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Ah, Vegas, baby. And only a couple of weeks away :)
Thanks for the info goodroi. I'm a newb and didn't really know what to expect. Are the after hours parties typically "unofficial", or are they put on by the exhibitors/sponsors?
There is a wide selection of parties and events. There are official parties which are paid for and hosted by PubCon sponsors.
There are also private parties. These private parties are smaller events which range from companies looking to give a sales pitch, provide a special thank you to their top people or provide a more intimate setting for people to party but still be able to talk and collaborate.
I'm booking the trip tomorrow. I'm planning on arriving Monday, staying at the Sahara.
Are there any other first timers out there?
I'll be there . . . at least most of me will. :)
I'm a PubCon first timer too. Fly into Vegas from London on the Monday. Can't wait!
The most interesting person there may very well be the one standing next to you. How will you find out?
>> The most interesting person there may very well be the one standing next to you. How will you find out?
Turn around and say "Hi, I'm paybacksa!" ;)
Seriously. There isn't a simpler way to meet people. Locate people you know and ask them to help you meet other members. If you don't put yourself out there, how will anyone know you're there? You're paying good money to be at PubCon. Use the time wisely and get the most out of it you can!
I also go with a list of 3 questions/issues that I want to get answers or opinons on. I know before I arrive who might have an answer or be able to offer insight and I either make arrangements to meet them ahead of time or just plan to locate them while I'm there.
Since this will be my first Pubcon, I was wondering if anyone was interested in meeting for drinks Monday night before the conference? Any interest?
Any suggestions for a hotel to stay at would also be appreciated. I was planning on staying at the Sahara, but I procrastinated enough that it is full. You know how it goes.
>> meeting for drinks Monday night
Best bet for meeting someone is to go to the bar at the main hotel. Still the best place for newbies to the conference to start (I started this way) because many members and the mods will likely be there (before and /or after our meeting).
And welcome to WebmasterWorld!
Zaphrod, I'll PM you where you may still be able to find a room not too far from the Conference Center.
See you all at PunCon guys :)