I LOOOOOOVVEEEEE trade shows…and conferences…and conventions…and panels…and seminars…and I could go on and on. I love them because they are usually in different places (different from where I live) and involve the exchange of information, networking and parties (I love to party). I generally leave conferences energized and RFTW. I haven’t been to anything since BESLA 2008 in St. Thomas, USVI, and I’m jonesing.
So I’ve got a tradeshow coming up and I’m trying to get my game face together. It’s the CTIA Wireless 2009, one of the largest mobile conferences of the year. CTIA occurs twice a year, once in California (either San Diego or San Francisco), and once in Las Vegas. It’s a must-attend for anyone interested in the mobile industry.
Last year, I was featured in a video in the Mobile Industry Review, by Ewan MacLeod and I was quite a hit (apparently), considering how often I appeared in the video. It was quite accidental, I walked back into our booth, and my boss turned Ewan (and his camera) on me and said ‘talk to him!’ This year, I’m feel like I’ve got to go above-and-beyond my previous output, lest my star fade or fall!
I’m quite excited to go, since I’ve missed a few shows this year (CES, GDC, Mobile World Congress) and I will not likely got to the few upcoming events before CTIA (WMC, SXSW, LA Games Conference, Billboard’s ME Live!) – although I would reaaallllllyyy like to. C’est la vie.
Hopefully I’ll catch a few of the larger shows throughout the balance of the year, like CMJ, E3, Ad:Tech, Cannes, NY Games Conference, and M3 (to name a few). But who knows.