kCura’s Relativity Fest is taking place in Chicago from 11 to 14 October. I will be there, making some videos and taking part in a panel called Cross-border challenges in a changing world along with David Horrigan of kCura and Patrick Burke of Seyfarth Shaw.
The Information Governance Initiative is running a full day Boot Camp led by Bennett Borden and Barclay Blair of the IGI called IGI will whip your information governance policy into shape.
The keynote speaker is Sal Kahn, Founder and Executive Director of the Khan Academy and there is a full programme of sessions aimed at lawyers, IT professionals, litigation support people, developers and Relativity partners. The full list of sessions can be found here.
One of the enduring aspects of Relativity Fest is the annual Innovation Awards for best law firm or corporate solution and for best service provider solution.
One should not really treat such awards as a race, but if it were then my money would be on Mission Control from NightOwl Discovery. Mission Control tracks 417 unique project details and reduces email communication about projects by 80%. There is more than enough data to deal with in an eDiscovery exercise without the additional material which is created to run the project, and anything which cuts that down is to be welcomed.