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Here is Your “Pre-Game” Look at The ACEDS Conference: eDiscovery Trends

It’s practically here!  The ACEDS conference is next week!  Here is a “pre-game” (i.e., “pre-conference”) look at some of the events at next week’s conference being held at the Grand Hyatt New York (located at 109 East 42nd Street at Grand Central Terminal) from Monday, the 18th through Wednesday, the 20th.

Next week, I will be covering the conference for eDiscovery Daily and will provide info about the sessions before each day, so that attendees will know what’s available.  And our parent company, CloudNine will be one of the exhibitors at the show, at booth #106.  If you’re there, come by and see us!

Here are a couple of notable events/sessions each day:

Monday, April 18:

This day is technically not the conference, but the pre-conference seminars at ACEDS and there are some good ones to choose from.

Obviously, I’m going to highlight the Law Student Blogger/Social Invitational seminar, which is designed to bring together blogging and social participants from the eDiscovery and Legal Technology community with law students forward thinking enough to create and share their knowledge (or consider doing so) via online media while still in school.  You’ll get to learn from experienced bloggers like Ari Kaplan, Rob Robinson, Robin Thompson and me!  We won’t have any tax tips on tax day, but will have plenty of blogging tips!  If you already have a blog or are interested in starting a blog, join us and learn about the benefits of blogging, how to get started, establishing your blogging workflow, avoiding liability and leveraging social media for professional and personal benefit.

Also, on Monday, EDRM is having its Spring Workshop on that Monday at the same venue in conjunction with the ACEDS conference as well, so if you’re an EDRM member, you can get a 25% discount for attending both.

Speaking of EDRM, they have just released a new EDRM model wall poster to serve as a training tool for legal professionals and eDiscovery practitioners.  Consider this the EDRM diagram “on steroids” – it replaces the Information Governance box with the full-fledged IGRM diagram and provides a brief description within each phase box of that corresponding phase.  Very useful!  In addition to the EDRM sponsors and EDRM’s affinity sponsor ACEDS recognized on the bottom of the poster, it’s cool to see eDiscovery Daily recognized as EDRM’s education partner.  :o)

Tuesday, April 19:

The conference starts in earnest!  The opening keynote presentation at 9am on Tuesday will be presented by David Shonka, Acting General Counsel for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), who will discuss the FTC’s Future Forward Stewardship of Privacy and Security, covering current regulatory frameworks, guidelines and recommendations.  A very timely topic indeed!

At 2:00 on Tuesday is a session with an interesting title – E-Discovery Project Management: Ask Forgiveness, Not Permission, presented by Jason D. Wallach, Albert J. Buckwalter and Mike Quartararo.  They will discuss how project management may be used to maximize efficiency, control risk, and produce sound, defensible results across the EDRM without the high-level buy-in needed for an organization-wide initiative.  We need more project management related topics, so I will be interested to attend this session.

Wednesday, April 20:

Rise and shine!  At 8am, Rob Robinson, Julie Brown and Calvin Weeks will present The Anatomy of a Tweet, where they will discuss how to obtain evidence from any social platform, with and without user login credentials.

At 11am, Tania Mabrey, Craig Ball and Tom O’Connor will discuss the EDNA Challenge Part 2, where they follow up on Craig’s original challenge from a few years ago (discussed in his paper E-Discovery for Everybody: The EDna Challenge) to conduct eDiscovery in a case on a budget of only $1,000.  The new challenge is to do so at a cost of $5,000 (but then again, data volumes have risen dramatically, so it may be even more of a challenge).  At 1:15, Craig will also look into his crystal “Ball” (get it?) to discuss the future of eDiscovery.

To register for the conference, click here.  Prices vary, depending on a variety of factors, such as whether you’re an ACEDS member, employee of a government or non-profit organization, or student and whether you’re attending the entire conference or one of the pre-conference seminars.

So, what do you think?  Are you attending the ACEDS conference next week?  If not, why not?  Please share any comments you might have with us or let us know if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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