News from the ILTA Globe – Tuesday, August 19th

A Visionary Keynote
Rod Beckstrom, a well-known cybersecurity authority, Internet leader and expert on organizational leadership, presents It’s a MAD, MAD, MAD Cyber World: Imagine What You Can Do About Cybersecurity and Risk Management in Delta Ballroom A at 8:30 a.m. Take part in an exercise on building resilience through support networks as a joint community for knowledge-sharing and incident response.

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening!
The Exhibit Hall officially opens at 10:00 a.m. Enjoy a snack break, and start playing the new eBingo game!

eBingo, You Say?
Our very popular vendor bingo game has a new format this year, as we announce eBingo! Earn great prizes by using the ILTA Events mobile app to scan the QR code you’ll find at each exhibitor’s booth. A list of available prizes can be found in the Daily Winners post in the app (under Important Info). Starting today, visit at least 10 new exhibitors each day to become eligible for that day’s prize drawings. Winners will be announced via the ILTA Events app at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, and at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday. Additional details can be found in the ILTA Events app under Important Info.

Using the QR Scanner option inside the app, scan the QR code at an exhibitor’s booth. Enter the first name of the vendor representative you are speaking to, and click Send.

Attendees who don’t have a compatible device may opt for the paper-based Vendor Bingo card. Please visit the Ask ILTA desk in the Delta Lobby or at the Vendor Registration Desk in front of the Exhibit Hall to acquire a card. Paper-based cards must be turned in by 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, or by 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, to qualify. Please turn in your cards at the Ask ILTA desk in front of Delta Ballroom C.

Schedule Changes
Keep an eye on the mobile app for any changes to the schedule!

Celebrate Your Distinguished Peers
Join us for the fifth annual ILTA’s Distinguished Peer Awards Dinner tonight at 6:30 p.m. in Delta Ballroom A. Enjoy a fabulous sit-down dinner at this gala event. After dinner, our guest emcee, Mark Eddie, will entertain us with “Comedy That Rocks.” Then award winners will be announced and celebrated. Presenters and award nominees will be dressed to impress, and we encourage attendees to dress up as well.

Enjoy the After-Glow Parties
Following the awards dinner, enjoy dessert in our two after-glow party rooms. For the hip and happy “City Mouse,” there’s a high-energy nightclub atmosphere. If you’re feeling a little more laid back, head to the “Country Mouse” down-home country bar. Sponsored by HBR Consulting and IRIS.

Fun Run/Walk Winners
Thanks to everyone who participated in yesterday’s Fun Run/Walk! Our runners who crossed the finish line first were Mark Tamminga in the men’s division and Wendy Axelrod in the women’s division. Our fast walkers were RJ De la Cruz and Debra Parrish. Many thanks to our sponsor, Intelliteach, for their support of the Fun Run!

Find That Demo Room
All demo room assignments and the full schedule can be found on the ILTA Events app. The schedule is also located on hotel information boards around the conference center.

Lost Something?
Any lost items will be delivered to the Hotel Lost and Found. You can call the Lost and Found Department from any in-house phone at extension 58820 or from outside the hotel at 615-889-1000 ext 58820.

Yes to Wi-Fi, No to Mi-Fi
Connect to the ILTA2014 wireless network at no charge thanks to our sponsor, Canon Business Process Services, Inc. The password is canonbpo.

Please turn off any Mi-Fi devices and mobile hotspot service on your smartphone while in the conference center. Take the “No Mi-Fi Pledge” to help ensure the resort’s wireless service is not impacted by unauthorized Wi-Fi hotspots devices. To take the pledge, visit the Important Info area of the ILTA Events mobile app. Earn a badge and become eligible for a prize by following the instructions in the “No Mi-Fi- Pledge” article.

Stay Dry During Yoga
Yoga will begin each morning at 6:30 a.m., and it has been permanently relocated to Delta Lobby A. An instructor will be present, but please bring your own mat. Towels and water provided. Sponsored by eSentire.

News from the ILTA Globe – Monday, August 18th

An Imaginative Keynote
Peter Diamandis, the world’s foremost expert in incentivized innovation, shares “The World of Disruptive Technologies and Abundance” in Delta Ballroom A at 9:00 a.m. Start the week off right with this insightful, passionate opening session!

 Networking Lunch
Look for signage on a few of the tables during lunch in Ryman B3-4. Some peer group leaders will be providing opportunities for attendees to visit with others who share peer group interests.

Sharon Swartworth Leadership Seminar
Join Major General Walter Huffman of the U.S. Army (Retired) as he talks about leadership as an invaluable skill to any organization in “IMAGINE Yourself As a Leader” at 2:30 p.m. in Delta Ballroom C.

Regional Meetings
At 5:15 p.m., we split 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 regional identification is noted on your name tag. Regional meeting locations:
 Europe: Findley’s Pub
 Middle Atlantic: Delta Ballroom D
 North Atlantic: Governor’s Ballroom AE
 North Central: Delta Ballroom C
 North Pacific: Presidential Ballroom A
 South Atlantic: Presidential Ballroom B
 South Central: Delta Ballroom B
 South Pacific: Governor’s Ballroom

The Legal Bytes Take Center Stage
Get ready for the Exhibit Hall opening reception with a free concert by The Legal Bytes — the all-ILTA-member rock band that plays original music about legal technology. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. outside the Exhibit Hall!

