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Information Governance Now Has its Own Conference: eDiscovery Trends

If you’re not “conferenced-out” by last week’s ILTACON (which we covered before, during and after the show), here is a brand new conference dedicated to Information Governance for you to check out.

InfoGovCon (going by the hashtag #InfoGovCon2015) is being hosted by the Information Governance Initiative (IGI) from September 29 to October 1 in Hartford, CT.  That’s less than three weeks away!

The sessions begin at 1:00pm on Tuesday, September 29 and continue through Thursday, October 1 at 12:30pm.  Most of the sessions are single track presentations and panels, with a handful of breakout sessions where there are two to four sessions to choose from during those times.  They have assembled an impressive list of speakers, including:

  • Aaron Crews, Senior Associate General Counsel & Global Head of eDiscovery at Walmart
  • Richard P. Kessler, Executive Director and Head of Group Information Governance, IT Contracting and Shared Services Legal at UBS
  • Jeffrey D. Bridges, Director of Information Governance at Boehringer Ingelheim USA
  • Jessica Harman, Records & Information Management Supervisor at Phillips 66
  • Jeff Kosseff, Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity Law at the United States Naval Academy
  • Russel M. Walters, Ph.D., Research Associate Director and a fellow at Johnson & Johnson

The sessions are also relatively short, with most sessions either 30 or 45 minutes max.  So, they will be covering a lot!  Here is a link to the agenda for the conference.  There’s also an exhibition area and “data art gallery”.  Interesting!

There will also be a reception and award ceremony the first evening and a breakfast and lunch the second day to socialize with your fellow IG junkies.  You can still nominate and vote for IG award winners here for IG Professional of the year, IG Evangelist of the year and other awards.  Voting will end on September 18.

The conference will be held at the Connecticut Convention Center.  Tickets for the entire conference are $399 per person, with group rates available for three or more attendees.  And, if you use the promo code IGI15 when registering, you can save $50!

It’s your chance to get in on the ground floor and say you were there at the beginning.  And, if you need any other reasons to attend (or convince your boss that you should attend), here are seven other reasons.

So, what do you think?  Are you a big proponent of Information Governance?  If so, are you attending #InfoGovCon2015?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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