In which I say why I can’t make NAB, but pass on a code ‘worth $150’ that their PR agency sent me.
Over the years I’ve watched the stories coming out of the NAB Show, and heard tales from those who visit. Sometimes I daydream about visiting – especially if I’m going to be in the US at the time. I’ll have to leave the reporting up to my friend Rick Young this time.
Given the nature of trade fairs these days, maybe NAB 2009 would be a good one to visit. If exhibiting and attending events like this starts to make less sense (ironically possibly because of some of the technology shown at NAB itself) in future, maybe you should catch one of these remnants of the 20th century in Las Vegas in April.
If I lived within four hours of Las Vegas, I would spend at least one day there.
Looks like I have enough pull with this blog for NAB’s PR company to send me a ‘a special registration code that you may pass along to your readers that will give them a FREE exhibits-only registration.’
So with that bit of full disclosure, if you want to save $150 (for access to the exhibition area and to the opening keynote), go to http://nabshow.com/passport and quote Free Exhibits Passport Code: TP01 (that’s T P zero one).
PS: If you want to follow NAB on social networks, you can – although http://twitter.com/nabshow is typical of business not yet understanding the nature of Twitter. They should be using social media as a precursor for replacing much of what the trade show is…