Comic-Con Creativity in the Exhibit Hall
ILTA’s Vendor Comic-Con takes center stage in the Exhibit Hall at 7:00 p.m. Meet with our exhibitors and get acquainted with their products as you witness “imagine”-ation and animation run wild. Make stops at exhibitors’ booths while enjoying food and drink that relate to Looney Tunes, Superheroes, Sci-Fi and Anime. You must wear your badge to enter. Guest tickets are available for purchase.

Experience the ILTA Events App
The 2014 ILTA Events app is available for the Apple iPhone, Apple iPad, Android and Windows mobile devices. For all other devices (including laptops), a mobile Web version is available. The app will provide access to the conference agenda, speaker details, attendee list, exhibitor info, floor maps and more. Don’t leave home without it! To download the app, go to the App Store (Apple, Android and Windows) on your device and search for ILTA Events.

If you have questions about the ILTA Events mobile app, visit the Ask ILTA desk, located in the Delta foyer of the conference center.

Get more information, click here.

Get Your Wi-Fi Here!
The Gaylord Conference Center provides wireless Internet access at NO CHARGE to conference attendees, thanks to our sponsor Canon Business Process Services, Inc. Look for the ILTA2014 wireless choice in the conference center. The password is canonbpo. Internet access in guest rooms is covered by your daily resort fee. Look for the Gaylord Hotels wireless choice while in your guest room. The ILTA2014 option will only be available within the conference center.

You Can Always Ask ILTA
The “Ask ILTA” desk is located next to member registration in the Delta foyer. This is a great place to 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!

Take the No Mi-Fi Pledge
Please turn off any Mi-Fi devices and mobile hotspot service on your smartphone while in the conference center. Take the “No Mi-Fi Pledge” to help ensure the resort’s wireless service is not impacted by unauthorized Wi-Fi hotspots devices. To take the pledge, visit the Important Info area of the ILTA Events mobile app. Earn a badge and become eligible for a prize by following the instructions in the “No Mi-Fi- Pledge” article.

Send Them Tweets
Follow our conference Twitter account at http://twitter.com/ILTAConf. Keep up with the chatter on ILTA 2014 by searching for the conference hashtag: #ilta14. Tweet about each session using the hashtag specific to the event code found in the conference journal or Event app!

Mini-Focus Groups
We are offering mini-focus groups during meals at conference. We need participants for the Vound (Tuesday 12:30 – 1:30) and CoSign by ARX (Wednesday 12:30 – 1:30) groups!!! Email peggy@iltanet.org to participate!

Looking for a Demo Room?
All demo room assignments and the full schedule can be found on the ILTA Events app. The schedule is also located on hotel information boards around the conference center.

Power Up!
The front row of each session room is a “Click Zone,” and it’s where you want to be for tweeting, blogging and taking notes on laptops and PDAs. This area is rich in power strips, so sit down, plug in and get your tweet on. Please remember to mute any device that makes sound in the session rooms. Please note other power-rich locations in the Delta lobby — Laptop Island and the Charging Station.

CE Credits
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@iltanet.org.

Session Recordings Have You Covered
Can’t make a session? Don’t worry about it…all session recordings will be available for download at no cost to ILTA members after conference.

Start Tomorrow Morning with Yoga
Join us each day of the conference at 6:30 a.m. for yoga on the Relache Lawn. An instructor will be present, but please bring your own mat. Towels and water will be provided. If weather prohibits the practice on the lawn, we move to Delta A Lobby. Sponsored by eSentire.

Lost and Found
If the hotel staff find any lost items, they will deliver them to the Hotel Lost and Found. Guests can call the Lost and Found Department from any in-house phone at extension 58820 or from outside the hotel at 615-889-1000 ext 58820.

Remember to wear your name badge at all times!

Mini-Focus Groups at Conference

One of our goals in ILTA’s current strategic plan is to enhance vendor collaboration, enriching the relationships with key vendors and creating opportunities for member involvement in the development and enhancement of products.

Once again at conference this year, we are offering five mini-focus groups and would love to have you participate! These mini-focus groups will be 60 minutes in length and will be held during breakfast and lunch on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. They should not interfere with you attending sessions.

The vendors involved in the mini-focus groups are as follows:

Session# Date/Time Company Name
MINI1 Monday, 12:00 – 1:00 Kraft & Kennedy, Inc.
MINI2 Tuesday, 8:00 – 9:00 kCura
MINI3 Tuesday, 12:30 – 1:30 Vound
MINI4 Wednesday, 8:00 – 9:00 RBRO Solutions
MINI5 Wednesday, 12:30 – 1:30 CoSign by ARX

For additional details, see mini-focus groups being offered, with goals and questions outlined by the participating vendors.

Click here to volunteer for a mini-focus group! Please sign up by Wednesday, August 13th.

