Despite a grim few months for the industry, attendance for the 2009 TOC Conference has remained consistently ahead of last year’s numbers (and remember — we sold out last year, so reserve your spot now). Last year’s show made it clear New York was the right place to be, and this year’s program and speaker lineup are shaping up to be an amazing three days (I’m admittedly partial, so don’t just take my word for it).
One of the best things about a conference like this is the chance to connect in person with people you’ve perhaps only met online or follow via a blog or Twitter. It’s also a chance to get key players at the same table to agitate for new standards or practices. We added Roundtables this year to the program to give you a chance to schedule informal meetings of like-minded attendees. For example, there’s a great panel scheduled for Wednesday afternoon on the universal standards that goes beyond just typical sales and distribution — a companion roundtable to try and flesh out some concrete next steps would certainly be of interest to a lot of attendees. Sound like something you’d sit in on? Sign up to lead it.
There’s limited slots open for the Roundtables, which are scheduled for Tuesday evening, Feb. 10. Plan to grab a drink at the sponsor reception, check out a few of the lightning demos, and then take a seat at one of the Roundtables.