PREX17

Solve tomorrow’s e-discovery

Join us in Portland this September for the sixth annual PREX.
Prepare to energize and elevate your e-discovery practice.

September 12-14, 2017
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

EARLY BIRD ENDS JUNE 30 – 50% Discount on 4 or More With Group Registration

Pulitzer-Prize Winner Glenn Greenwald Headlines PREX17

Known for breaking the Edward Snowden story, Greenwald will reveal insights about the fascinating intersection of privacy, civil rights, technology and the implications for e-discovery.

Glenn Greenwald

Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, constitutional lawyer and New York Times best-selling author

Acclaimed as one of the world’s leading political thinkers, Glenn Greenwald is a former constitutional law and civil rights litigator. He has authored four New York Times best-selling books, including How Would a Patriot Act? and With Liberty and Justice for Some. His most recent best-seller, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State, details his experience creating a series of reports for The Guardian about whistleblower Snowden’s documents on the NSA. The 2014 documentary film, Citizenfour, is based on these reports. Greenwald’s NSA reporting has won numerous awards, including a George Polk Award in 2013 and a Pulitzer Prize for public service in 2014. He is currently founding editor of new media outlet, The Intercept, and is a frequent commentator on CNN, MSNBC, Morning Joe and Democracy Now.

Don’t miss Greenwald’s PREX17 session!

Secrets, Surveillance and Civil Liberties: Navigating the Boundary Layer Between Law and Technology in the Connected Society

The security apparatus of global governments and their relationships with leading global technology companies presents a stark reality of how citizens are being monitored. During this special keynote, Glenn Greenwald will provide a snapshot of current events and offer a forecast of what to expect in the coming years. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind presentation.

FIRST 40 REGISTRANTS GET A FREE BOOK

Register now for a free copy of Glenn Greenwald’s best-seller, No Place to Hide. Have your book signed by Glenn Greenwald at PREX17! Limited to the next 40 early bird registrants.

Agenda

Join us in Portland this September for the premier conference for in-house e-discovery professionals. Bring your entire team to learn, grow and connect. CLE credits available.

See new PREX17 agenda topics

Speaker Line Up

Learn from experts about how to improve the litigation response process and improve your data preservation and collection process.

Zapproved User Group

5th Annual Zapproved User Group Meeting will be held Tuesday, September 12 at Zapproved Company Headquarters.

Make the case

Get tips to win your boss’s approval and score budget to attend PREX17.

Venue and Accommodations

Portland has world-class dining, beautiful scenery including rivers and gardens, is one of the country’s premier walking cities and has a hip nightlife scene.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about the conference? View this resource for answers to our frequently asked questions.

2017 Speakers

We are honored to welcome the nation’s leading jurists, lawyers and more in-house practitioners in e-discovery than ever before.

Many of you have gotten to know the PREX faculty over the years, and you can look forward to visiting with many of them once again in September. Check back for speaker updates in the coming weeks.

2017 Speakers

We are honored to welcome the nation’s leading jurists, lawyers and more in-house practitioners in e-discovery than ever before.

Many of you have gotten to know the PREX faculty over the years, and you can look forward to visiting with many of them once again in September. Check back for speaker updates in the coming weeks.

Keynote Speakers

Judicial Panelists

Hon. Ron Hedges

Hon. Ron Hedges

Former U. S. Magistrate Judge — Adjunct Professor Rutgers School of Law – Newark, Hedges Assoc.

