EDRM’s ExpoCom is a Lot Sooner Now!: eDiscovery Trends

Remember that announcement about the inaugural EDRM Expocom slated for early February next year?  Well, it’s been moved up a bit – almost a full two months!  A few days ago, EDRM announced that its inaugural Expo will support the 6th annual E-Discovery Day on December 3, 2020.

“With Legalweek reclaiming their coveted February dates, EDRM will realign our resources into the flagship all-community celebration, E-Discovery Day,” says Mary Mack, CEO and chief legal technologist, EDRM. “E-Discovery Day, created by EDRM Guardian Partner Exterro, with the Expo powered by EDRM is known for its great educational content and real-life gatherings. EDRM will provide our virtual platform for the shared experience and technology updates our community is craving.”

“We’re excited to bring together supporting organizations within the legal community for the sixth year to celebrate and bring more awareness to the e-discovery industry,” said Exterro Chief Marketing Officer Bill Piwonka. “EDRM’s Expo is a fun, innovative new addition to E-Discovery Day, and we encourage more organizations to join in support of this industry-wide day of celebration.”

The E-Discovery Day Expo will feature an avatar based immersive virtual venue providing a shared social experience, virtual booths, conversations in the hallway, networking events and EDRM’s signature bespoke events.

E-Discovery Day is one of the largest nationwide gatherings of legal professionals. It’s a day that allows us to celebrate the increasingly important role we play as attorneys, litigators, e-discovery specialists, paralegals and in-house counsel in the Legal GRC space.  Last year, they reported 2,012 participants, with 23 supporting organizations, 27 webcasts and 16 in-person events.

Of course, in the year of the pandemic, you can forget in-person events.  But, E-Discovery Day already has several premier supporters.  Including EDRM, premier supporters include BrightTALK, Georgetown Law, HaystackID and ACEDS.

BTW, supporting E-Discovery Day doesn’t cost anything. All you need is the willingness to promote the day’s educational webinars and events to your audience. It might mean a couple emails, a banner ad on your website or newsletter, or some posts on your social media accounts.

Needless to say, combining E-Discovery Day with EDRM’s Expo and the ability for anybody to conduct educational webinars in conjunction with the day’s events could make this year’s event the biggest yet.  Virtually, at least.  ;o)

So, what do you think?  Are you planning to attend or participate in EDRM’s Expo/E-Discovery Day?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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