ILTACON is always a massive event, and without careful planning, you can leave with more questions than answers. If part of the reason you're attending is to find a new or improved legal tech solution, then you need to be extra prepared. Here are some steps you can take before, during, and after the event to make it easier to find your perfect product match.
Do your research
The first step in your find, try, buy process is to do your research. Do you know which legal technology vendors you're interested in? Do they have solutions that support Windows 10 and Office 365? Do they integrate with your other applications and systems? What product features are a must-have, and do they differ between products?
Knowing this will help you going into a demo, product session or even a general chat with the right vendor, ensuring you don't lose time spent with a vendor that doesn't have what you need.
Study the schedule
With more than 250 sessions packed into the four-day event, you’re going to need to be tough with your time. Search the list of educational sessions, networking events, and exhibiting vendors before your arrival. Download the ILTACON 2018 mobile app to access info on the go. Reach out to vendors you want to speak with and tee up times for one-on-one conversations or demonstrations.
See the solution in action
At ILTACON you have three ways to see how your chosen product works – attend a general session run by the vendor in their demo room, stop by their booth for a chat, or request a one-on-one demonstration tailored to your specific workflows.
Trial before you buy
So, you’ve found the right product at ILTACON, and you’re sitting back at your desk. What next? Many vendors – including us – offer a free trial period so that you can put the product through its paces. Talk to the vendor about first running a pilot program with a small group if you’re going to be rolling out the product to many users.
Are you attending ILTACON 2018? Check back soon for information about our Solution Sessions, sponsored events, demo registrations, and booth location.
Melody has more than 15 years' experience in marketing products and services to the legal industry. She spearheads marketing efforts in the EMEA region for DocsCorp, and can be spotted behind the booth at events and conferences across the region. When not working from the London office, Melody enjoys travelling and spending quality time with her family.