Dear Friend:

I am writing to thank you for your support of the 19th Annual Charting Your Own Course Career Conference (CYOC) and to ask you to consider sponsorship support for next year’s conference scheduled for February 7-10, 2019 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel (Orlando).

As you set your 2019 budget priorities, you are likely considering several exciting conference options. For those of us who deliver conference programming, we are responsible for promising and delivering real value to those who support us.

At CYOC, our focus is very simple: to place attorneys of color in the path of practical career strategies, delivered on a straight talk platform by senior attorneys who are personally invested in our attendees. In short, we deliver a rigorous set of professional development programing.

The CYOC Difference


Our faculty consists of senior attorneys who “walk the talk” with respect to investing in attorneys of color. Their voice is one of straight talk, not safe talk.

Career Strategies

We challenge our faculty to communicate the 1) ways of working, 2) ways of relationship building, and 3) ways of self-investment that have enabled their success in the law firm and law department settings.


This conference is personal. We deeply believe in the brilliance of attorneys of color and pour into them with the conviction and personal accountability of family members.

Thanks again for your support. I will be following up to schedule time to discuss your feedback and interest in supporting CYOC for 2019. Feel free to contact me at or 301-704-9628.

2019  Conference Preview

We are working with our planning committee to finalize our agenda for this year.

Our conference is structured around four (4) programing tracks with the following focus:

Junior Associate Track – We focus on what junior associates must do to (1) understand the dynamics of law firm success, (2) establish and cultivate organic relationships and (3) become the ‘1st choice’ of assigning senior associates and partners

Mid/Senior Associate Track – We focus on what top performing associates do to (1) become indispensable members of key client teams, and (2) build commercially relevant relationships external to the firm.

Leadership Track (In-house Counsel) – We are focused on increasing the number of in-house attorneys on a senior management/general counsel trajectory. This track is directed to the needs of mid and senior level in-house attorneys.

Law Firm Partner Roundtable – Partner success is tied to differentiated relationships and leadership skills. This year we will offer substantive programming directed to building deep commercial relationships and development of the client facing skills that rainmakers possess. Our partner programming is limited to 50 partners.

Pre-Conference Programming

 Pre-Conference Programming

At CYOC, we believe that professional success and personal wellness are seldom divisible. Last year we hosted a very successful Men’s Pre-conference and Women’s Pre-conference sessions.

In both pre-conferences, we examine the factors that impact our wellness and ultimately our careers.

Contact Information

Sponsorship and Conference Programming

Should you have any questions regarding sponsorship or conference programming, please contact: Werten Bellamy at 301-704-9628 or



Contact Person



2019 Sponsorship

We need your sponsorship but must earn it. Attorneys of color deserve premium substantive programing. That is what we deliver. It is in this spirit that you will consider us in your 2018 budgeting.

Platinum ($25,000)

  • Ten (10) registrations
  • Full page ad
  • Display of sponsor logo on sponsor acknowledgment signage
  • VIP speaker room access
  • Firm marketing materials in conference bag


Gold ($10,000)

  • Five (5) registrations
  • Display of sponsor logo on sponsor acknowledgment signage
  • ½ page ad
  • Firm marketing materials in conference bag


Silver ($8,000)

  • Three (3) registrations
  • ¼ page ad
  • Display of sponsor logo on sponsor acknowledgment signage
  • Firm marketing materials in conference bag

Non-Sponsor Conference Individual Registration Fee

Individual Registration Fee for additional attorneys from sponsor – $850

(Pre-December 31)  $1075     (Post-December 31)  $1250

Sponsorship checks are due January 5, 2019

All checks should be made to:

“Stakeholders, Inc.” and mailed to:

Werten Bellamy, 10 Popeley Court, Williamsburg, Virginia 23188