ILTACON 2022

ILTACON 2022 is Coming in Less Than a Month!: Legal Technology Trends

We’re less than a month away from ILTACON 2022! Yesterday, ILTA provided a briefing of what to expect for this year’s ILTACON, so here are some of the highlights.

The briefing was conducted by Dawn Hudgins, Vice President Service Delivery at ILTA, Tracie McCray, Director of Event Education Operations and others.

ILTACON 2022 will be conducted August 21 through 25 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD, which is outside of Washington DC.

Keynote speakers/topics include:

  • Patrick Schwerdtfeger, who is a business futurist specializing in technology trends including big data, artificial intelligence, Fintech and blockchain. He will be speaking both Monday (Think Bigger) and Tuesday (A Deep Dive into Big Data).
  • Hon. Tanya R. Kennedy, who is speaking Wednesday. The topic wasn’t specified, but Judge Kennedy is always great.
  • G100 & G200 Wrap-Up, Gina Buser will moderate this conversation with Britton Choi, John Kuttler, Jay Nogle, and Tony McKenna discussing what technology and trends are on the minds of CIOs from G100 and G200 firms.

Registration for ILTACON 2022 runs through August 12th. It’s important to note that ILTA will not be accepting registrations onsite, so you’ll want to register by the deadline if you plan to attend. It is a fully in-person event this year.

Other notes about this year’s ILTACON event:

  • There will be 72 educational sessions this year. I will highlight some of the most notable and interesting sessions in a follow-up preview of the conference coming soon. You can view a detailed agenda (at least session titles and days/times) here.
  • ILTACON will have an Investment Hub this year, with private equity firms being pitched by startup companies. Would be great if it was like “Shark Tank”!
  • There will be a Legal Lean Six Sigma session on Thursday, with registration limited to 100 participants.
  • You must be vaccinated to attend and must be able to provide proof of vaccination. That, and other notable facts are available in the FAQ here.

During yesterday’s briefing, I asked about expected attendance and got this reply: “I don’t have an exact number right now, but we’re anticipating 2,100-2,300 or so total participants.”

After a couple of rough years with the pandemic forcing the 2020 event to a virtual conference and the 2021 event decimated by defections over the Delta variant, ILTA likely needs a really well-attended conference this year! If the attendance estimate is accurate, that’s a hopeful sign they will get it.

So, what do you think?  Are you planning to attend ILTACON 2022?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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