It’s 2021! Happy New Year! A new year brings a new slate of eDiscovery events, conferences and meetings. And, as always, courtesy of Rob Robinson’s excellent Complex Discovery site, you know when many of them are currently planned. And, yes, I did say “currently”. 😉
In Rob’s post Here We Go Again? A Running Listing of eDiscovery Events in 2021, he provides a “working list” of 2021 eDiscovery-related events, conferences, and meetings which “might be of interest to legal, business, and information technology professionals as it provides a non-all inclusive starting point for considering education, awareness, and demand generation opportunities for individuals and organizations in the eDiscovery ecosystem.” Rob has compiled a list of events every year for several years now and I’m happy to say I’ve covered it for several years as well. His yearly post is a great reference guide for key events and Rob continues to update it as events are added or dates for events are announced.
As you can guess, Rob had to make a lot of updates to last year’s list as the pandemic wreaked havoc on planned events in 2020. At least 45 events last year were either cancelled, postponed or changed to a virtual event. Even though we’re (hopefully) beginning to see a “light at the end of the tunnel” with regard to the pandemic and the availability of vaccines that will be distributed through the course of the year, there is still a lot of uncertainty and many of the events planned for early this year will be virtual events.
Here are some of the most notable events that are currently scheduled (with links to the sites when available):
- January 28-29: SOLID Winter 2021
- February 1: EDRM Legalweek Jumpstart
- February 2-4: Legalweek Virtual Series (going virtual this year, Legalweek(year) events will take place on several additional dates in 2021: March 16, April 13, May 11 and July 13-14)
- March 8-12: ABA TECHSHOW
- March 18: University of Florida Law E-Discovery Conference
- April 14-16: Association of Corporate Counsel Xchange 2021
- April 29-30: The Sedona Conference Working Group 1 Midyear Meeting 2021
- May 24-25: MER Conference 2021
- June 3: National eDiscovery Leadership Institute
- August 22-26: ILTACON
- September 29 – Oct 2: Relativity Fest 2021
- October 7-8: SOLID Fall 2021
- October 13-15: 11th Annual EDI Leadership Summit
There are several other events that are still TBD, including the ACC Annual Meeting, CLOC Global Institute, Georgetown Advanced eDiscovery Institute and E-Discovery Day.
You can find a much more comprehensive list of events in Rob’s post here. This is a link you’ll want to save as a favorite to reference periodically to identify updates to the schedule – if last year is any indication, it could be a bumpy ride!
So, what do you think? Which events do you plan to attend this year? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.
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