Ah, the best-laid plans...
If you've been reading, you know from my last post that I was looking forward to attending the ABA TECHSHOW earlier this month. Unfortunately, the weather interfered, and a Nor'Easter, accompanied by snow, resulted in canceled flights and an inability to travel to the conference again this year.
I did manage to keep up with a bit of what was happening with the official ABA TECHSHOW app, Twitter, and my colleagues who were in attendance and were kind enough to report their experiences. If you want to find out what you (and I) missed, here's a roundup of some great information and posts about the conference from those who were actually in attendance:
First, about that app - read Niki Black's post
at Above The Law
about her experience with the TECHSHOW app.
The ABA Journal
covered a whole host of TECHSHOW related topics and sessions - you can browse their list of TECHSHOW related articles here
. Attorney at Work
did an interesting article about the conference
, beginning with its Start-Up Alley and ending with the ever-popular 60 in 60 tips session. (For more on Startup Alley, check out this post
from the Law Technology Today
There are also lots of posts over at LexBlog
covering this year's conference on Techshow Monitor.
To get an expert look at TECHSHOW trends, check out Carolyn Elefant's post
, where Carolyn reflects on trends she sees at TECHSHOW, from the introduction of chatbots and blockchain to the growth of cloud platforms.
Of course, I can't resist anything both TECHSHOW and LinkedIn related. On the Road with Legal Talk Network
talked with Dennis Kennedy, my co-author on LinkedIn in One Hour for Lawyers, and Chuki Obiyo from LinkedIn at TECHSHOW. This podcast
gives some great tips on how to use LinkedIn and what features might help make a premium subscription worthwhile, depending on what you want to use it for.
As the current Chair of the ABA Law Practice Division's Publishing Board, I'm particularly interested in what's happening with our latest book releases
and what our authors have to say about their topics. To get a bit of a preview about our newest titles, take a listen to another Legal Talk Network podcast
with some of our authors, including Rocket Matter's
Larry Port and his co-author Dave Maxfield, whose book, The Lean Law Firm
, was the best-seller at this year's TECHSHOW, as well as co-authors Tom Mighell (TECHSHOW 2018 Co-Chair) and Dennis Kennedy
who talk about why collaboration tools are important and how to implement them in their practice.
If, like me, you don't want to miss out on TECHSHOW 2019, put the dates on the calendar now - the conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago again, but it's a bit earlier this year - it is scheduled from February 27-March 2, 2019. Let's hope it doesn't snow again...