The Sedona Conference Working Group 1 Midyear Meeting 2018


May 3, 2018 - May 4, 2018
Nashville, TN
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

5:30 pm, Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - Welcome Reception
7:30 am, Thursday, May 3, 2018 - Sign-in and buffet breakfast
1:00 pm, Friday, May 4, 2018

The Sedona Conference Working Group
on Electronic Document Retention & Production (WG1)
2018 Midyear Meeting

The 2018 Working Group 1 Midyear Meeting will be held at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, TN, on Thursday, May 3 - Friday, May 4, 2018. Please note that there will be a welcome reception on Wednesday evening, May 2.

We have obtained a very favorable room rate at The Loews Vanderbilt Hotel of $259 per night (plus tax) for a limited block of rooms on the evenings of Wednesday, May 2, and Thursday, May 3. There are also a limited number of rooms available at the prevailing government rate. This room block expires on April 10th. 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. Reservation information will be provided in your registration confirmation email.

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

  • New Technology and eDiscovery Competence: Explore the impact of technology on discovery, including AI, Blockchain, IoT, and Apps. Do you know how to get information from these sources or audit the data in them?
  • GDPR for the U.S. eDiscovery lawyer: How to safely navigate cross-border EU/U.S. data transfers - making the best of tough decisions and avoiding problems on both sides.
  • Rule 45: Updated guidance in the age of proportionality. Increased volume, more data regulation and enforcement, different proportionality considerations for non-parties, proliferation of third-party apps - WG1 will provide guidance on these issues and more.
  • Defensible Disposition and Information Governance: Providing a roadmap to implement successful information governance programs and defensible disposition strategies, consistent with Principle 6 of Sedona's 2014 Commentary on Information Governance.
  • Guidance from in-house lawyers to law firms and other legal service providers: Tips for outside counsel and vendors to add more value to eDiscovery engagements.
  • Discovery in Trade Secret Litigation: Introduction to The Sedona Conference’s new Working Group 12, and issues raised by the rising tide of trade secret litigation. These cases often involve discovery of personal devices and third-party apps, leading to a perfect storm of privilege, privacy, and proportionality considerations while handling proprietary and confidential information.
  • Sedona Working Group Series - All Publications - Where does WG1 go from here? Review of current papers in progress from Working Groups 1, 6 & 11. Are there opportunities for collaboration?

And the perennial favorites:

  • Judicial Roundtable
  • Case Law Update

Not only will this meeting be critical to move existing WG1 work product forward, but the topics have been selected to help identify where The Sedona Conference can provide further guidance to the bench and bar. Please plan to contribute to the dialogue. Note: we are applying for MCLE credit.

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


Please check back for agenda!

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Only Working Group Series members can register for this meeting.

  • Regular Registration Fee: $1195
  • Government Employees:   $895

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Refund Policy

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