ILTACON is of course the annual conference for the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA). This year it is being held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor MD, just south of Washington, DC, and across the Potomac from Alexandria, VA.
Technically, the show opened last night on Sunday, August 28th, with the annual golf tournament, orientation sessions, and an opening reception that evening. But, the Keynote and Educational Sessions start today on Monday, August 29th, and the Exhibit Hall Opening Reception is tonight from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET, where booths will be decorated as different countries. This is always a great event with a more casual flavor than during the week.
We’ll have several people from Advanced Discovery attending, including myself, and we’ll be available to meet with you all week long. And, I’ll be speaking on panel with Kate Head on Thursday called A Road Map To Gathering and Analyzing Client Discovery Data Across Matters and that immediately after that on the annual Gather ‘Round for a Litigation Support Roundtable.
And, two sessions I count as “Don’t Miss” are:
- The Lean, Mean E-Discovery Machine: Project Management in Litigation Support with Mike Quartararo of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, fresh off the release of his new book Project Management in Electronic Discovery (which you can discuss with him at the first ILTA Authors Corner in the Potomac Ballroom Foyer: specific time to be announced at the show)
- How Future Technology Will Affect Litigation Support, on Thursday, with a panel of eDiscovery leaders, including my old friend Craig Ball and a great visionary in the field Jay Leib, Founder and CEO of NexLP
So if you’re in the DC area this week, stop by and find me. I’ll be happy to talk about legal technology. Well, except Thursday night. I’ve got high hopes for that night that don’t involve technology at all!
Senior eDiscovery Consultant
Tom O’Connor is nationally known as a consultant, speaker and writer. In his consulting work, Tom specializes in working with law firms and their corporate clients to manage their electronic discovery needs. As senior eDiscovery consultant for Advanced Discovery, he assists clients in database design, implementation and training. He also addresses specific eDiscovery issues such as retention policies, litigation holds and document exchange protocols. Tom speaks at major legal conferences and writes for both the Advanced Discovery blog and national legal publications.