The International Legal Technology Association annual conference was held in Orlando, Fla. last week, promoting a theme of collaboration and communication to solve IT problems. The collaboration started with a keynote address entitled “Apollo 13: A Successful Failure.”

Captain James Lovell Jr., NASA astronaut on the Gemini 7, Apollo 8 and Apollo 13 recounted the story of how he and his crew secured the Apollo 13 lunar module as a lifeboat to safely return to Earth following an explosion in the oxygen system. The safe return was possible due to the courage and collaboration of the crew and their acute attention to detail.