Bio & Sessions
Hon. Elizabeth LaPorte

Hon. Elizabeth LaPorte

U.S. Magistrate Judge, N.D. Cal., San Francisco, CA, Federal Circuit

Bio & Sessions
Hon. Frank Maas

Hon. Frank Maas

Former U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York, Federal Circuit

Bio & Sessions
Hon. Andrew Peck

Hon. Andrew Peck

Judge Southern District of New York, adjunct professor at Cardozo Law School, Federal Circuit

Bio & Sessions
Bio & Sessions
Bio & Sessions
Bio & Sessions
Bio & Sessions
Hon. Xavier Rodriguez

Hon. Xavier Rodriguez

Former Texas Supreme Court Justice and currently sits on the bench as a United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas, Federal Circuit

Bio & Sessions
Bio & Sessions
Bio & Sessions
Bio & Sessions
Bio & Sessions

Advisory Panelists

Tom Allman

Tom Allman

Legal Services Professional

Bio & Sessions
Michael Arkfeld

Michael Arkfeld

Founding Director & Faculty Fellow, ASU Law School, Arkfeld Assoc.

Bio & Sessions
Craig Ball

Craig Ball

Special Master, Craig D. Ball, P.C.

Bio & Sessions
Mike Burg

Mike Burg

Corporate Counsel, Dish

Bio & Sessions
Bio & Sessions
Bio & Sessions
Bio & Sessions
Bio & Sessions
Dan Christensen

Dan Christensen

Global Group Counsel for IT, Privacy & Security, Intel

Bio & Sessions
Dave Cohen

Dave Cohen

Partner at Reed Smith LLP, Reed Smith

Bio & Sessions
Brian Corbin

Brian Corbin

Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase

Bio & Sessions
Bryan Dearinger

Bryan Dearinger

Assistant General Counsel, University of Oregon

Bio & Sessions
Bio & Sessions
Bio & Sessions
Bio & Sessions
Bio & Sessions
Maura Grossman

Maura Grossman

Research Professor and eDiscovery Lawyer, University of Waterloo and Georgetown University Law Center

Bio & Sessions
Josh Hoffman

Josh Hoffman

Director, General Counsel Organization, Technology Solutions, McKesson

Bio & Sessions
Sonya Judkins

Sonya Judkins

Manager, Legal Discovery & Compliance, Sprint

Bio & Sessions
Leslie Kendrick

Leslie Kendrick

Litigation Counsel, Daimler

Bio & Sessions
Bio & Sessions
Bio & Sessions
Bio & Sessions
Bio & Sessions
Dan Kulakofsky

Dan Kulakofsky

Associate Group General Counsel, Travelers

Bio & Sessions
Robert Levy

Robert Levy

Counsel for Civil Justice Reform & Law Technology, Exxon Mobil

Bio & Sessions
Jana Limer Mills

Jana Limer Mills

Director & Sr. Attorney, American Airlines

Bio & Sessions
Michael Quartararo

Michael Quartararo

Director of Litigation Support Services, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Bio & Sessions
Bio & Sessions
Bio & Sessions
Bio & Sessions
Bio & Sessions
Dawn Radcliffe

Dawn Radcliffe

Legal Technology Manager, TransCanada

Bio & Sessions
Wendy Riggs

Wendy Riggs

Sr. Manager, eDiscovery and Litigation Operations, Twitter

Bio & Sessions
Cortney Starble

Cortney Starble

E-Disovery Specialist, CB Richard Ellis

Bio & Sessions
Barbara Squires

Barbara Squires

eDiscovery Manager, The Home Depot

Bio & Sessions
Bio & Sessions
Bio & Sessions
Bio & Sessions
Bio & Sessions
Julie Taylor

Julie Taylor

Partner, Keesal Young and Logan

Bio & Sessions
Brett Tarr

Brett Tarr

Counsel, Litigation & E-Discovery, Caesars Entertainment

Bio & Sessions
Jeane Thomas

Jeane Thomas

Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP

Bio & Sessions
Dave Walton

Dave Walton

Shareholder, Cozen O’Connor

Bio & Sessions
Bio & Sessions
Bio & Sessions
Bio & Sessions
Bio & Sessions
Steve Watson

Steve Watson

Cyber Security, Digital Forensics, Data Recovery Pathfinder, Entrepreneur

Bio & Sessions
Matthew Yarbrough

Matthew Yarbrough

Managing Partner, Yarbrough Law Group

Bio & Sessions
Ryan Zilm

Ryan Zilm

Manager, Records & Information Governance, Tesoro

Bio & Sessions
Bio & Sessions

PREX17 Agenda

Now in its sixth year, PREX is the premier conference for in-house e-discovery professionals. Join us in Portland this September to be motivated, challenged, informed and inspired to elevate your e-discovery practice even higher.

