Tech Show Season Begins

It’s that time of year when we hear about new electronic products on the horizon and things we could/should be doing with them: the tech show season.

Tomorrow the big Consumer Electronics Show starts in Las Vegas and runs until January 13. I’m always surprised at how many people in my online social network travel to this show each year. I shouldn’t be, I suppose, since it is the premier event for consumer electronics. To follow the action from afar (as I will) the hashtag on Twitter is #CES. You can also do as many others do, and follow Robert Scoble through the action. This year much of his coverage is on Google Plus. If you want to read even more, Scoble encourages us to check out his four Twitter lists for additional sources:

1.!/Scobleizer/tech-news-brands This is the most complete list of tech news sources. 495 brands from Techcrunch to the BBC.

2.!/Scobleizer/tech-news-people The journalists who make tech and media news. Mostly pros, but a few bloggers too who do great work. 500 of them.

3.!/Scobleizer/tech-pundits Tech Media Pundits: the folks who make tech news interesting. 499 of them.

4.!/Scobleizer/most-influential-in-tech These are the most influential people in the tech industry. 276 of them. Always worth watching (my favorite feed for Flipboard).

Source: Four Twitter lists you will want to follow at CES (Robert Scoble, Google Plus, January 7, 2012)

The legal world is already buzzing about the American Bar Association’s ABA TECHSHOW 2012, March 29-31 in Chicago. The schedule has now been posted and registration is open. Early bird registration is available until February 17. The discussion is already active on Twitter using the hashtag #ABATECHSHOW.

In Montreal the LegalIT conference is slated as a one-day event on April 2, 2012. The organizers–members of the Young Bar Association of Montreal–are in the process of putting the program together. This event is always a highlight and worth checking out.

We are also waiting to hear details about LawTechCamp (held for the first time last May in Toronto) and the Pacific Law Technology Conference, usually held in Vancouver each October.

Have I missed any? What is your favourite tech event?


  1. For anyone who manages to get to CES, apparently Google’s senior policy counsel Rick Whitt will be participating in the Innovation Policy Summit Session: Spectrum for Wireless Broadband: Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together on January 11th.

    Hat tip Jacob Glick.