Lawyers attending an annual tech conference in New York stood and cheered after conference organizers announced the opening of a new e-discovery theme park this summer near Davenport, Iowa. Developers of eDiscovery USA, as the park is being called, said they plan to have interactive ediscovery rides and exhibits as well as an iPad petting zoo, an “app-eractive” Tidal Redaction Pool, and the wax replica work of Kroll Ontrack’s “Hall of E-Discovery Experts.”
Theme park organizers made the announcement on the second day of Legal Tech New York, an annual tech conference that attracts hundreds of ediscovery vendors and a few attorneys. Immediately after the announcement, attendees of the conference started chanting “ED”, “ED” before grabbing their phones and tweeting the news to each other.
“We’re thrilled to provide an opportunity to expand the exciting world of ediscovery to everyone,” said Trent Melninger, head of a group of investors who are building the theme park. “With 80% of attorneys believing that ediscovery is already the name of an American theme park, this takes the concept to the logical next step.”