It has been almost a year since I attended an in-person professional conference, last year’s ABA LegalTech Show in downtown Chicago. Who would have thought I would miss the lines, the tired feet, and the prepackaged hotel lunches! Well, I don’t miss that, but I do miss the learning and connecting, and having novel experiences and spontaneous conversations. And, of course, the swag.
With COVID uncertainty and lockdowns continuing in American cities, most conferences have no choice but to go virtual. I’ve compiled a list of US-based eDiscovery conferences which you will find below. Each of these conferences is focused on eDiscovery or has a significant eDiscovery component.
If you are looking for a more comprehensive list that includes international conferences, I would check out Complex Discovery’s extensive running list of ALL global eDiscovery events for 2021.
If you are a conference organizer and wish to add or update a conference, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Feb 4-6||Legalweek (year) – Kickoff Session
Legalweek is adapting by turning into “Legalyear” with a series of virtual events held throughout the year.
|Feb 9||The Sedona Conference Institute Presents: 2021 eDiscovery Negotiation Training: Practical Cooperative Strategies||Virtual|
|Feb 17-18||The Sedona Conference Working Group 6 Annual Meeting 2021||Virtual|
|Feb 23-24||4th Annual Law & Tech 2020 Summit
So far, we only know that the San Diego County Bar Association has posted “save the date” announcements. No details or registration information has been released (as of 1/6/20).
|Mar 8-12||ABA TechShow 2021||Virtual|
|Mar 16||Legalweek (year) – March Session||Virtual|
|Mar 17-18||The Sedona Conference Working Group 11 Annual Meeting 2021||Virtual|
|Apr 13||Legalweek (year) – April Session||Virtual|
|Apr 27-29||The AIIM Conference||Virtual|
|Apr 29||The Sedona Conference Working Group 1 Midyear Meeting 2021||Phoenix, AZ|
|May||Magnet Virtual Summit (no dates announced yet)||Virtual|
|May 11||Legalweek (year) – May Session||Virtual|
|June 3||National eDiscovery Leadership Institute||Virtual|
|July 13||Legalweek (year) – July Session||Virtual|
|Jul 31-Aug 5||BlackHat 2020 USA||Las Vegas, NV|
|Aug 24-28||ITLA ON||Virtual|
|Sep 13-15||inFusion 2021||St. Louis, MO|
|Sep 29-Oct 2||RelativityFest 2021
(Not yet announced if virtual or in-person)
|Oct 13-15||The 11th Annual EDI Leadership Summit||Santa Barbara, CA|
|December (TBA)||E-Discovery Day
(Note: Data Narro will be hosting a Milwaukee-based eDiscovery celebration in 2021.)