If there’s one thing I’ve learned about conferences it’s that booking everything in advance saves a lot of money over time. I used to book conferences a few weeks in advance I’ve paid more for flights, hotels, and the conference pass every single time. Most conferences give discounts on admission if you buy months in advance, as do airlines which charge a much steeper fair two weeks before the flight. This weekend I booked my flights and hotels (and it’s amazing how cheap both were!) and my calendar is getting more booked by the day.
NamesCon is a very special conference in my mind. First – it’s run by some absolutely incredible people – Richard Lau, James Morphopolis, and Jothan Frakes. Second, it’s in Vegas, which is without a doubt one of the best places to have a conference. Third – the speaker line-up and sheer number of people attending makes it a must-attend event for anyone who makes real money in the domain names space.
But the best part is, given how affordable NamesCon is, it’s also a great place for new investors, who aren’t yet making real money in the domain world, to connect with the movers and shakers in the domain industry and learn from industry experts. When I was first getting started in the domain name world I attended as many conferences as I possibly could. What I learned is that the domain industry is a very open place with people who love to share what they’ve learned and welcome new minds to what has since the 90’s been a very small world.
With new gTLDs, a surge in numeric domain names, and some landmark sales taking place in 2015 I can tell you that it looks like NamesCon 2016 will be one for the record books. My only question is…
…can I give Shane a better tour of Vegas than I did in 2010? We’ll have to wait and see for that one!