LEADERSHIP

Strategic best practices to improve corporate e-discovery outcomes. All sessions will be held in the Grand Ballroom.

TEAM PROCESS

Tactical and strategic approaches to manage in-house e-discovery. All sessions will be held in the Sunken Ballroom.

TECHNICAL

Software, sytems and security expertise for solving e-discovery. All sessions will be held in the Miller Room.

Tuesday, September 12

9 – 5 p.m.

Zapproved User Group

This annual event brings together users from across the country to discuss challenges and successes, brainstorm solutions and get to know the Zapproved team. Come away with actions items for improving your workflows and creating more efficient and successful outcomes for the future. Customers Only.

6 – 8 p.m.

PREX Reception

Wednesday, September 13

8 – 9 a.m.

Breakfast

9 – 9:30 a.m.

Welcome to PREX

Brad Harris, Zapproved

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Keynote

Sean Doherty, 451 Research

Tech Trends in E-discovery and What They Mean for In-House Legal Teams

Sean Doherty has been one of the keenest observers of electronic discovery technology since it emerged. He’s an attorney who has used every major software for electronic discovery, many times out of his personal e-discovery lab. Now an analyst with The 451 Group, Sean applies his long history in this space to help project where electronic discovery technology is heading. He will share his vision of the future and speak specifically to how it will impact corporate legal teams.

11 – 12 p.m.
Breakout 1
Building Your Preservation Response Playbook

From recognizing a trigger event to successfully releasing your holds: Plan your way to better legal outcomes.

This how-to session focuses on the elements of creating a successful preservation playbook for your organization, including best practices and shared experiences. How might an organization create, adopt, monitor and document “reasonable steps” to reduce preservation costs, ensure defensibility and mitigate risk?

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Session Moderator: David Walton

Panelists: Cortney Starbel

The Art of Negotiation: Determining What's Reasonable

Keep your scope, and custodian obligations, in check with FRCP requirements.

It’s been nearly two years since the new Federal Rules of Civil Procedure went into effect. While they promised more reasoned scope of discovery by bringing proportionality and cooperation to the forefront, the reality may feel very different. How are we doing — and how can we be better at negotiating a reasonable scope of discovery? Know your rights and responsibilties for responding to demands for electronic evidence. This session will focus on the scope of custodians, keywords and retention policies.

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Session Moderator: Michael Arkfeld

Technical Track: Z-Discovery Trends and Insights

Learn how companies that have taken control of their data and processes in house have done it.

In this session, Zapproved will explore trends for compliance and best practices and how companies are maturing their staff, processes and technology stack. Learn where companies typically start in their journey to regain control of their data using the Z-Discovery suite of products.

12 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Breakout 2
Preservation Maturity: How to Instill Continuous Improvement

You’ve got your plan built. But how do you instill a process to ensure continuous improvement?

Seasoned experts will share their thoughts on how to move beyond preservation readiness to create a cross-functional strategy wired for compliance. Get tips on how to identify and mitigate risk while driving down preservation costs. Learn from others how improved policies, better training, and auditing can instill a culture of compliance and take your preservation response to the next level.

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Session Moderator: Dawn Radcliffe
Panelists: Dan Kulakofsky, Josh Hoffman

Cleaning the Pipes: Defensible Data Deletion

More data. More places. More places to hide.

A key to reducing both cost and risk is getting rid of data when it’s no longer needed. How can you affect real change when it comes to ridding the organization of redundant, obsolete and trivial data? What are the keys to a successful and defensible data deletion program? Get insights on records retention policies, information governance and incorporating preservation obligations in your policies.

