August 30, 2011
MILOfest Agenda Sessions
Thursday — Newbie/Recent Convert Sessions
OSX Lion Walkthrough & Tips/Tweaks – Finis Price
The newest operating system has been released, and the “Big Cat” is the biggest leap forward since Leopard in 2007. Whether you’re an early adopter or waiting to see how things shake out, this intro session will have you on the road to taming Lion.
Top 30 Utilities for Your Mac – Ben Stevens
Your Mac works pretty well out of the box, but there are programs that can help it work better for longer. Spending just a minute or two per utility, come learn 30 ways to tune your computer for optimal performance.
MS Word Tips, Tricks & Tweaks – Brett Burney
Much as people love using Pages, Microsoft Word is the default word processor for the legal world. Do you think you know everything there is to know about using this must-have software? This session will cover both the basic stuff and the advanced techniques.
Real-World Security – Randy Juip
There has been a lot of debate lately about file security and cloud options. Most of the other conferences feature speakers telling to go running into the hills away from solutions like Dropbox. Randy Juip takes the opposite view; come hear what he has to say.
The Steve Jobs Appreciation Sessions
iPad for Your Practice – Finis Price
Finis Price has developed quite a reputation for giving one of the top sessions on using an iPad in practice. These are practical, real-life suggestions for integrating the iPad into what you do day-to-day. This presentation has been heralded every place it’s been given and we’re lucky to have Finis give this presentation to MILOfest attendees.
PDF Magic – Mark Metzger
PDFs have become a standard way to trade documents, but the file format is a lot more powerful than that. Mark Metzger is going to show you how to manipulate data using Adobe Acrobat to automate workflow and streamline your practice. This is going to be a top session.
DepoSmart/TrialSmart/DocSmart – John Callis
Clarity Legal is the leading software developer for trial presentation and litigation software for the Mac OS. John Callis will walk you through all of the software you need to take a trial-bound case from prep through closing argument. John was a featured speaker at the Macs In Trial II conference in 2007, and is making his return to show off all of the new features that Clarity has cooked up.
Encryption – Jack Newton
How secure is your data? Do you know how to make it more secure? This session will walk you from setting up security in the most popular programs all the way to creating sparse images and sparse bundles. Your data will be more secure than the gold in Fort Knox.
Mail.app Ninja Tips – Brett Burney
Every Mac ships with Mail.app to help you manage your email. While some people opt for GMail, most people use this program out of default, but it is an extremely powerful program if you know how to use it correctly. Brett Burney will help you do that.
Podcasting 101 & 102 – Victor Medina
One of the beauties of the Internet is the way it permits everyone to be a distributor of content. Whether you use it to educate your clients or solely for entertainment, this session will show you how to get your podcasting efforts off the ground and turn your computer into a recording studio.
The TED-like Sessions
Marketing Lessons From The Movies – Mark Merenda
More than providing entertainment, the movies carry lessons for our practices. This engaging session will weave movie clips into an educational set of marketing lessons for your practice.
Using Flow for Collaboration – David Satterfield
Lawyers rarely work in isolation. Flow is a task management app that makes working in collaboration with your team a breeze. Flow is used by companies like Disney, Square, TED and our own beloved Apple. You’re not better than them are you?
How To Work Like a Computer – Larry Port
In this thought-provoking session, Larry Port will show us how using principles of how a computer works can be extended to your practice and you life. This is a must-see session.
Quick Hit Sessions
Quick Hits are 20 minute sessions on topics that are MILOfest-worthy, just not for a full hour.
Back-up Done Right – Mark Metzger
Dropbox Bonanza – Victor Medina
Working On Your Practice v. In Your Practice – Mark Merenda
I hope you’ll consider coming to MILOfest 2011. Here is the link to register: Register for MILOfest 2011
*Note: Titles of Sessions are subject to change, and we’re waiting on confirmation from one of the speakers, but I named him in the hope he’ll realize he’s locked in and would disappoint everyone by not showing up.
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