About a week ago I sent out a tweet “ARGHHHHH. We are all freaking busting at the seems over here to tell you guys some big news……. “.
This is what we have been dying to share. BlogWorld & New Media Expo will host it’s first east coast event at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City this May 24 – 26! But wait there’s more. “BlogWorld East” will be co-located with Book Expo America!
Why are we doing this?
Because you asked for it. We have seen the numerous tweets, blog posts, and emails asking for an event “like BlogWorld” on the east coast. We heard you.
Does this mean there won’t be a BlogWorld West?
We will be announcing the dates and venue for BlogWorld west next Tuesday right here on the blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc so stay tuned….
Why New York City and Why co-locate with Book Expo?
Two year’s ago at BlogWorld Leo Laporte said during his talk “We are not new media anymore. Now we are just THE MEDIA”. While we all believe that to be true, many in the traditional media are not convinced yet. Since our inception we have had a couple of Big Hairy Audacious Goals. One of them is to foster and accelerate the convergence of traditional and new media. We can’t think of a single better opportunity to help us accomplish that goal. New York City is the center of the traditional media universe. For four days Book Expo America is the center of the traditional publishing universe. By locating BlogWorld and Book Expo side by side we are bringing the best and brightest from both communities together for the first time anywhere. By the way the folks at Book Expo are just as excited about this as we are.
We only have three short months until the event so news will be coming fast and furious. If you want to exhibit or sponsor the event, please contact Patti@blogworldexpo.com right away.
If you would like to speak, you can contact our Conference Director Deb Ng on twitter @blogworldexpo or via email Deb@BlogWorldexpo.com.
For those that want to attend, Registration will be live in a few days.
You can see more details about BlogWorld & New Media Expo NYC here.
I will be checking this post for all of our questions and comments so please fire away.