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Session Moderator:
David Cohen
Panelists: Brian Corbin

Technical Track: A New Approach to Endpoint Preservation and Collection

Come learn about a new approach to computer preservation and collection.

This session will explore how modern endpoint data backup and recovery solutions can enable better data security, end-user peace-of-mind and e-discovery response. Find out how data can be preserved “in-place” and collected when required.

2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
Breakout 3
Taming the Over-Preservation Beast

The new amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure aimed to address the escalating cost and burdens of over-preservation. Are they having the desired affect?

Panelists in this session will share stories from the trenches about the real challenges legal teams are facing when it comes to preservation initiatives and offer tactical ways to overcome those obstacles. Join us for answers on key questions: How can you affect real change and risk-taking? What tips can be used to evolve data retention practices or provide insight into data to make better preservation decisions? How do you start the conversation?

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Panelists: Jana Limer Mills, Micheal Burg, Joe Morris

Spoliation and the New Rules

Tom Allman is a renowned scholar when it comes to the amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), and has written extensively on case law.

This session will explore how spoliation motions have evolved since the changes made to Rule 37(e), and if the amendments are having their intended affect. How have courts interpretted their role in remediation and penalty? What can litigants learn from an in-depth analysis of the 100+ appellate and district court opinions to date referring to applying the updated Rule?

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Session Moderator: Hon. Ron Hedges

Panelists: Tom Allman, Hon. Xavier Rodriguez

Technical Track: Office 365 User Group

Zapproved recently formed an “Office 365 User Group” that focuses on bringing together e-discovery professionals facing the challenges and opportunities of moving to O365. This technical session will review options for integrating with O365 to defensibly manage preservation holds and perform targeted collections.

3:45 – 4 p.m.

Corporate eDiscovery Heroes

Get to know the 2017 eDiscovery Heroes. Find out how these talented practitioners are helping to solve today’s biggest e-discovery challenges and pave the way to a better future at their organization.

4 – 5 p.m.

Keynote

Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer-Prize Winning Journalist, Constitutional Lawyer and New York Times Best-Selling Author

Secrets, Surveillance and Civil Liberties: Navigating the Boundary Layer Between Law and Technology in the Connected Society

Acclaimed as one of the world’s leading political thinkers, Glenn Greenwald is a former constitutional law and civil rights litigator. He has authored four New York Times best-selling books, including How Would a Patriot Act? and With Liberty and Justice for Some. His most recent best-seller, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State, details his experience creating a series of reports for The Guardian about whistleblower Snowden’s documents on the NSA. The 2014 documentary film, Citizenfour, is based on these reports. Greenwald’s NSA reporting has won numerous awards, including a George Polk Award in 2013 and a Pulitzer Prize for public service in 2014. He is currently founding editor of new media outlet, The Intercept, and is a frequent commentator on CNN, MSNBC, Morning Joe and Democracy Now.

6 – 9 p.m.

Dinner

Thursday, September 14

8 – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Judicial Panel

Return of Case Law by the Clock!

Last year, we tried something new — putting the judges on a clock.

We’re challenging them again this year to review the latest in case law trends, highlighting selected cases and sharing their thoughts on what can be learned from the opinions of 2017. And we’re bringing along the stop watch!

10 – 11 a.m.
Breakout 4
Ball in Your Court

Craig Ball has written extensively on both the challenges and opportunities in e-discovery.

His 2017 musings on e-discovery and computer forensics, better known as his “Ball in Your Court” blog postings, have covered topics from new paradigms in mobile device presentation to “strategic” e-discovery. Craig will share insights and offer sound tips for e-discovery practitioners.

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Presenter:
Craig Ball

Data Privacy, the GDPR and Security All in One

Data security and privacy are having profound impacts on the way organizations create, retain and discover data.

What can be learned from the latest changes in EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules? How do changes on the international front and closer to home affect our approach to preservation and discovery? Can we effectively manage cross-border discovery obligations? Can we keep our data secure? Explore these questions and find answers here.

