I’m pleased to be invited back to speak at the American Bar Association’s TechShow next year (March 29–31, 2012). But I’m especially excited about my topics and co-presenters.
On Thursday, March 29th I’ll present “Social Media for Litigators” with Antigone Peyton. I saw Antigone present on a Social Media topic last year at TechShow and she was awesome! We ran into her afterwards in the speaker’s prep room had a great time chatting with her. She’s a super-smart lawyer who left her large firm to her own firm (about a year ago). She’s adept with technology, and she loves Mac computers. All of that will make it easier to develop a great presentation.
On Friday afternoon I’ll present “Paperless Productivity on a Mac” with David Sparks. I can’t say enough about how much I admire David, and how much I appreciate the opportunity to do a presentation with him. I discovered David’s Mac PowerUsers podcast a couple of years ago, and I’ve been listening to it regularly since then. David also has a great weblog, and he’s written two very useful books for us Mac lovers: Mac at Work, and iPad at Work, both of which I highly recommend. David is an amazing presenter as well, and so I can’t wait to do our session.
Hopefully, some of you lawyer blog-readers will be there too! Early bird pricing for TechShow ends in mid-February. I’d sign up now, and also see if you can guess the Keynote speaker (you have until tomorrow I think) so you can qualify for another discount.
The reasons to go to TechShow are many: (1) you’ll learn a lot about technology from lawyers who use it in their practices; (2) the speakers are excellent, and know how to explain technology; (3) the Expo is the best place to find new technology and sort through the stuff that is most relevant to your law practice; and (4) there are many opportunities to meet the speakers and other attendees, and thereby increase the circle of “tech-savvy lawyers” that you can later call upon to help you when you have questions about technology.
If you’re a lawyer who uses a computer and you want to learn how to use it better in your practice you should go to TechShow. I guess another way to put it is, “if you want to do a better job in your law practice and you own a computer and/or a smartphone you should go to TechShow.” Or if you can’t go send someone from your office.