Industry trade shows have been approaching dinosaur status for some time, but the current recession could sound the death knell for many events. Attendance at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas was down more than 20%, according to preliminary reports. And consider what the Direct Marketing Association is offering prospective attendees in a gasping attempt to boost the numbers at next month’s Email Evolution Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.:
Financial Aid is now available for this event: Tell us your story. We want to teach you and you want to learn, so let us be your Monty Hall. Email Rachael Mark Feigenbaum your story and what you can afford and we’ll see if we can make a deal.
Hotel Credit: When you reserve your room at the Westin Kierland, the hotel will give you a $20 per night hotel credit to be applied to purchases at the resort. The details are below, but basically, it’s some extra money your company doesn’t have to spend to feed you during your travel.
Roommates: Real World Scottsdale anyone? If it’s the travel fees that have you plagued, consider sharing with a fellow attendee. Make new friends or convince a co-worker to come along by bunking up in a room. There’s plenty of space, so why not?! Shoot Debra Venedam an email and she’ll connect you with other people looking for rooms.
Next up: Free hookers!