I usually come only once to Washington in a year, with the Masters Conference as an annual fixture. This year, I will be in Washington three times within a few weeks, but that does nothing to diminish my appreciation of this always informative event.
There are changes this year. Most significantly, the Masters Conference has moved from the echoing concrete labyrinth which is the Ronald Reagan Center to the much more conference-friendly Grand Hyatt. Second, It has appointed Lisa Lehman as its director. Third, but by no means least, it has undertaken a series of smaller events during the year, establishing itself as a leading player in eDiscovery education.
This year’s conference title is Information Convergence: Creating Synergy Between Compliance, Discovery and Security – the conference summary is here. I am involved in two international panels, put together in conjunction with Amor Esteban of Shook, Hardy & Bacon. He and I spoke together on international eDiscovery in Brussels last January, and were also on the comprehensive panel organised by Nigel Murray of Huron Legal at LegalTech. Amor’s supervisory role in the production of the Sedona Conference International Principles on Discovery, Disclosure & Data Protection makes him the ideal person for this kind of panel.
I will write more about this conference in due course. The main point in writing about it now is to draw your attention to what are described as all-inclusive packages available until September 4, 2012 which include three days of CLE education and three hotel nights at the Grand Hyatt for $1,599. To register online for the Masters Conference, visit www.themastersconference.com.