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Session Moderator:
Jeane Thomas
Panelists: Dan Christensen, Steve Watson

Technical Track: Working with Your Service Provider

Come hear from our service provider partners about how to maximize your relationship with third-party e-discovery providers. Whether it’s outsourcing discovery response or bringing in the experts for process improvement, this group of experts will help you maximize the return on your investment.

11:15 – 12:15 p.m.
Breakout 5
Harnessing Social Media from All Angles

Solve security, data managment and information governance across ever-changing digital and social media landscapes.

Social media and digital everything are changing the way we must approach e-discovery. Is your team prepared? Learn about the electronic information challenges every corporate legal team faces — and how you can overcome them.

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Session Moderator:
Wendy Riggs
Panelists: Leslie Altherr, Ryan Zilm

Bringing e-Discovery In-House: Stories from the Trenches

Hear best practices from others who have brought e-discovery in-house.

You’ve been talking about this for years, but now you’re beyond discussing the relative merits and are finally ready to start doing it. Learn what key pieces to start with, which new hires to consider and what common pitfalls to avoid.

Technical Track: Mobile Device 101

This technical session gets into the nuts and bolts when it comes to mobile devices — how to identify, preserve and collect when required. Get insights on which technologies exist and the best practices for today’s increasingly mobile world.

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Lunch

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
Breakout 6
Fine-Tune Your Collection Strategies

Not all collections are created equal. Find out how to collect for any situation.

From self-collection to forensic examination, how do you decide which collection strategies to use? Choosing the right approach may not always be obvious. Delve into collection strategy best practices that are defensible and sustainable.

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Session Moderator:
Matthew Yarbrough
Panelists: Robert Levy

The New Corporate Legal Department

Turn your team’s e-discovery process into a finely-tuned compliance-readiness machine.

We’re calling it: legal compliance is the newest trend among in-house e-discovery teams. More organizations are investing in ways to ensure better control, more visibility and more consistency across their policies and practices. How can you run your department more like a business so that workflows, deadlines and data coalesce in harmony? Dig into the metrics, controls and best practices of modern corporate legal operations.

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Session Moderator:
Michael Quartararo
Panelists: Brett Tarr

Technical Track: Social Media 101

This technical session will delve into the mechanics of capturing ESI from websites, social media and other collaboration platforms.

How do you preserve content in a way that makes it defensible and usable for discovery? What technologies exist for efficiently collecting and reviewing social media?

2:30 – 3:15 p.m.

Keynote

Steve Watson, Cyber Security, Digital Forensics, Data Recovery Pathfinder, Entrepreneur

The Future of Data and Data Acquisition

Steve’s work as a forensic scientist, anthropologist and data futurist provides an incredibly unique perspective on the future of data and e-discovery. Steve returns to PREX to share his thoughts on how e-discovery must transform as technology evolves, and how the role of the corporate e-discovery professional is forever changing.

Make the case

Need tips to win budget approval and convince your boss that PREX17 is not-to-be missed? Here are four good reasons. We hope to see you in September!

  1. Fit a ton of learning into just a few days

PREX strategy and practical sessions deliver insights and best practices you can use immediately to improve your legal preservation process. Attend to advance your understanding of sustainable e-­discovery processes and secure your future. 10.5 CLE Credits Available to Date.

  1. Hear from leading jurists, lawyers and in­-house practitioners in e-discovery

PREX experts share personalized ways to improve litigation response, data preservation and collection processes. Past attendees say these proceedings contain concrete tips they can use to boost their e-discovery success.

  1. Network with legal professionals facing similar challenges
  2. PREX attendees connect with the whole community about how to solve e-discovery issues. Connections may happen during sessions, or over breakfast, lunch or a glass of wine. Meet the speakers and swap ideas with others facing similar challenges.

  1. Return to the office Monday with a to-do list
  2. PREX arms you with valuable education, peer connections and best practices to help you create a smoother, more defensible preservation process. Take this wealth of wisdom back to the office to establish a “culture of compliance” across your company.

