The Sedona Conference Working Group 1 Annual Meeting 2017


November 2, 2017 - November 3, 2017
Phoenix, AZ
The Camby Hotel

5:30 pm, Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017 - Welcome Reception
8:30 am, Thursday, Nov 2, 2017 - Sign in and buffet breakfast
1 pm, Friday, Nov 3, 2017

The Sedona Conference Working Group
on Electronic Document Retention & Production (WG1)
2017 Annual Meeting

The 2017 Working Group 1 Annual Meeting will be held at The Camby Hotel in Phoenix, AZ, on Thursday, Nov. 2 – Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. Please note that there will be a welcome reception on Wednesday evening, Nov. 1.

We have obtained a very favorable group rate at The Camby Hotel of $239 per night (plus tax) for a limited block of rooms on the evenings of Wednesday, November 1, and Thursday, November 2. There are also a limited number of rooms available at the prevailing government rate. This room block expires on September 17th. For those who wish to arrive early, leave late, or otherwise extend their stay, the group rate is available for three days preceding and three days following the dates of the room block, but subject to room availability. Accordingly, if you wish to book for additional nights, you should do so as soon as possible. Enjoy 10% off hotel spa services and complimentary access to the hotel’s onsite fitness center. Reservation information will be provided in your registration confirmation email.

The agenda, which has not yet been finalized, will likely include sessions on the following topics:

  • Social Media Primer: Web 2.0 and 3.0 introduced many technical changes and discovery challenges. How should Sedona respond?
  • Rule 34 Primer: The rules changed but only some practitioners took note. Here’s how your Rule 34 obligations have really changed.
  • Legal Holds Update: It is time for Sedona to update its guidance on best practices for Legal Holds. What are the next reasonable steps? Should "reasonable steps" be the focal point?
  • The interplay between Rule 26(b)(2)(B) and 26(b)(1): Is there still room for a "not reasonably accessible" objection in a new Proportionality world?
  • The interplay between Cooperation/Transparency and Sedona Principle 6 in discovery: Finding the right balance.
  • Roundup of the status of District Court Pilot Projects (Arizona and Illinois) and state eDiscovery rules.

And the perennial favorites:

  • Judicial Panel – including possible changes to Rule 30(b)(6)
  • Case Law Update

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! We hope to see you in Phoenix!


Please check back for agenda!


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Refund Policy

No Refunds. Substitutions are acceptable upon request.