10 Reasons You Should Come To Blog World & New Media Expo
10 Reasons You Should Come To Blog World & New Media Expo
by
Jason Falls
Jason Falls

One of, if not the, best conferences for social media types on the planet is Blog World & New Media Expo. Rick Calvert and crew have consistently put on a great show with interesting speakers, engaging topics and ample opportunity to network and cross over your connections into industries you never thought possible. (I know several military bloggers. Who’d a thunk it?)

This year’s event is October 15-17 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and the lineup (to be announced soon) is going to help make the event bigger and better than ever before. Last year, I presented several topics as a speaker at Blog World. This year, I wanted to be more involved — if that’s humanly possible. It is.

I’m proud to let you know that I have been asked by Rick, Jim Turner, Dave Cynkin and the rest of the BWE gang to lead the exclusive Social Media Business Summit track at the event. While I will certainly be presenting or serving as a panelist on a few sessions, my responsibility is to help select the topics for each session and find gaps in the offering to fill them with topics that will give attendees a well-rounded learning experience. I’d love to hear your thoughts on what social media for business topics would make you decide to attend. Aside from that, I thought I’d offer 10 reasons you should come this year.
Join the top bloggers and new media experts in the world at BlogWorld Expo 2009

  1. It’s in Las Vegas.
  2. Where else can you get social media learning from Jeremiah Owyang, learn how to leverage mommy bloggers for your business and chat with other industry luminaries in a hallway between sessions?
  3. This year, we’re trying to bring agencies, brands and more practical case studies of social media success to the table. There will be lots of learning for everyone.
  4. Where else might you spot Robert Scoble table dancing? (He made me delete the picture. Sorry.)
  5. I’m not sure if they’re doing it again yet, but when companies like Zappos throw parties at the conference you’re attending, you know you’re in the right place.
  6. Limo rides with Coach Deb, Liz Strauss and David Bullock.
  7. Chris Brogan and I kick off the conference with a Thursday night visit to Fat Tuesdays — a geeky little mall bar in Planet Hollywood that seats about eight people — to visit my college buddy Biff. Last year, 50 people showed up. This year, you’re invited, too.
  8. Impromptu flag football games between the sports bloggers and military bloggers in the exhibition hall.
  9. The other big, Las Vegas event charges you a $10,000 entry fee.
  10. Jeremy Wright, Muhammed Saleem, Colleen Coplick, Jeremy Tanner, Reem Abeidoh and I will reunite for WangCon II – Return of the Stiff.

Okay, some of those include some inside jokes, but Blog World is one of those events you want to go to so you get them. It’s a blast. I hope to see you there.

So, click the ad here or on the sidebar and register. Follow developing news and announcements about speakers and keynotes on the Blog World Expo blog. You can also follow Rick Calvert, Blog World’s CEO, on Twitter.

See you in Las Vegas!

About the Author

Jason Falls
Jason Falls is the founder of Social Media Explorer and one of the most notable and outspoken voices in the social media marketing industry. He is a noted marketing keynote speaker, author of two books and unapologetic bourbon aficionado. He can also be found at JasonFalls.com.
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  • huangqin
  • Las Vegas is a great place to have a Convention. We have everything that makes conventions great. Like he said, “It's in Las Vegas” Visit out site if you need help with your booth, or just need help getting started if your new to the whole convention thing.

  • Las Vegas is a great place to have a Convention. We have everything that makes conventions great. Like he said, “It's in Las Vegas” Visit out site if you need help with your booth, or just need help getting started if your new to the whole convention thing.

  • I'm considering coming this year. It will be my first time at this expo. I'm a Media Manager at a viral video ad agency. Why is it valuable for me to be @blogworld?

    Thanks!

    @mirywhitehill
    @ketaketa

  • I'm considering coming this year. It will be my first time at this expo. I'm a Media Manager at a viral video ad agency. Why is it valuable for me to be @blogworld?

    Thanks!

    @mirywhitehill
    @ketaketa

  • First of Jason,

    Great to have you on board! We have had some great sessions the last two years but this year with your help we are taking the conference to a whole new level.

    Reem, Jeremy and Jason you guys may not have heard but Francisco and @Brett are actually having a huge TechKaraoke blowout at BlogWorld this year.

    and for you Arik, we actually have a medical blogging track sponsored by our good friends at Johnson & Johnson.
    http://www.emergiblog.com/blogworldnewmediaexpo

    as Gary V would say I'm Pumped!

    Blog on!
    Rick

  • First of Jason,

    Great to have you on board! We have had some great sessions the last two years but this year with your help we are taking the conference to a whole new level.

    Reem, Jeremy and Jason you guys may not have heard but Francisco and @Brett are actually having a huge TechKaraoke blowout at BlogWorld this year.

    and for you Arik, we actually have a medical blogging track sponsored by our good friends at Johnson & Johnson.
    http://www.emergiblog.com/blogworldnewmediaexpo

    as Gary V would say I'm Pumped!