Venue & Accommodations

Venue

Hotels

Portland Art Museum

Mark Building

1119 SW Park Avenue

Portland, OR 97205

503-226-2811

Directions

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Located in the heart of Portland’s cultural district, the Portland Art Museum is the oldest museum in the Pacific Northwest and is internationally renowned. The museum’s 2.5-block campus includes an outdoor sculpture mall, multiple galleries and a blend of modernist and classical architecture. Its permanent collection of 42,000 objects reflect ancient to present-day American, Native American, Asian, European and Northwest art, photography and sculpture.

PREX17 sessions take place in the historic Mark Building, adjacent to the main museum. Venues include the dramatic Grand Ballroom featuring soaring ceilings and rich architectural details, the neo-classical Sunken Ballroom, and the light-filled contemporary Miller Gallery.

PREX17: The Healthman

The Heathman

PREX17 room rate: $249.00
Rate available through August 18, 2017

To reserve a room at the PREX17 rate, click here.

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One of the city’s most recognizable historic landmarks, the iconic Heathman Hotel in the heart of downtown Portland blends rich history with a reverent appreciation for the arts. The hotel’s library boasts more than 2,700 volumes signed by the authors, while its world-class art collection celebrates the work of contemporary artists. Here, the art of service is alive and well, from the welcoming Beefeater doorman to the attention of your personal concierge.

The Paramount

PREX17 room rate: $229.00

Rate available through August 11, 2017

To reserve a room at the PREX17 rate, click here.

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The Paramount Hotel is ideally located in the heart of Portland’s downtown core, with Director Park as our front yard. We are steps away from tax-free shopping at Nordstrom’s, Pioneer Place and the world famous Powell’s Bookstore. There are cultural venues to explore and be entertained around every corner. From the Portland Art Museum, the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall and the Portland Center for Performing Arts to the Oregon Historical Society.

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Located in the heart of Portland’s cultural district, the Portland Art Museum is the oldest museum in the Pacific Northwest and is internationally renowned. The museum’s 2.5-block campus includes an outdoor sculpture mall, multiple galleries and a blend of modernist and classical architecture. Its permanent collection of 42,000 objects reflect ancient to present-day American, Native American, Asian, European and Northwest art, photography and sculpture.

PREX17 sessions take place in the historic Mark Building, adjacent to the main museum. Venues include the dramatic Grand Ballroom featuring soaring ceilings and rich architectural details, the neo-classical Sunken Ballroom, and the light-filled contemporary Miller Gallery.

View Details

One of the city’s most recognizable historic landmarks, the iconic Heathman Hotel in the heart of downtown Portland blends rich history with a reverent appreciation for the arts. The hotel’s library boasts more than 2,700 volumes signed by the authors, while its world-class art collection celebrates the work of contemporary artists. Here, the art of service is alive and well, from the welcoming Beefeater doorman to the attention of your personal concierge.

View Details

The Paramount Hotel is ideally located in the heart of Portland’s downtown core, with Director Park as our front yard. We are steps away from tax-free shopping at Nordstrom’s, Pioneer Place and the world famous Powell’s Bookstore. There are cultural venues to explore and be entertained around every corner. From the Portland Art Museum, the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall and the Portland Center for Performing Arts to the Oregon Historical Society.

Portland life

If you’ve attended PREX, you know the wonder of Portland in September. It’s abuzz with farmers markets, outdoor concerts, and world-renowned art, coffee, food and wine. Each year it just gets better.

When you attend PREX17, the nation’s sixth annual premier conference for in-house e-discovery professionals, you’ll be right in the heart of Portland. We even created this Portland hit list to help you plan your visit.

Book your hotel room by August 11, 2017 to take advantage of the PREX discount rate

Plans and Pricing

Registration is open at a rate of $995. Act now to ensure PREX17 is in your continuing education plans for the coming year.

Contact us for group rate. For a list of FAQ’s about the conference, view here.

