6th Annual PREX

The Premier Conference for In-House E-Discovery Professionals
September 12-14 2017 | Portland Art Museum

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Conference Agenda

PREX has emerged as the premier conference specifically designed to meet the needs of in-house e-discovery professionals. CLE credit available.

PREX+ Practicals

We invite you to learn from corporate legal professionals on how they’re getting their processes closer to that “best practice” everyone strives for!

Speaker Line Up

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

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.

Zapproved User Group

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Call for Speakers

Do you have expert insights about in-house e-discovery? Let us know! Nominate yourself or a colleague to present at PREX17. We’ll invite finalists to share their topic at this premier conference for corporate e-discovery.

Submit your PREX17 ideas now! A member of the PREX17 planning committee will be in touch.

2016 Featured Keynotes

2017 Keynotes Coming Soon!

Hon. Shira Scheindlin

Hon. Shira Scheindlin

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, Former United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York

A conversation with the most influential person in the history of e-discovery — the Hon. Shira Scheindlin. In her first public appearance since stepping down from the bench, Judge Scheindlin speaking with Maura Grossman will revisit the key opinions that shaped data preservation and electronic discovery such as her seminal Zubulake opinions, Pension Committee, and others. She will also reflect on the recent amendments to the FRCP, and look ahead to consider what challenges face the civil justice system.

Dr. Tony Salvador

Dr. Tony Salvador

Director of Experience Insights Research, INTEL CORPORATION

A “strategic inflection point” is a major change in the competitive environment. Strategic inflection points are dangerous to companies – because if you miss it, you lose everything. The general assumption, however, is that “strategic inflection points” are relatively infrequent: that is, we operate in long periods of relative stability with punctuated moments of instability which are represented by these inflection points, and which are often missed; one must be on one’s toes. However, we are entering (if not already in) a period of prolonged instability punctuated by moments of stability across markets. The exact opposite.

Now, markets are merely systems of exchange where parties in a transaction each give up something in the hope of getting something better – where parties vie to be part of the transaction through offerings along particular bases of competition. That there are continuously shifting bases of competition requires companies and institutions to possess a certain resilience and/or robustness to adapt at pace or they will fail. That instability is now and certainly will become increasingly predominant and that relatively few companies and even fewer public institutions are adequately prepared to adapt at pace – including our legal institutions.

2016 Speakers

2017 Speakers Coming Soon!

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.

2016 Conference Agenda

2017 Agenda Coming Soon!

Now in it’s sixth year, PREX has emerged as the premier conference specifically designed to meet the needs of in-house e-discovery professionals. After attending PREX17, you will return to your desk the following Monday with new ideas and energy.
Our goals are to:

1. Build your career by arming you with skills and strategic thinking to take your role to the next level.

2. Provide expertise on the latest developments in law and technology so you can adapt your organization’s policies to stay ahead of the curve.

3. Share real-world expertise and work samples so you can enhance your e-discovery processes to reduce risk for your organization.

Conference Venue & Accommodations

The conference will be held in the Mark Building at the Portland Art Museum, situated in the cultural center of the city on the South Park Blocks, and just steps from conference lodging and Portland’s shopping and dining district.


THE HEATHMAN HOTEL – $249 per night, plus tax

This luxury landmark hotel in Downtown Portland is near concert halls, the Portland Art Museum, shopping, and 3 blocks from the Pioneer Square South MAX Station – a 5-minute walk to conference venue.

THE PARAMOUNT HOTEL – $229 per night, plus tax

This boutique hotel overlooks Director Park and is located in the heart of downtown Portland near concert halls, art museums, Pioneer Square shopping, restaurants, and MAX Light rail and trolley. – a 5-minute walk to conference venue.

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.

Early Bird

Expires June 30, 2017
  • Two Days of Conference with Meals Included

  • Networking Welcome Reception and Conference Dinner

  • Zapproved User Group (for current customers)

  • 10.5 CLE Credits Pending


Standard Pricing

Registration Closes Sept 9, 2017
  • Two Days of Conference with Meals Included

  • Networking Welcome Reception and Conference Dinner

  • Zapproved User Group (for current customers)

  • 10.5 CLE Credits Pending


Group Pricing

Group Rate Avaliable
1+ 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 Pending

Contact Us

Thank You to Our 2016 Sponsors

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

What is the registration fee?

Registration Fee: $995 (Contact us for group rates)
Guest Supplement – Enables a non-participating guest to join us for after hours events, including the welcome reception and conference dinner: $75

Will the program be CLE accredited?

Yes, 10.5 CLE credits are pending approval.

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 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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