Today is E-Discovery Day! Here Are Some of the Activities to Look for Today: eDiscovery Trends

Today is the day!  It’s E-Discovery Day!  It’s like Christmas and Hanukkah and Kwanzaa and Festivus all rolled into one!  Well, not really.  But for professionals in eDiscovery, it’s still pretty cool!  Here’s what’s happening today!

The first ever virtual reality E-Discovery Day Expo powered by EDRM starts at 9am ET today and goes until 4pm ET.  Click here to register.  It’s a “virtual” extravaganza with an exhibit hall with several exhibitors (even eDiscovery Today has a booth, which looks fabulous!) and dancing and speedboat rides – and more!  Come by the eDiscovery Day booth and I’ll even dance for you!  Virtually, that is (trust me, you don’t want to see me dance in real life!).

As the picture at the top of the post conveys, EDRM hosted the inaugural Gayle O’Connor Spirit Award & Networking Event last night (on the beach, no less!) where my buddy Tom O’Connor received the first award on his wife Gayle’s behalf – it was a great event emceed by Mary Mack to launch the Expo with Tom, Craig Ball and Candi Smith all saying some touching words about Gayle.

Here’s a picture of the Networking Event after the presentation, with Tom, Kaylee Walstad and Craig and I (with others in the background).  The VR algorithm needs to catch up with the length of Tom’s beard and hair – just sayin’…

There are plenty of other E-Discovery Day events, in and out of virtual world, including morning yoga class (I can pretend to do that!), a trivia bowl, a wine and cheese networking event, bingo(!) and more!  Click here for a full list of events for the day.

There are also at least 18 educational webcasts being conducted, ranging from eDiscovery cost trends to court requirements for defensibility to what we learned in 2020 (I hope a lot!) and mitigating departing employee risk!  Click here for a full list of webcasts for the day.

And, if you want a look back at the 12 months since the last E-Discovery Day (when the world was a much different place) and the “long, strange trip it’s been” since then (hat tip to The Grateful Dead for that lyric and reference from their classic rock song Truckin’), feel free to check out my guest post on the Exterro blog here.  And, thanks to Exterro, not only for that, but for starting the E-Discovery Day tradition six years ago now!

So, what do you think?  Are you going to attend any E-Discovery Day events?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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