September 19 - 21 2024

We are excited to announce the Third Annual Shades of Mass Conference at the Marriott Marquis Houston, Texas. Please join in supporting representative leadership in cases of national significance. 

Shades of Mass, founded in 2022, is a first-of-its-kind organization – dedicated to advocating for and facilitating the involvement in mass tort litigations, along with appointment of Black and Brown attorneys to leadership roles in federal and state-based centralized civil actions. Through mentorship, advocacy, networking, and education, we are ushering in a new era of broad and diverse representation for those impacted across our great nation.

Shades of Mass seeks to increase diversity in MDL leadership through mentorship, advocacy, networking and education. Our founders share the ultimate goal to provide opportunities and advantages to qualified attorneys of color.

It’s time for attorneys who truly represent the communities disproportionately affected by corporations’ wrongful conduct to advocate for and get appointed to lead and co-lead counsel roles in litigations seeking justice for our communities.


Attendance Pricing

Attorney | Professional

$795

Early Bird Pricing
$995 after August 20, 2024

Student

$350

with proof of active enrollment and .edu email address

Guest

$350

 Only able to attend social functions One guest per conference attendee 

Registrants licensed to practice law and actively engaged in the practice of law will confirm that they represent 51% or more of the plaintiff in civil litigation or the defendant in criminal litigation during the registration process. 


Agenda subject to change. All times shown in Local Event Time (Central Time)


Located in the heart of Houston, this architectural gem offers a blend of unparalleled service, convenience and modern style, perfect for both business and leisure. Recharge in the spacious guest rooms and suites with panoramic views of the city and world-class amenities. Take a dip in the infinity pool or the Texas-shaped rooftop lazy river. Indulge in a myriad of dining options located at the hotel including Biggio's Sports Bar, Walker Street Kitchen, Cueva Wine Bar and Xochi by Hugo Ortega. Marriott Marquis Houston invites you to explore local attractions such as Discovery Green and theater district that defines this remarkable destination.


Marriott Marquis Houston
1777 Walker Street
Houston, TX 77010
P: (713) 654-1777

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Houston Texas

America's fourth largest city, filled with world-class dining, arts, hotels, shopping and nightlife. Take a stroll through the historic Heights, exploring the Museum District or head down to Space Center Houston.

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[IAH] Bush Intercontinental Airport 

IAH is approximately 20 miles from the Marriott Marquis Houston. It is a hub for United Airlines.

[HOU] William P. Hobby Airport 

HOU is approximately 10 miles from the Marriott Marquis Houston. HOU is a hub for Southwest Airlines.

Airline Discounts

Discounts have been negotiated with Delta and United Airlines for both IAH and HOU. To get these discounts follow the instructions below for each airline. 

United Airlines

Click the following link: United.com to have access to the negotiated Discount for the Third Annual Shades of Mass Conference.  Discounts of 2% off most discounted fares; up to 10% off First Class and Full fare tickets has been arranged.  The code is valid for flights September 16, 2024 - September 25, 2024.

Delta Airlines

Click the following link: Delta.com. The Third Annual Shades of Mass Conference discount of 2% - 5% for coach fares, and discounted first class and 10% for full first class fares has been arranged.   Discount is valid for flights September 14, 2024 - September 27, 2024.  Select Book a Trip, enter your departure airport and IAH (or HOU if flying to William P. Hobby) as the destination then select “Advanced Search”. Enter the code NM3U9 in the 'Meeting Event Code' box and it will calculate the discount off the fare. 

Transfers

You are responsible to arrange your transportation between the airport and the hotel. 


Thank you for your interest in sponsoring the Third Annual Shades of Mass Conference. There are 4 tiers of sponsorship with varying benefits (shown below). Please click on the "Become a Sponsor" button below for more information.

Presenting
Sponsor

$100,000

A very special "Thank You" to Shield Legal
our Presenting Sponsor for the Third Annual Shades of Mass Conference.

- Vendor Table -
- Networking Mixer -
- Recognition on the Shades of Mass website -
- Recognition on Printed Materials -
- Put Name Up on CLE as Presentation Sponsor -
- Recognition of Sponsorship Premier at Plenary | Lunch | or Similar Event -
- 8 Complimentary Registrations -
- Speaking Opportunities at Plenary | Panel -
- Company's Inclusion on the Press Release -
- Electronic Badge for Inclusion on your website -
- Prominent Display of Sponsor Logo and callout throughout the Conference -
- Limit 1 per Conference -
                                                                                                                                                                                                         



Champion of
 Diversity

$45,000

  • Vendor Table
  • Networking Mixer
  • Recognition on the Shades of Mass Website
  • Recognition on Printed Materials
  • Put Name Up on CLE as Presentation Sponsor
  • Recognition of Sponsorship Premier at Plenary | Lunch | or Similar Event
  • 6 Complimentary Registrations
  • One Speaking Opportunity at Plenary | Panel
  • Company's Inclusion on the Press Release
  • Electronic Badge for Inclusion on your website
  • Limit 3 per Conference

Pioneer of 
Justice

$25,000

  • Vendor Table
  • Networking Mixer
  • Recognition on Shades of Mass Website
  • Recognition on Printed Materials
  • Put Name Up on CLE as Presentation Sponsor for one panel
  • 4 Complimentary Registrations
  • Electronic Badge for Inclusion on your website
  • Limit 7 per Conference





Ambassador of 
Inclusion

$10,500

  • Vendor Table
  • Networking Mixer
  • Recognition on Shades of Mass Website
  • Recognition on Printed Materials
  • 3 Complimentary Registrations
  • Electronic Badge for Inclusion on your website
                                                                                      

Advocate of 
Equality

$7,500

  • Vendor Table
  • Networking Mixer
  • Recognition on Shades of Mass Website
  • 2 Complimentary Registrations

                                                                                            

  • Step 1: If you are interested in Sponsorship, see the Sponsorship section first, as sponsorship tiers include varying numbers of complimentary registration(s).
  • Step 2: Register by clicking the button below.
  • Step 3: Book your hotel by using the Book Hotel button in the Marriott Marquis Houston section above.





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