It's 708 miles to Chicago.
I'm going to take the train.
I'll have a safari vest, a pen, notebook.
And I'll be wearing sunglasses. As you may or may not know, I love going to the IRCE, also known as the Internet Retailer Conference and Expo. It's held in Chicago, IL and it is one of my very favorite conferences to attend. I went twice while working at Taylor Gifts before they went belly up (since reborn elsewhere) and also last year to see if anything applied to my current
My last day at IRCE17 was packed with sessions, vendor visits, and photo with a giant robot. However before I get into that allow me to back up slightly and talk about my previous evening. I had spent the evening at two networking sessions hosted Shopify, Tealium, Workarea, and Avalara. (There were some other sponsors I’ll have to track down and add in here later.) Both parties were very well attended and had some very tasty drinks. However the food at the second party at Car
The booths are broken down. The sessions are finished. Pitches for technology upgrades are being written as people fly home to resume their jobs at their respective companies. I for one am currently sitting in the lobby of the Chicago Hyatt Regency reflecting on my week here. As a side note, the folks here at the Chicago Hyatt Regency are fantastic. They are very attentive and provide great service. I’ve stayed here two years in a row and have enjoyed both of my stays imm
Next week I begin to explore the Internet Retailer Conference + Exhibition. This yearly conference is held in Chicago and is HUGE. There are many great speakers coming to talk about a whole slew of topics. I am definitely going to be sitting in on the talk from the co-founder of Reddit. I’m sure he’ll get plenty of up votes on his topic. I plan on sitting in on most of the social media related sessions. I always find it intriguing what is coming next on the social media front