsequent webinars through the end of 2023. Contact [email protected] for more information, and to obtain a discount code prior to enrolling. (Only one discount code per program may be used. Individual discount does not apply to Master Classes).

Our presenter. David Tollen founded Tech Contracts Academy® LLCAn attorney, instructor at U.C. Berkeley Law School, and expert witness, he authored the American Bar Association’s perennial bestseller, The Tech Contracts Handbook (ABA Publishing; 3rd ed. 2021). It is available from Amazon here, and other retailers.

Tech Contracts Academy® is a professional training company, created to bring confidence and expertise to professionals responsible for technology contracts. It provides public and in-house training on drafting and negotiating IT agreements. Contact us here or email [email protected] for more information about training for just your team.

Our programs provide general education, not legal advice. This communication is not, and our programs are not, advertising to provide legal services. Only one discount code may be used per registration.

Share the Post:

Related Posts