ILTA is the International Legal Technology Association whose function is to spread understanding about legal technology by organising events and by encouraging the sharing of information between people facing similar problems.
Although ILTA itself is a year-round educational resource, its name has become synonymous with its big annual event, called ILTACON, this year taking place at National Harbor in Maryland, just outside Washington. ILTACON is an event whose benefits extend from listening to expert speakers to informal discussions with others, as well as a strong calendar of social events.
ILTA recognises that the cost of attending ILTACON can be prohibitive for some and has established a number of scholarships to enable deserving people in various categories to attend, with their registration fee, accommodation and reasonable travel costs covered by the scholarship.
This idea began with a scholarship in memory of my old friend Browning Marean (I wrote about him here and here after his death) who did more than any other individual to encourage people to become interested in and knowledgeable about electronic discovery. I am one of those who benefited enormously from his help. The details about the Browning Marean litigation support scholarship are here.
There are five other scholarships set out on the introductory page. If you fit into any of the categories covered by these scholarships, I strongly recommend that you apply.