It’s Wednesday night before Techshow begins Thursday morning with a welcome from this year’s Chair, my friend Tom Mighell. Having Tom as Chair of ABA Techshow surely means the 2008 conference will be even bigger and better than the other dozen or more that I’ve attended.
We’ve moved from the Sheraton to the Hilton Chicago, and my first impression is that this is a grand old hotel — very elegant. And the best news is that the exhibit area and the individual conferences will be on the same level of the hotel. This is unlike the Sheraton, where it seemed that a third of my time was spent on the escalators.
Tonight I had an excellent visit with online friends over dinner at Tamarind restaurant (highly recommended). My fascinating friends were Lisa Solomon, Allison Shields, Carolyn Elefant, Aviva Cuyler, Ed Poll, and Andy Simpson. To say we had a wide-ranging conversation would be a huge understatement…
The big show starts at 8:00 Thursday morning, and runs until at least 8:00 Thursday evening, at the ABA Techshow After Dark extravaganza.
if there are any Chicago area lawyers who haven’t yet committed to attend ABA Techshow, it’s not too late. Come on down to Michigan Avenue and join the fun!