Tech Conferences in Las Vegas for Newbies

It seems that most tech conferences are in Las Vegas lately. This has a lot to do with the renovation of the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, epicenter of the tech universe, and the simple fact that conferences elsewhere just don’t “draw” as well. Plus, there are plentiful, cheap, direct flights to Vegas from just about everywhere on earth.

But Las Vegas can be daunting for the uninitiated, especially if they’re more intent on attending the event than hitting the Strip. So we loved seeing Jim Jones recent “Vegas for Newbies” article. Although we’ve got our own secrets (we go there at least half a dozen times a year for tech shows), Jim’s suggestions are dead on:

“Las Vegas is deceptively large because all of the hotels on the strip are so massive”

“get a hotel as close as possible”

“go buy a new pair of good running shoes a week or two before the conference”

“find the social area for your given conference and go make friends”

Just go check out the whole article at: Tech Conferences in Las Vegas for Newbies! See you in Vegas for Cisco Live and VMworld, Jim!

About the author

Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at TechFieldDay.com, blog.FoskettS.net, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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