Step Right Up Folks, Greatest Show on Earth

Personally I love doing public speaking gigs. Its really the best place to meet folks and share ideas. So when the big guy, Chris Brogan himself, asked me to speak at the upcoming ITEC show I was glad to ablige. Tradionally a show for IT professionals (which I was in a former life), they are now starting to integrate the new social technologies out there. 

Being the first time ITEC has come to Los Angeles I imagined the attendance to be light. A little bird told me the previous days keynote with Chris had about 30 people. So doing some quick social currency math, I sarcastically figured I would get about 3 audience members. Turns out that was just about what I got, plus 5 or so exhibitors.

In all fairness, at 9am on a weekday I can’t fault anyone for not showing up. Have you ever tried to drive in downtime during this time? Conferences seems to love to torture us by making us keep normal work hours. Don’t they know there are parties the night before and of course room service?

As we left some more folks did eventually start showing up. I’m also told that the other regional stops on the ITEC tour are much busier. Please, for the love of god people go to these shows! They are all free however my Moon river performance is available only in Los Angeles.

For now.

ITEC 2008 Tour

ITEC St. Louis
Oct. 1 – 2 , 2008

ITEC South Florida
Oct. 7 – 8, 2008

ITEC Kansas City
Oct. 15 – 16, 2008

ITEC Chicago
Oct. 22 – 23, 2008

ITEC Washington DC
Nov. 5 – 6, 2008

ITEC Atlanta
Nov. 12 – 13, 2008

ITEC Philadelphia
Nov. 19 – 20, 2008

ITEC New Jersey
Dec. 3 – 4, 2008

ITEC Portland
Dec. 10 – 11, 2008

NDC Atlanta
March 19, 2009
NDC Dallas
June 25, 2009
NDC Chicago
October 8, 2009
NDC Milan
October 21, 2009
ITEC Houston
May 7 – 8, 2008

ITEC Detroit
May 21 – 22, 2008

ITEC Dallas
June 4 – 5, 2008

ITEC Seattle
June 10 – 11, 2008
ITEC Indianapolis
June 17 – 18, 2008
ITEC Charlotte
June 25 – 26, 2008

Sean Percival

Sean Percival is an American author, investor and entrepreneur.