Well I’m here! It was an awfully long Journey, not helped by the fact that direct flights from Cork to Vegas do not exist. And so that journey to Heathrow through the gamut of bus changes to get to T5. Then the 10 hour haul, stuck in the middle of the middle on a full flight. Ugh, it was not pretty. Getting used to the time difference now.
Funnily I thought getting through immigration check at Las Vegas airport was reminiscent of Ellis Island 🙂 It was packed and slow going. But it was all good natured. I think everyone on that flight is attending EMC World 🙂
Anyhow, checking in to the Venetian was crazy following a quick cab ride. Multitudes of people checking in, all seemed to be for this Conference :). Thankfully after settling into my room I caught up with @nerdblurt and crew. It’s always good seeing Luigi, every time I meet him he introduces me to someone new who’s a Social Media guru or champion. In any event, it’s early in Vegas, 8am to be exact. I intend going out and catching the early morning and some exploring. Then in the afternoon I’ll be registering and heading in to help setup stuff for EMC World.
It’s been a crazy couple of weeks of final planning for our eServices and ECN part of EMC World this year. That with our regular job makes for fun frenetic times.
For my part here is what I will be helping happen from an Event Point of view for EMC World for eServices and ECN.
On Monday, May 9th, from 12:30 – 200pm (PDT) we are hosting EMC Support Forums Luncheon. This will be a luncheon for Community members to meet Network and help us celebrate the ECN Support Forums Most Valuable Payer winners for 2010. http://bit.ly/mpzogp
On Wednesday, May 11th, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m, at EMC World’s Social City, Meet the MVP’s in person or online. The MVP’s and judges will be part of a discussion panel, discussing their experiences with the Support Forums and the EMC Community Network . There will be a live video broadcast and online Q + A. http://bit.ly/lKwt6n
Along with this I will be in the Solutions Pavilion with my colleagues at the Powerlink/Online Support booth. See the schedule for the Solutions Pavilion here: http://bit.ly/cuYC02
I’ll also be at the Bloggers Lounge near Social city from time to time. http://bit.ly/eSJU36
I’ll be about, if you’re in Vegas or not, follow me on twitter @MabroIRL.
EMC World is a crazy time, networking and meeting peers, making new friends. It’s a fabulous event And I’m looking forward to it. Especially sharing the news of opening the EMC Support Forums very soon. Reaction to that just from last night in general chat has been overwhelmingly positive, and the theme of the response is “finally and awesome” in the same breath. So Yee Haw!!! Now to settle my nerves with a walk through Vegas and then this afternoon the real fun begins 🙂
See you out there! I look forward to meeting you.