Standard Pricing

Registration Closes Sept 9, 2017
$995/per
  • Two Days of Conference with Meals Included

  • Networking Welcome Reception and Conference Dinner

  • Zapproved User Group (for current customers)

  • 10.5 CLE Credits Available to Date

Register

Group Pricing

Group Rate Avaliable
2+ People From Same Organization
  • Two Days of Conference with Meals Included

  • Networking Welcome Reception and Conference Dinner

  • Zapproved User Group (for current customers)

  • 10.5 CLE Credits Available to Date

Contact Us

PREX17 sponsors include

We invite you to join a committed group of sponsors to support PREX17, the Premier Conference for In-House E-Discovery Professionals.

Contact us here for sponsorship opportunities.

What Our Attendees Are Saying

Don’t just take it from us, let the attendees do the talking!

“PREX stands out as a venue where every presentation is “top of the line,” offering information to faculty and attendees on current and contemplated topics related to preservation. PREX is a definite “must attend” on an annual basis.

Hon. Ronald J. Hedges

Member Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group, Dentons

“The PREX conference in September of each year is one that I place on my calendar as a “recurring event” that I will be attending. Each year I’m amazed by their expansion of the eDiscovery legal hold issues raised, as well as the quality of their speakers, both inside and outside the legal profession. Their commitment to quality content, first-class networking events, and fostering a community of eDiscovery legal hold professionals always makes the decision for me to attend very easy.”

Michael R. Arkfeld, Esq.

Principal, Arkfeld and Associates

“I would attend PREX anywhere for the quality of its faculty and its depth of practical thought and valuable takeaways. That PREX is also set in Portland at its loveliest time of year makes it irresistible.”

Craig Ball

Board certified trial lawyer, certified computer forensic examiner, electronic evidence expert, and award-winning columnist

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I register in person at the event?

Yes, if space is still available, but it is recommended to register in advance to ensure your place.

Will the program be CLE accredited?

Yes, 10.5 CLE credits available to date.

Will registration close at any point?

Due to the popularity of the conference, we recommend that attendees register early as our conference space is limited. We expect the conference to sell out.

What is included in my registration fee?

Access to PREX17 includes two days of sessions with industry experts and leading jurists. The program will begin at 6pm on Tuesday, September 12, and will end at 5pm on Thursday, September 14. Registration fee includes admission, and all food and beverage during the sessions.

Does the registration fee include travel costs for the conference?

All travel costs including air and hotel accommodations are the responsibility of the attendee.

What forms of payment will you accept for the Conference fee?

Our registration page will process credit card payments from Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club. When needed, special arrangements can be made for payment by check.

If I can't attend can I substitute my registration?

Yes. You can substitute your registration to another colleague within your company by logging into the registration system and editing the attendee name.

What if I have to cancel?

Registration cancellations received by 5:00 PM (PT) on Friday, September 1, 2017 will be refunded.

Where will the conference be held?

The Portland Art Museum, Mark Building, 1119 SW Park Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97205

Where will I find conference accommodations?

Two separate blocks of hotel rooms have been reserved near the conference venue at discounted rates. Hotel block information for The Heathman and Paramount Hotels can be found on the conference website. For other options visit www.travelportland.com.

Into what airport should I fly?

Portland International Airport (PDX) is 13 miles from the conference venue in downtown Portland.

How do I get to the hotel from the airport?

If you plan to drive, or travel by taxi, you can anticipate a 20 minute travel time. The conference venue is easily accessible from the airport via public transportation. Taxis are readily available and Portland’s commuter train, MAX (www.trimet.org/max/) can take you from the airport to the hotel (exit at Galleria/SW 10th Avenue).

What kind of weather should I expect?

The weather in Portland is beautiful in mid-September. The average high temperature is 77° and the average low temperature is 50°. You can expect sunny days, but bring a light sweater or jacket for the evenings. However, it is the Pacific Northwest, so rain is always a possibility.

Is there a dress code?

Business casual attire is appropriate for all functions related to the PREX17.

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