Extract from Doug Austin’s article “Are We Ready for In-Person Legal Tech Conferences? Or Are We Jumping the Gun?”
Normally, I write about eDiscovery or information governance best practices or trends on the IPRO blog. But this post goes beyond that – it’s a health and safety societal trend that happens to impact the eDiscovery and InfoGov worlds (among many others).
And, while it’s August 2021, it’s starting to feel to many like March 2020 all over again, which is causing many to rethink participation in the planned in-person legal tech conferences not only next week, but in the next few months as well.
Next week is ILTACON 2021, which will return as a hybrid conference this year after being conducted completely virtually last year, like just about all conferences after mid-March 2020. The conference will include an in-person component (at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas), as well as livestreaming of several of the sessions to a virtual audience.