LegalTech New York is just a few days away. Jobst and I (this will be my 11th LegalTech!) will be there covering the show for InsideLegal.com and via twitter at twitter.com/InsideLegal. You can also track the Twitter action here. We've compiled some information that will help you plan your week at the show. If you haven't registered to attend yet and would like to, you can still register on their site.
The keynotes are scheduled each morning from 9-10am in the main ballroom of the Hilton and are open to everyone. This year, Judy Kelly, LegalTech's Senior Conference Producer, and the Educational Advisory Board have done an impressive job securing speakers.
Monday Keynote Presentation
"Don't Build your E-Discovery Program on a Digital Landfill"
Speaker: Russell Stalters, Information Technology & Services (IT&S) Head, Information and Records Architecture, BP America Inc.
Tuesday Keynote Presentation
"Facebook: Perspectives on Corporate eDiscovery and Social Media"
Speaker: Mark Howitson, Deputy General Counsel, Facebook
Wednesday Keynote Presentation
"I3: The New Convergence of Intelligence, Intuition and Information"
Speakers: Malcolm Gladwell, Author of Outliers, Blink, and The Tipping Point; Dr. Lisa Sanders, Internist, New York Times Columnist, Author of Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis; and David Craig, Chief Strategy Officer, Thomson Reuters
According to the LegalTech website, there are 219 vendors and partners exhibiting this year. The exhibit hall will be open 10-5 on Monday and Tuesday and 10-3 on Wednesday.
ALM Editors Breakfast
The ALM Editors Breakfast is an opportunity for the editors of the various ALM publications to pitch their publications and meet many of the vendors and PR folks in attendance. The event is Tuesday, February 2nd at 8am in the Petit Trianon Ballroom in the Hilton. All vendors are welcome and the event usually lasts an hour. After an introduction, each editor will talk about their publication and then the room is open for mingling. This usually is more like a free-for-all with everyone running for the top editors.
The Bloggers Breakfast follows the Editors Breakfast at 9am on Tuesday, February 2nd in the Petit Trianon Ballroom. ALM offers full conference pass to legal bloggers (unfortunately non-vendor only!). To register for a bloggers conference pass, send an email to Tom Kiley at firstname.lastname@example.org. They need a link to your blog and full contact information including a physical mailing address. To facilitate effective blogging and tweeting during the conference, the front rows in all the meeting rooms will be reserved for bloggers and will have electricity available (but you will have to provide your own wi-fi connection!).
On Monday, February 1st, there will be a party to honor the winners of the 2009 LTN Awards. The event will be held from 6-8pm in the Mercury Ballroom. Tickets are $250 and can be purchased in advance online here and a limited number of tickets will be available on Monday at LegalTech, on the 3rd floor in the sales room.
LegalTech 2010 is only days away so hopefully, for those of you attending, bags are packed and last minute to dos are completed. Safe travels and see you in New York.