I have updated the list of pending conferences on my web site, adding new ones and correcting dates, venues and URLs of those which have changed.
I have included some which I am not going to – the EDI Leadership Summit and Relativity Fest 2012 were originally ruled out by events which have now dropped off my calendar. I wanted very much to go to both of them, but my mother’s illness (she seems to be recovering, thank you to all those who have asked) argues against adding more events to the calendar whilst she is still in hospital.
First up is ILTA 2012 ac2dc, celebrating its 35th event anniversary next week. The venue is again the vast Gaylord National Resort and Conference Centre outside Washington DC, a place which manages to feel strangely intimate despite its vastness, at least during this most friendly of eDiscovery conferences.
ILTA prides itself on its peer-to-peer support ethos which gives it a different flavour to other conferences. As last year, it provides a mobile app which helps you to navigate the packed program. I am taking part in a session which deliberately has no specific subject – it is called The ESI Debate Is On! (Hashtag #LPSPG6) and its description reads “There has recently been much debate over eDiscovery topics, and this session is sure to touch upon them all! Join our eDiscovery industry leaders as they discuss hot topics that are not without controversy.”
The other panel members are Patrick Oot and George Socha. Browning Marean of DLA Piper is the moderator, so expect variety, unconventionality and, with any luck, something for us all to disagree about.
Although this is the longest conference of the year, it never seems quite long enough to see everybody. For me, it is an opportunity to catch up with those who sponsor the e-Disclosure Information Project, whether by appointment or by bumping into them.
The whole thing is pure pleasure so far as I am concerned, and being there for nearly a week takes some of the sting out of the tiresomeness of the travelling.
I will be writing separately about the other forthcoming conferences over the next few days.