ADUS 2020

Postponement Notice of the AccessData User Summit

After extensive internal deliberation, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 AccessData User Summit, which had been scheduled for April 26 - 29 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

On March 1st, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a public health emergency after two residents in separate Florida counties tested positive for COVID-19, the coronavirus that has now spread around the globe. With so much uncertainty surrounding the containment of the virus, as well as already imposed travel restrictions on many attendees, we felt it was prudent to postpone this year's event.  

We are monitoring the situation closely and it is our intention to reschedule the event when it is responsible to do so. We will keep everyone updated when we have additional details to share.

In the meantime, our staff will pro-actively reach out to everyone who registered for ADUS to discuss any appropriate refunds, or you may email us directly at  We will handle the cancellation of all hotel reservations for registered guests (without penalty to you). Finally, we encourage attendees to contact their airlines as soon as possible to request the waiver of any cancellation fees for air travel, due to the unforeseen public health emergency declaration by Gov. DeSantis.

We apologize for the inconvenience but hope you will understand the precautionary motivation behind our decision. Thank you for your support of AccessData and we hope to see you at our next User Summit.

Why Should You Attend?


With ever-changing technology and growing expectations coming from every angle, it is crucial that your knowledge stays ten steps ahead. That’s why the 2020 ADX Summit will bring you more guest speakers, panel discussions, keynotes, roundtables and networking opportunities to ensure you receive the best knowledge and Xperience available in the industry—not only today, but in preparation for the years ahead.

  • You’ll be able to customize a personalized agenda, selecting from sessions for your line of work and in your skill level.
  • AccessData Certified Examiner® (ACE®), AD eDiscovery® Certification (ACED) and Summation® Certified Examiner (SCE) certification review courses* & exams are offered during the Summit, with no need to attend pre- or post-Summit dates. Bonus, the $250 fee to take the ACE and the ADED exams will be waived for Summit attendees.
  • Attendees will have the opportunity to earn CLE and CPE credits. Approved hours are being tallied and will be announced, however, as a guideline, the 2019 Summit offered 24 hours / 18.51 CPE credits and 13.5 CLE hours.
  • Enjoy a top-rated educational experience in small classroom settings.
  • Network with peers and industry experts to promote new ideas to help you prepare for what the future holds.
  • There is no better value! The conference rate includes all hands-on labs, continuing education credits, keynotes and thought leadership, daily breakfast, lunch, refreshments and receptions. 
  • Location, location, location! You’ll be staying at a luxury resort without the heavy price tag. Enjoy a multitude of activities and attractions on and off property.


*The certification review courses are not designed to replace actual training classes. The review sessions will reinforce main topics and allow for questions to better prepare for the exam.

Attend ADX April 26 – 29, 2020, to learn how you can lead the way for your organization’s success.

Need more? You can download the justification letter.