|Las Vegas Trade Shows January 2009
By Michael Dorausch, D.C.
While many folks are focused on getting their holiday shopping and shipping done before the end of this week, there are those that have had the additional task of getting packages shipped to Las Vegas, in preparation of conferences and trade shows taking place the first week of January. Las Vegas is the place to be for conferences in January, with megatrade shows like the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the Adult Movie Awards & Expo (AVN), the Affiliate Summit Conference West (ASC), Wordcamp Las Vegas, and even Parker Chiropractic Seminars.
(photo: exhibitor floor at 2008 CES - credit: International CES)
The 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the Mega consumer electronics event. It features keynotes from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Sony Corp. Chairman and CEO Sir Howard Stringer, Ford Motor Co. President and CEO Alan Mulally, a dazzling number of tradeshow sessions, super sessions, award shows, and celebrity appearances, featuring everything related to the consumer technology industry.
Attendees can expect to see OLED (organic light emitting diode) TVs by companies like Sony and Samsung. Touchscreen netbooks are expected to be a big hit at the 2009 show, with items like Intel's Convertible Classmate PC and new Eee PC models coming from ASUS. CES begins on Thursday, January 8, 2009 and goes through Sunday, January 11, 2009.
CES is not the only tradeshow taking place at the Sands Expo and Convention Center during these four days in January, the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo 2009 takes place on nearly an identical schedule. Featuring seminars, exhibits, industry parties, and a Saturday night awards show at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, the adult film industry will be celebrating its 26th annual bash in Las Vegas.
It's not all web starlets and red carpet events with Jenna Haze, Belladonna and other current adult film celebrities, the industry seminars focus on issues typically facing the other industries as well. Sessions such as Staying Competitive in a Changing Environment or Staking Your Claim on the Web (like getting links with linkbait) could similarly be applied to chiropractic businesses, or nearly any other brick-and-mortar business in the United States. The AVN Entertainment Expo site has all the details.
The weekend of January 10th and 11th also features WordCamp:Las Vegas, a two-day event highlighting features, presentations, and open sessions centered around the world's most popular blogging platform, WordPress (which powers the chiropractic blogs and millions of others across the net). Anybody that blogs should make an effort to attend at least one wordcamp event, as there's so much to learn and to the community is spectacular.
We're not done yet, Affiliate Summit West 2009 (ASW) takes place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas starting January 11th and goes through January 13th. ASW is the premier affiliate marketing conference of the year, featuring educational sessions, exhibit halls with affiliate merchants and vendors, and even a Monday keynote presentation by the star of Wine Library TV, Gary Vaynerchuk. Visit the affiliate summit homepage for Las Vegas registration and all show details.
Just as people are heading out from ASW on the 13th, chiropractors will be arriving on the 15th, for the 2009 Parker Las Vegas Chiropractic Seminar at the Las Vegas Hilton. The three-day chiropractic event is one of the biggest in the industry, and it features continuing education programs, political and business classes, an expo center, and celebrations of chiropractic success and service.
Here is to January in Las Vegas!