Two domain conferences on agenda for next 6 weeks.
Domain industry professionals have two conferences on the agenda from now until the end of February.
In less than two weeks, DOMAINfest kicks off in Hollywood, California. DOMAINfest, organized by DomainSponsor, is the largest industry conference by attendance. DomainSponsor will spend about $1 million organizing the show, including parties at Universal Studios and the Playboy Mansion. The conference starts January 27 with a “bootcamp” for new and intermediate domainers and the evening will conclude with a Moniker domain auction. Official sessions start January 28.
The agenda for Domainer Mardi Gras is coming together nicely. Organized by Modern Domainer magazine and taking place in New Orleans during Mardi Gras, the event runs February 19-21. Domainer Mardi Gras’ educational components will focus exclusively on risk management issues. Panel sessions will include risk management, diversification, running a business offshore, and tax risks. Confirmed speakers include: Matthew Berman from Deloitte & Touche; Sandra Brooks from DomainTaxGuide.com; Andrew Allemann from Domain Name Wire; Ron Jackson from DNJournal; Michael Collins from the Internet Commerce Association; Rick Latona from RickLatona.com; Patrick Carleton from Associated Cities; Tim Cole from ICANN; Craig Rowe from WhyPark.com and Sam Nunez from SEDO.
I will be at both events, so be sure to find me and say hello.