Trust the Americans to do it really big especially when it’s a social event. The Blog World Expo is going to hold the first-ever – I’m not sure if it is – blogging conference and tradeshow on November 7-9 at Las Vegas.
The organizer is saying it’s the world’s largest. That may as well be because the Las Vegas Convention Center, the place where the event is going to be held, is one of the world’s largest convention centers with nearly 9 million sq ft of space available for exhibition and meetings. There is a ‘if’ though. I conjecture that the whole of the space will be hired for the event.
To quote the organizer, the meet will confer on blogging basics, monetizing your blog, podcasting, corporate opportunities in the blogosphere, building readership, RSS, Search Engine Optimization, blogging in the political arena, and other topics vital to serious bloggers who want to solidify their own space, and build their brand in the blogosphere.
There already is a similar global conference series called Search Engine Strategies (SES) that holds meets almost every month. Industry experts come to SES events to speak on latest trends and generally exchange notes with one another.
But SES events are likely to be smaller compared to the blogging conference planned at Las Vegas. One feels this is going to be an annual event, and it will not be surprising if the organizers initiate blogging awards as well.
In which case it’ll really be the ultimate recognition to the phenomenon called ‘blogging’.