LA Smog, Working with the IPCC and TMC Intros Show Dailies

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LA Smog, Working with the IPCC and TMC Intros Show Dailies

On the flight out to LA, the person next to me insisted that it's fog, not smog that covers the skies of LA in the AM. Whatever it is, I am looking forward to the sun burning it away so we can get some of that famous LA sunshine. I was up early this AM. I couldn't sleep last night. It was partly because I was so excited about the ITEXPO show today and partly because the pillows in the hotel are so tall. But who needs sleep anyway when there is so much blogging to do? Who am I kidding anyway? It's the start of another event and there is no way I'll get to go outside until it is over as this Internet Telephony Conference & Expo has record attendance. We are busy getting attendee bags ready, double-checking all of the meal functions and the like. For example the ECA has a board meeting this afternoon and the room looks great. Very elegant. They also have a host of educational sessions including on with industry guru Alan Sulkin. The show hotel, the Millennium Biltmore is quite regal. It is similar to the Fairmont in San Francisco. For those of you that remember the Computer Telephony show years ago, Ingram Micro used to have a huge reception during that show at this hotel. An interesting event dilemma is that we have outgrown virtually every hotel exhibit facility. This one barely fits us and that is why we are forced to go into the LA convention center next year. Since we have so many booths, our exhibits are divided into two halls, directly above each other. We had a similar configuration at the hotel Del Coronado a few years back and I worked well. Still, it makes managing the event easier when it is all located in the same place. They say growing pains are good.There is a good deal of news being announced in conjunction with the show. For example, TMC (Our parent company) signed a MOU or memorandum of understanding with the IPCC today. This organization is devoted to furthering VoIP technology via education as well as other means and has a strong service provider focus. Read the TMC/IPCC details here. We are launching electronic show dailies at this show. I have never seen electronic show dailies at any other event. They may exist, I just haven't laid eyes on one. It will be interesting to see if other communications events decide to copy the idea which I attribute to one of my brighter team members her at TMC (I cant think of everything, can I)? They will be posted on the site and sent to all attendees. I am looking forward to greeting you all this week.  


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