While the rest of the domain world is heading off to Domainfest, I just picked up my early bird ticket to Traffic in October. Rick sent out an email blast last night and also posted about the remaining early bird tickets on his blog this morning. You might recall, one of my goals for this year is to attend at least one major domain conference. I already have a week long obligation in February that conflicts, so Domainfest Santa Monica is out of the question for me. I think I am the only one on the planet not attending.
I’m looking forward to attending Traffic and meeting many of the people I’ve talked to and interacted with over the past year. While interacting with people online via forums, blogs and emails, there is nothing like a gathering of great minds. If you are looking for some encouragement, something to nudge you into attending a show, have a look back at this post where I asked Rick, Elliot, Michael Castello, and others about why you should attend a domain conference. October is a long way off, but it will be here before you know it. If you decide at some point that you’re going to attend Traffic, let me know, maybe we could meet up.
That’s great news, Mike. I can’t go to Domainfest either because of scheduling, and I recently canceled my plans for DRT (although I’m still stuck with the airfare, long story).
I’m really hoping to be able to go to TRAFFIC. I already submitted paperwork to get that week in October off, but being in the Army, it’s always a little dicey. I was told the schedule won’t be nailed down until a few months from now, which makes me hesitant to register early, in case I couldn’t get a refund. I’m crossing my fingers it’ll work out!
Domainfest would have been great, because I think Oversee’s events are really well organized, but I’m sure this will be a killer year for TRAFFIC, too. It will be nice to meet you if I end up going.
Nadia, I hope to see you. I didn’t realize you were in the Army. I bought the ticket so now I have to live up to going 🙂 All part of my master plan.
I would love to go – putting it on my plans for next year. Do you think it really benefits new’ish domainers and developers or would we be better off in AffiliateSummit or something like that assuming I had to choose only one?
@Clay, I’ve attended some local meet ups and events. I think it’s less important how new you are and more important how serious you are.
Yeah, I’m pretty sure I’m the only harp-playing, grenade-throwing, active duty female domainer out there. Rick was talking about a scholarship thing for a newbie there for a while – I might contact him about that. I’m pretty sure I’d qualify, since I just started 6 months ago.
@Nadia, what a combo!!