    Blog on!
    Rick

  • I'm hoping to make it to Vegas this year, Jason. Looking forward to meeting you in person, too, someday soon.

    As far as topics/issues I'd like to see discussed, probably just more panels/case studies/relevant information around the B2B space. So much in the social world is focused on the consumer side, we just forget about B2B. And that wouldn't be smart. So many folks live and play in that space–as you know, it represents a huge opportunity. Also, another passion of yours, I know: health care. Much more on health care. I'd love to hear from folks like Lee Aase up here at Mayo, Greg Matthews at Humana, Ed Bennett, Tom Stitt and others. That'd be a panel I'd like to see.

    @arikhanson

  • I'm hoping to make it to Vegas this year, Jason. Looking forward to meeting you in person, too, someday soon.

    As far as topics/issues I'd like to see discussed, probably just more panels/case studies/relevant information around the B2B space. So much in the social world is focused on the consumer side, we just forget about B2B. And that wouldn't be smart. So many folks live and play in that space–as you know, it represents a huge opportunity. Also, another passion of yours, I know: health care. Much more on health care. I'd love to hear from folks like Lee Aase up here at Mayo, Greg Matthews at Humana, Ed Bennett, Tom Stitt and others. That'd be a panel I'd like to see.

    @arikhanson

  • Sweet. See you there, then!

  • Oh, someone will have a couch in their room, dude. Heh.

  • Oh, we'll break out some karaoke this time around. Not sure why I didn't make that one, but we'll turn it up and blow it out.

  • We can always (and truthfully) blame it on Rick.

  • Thanks, Adam. Hope you're coming!

  • Bring it, don't sing it.

  • To be completely fair to Robert, he didn't make me take it down. I had it on my phone and never moved it to the computer. Got deleted somewhere along the line, I think … though I did TwitPic it, I believe … bwahahahahahaha!

  • They'll be coming, I'm sure.

  • You better be!

  • To be announced. Actually working on a portion of that now!

  • Jason – Who is presenting? – Mike

  • Jason – Who is presenting? – Mike

  • Jason – Who is presenting? – Mike

    • To be announced. Actually working on a portion of that now!

  • I'm in for number 7… :-P

  • I'm in for number 7… :-P

  • KeithBurtis

    jason, I will see you there sir. Just waiting formy speaking assignments to come down from upon high :) Can't wait!

  • KeithBurtis

    jason, I will see you there sir. Just waiting formy speaking assignments to come down from upon high :) Can't wait!

  • Omg, I can not wait to go again this year! And it sucks scoble made you take the picture down – that was freakin' funny. Hey – if ValleyWag ran it, it can't be all that bad now can it? ;)

    I look forward to Return of the Stiff. Who's gonna be in face paint?

  • Omg, I can not wait to go again this year! And it sucks scoble made you take the picture down – that was freakin' funny. Hey – if ValleyWag ran it, it can't be all that bad now can it? ;)

    I look forward to Return of the Stiff. Who's gonna be in face paint?

    • To be completely fair to Robert, he didn't make me take it down. I had it on my phone and never moved it to the computer. Got deleted somewhere along the line, I think … though I did TwitPic it, I believe … bwahahahahahaha!

  • We should have a WangCon II Tweet Up! :-)

  • We should have a WangCon II Tweet Up! :-)

  • Mall bars, flag football and WangCon II, who could resist? :)) Sounds like a great event, good luck with the organizing

  • Mall bars, flag football and WangCon II, who could resist? :)) Sounds likek a great event, good luck with the organizing

  • Somebody is going to jail…

  • Somebody is going to jail…

    • We can always (and truthfully) blame it on Rick.

  • Clearly I'LL be there… Both for WangCon II, and Bif's… We did our own limo ride last year on the way to some EPIC karaoke (ask @technosailor and @rabeidoh about it). We'll be doing that again this year too.

    Plus, it's just flat out one of the best conferences of the year :)

  • Clearly I'LL be there… Both for WangCon II, and Bif's… We did our own limo ride last year on the way to some EPIC karaoke (ask @technosailor and @rabeidoh about it). We'll be doing that again this year too.

    Plus, it's just flat out one of the best conferences of the year :)

    • Oh, we'll break out some karaoke this time around. Not sure why I didn't make that one, but we'll turn it up and blow it out.

  • I'm coming. I have no idea how though. I may be walking and sleeping in a hotel lobby though.

    Haha…crap.

  • I'm coming. I have no idea how though. I may be walking and sleeping in a hotel lobby though.

    Haha…crap.

    • Oh, someone will have a couch in their room, dude. Heh.

  • Sounds great – but you had me at “It's in Las Vegas”.

  • Sounds great – but you had me at “It's in Las Vegas”.