The ABA TECHSHOW 2014 will be held at the Hilton Chicago with conference dates March 27-29 and expo dates March 27-28. ABA Techshow contacts may be found here. From http://www.techshow.com/conference/, here are tips on attending.
Planning for ABA TECHSHOW
Once you’ve registered, spend some time looking over the Conference Schedule – our dynamic list of educational tracks, sessions, and speakers. The ABA TECHSHOW Board has organized the schedule into multiple tracks, or general topic areas. There are also vendor tracks, meet-the-author opportunities, lunch ‘n learn sessions, and the ABA TECHSHOW 2014 Keynote Speaker, Rick Klau!
Within each educational track, you’ll find multiple sessions. Read the descriptions carefully, and make a plan of how you’re going to spend your time:
Join the ABA Law Practice Division (LP) to get a great discount on your ABA TECHSHOW registration. ABA members join for only $50/year, which is well worth the discount you receive on registration!
Download the ABA TECHSHOW Conference App. The Conference App is your portal to ABA TECHSHOW and will help you plan your time wisely.
Book a room at the Hilton Chicago by Monday, March 11, 2014. The Hilton Chicago has hosted every U.S. President since Eisenhower. Be sure to ask for the special ABA TECHSHOW rate.
Bring your business cards! You’ll want to hand them out not only to the new friends you’ll be meeting, but to the speakers and vendors you’d like to follow-up with.
Sign up for a Taste of ABA TECHSHOW dinner. These dutch-treat dinners are hosted by a Faculty or Board member at a fabulous local Chicago restaurant. Sign up early!
Check the weather forecast and pack accordingly. Dress comfortably, and professionally. Bring comfortable, sensible shoes, as well as a business casual attire for evening receptions and events.
Read the ABA TECHSHOW blog. The Board and Faculty put together blog posts to help you stay up to date on new developments, events, and can’t-miss sessions.
Incentive: 70% of Large Firm Lawyers Don’t Know If Their Firm Has Been Breached
“Fully 70% of large firm respondents reported that they didn’t know if their firm had experienced a security breach,” according to the 2013 survey, entitled “Security Snapshots: Threats and Opportunities” conducted by the ABA’s Legal Technology Resource Center. Of course, the fact that they don’t know does not indicate a breach (easy to overlook that point).
According to the survey, 15 percent of survey respondents had experienced a security breach, and respondents of mid-size firms (10-99 attorneys) were most likely to know about the breach. That makes sense because mid-size firms are more attuned to anything major happening that might affect the firm.