In mid-April, tech-savvy lawyers and legal professionals from across the world will convene at the Chicago Hilton to attend ABA Techshow. If you’re not familiar with it, Techshow is a legal technology conference sponsored the the ABA’s Law Practice Division and its goal is “to bring lawyers and technology together.” If you’ll be attending the conference this year, here’s everything you need to know about the seminars, the dinners, the night time entertainment, and more.
Just like year’s past, the schedule is chock full of great seminars, knowledgeable speakers, and fun-filled networking events. Whether you’re interested in mobile tools, social media, cloud computing platforms, law practice management, or going paperless, there’s a seminar–or even an entire track–for you! The entire conference schedule can be found here. And, for first time attendees, the ABA offer this very helpful guide to the conference.
The ABA also offers a handy conference app that includes the full schedule, a list of exhibitors, and more. The app is offered for many different devices, so head on over, choose your platform, and download the app.
The EXPO Hall
If exploring the latest in legal technology sounds like fun to you, then the EXPO Hall will be right up your alley. Even if you don’t plan to attend the conference, you can still visit the EXPO Hall by picking up a free EXPO Hall pass here.
Exhibiting in the EXPO Hall will be an assortment of legal technology companies. You can view this year’s EXPO Hall floor plan here.
And, if you’re in the market for law practice management software, don’t forget to stop by and visit MyCase at booth 404, grab a glass of beer (on Thursday from 3-5 pm), get your professional headshot taken (on Friday from 11-2pm), and enter to win an Apple Watch!
And keep an eye out for the visual notes taken by visual artist Stephanie Crowley. To give you a taste, you can view last year’s visual notes here.
Of course, there’s more to Techshow than seminars and the EXPO Hall. We all know that networking and nights out on the town are just as important. And rest assured, there’s lots of time for both!
First, on Wednesday, April 15th, there’s a welcome reception which will be held from 6 -7:30 pm.
Next, on Thursday, April 16th, another welcome reception will be held from 5-6 pm in the EXPO Hall.
Then on Friday night April 17th from 5:30-7pm, the annual “Beer for Blawggers” event will be held in the Hilton Chicago’s Lakeside Green Lounge.
And last but certainly not least, don’t miss MyCase’s Law and Disorder Party on Friday April 17th, right after Beer for Blawggers. It’s being held at Buddy Guy’s Legends and you’ll get free drinks and food, hear some incredible blues, and have a ton of fun! What more could you ask for? Reserve your spot here. But hurry–don’t delay–space is running out!
You’ve gots lots of choices when it comes to dinner at Techshow. You can meet the speakers and network galore at the Taste of Techshow dinners. The dinners are held on Thursday and Friday nights and you can sign up online or once you arrive at the conference. The dinners fill up quickly though, so you’d be wise to sign up online if there’s one that really strikes your fancy.
So there you have it–everything you need to know about Techshow 2015! Safe travels and see you there!