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Vanessa’s Variety for the Week of June 6th, 2008

Posted on June 6, 2008 by Vanessa

Yesterday was a heartbreaking loss for the Lakers and now blogger Matt has a new sense of confidence about our bet.  I am trying to be as gracious as he was when I thought I had it in the bag, not that I don’t have faith, but I gave him a really hard time when the Lakers took the West from the Spurs in 5 games.  Ok, now that I have that out of the way, lets get down to the business of eCommerce.  Internet Retailer 2008 is next week in Chicago, and it is probably one of the biggest industry events for those in our space.  In the spirit of getting the rest of you as hyped up about the show as we are, I thought I would do a focus on attending and participating at industry conferences.  Hopefully the insights provided by these other industry experts will help those of you who will be in Chicago next week prioritize your stay.

  • For general tips on participating in a conference check out’s checklist of items here
  • If you plan on blogging about the sessions in real time offers 10 tips for live blogging a conference or event
  • Search Engine Land focuses this article on search marketing conferences, but I think the ideas and thoughts can be transitioned into other industry events as well. 
  • This blog provides reasons just to attend conferences. 
  • I am not one to publicize the feminist movement but since this post may help women attending conferences I thought I would link to it anyway. 
  • This blogger shares tips on how to save money while attending conferences.
  • With the emergence of social media I think we can all relate to a post on “How to Speak at a Conference Without Getting Skewered on Twitter”.

P.S. Speaking of prioritizing your trip to the Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition 2008 in Chicago, make sure to catch the session How to get the most out of comparison shopping sites, featuring our very own, Ryan.


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