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No Fooling! The ACEDS Conference is Later this Month!: eDiscovery Trends

This is not an April Fool’s Joke!  Just when New York City thought it was safe from eDiscovery professionals – we’re all coming back for the ACEDS conference!  And, eDiscovery Daily and CloudNine will be a part of the show!

The conference is being held this year on Tuesday and Wednesday April 19 and 20, with pre-conference seminars being held the previous day on Monday, the 18th.  The conference will be held at the Grand Hyatt New York (located at 109 East 42nd Street at Grand Central Terminal).

This year’s panel topics include eDiscovery career challenges, the new rule changes, EDRM, information governance, predictive coding, data breach mitigation, and more.  From the opening keynote presentation on Tuesday 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, the conference promises to cover numerous relevant and timely topics for the eDiscovery professional.  And, with a collection of over 30 eDiscovery expert speakers that includes Craig Ball, George Socha, Tom O’Connor, Rob Robinson and some guy named Doug Austin (don’t be dissuaded from attending!) along with noted judges like Hon. James C. Francis IV (New York), Hon. Matthew Sciarrino, Jr. (New York) and Hon. Xavier Rodriguez (Texas), attendees will learn a lot.

Speaking of Craig, he will receive an ACEDS lifetime achievement award at the ACEDS Conference Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, April 20 along with Allison Brecher of Marsh and McLennan, Sheila Grela of Kennedy and Souza and Kim Taylor of Ipro.  Congratulations to all of the well-deserving award winners!

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, CloudNine will be one of the exhibitors at the show.  If you’re there, come by our booth and say hi!

Also, on Monday, there are several pre-conference seminars that you can attend (regardless of whether you’re attending the overall show or not), including one for CEDS exam preparation and one about cyber security for legal professionals.

The third seminar on Monday is the Law Student Blogger/Social Invitational seminar, which is designed to bring together global 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 and we get to learn from you as well!  We’d love to talk about blogging with you!

Not to be forgotten, 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.

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 later this month?  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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