Hit a High Note with Today’s Keynote
Frans Johansson, the best-selling author, shares The Medici Effect: Groundbreaking Innovation at the Intersection of Disciplines and Cultures in Law Firms and Law Departments in Potomac A at 9:00 a.m. Frans will clearly and persuasively show what happens when legal and technology cultures collide and ignite an explosion of extraordinary new ideas and discoveries.
At 5:15 p.m., we split up into regions to meet with our neighbors, discuss plans for the year ahead and get ideas for programs of interest to attendees, with a door prize as a bonus! Your region is noted on your name tag. Meeting rooms for each region can be found in the conference journal, digital program guide or on the mobile app.
Exhibit Hall Opening Reception
ILTA’s Vendor Reality World comes alive in the Exhibit Hall (Prince George Exhibit Hall C) at 7:00 p.m. Meet with our exhibitors and get acquainted with their products as you experience their take on famous (or not-so-famous) reality TV shows. Make stops at exhibitors’ booths while enjoying themed food and drinks! A badge is required for entry, and guest tickets are available for purchase.
Free Wireless Connection
Wireless Internet access is available at NO CHARGE to conference attendees. For laptops, choose the ILTA2012 SSID. For all mobile devices, choose the ILTAMobile SSID.
The username for the ILTA2012 SSID is ILTA2012. The password for both SSIDs is encoretech. While staying in a guest room at the Gaylord National, look for the Gaylord Hotel SSID for Internet access.
Your Badge Is Your Ticket
You might notice that you didn’t receive meal/event tickets in your membership registration package. We have engaged a new badge software company, and your conference badge now acts as your ticket to enter meals and events. Tickets for guests and vendors can be purchased at the registration desks. Please wear your badge at all times!
We recently added a new session: “Emerging Careers: Preparing Your Firm and Yourself for Tomorrow,” which is on Tuesday the 28th at 1:30 p.m. In addition, the LexisNexis Company Update session on Thursday the 30th at 10:30 a.m. has been updated. Check the mobile app or online Session Search for more details!
Peer Award Presentations
Each of the organization award short-list nominees will give a presentation about their accomplishments at sessions today. Attendees will vote for their favorite, so check your schedule to see if you can attend. Winners will be announced at Thursday evening’s Awards Dinner.
ILTA TV Live!
This live Internet broadcast from ILTA 2012 will run from noon – 2:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Interviews will be conducted on a variety of topics covered at the ILTA conference. Message your staff who can’t attend ILTA 2012; it’s a great way to connect!
Today’s focus is on organization management, and some of the topics include:
- Top Technology Issues for CIOs
- Matter Centricity’s Impact on Lawyer Efficiency
- Why IT Doesn’t Matter and KM Matters Even Less
- Supporting Changes to the Firm’s Business Model
- Focus on High-Impact Projects
- Fixed Fees for E-Discovery
Find the entire schedule on the conference website or mobile app.
There will be a $500 cash prize for the ILTA member attendee winner of the ILTA 2012 trivia game. A trivia game card and rules were included in your registration materials. Trivia game answers are accessed via QR codes, which will be placed around the property. The game centers around ILTA’s Connected Community. Completed game cards will be collected and verified Thursday afternoon, and a winner will be drawn from qualifying entries at Thursday evening’s social event. You must be present to win.
Here’s your opportunity to be involved in the future direction in technology for legal! Various vendors will be leading eight different 60-minute mini-focus group sessions at Peer Pod 3 in the Exhibit Hall. Sign up on the large sign to the right of the member registration desk.
There is a click-friendly zone with a few electrical power connections in each session room for tweeting, blogging and taking notes on laptops and mobile devices. Please mute any devices that make sounds while in the session rooms.
The “Ask ILTA” desk is located in front of the Maryland Ballrooms. This is a great place to ask questions and explore the benefits of your membership. Your questions can be specific or general; they can be about online services, local meetings or our publications. ILTA staff are here to assist you in finding the answers!
Follow our conference Twitter account at http://twitter.com/ILTconf. Keep up with everyone’s chatter about ILTA 2012 by searching for the conference hashtag #ilta12, and check out the Twitter Board near the member registration desk (sponsored by Traveling Coaches, Inc.). You can even Tweet about each session by using the hashtag specific to the session’s event code (found on the conference mobile app, conference grid and digital program guide).
Speaking of Mobile…
Have you downloaded the free conference mobile app that’s available for iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry devices? Get information on the go with schedule details, a “My Schedule” builder, Twitter integration, session evaluations, the ability to create, edit and email session notes, and much more! You will receive notices within the app that “Updated data is available” each day. These updates include session changes/corrections, speaker updates, news, etc. To ensure you are viewing the most recent information, please OK these data updates. Normally they process quickly, but if you skip the updates for several days, the next update will take longer to process.
Although ILTA will not offer continuing education credit, an ILTA certificate of completion will be offered. Attendees may seek CLE credit or other continuing education credit on their own. To obtain a certificate of attendance following conference, provide a list of all session dates/times/titles to Randi Mayes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Play It Back
Can’t make a session? Don’t worry about it! All session recordings will be available for download at no cost to ILTA members following the conference.
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