IT Expo - One Week Away

Well, the TMC IT Expo - West 2008 edition - is coming next week, and it's time to get another post up about it. According to the website, there are 14 10 x 10 booths left, so it's not too late to exhibit, in case this was on your mind.

The show is billed now as the "World's Communications Conference", which of course, can mean a lot of things. What I like about the event is its nice mix of education, accessible keynotes and community. In a market where shows are struggling or exiting, TMC has remained a standby for great content and a community that needs places like this to gather. IT Expo is not the biggest show out there, and it's not the most cutting edge in terms of emerging technologies. But it doesn't have to be.

It's pretty hard to beat if you want to be up on what enterprises and SMBs are using today to communicate in the world of 2.0. This will be a great showcase for what the industry is doing now, what vendors and VARs are selling today, and what businesses are buying today. And if you're looking for a new set of wheels and to become a green driver, you might get lucky and win the big prize - a Toyota Prius Hybrid!

I'll be there for the whole thing, and won't be hard to find, especially if you poke around the Press Room. I'm moderating a session on SMB VoIP next Thursday, and wearing my IP Convergence TV hat, will be conducting a series of video interviews. These interviews are a joint production between IPCTV and TMC, and once they're ready, will be available on both websites for viewing.

In advance of the Expo, Rich Tehrani had a great post on Friday with links to 60 interviews he has done recently with various industry leaders. If you're looking to do some research in advance of the show this is as good a resource as you're going to find. There's definitely something for everyone here.

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