Part of keeping up on the industry is attending trade shows. I actually think that every professional should be attending trade shows and conventions in their area of expertise at least once a year, whether they’re smaller local events or large national or global events.
In the tech business, the biggest conference is the Consumer Electronics Show and we always have a strong presence at CES each year, helping plan our editorial calendar and efforts for the remainder of the year.
As a publisher, however, it’s New Media Expo (known as NMX) that helps us produce the tactical roadmap for the site and business: Knowing what to write about is helpful, but getting our hands dirty with how-to specifics is critical, and that’s what NMX is all about.
April 13-16 (just a few weeks from now!) the expo and conference takes place at the massive Las Vegas Convention Center and features over 250 speakers, hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees. Better yet is that it’s co-located with the National Association of Broadcaster’s annual conference, so it’s easy to attend both. That’s what I’m doing!
Better yet, turns out that not only is my buddy Joel Comm one of the keynote speakers (he’ll doubtless promote our book Twitter Power 3.0 that just came out from Wiley) but one of my favorite actors from one of my favorite TV shows is going to be on a panel at NMX too: Steven Yuen who plays Glen on The Walking Dead is joining a panel discussing how the hit series uses new media to keep the fans happy and gain additional visibility for the show.
Oh, and the list of other speakers includes a few other interesting folk like Adam Carolla, Dennis Miller, Norm Pattiz, Emily Morse of “Sex with Emily”, Mignon Fogarty and many more.
And then there are all the exhibitors and speakers at the National Association of Broadcasters event too, if you really want to expand your horizons. I’ll be splitting my time between the two conferences to maximize the benefit of my time in Las Vegas.
Don’t just live vicariously through my tweets to learn why this is a must-attend conference if you’re in the new media space or are a content creator, come join me!
Use discount code “AskDaveTaylor20” to receive a 20% discount!
Oh, and if you are planning on attending NMX 2015, please let me know and we can try to meet up too.
How’s that for an offer? 🙂