scene from one of the Saturday (Oct. 1, 2011)
at the first GeoPublishers.com Expo at
the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago.
sat in on every session (and stood for one - the
keynote talk that I gave Saturday morning) and
am working on a wire to wire conference recap
with photos and highlights that will be up
before the week is out (Update:
show review is now available here). In the meantime, two
friends and fellow conference attendees have
already commented on their experiences at the
show; Nat Cohen wrote about on his DomainArts.com
blog and Michael Cyger (who, like Nat, is
a geodomain owner) posted at DomainSherpa.com.
is guided by a board that includes many former
members of Associated Cities, the
pioneering geodomain trade association that was
supplanted by the new group after some widely
publicized internal political issues
unfortunately caused the AC effort to stall.
With many taking a wait and see attitude
following the past turmoil and subsequent
transition to GeoPublishers.com, attendance at
their first Expo was light. However, those who
went enjoyed a heavyweight program
at a superb venue - a promising first step
that should help the geodomain industry move
forward and realize its massive
potential. GeoPublishers.com has assembled a
powerhouse Board of Directors who are all dedicated
to making that happen.
GeoPublishers.com Board of Directors
(left to right): Michael Castello (CCIN.com),
Peter Niederman (DenverRealEstate.com), Don
Jones (NewOrleans.com), Jessica Bookstaff
Doppelt (PigeonForge.com), Bill Hammack (NewOrleans.com), GeoPublishers.com Executive Director
Andrew Martin, President Fred
Mercaldo (Scottsdale.com), David Castello
(CCIN.com) and Gordon Borrell (BorrellAssociates.com).
There is one more board member who was unfortunately unable to attend
- Scotland's Tommy Butler (Glasgow.com).