It’s not just because I’ve never been to Las Vegas, but that is something I’m looking forward to. And it’s not just that BlogWorld & New Media Expo is featuring an exciting array of speakers across a range of topics – blogging, podcasting, videoblogging, social networking, search engine optimization.

That too.

But a big attraction for me is that for three days in November I am going to have the opportunity to hang out with a bunch of bloggers across a wide spectrum of interests, from the business bloggers like myself, to military bloggers and political bloggers and maybe knitting bloggers.

I think it was being interviewed by Jim Turner on BlogTalk Radio and picking up on his excitement about the event that got my attention. Not that I haven’t been looking forward to the event, but I’ve been pretty preoccupied with a more immediate trip – tomorrow in fact – to China, to speak at ad:tech Beijing.

You can listen to or download the half hour interview, BlogTalk Radio Goes Downunder, here.

Looking at the conference program and knowing that the 20,00 sq feet of exhibition space is just abut booked out, I don’t think I’m going to have time for jetlag.

It has to be the place for bloggers to be in November. And if you’ve been thinking about it (or, for that matter, haven’t been till now but are starting to think about it), I’m happy to say that Rick Calvert, the organiser of the event, has offered a special discount for readers of this blog (and friends, family, etc), just by registering and quoting the code DWVIP. That will get you a 15% discount and it is available till Oct 30th. Pre-registration ends and prices rise on Oct 19th, so if you want to take advantage of the better prices now, make sure you register before Oct 19th.

My session, with Rich Brooks of Flyte New Media, will be just after lunch on the Executive & Entrepreneur Day, Nov 7. But whether you attend that session or not, I hope you will say hello (or even G’day).

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