We appreciate your support of this initiative. Looking forward to seeing everyone in Nashville!

Fitness & Recreation while at Conference

“He who fails to plan is planning to fail” … Winston Churchill

Trying to stay on track with your healthy routine while at conference?  Here’s some info to help you plan before you go:

Fitness Center & Spa

Apart from ILTA-sponsored events listed below, you may wish to spend some time in the hotel pools, fitness center or beautiful spa.  The fitness center is available 24/7, but you will need a room key to gain access from 10:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m.

Spa Goers will enjoy a 20% discount on services. The Relache Spa is the perfect place to relax and enjoy some pampering. Mention ILTA when you make your reservations to take advantage of the discount, and book early to get your preferred times! See the Relache flyer for more details about service offerings.

Walkers/Runners

Join us for a Fun Run/Walk (5k run/3k walk) at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, August 18. The event starts just outside the hotel at exactly 6:30 a.m. Each participant will receive an accurate time over an accurate distance. We will have a course layout and markings to show your way.   Register now!  If you’d like to do the routes on subsequent days here are the maps:  3K Route; 5K Route

Yoga

Monday – Thursday from 6:30 – 7:30 a.m., a relaxing yoga class will be held outside on the Relache Lawn (weather permitting). Note: Yoga mats will not be provided; please bring your own. Towels will be provided. Register now!

Golf

ILTA’s 2014 golf tournament will be held Sunday, August 17 with a “shotgun” start at 8:00 a.m. Buses will transport players from the Gaylord to The Hermitage Golf Course. This is a “Captain’s Choice” scramble tournament with a continental breakfast and full lunch provided…and, as always, loads of fun throughout. Trophies will be awarded to the top teams, and valuable prizes are yours for the winning! Register here and share with your friends. Everyone is invited!

 

Communities of Interest at ILTA 2014

Due to popular demand and success from last year’s Communities of Interest, we are extending the time for these networking events on Sunday afternoon to 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

If you haven’t participated in a Community of Interest before, they are a way to kick off the conference by networking with peers with similar interests. An ILTA volunteer leader gathers topics for discussion before the conference (using social media) and will facilitate the discussion and networking in the group. Soft drinks will be provided.

Here are this year’s Communities of Interest:

Communications Technologies – Hashtag #CommIntCT
Emerging Technologies – Hashtag #CommIntEmrg
Financial, Pricing and Legal Project Management – Hashtag #CommIntBFM
Law Departments – Hashtag #CommIntLaw
LegalSEC – Hashtag #CommIntLegalSEC
Litigation and Practice Support – Hashtag #CommIntLPS
Marketing Professionals *New in 2014* – Hashtag #CommIntMktg
SharePoint – Hashtag #CommIntSP
Small Firms – Hashtag #CommIntSmall
Trainers – Hashtag #CommIntTrainers

Plan to attend one to get your conference networking off to a great start!

Litigation & Practice Support Conference Preview

The ITA Litigation & Practice Support Peer group has created a brief recorded webinar for you to get the highlights of upcoming conference sessions, networking and social events pertaining to the Litigation and Practice Support Peer Group. Since there are only EIGHTEEN days until conference – this is a great way to get information about the 14 LPS sessions.

Check it out now

 

8 Reasons Why You Should Send Your Hard-Working and Deserving Employees to ILTA 2014

1 Peer Driven Programming

The conference planning committee comprises two co-chairs and nearly 40 experienced and enthusiastic ILTA members who are developing the educational program based on topics and trends identified by their  peers.

2 Quality Educational Sessions

With almost 200 peer-provided educational sessions around four areas of discipline – information management, organization management, applications/desktop and technology operations – there is something for every legal IT professional at ILTA 2014.

3 Value For Your Dollar

The cost for members to attend this four and a half-day event is $1,295 (includes all educational sessions, entrance to the Exhibit Hall, all meals except dinner on Wednesday, and all ILTA-sponsored networking events). The value – priceless! Return with unmatched takeaway knowledge and experience that can be applied to your firm or law department.

4 High-Powered Keynotes

Each morning begins with an impactful, inspirational keynote focusing on the “IMAGINE” conference theme. Our keynote speakers will set the stage for high-energy learning to take place each day.

5 Experienced Speakers

Conference speakers come from ILTA member and vendor ranks. There will be over 350 speakers at ILTA 2014-IMAGINE, attending and sharing experiences and knowledge.

6 Creative Session Formats

Sessions will be presented in a number of formats to meet a wide variety of learning styles. From panel discussions to hands-on training and attendee-driven sessions, there is something for everyone.

7 Multiple Networking Opportunities

Many attendees rate networking as the most important benefit of ILTA conferences. Throughout the week, we offer a number of settings in which to connect and network, and we allow enough time between sessions for you to share and discuss your newfound knowledge.

8 Engaging Exhibitors and Consultants

Explore the Exhibit Hall that will feature 218 key vendors to the legal market, work with specific vendors in assigned demo rooms and take advantage of opportunities to network with these wonderful service providers.

Make sure your deserving employees have a chance to attend.  Register them today!

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