With Singapore behind me (well almost, I am still here as I write this, in the BA lounge, waiting to fly) I can turn to the next two events in the eDiscovery calendar.
Next up is ILTA 2011 at Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee from August 21 – 25. The website still shows that registration remains open. Anyone with an interest in legal technology should be there for ILTA’s unequalled range of educational sessions, vendor displays and the opportunities to kick ideas around with people from law firms, providers and others. I will be there, and look forward to meeting as many as possible of those who are kind enough to read this blog.
September 6-8 brings the Legal Technology Leadership Summit 2011 at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida, presented by Above the Law in conjunction with the Electronic Discovery Institute. The latter is an important resource for serious and practical thought about the issues raised by electronic discovery. The rest of the world may not appreciate every aspect of the US approach to discovery, but we can certainly learn a great deal from high-level conferences like this.
It is not yet clear that I can attend – there is a finite amount of time I can spend on aeroplanes, and this year has seen more than the usual number of conferences. My self-imposed remit includes the UK, mainland Europe and the Asia-Pacific region as well as the US – I will have attended four Asia-Pac events by the end of this year. I was asked here in Singapore if I am married, the implication being that I seem rarely to be at home.
In fact, only about 10% of a typical year is spent abroad, but this year has not been typical. I am still hopeful that I will make it to Amelia Island. Have a look at the list of speakers and consider how much could be gained by hearing from and mixing with people of that calibre and authority.