2009 Legal / Technology Trade Shows…

Michael CarabashI’ve been scouring the Internet for 2009 legal and/or technology trade shows to meet and greet individuals and perhaps showcase Dynamic Legal Forms. Here are a few of the shows that I’ve come across (and feel free to let me know if I’ve missed any):

  1. LegalTech Conference: Incisive Media’s LegalTech New York Conference is the world’s largest legal tech conference and trade shows (February 2-4, 2009 at the Hilton Hotel in New York). Last year, the event attracted 13,000 attendees and featured almost 300 exhibiting companies.
  2. ABA Techshow: the American Bar Association’s Techshow is the so-called world’s premier legal technology conference and expo. It is being held at the Hilton Hotel in Chicago, Illinoise from April 2-4, 2009. The keynote speaker is distinguished legal author and futurist, Richard Susskind. Prices range from free (for law students), $795 to attend the full conference, and up to almost $5,000 to get a full conference superpass (register 10 people). Prices are discounted if registration is completed before February 28, 2009.
  3. Mesh Conference: Mesh Conference is Canada’s so-called Web Conference. This year, it’s being held in Toronto on April 7 and 8, 2009. This Conference doesn’t deal strictly with legal issues, but it does have some prominent speakers (e.g. Rob Hyndman and Michael Geist) and lots of legal issues do arise. Last year, I couldn’t purchase a ticket (they sold out too fast, so I volunteered to help out, sit in on conferences, and meet some great minds). Tickets sell for $492.50 (includes GST).
  4. Massivetechshow – Massivetechshow is Canada’s so-called leading small-business technology conference. This show takes place in both Vancouver and Toronto (May 7, 2009). Again, this tech show is not dedicated to legal technology, but it does have a lot to offer. There’s a trade-show, conference, and after-party. Small business owners, executives, and managers get to see the latest technology solutions including free online tools for sales, marketing, and operations, social media, accounting software, security, etc. Prices range from$129 to $449 (with early bird discounts for registration before March 1, 2009).

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