Special Events

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Start-Up Competition

March 15, 2017 | 0:00pm – 0:00pm 
Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605

For the first time ever, ABA TECHSHOW will host a startup competition showcasing 12 innovative legal startups. During the Wednesday night Arrival Reception, the 12 startups will face off in a bracketed pitch competition – judged by TECHSHOW attendees – to pick the most innovative startup. The startup will also be featured in the EXPO Hall during TECHSHOW in the StartUp Alley.

 

Hackathon

March 15 – 18, 2017 | 0:00pm – 0:00pm 
Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605

Not sure what a legal hackathon looks like? Well wonder no more! The ABA Journal and Tech4Justice will be running a live hackaton during TECHSHOW this year focusing on the legal needs of veterans.

 

Fitness Challenges

March 16 – 18, 2017 | 7:00am – 7:45am 
Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605

Three straight days of programs can get you a little off-kilter. Put some balance back in your life with yoga sessions, meditation, and a 5K run.

 

1st Annual ABA TECHSHOW 5k

March 16, 2017 | 7:00am – 7:45am | Rain, Sleet, Snow or Other!
Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605

Join your legal tech brethren and sistren and run like a gazelle – or a sloth – at the ABA TECHSHOW in its inaugural 5K! Join Larry Port from Rocket Matter and Ashley Fisher from Ruby Receptionist in a breezy run through Grant Park, past Solider Field, and see some of the Chicago sites. 5Ks are a perfect distance for newbies and veterans alike, so if your 2017 resolution is to get in shape, find yourself a 5K training plan and bring a pair of sneakers to TECHSHOW. We will provide the socks and the headbands. BE THERE OR BE SQUARE!

 

The Academy

March 16 – 17, 2017   
Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605

TECHSHOW has worked with several great law schools to develop the first-ever Academic Track to be held during TECHSHOW. With eager faculty and staff from law schools such as UMKC, Illinois, Stetson and Suffolk we have developed a special program for faculty and staff interested in learning and sharing more about integrating technology and law practice management into law school curriculum’s.

Thursday, March 16, 2017 

9:00 AM – Opening Session: Academic Track Welcome and Workshop Goals

10:45 AM – What High-Technology Lawyering Skills Law Graduates Should Have

4:00 PM – Teaching High-Technology Lawyering Skills in Law Schools

Friday, March 17, 2017 

9:00 AM – Opening Session: Incubator Consortium

10:45 AM – Innovations in Curriculum and Applications of Technology in Law Schools

2:30 PM – Wrap-Up – Draft Curriculum Completed

3:45 PM – Attend TECHSHOW Sessions