2016 World Technology Law Conference

Miami , United States

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ITechLaw delivers a successful World Technology Law Conference in Miami, Florida, USA; 
97% of attendees would recommend the conference to a colleague.

On May 18-20, 2016, the ITechLaw Association hosted more than 200 attendees at the World Technology Law Conference in Miami, Florida. With attendees from 38 countries and 5 continents, the event was a mix of education, networking, and fun. View event photos and read highlights below. We express our deepest thanks to our Global Sponsors: Dentons, Gokce, Osborne Clarke, Seyfarth Shaw, and Sheppard Mullin, as well as all other sponsors who contributed to the success of our conference. We also thank our media sponsor, Attitude Consulting, who provided media coverage during the conference. 
 
WELCOME RECEPTION
The two-day event started with an energetic opening reception at the Mandarin Oriental. Attendees had the opportunity to meet ITechLaw President Susan Barty, board members, ITechLaw staff, including Emily Reineke the new Managing Director, and new colleagues. 
“The conference is a fantastic opportunity to be in the right place, with the right people, talking about the most important issues involving law and technology!” Paulo Brancher, Chair, ITechLaw South America Membership Committee

EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS  
During nine educational sessions, attendees heard from leading lawyers, in-house counsel, and academics about the current issues in technology law. The highest rated session, New Products and the Legal Issues They Raise, kicked off with an academic presentation on artificial intelligence and was followed with the implications of AI on autonomous and semi-autonomous systems, e-textiles, car-sharing, and children’s toys. 
"The Miami conference was stellar. The subject matters and speakers were of the highest quality and the networking opportunities, as with all ITechLaw conferences, were splendid." 
Marc S. Friedman, ITechLaw Past President 

GALA DINNER
Attendees gathered at the historic Alfred I. Dupont Building to enjoy a first-class evening. The building, a former bank headquarters, was complete with hand painted Cypress wood ceilings, detailed scroll work, and lavish brass gates – it is one of Miami’s finest locations. The gala was the highest class event of the conference.
"In my view, ITechLaw is THE conference to meet outstanding colleagues and very good friends at the same time!" 

COMMITTEE MEETINGS  
From I-WIN and In-House Counsel to Cyber Crime and Outsourcing, committee meetings provided opportunity for leading lawyers to advance special interest topics.
"ITechLaw conferences offer a great opportunity to exchange latest developments in the field of IT law with colleagues." Polo van der Putt, ITechLaw Outsourcing Law Committee

INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP 
One session this year, hosted by the Cyber Crime and Data Protection Committees, simulated a data breach and attendees played active participants in how the breach was managed. It was a unique session, and based on attendee feedback, we are looking to integrate live polling into future conference sessions. 
“I have been to a lot of conferences on technology law. This had the most substantive and useful content. When other conferences provide a nugget or two of useful information, the ITechLaw World Law Conference provided two day of useful material that I can use in my practice.” Meredith Mays Espino, Vice-Chair, ITechLaw E-Commerce Law Committee

CLOSING RECEPTION    
The conference closed with a reception at the world famous Ball & Chain restaurant in Little Havana. Attendees had an authentic Miami experience as they sipped cocktails outside on the patio and enjoyed the beautiful Miami weather. It perfectly punctuated two days of learning and networking. 
“I always appreciate the ITechLaw Conferences offering not only a lot of networking opportunities but high quality speeches on actual topics. I am looking forward to the next Conference!"