LegalTech & ALM : Why no WiFi access for attendees?

Found my first tech conference without WiFi access in the conference rooms and hallways. LegalTech in New York City.

Should come as no surprise it’s a legal industry conference.

American Lawyer Media (ALM) bills it’s LegalTech conference “…[T]he largest and most important legal technology event of the year.’ Despite charging attendees $675 to register and exhibitors thousands of dollars to display their wares, ALM ignores a basic need of anyone, that being access to the Internet via WiFi.

There is isolated WiFi access. In some of the conference rooms you can pick up WiFi for $12/hour. That’s just adding insult to injury. There is also small spot in a crowded exhibition center far away from conference rooms, where one the vendors has set up WiFi with very limited range. I hope ALM did not charge the vendor for the privilege of providing the service.

Can you imagine a real tech conference not having WiFi these days? A guy like Dave Winer would be lifting some guy up by the shirt collar asking when the wifi will be turned on.

ALM sponsors and publishes a number of blogs. Let us know guys why ALM failed to set up WiFi.

Trial lawyer turned legal tech entrepreneur, I am the founder and CEO of LexBlog, a legal blog community of over 30,000 blog publishers, worldwide. LexBlog’s publishing platform is used on a subscription basis by over 18,000 legal professionals, including the largest law firm in each India, China and the United States.

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