Hmmm, You know, a _cash_ bar with a PayPal link could be a revenue producer for Common .... just a thought. :)
From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Booth Martin
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2013 1:26 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: COMMON Virtual Conference
Thank you, Pete. Interesting comments. I do appreciate the restrooms, but why not have an open bar, too?
On 1/8/2013 6:08 AM, Pete Massiello - ML wrote:
COMMON is using an online conference facility, where the presenters will have their sessions captured so there are no technical connection issues. There are two rooms, which means two simultaneous sessions per hour. You will have a chance to ask questions, and the presenters will be monitoring a chat area where they will reply via text to the person asking the question. I know for my presentation, "Managing your IBM I with Director Navigator for I", I put my email address at the front and back of the presentation, and tell people they can send me a question if they have one afterwards. For the expo, the attendee will be able to "enter" the expo (If they wish), and talk and discuss with the vendors. There are even on-line restrooms and water fountains (ha ha, only kidding you will need to provide your own).
I am just amazed at the number of people that have registered for this, it has exceeded my expectation by OVER 400% of the number of people I was hoping we would get. Yes, that is 4 times the number we expected. I am not sure if COMMON/Randy has disclosed this number yet, so I don't want to say it, but I am amazed at how many people from all over the world have registered.