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TBEX10 Conference Recap


Most of you reading this know that TBEX10 was held this past weekend, in New York City.

Some of you also know that I was there, because we finally got to meet in person (yaay!).

No doubt you’ll be reading many “wrap-up” posts from any of the several hundred bloggers who also attended, as well as view their photos and video, so if you didn’t get a chance to make it, you’ll at least get a good feel for what it was like, and what you missed (and why you might want to go next year).

If you were there and I didn’t get to meet you, I’m sincerely sorry – but there’s always next year, right?

If you’re not familiar with what TBEX is, you can read more about it here [1], and check out this year’s schedule of presentations and speakers here [2].

Be sure to follow TBEX10 [3] on Twitter for more details on TBEX11 (to be held in Vancouver on June 15 – 15, 2011) as they’re announced.

I’m not going to rehash the whole thing, since so many of you were already there, instead all I’m going to serve up is a small peek based on my personal highlights.

My TBEX10 Experience

And last, but not least, a big ‘thank you’ to all the great sponsors for their generosity (there were some terrific giveaways!), in particular the folks at CitySights [31] for providing me with a complimentary tour on their Hop On/Hop Off bus tour, CityPass [32] for giving us their awesome sight-seeing coupon booklet, Weber Shandwick Travel & Lifestyle [33] for hosting a great kick-off party at the Omni Berkshire, Australia’s Outback Northern Territory [34] for hosting lunch on Saturday, TripAdvisor [35] for a fun Happy Hour (even though I didn’t win one of the iPads they gave away), BootsnAll [5] and Eurocheapo [36] for an entertaining after-party Saturday night, and the fabulous ladies from DiamondPR [37] for sponsoring the popular Taco Truck on Sunday after the conference ended, a great idea and great tacos!

I want to thank everyone who came up to me and introduced themselves – thank you! There were so many people there and so little time that I’m really glad you did that…..I hope I’ll get to spend more time with you next year and get to know you a bit.

If you were there and I didn’t get to meet you and give you a hug, I’m sincerely sorry – but there’s always next year, right?

So that’s my take on TBEX10. I would love to hear what you thought of it in the comments below!

P.S. If you’d like to watch a short video featuring several attendees offering their favorite highlight of NYC, check out Nancy D. Brown’s YouTube video [38].

Did you attend TBEX10? Share your personal highlights too!