Richard Rosenblatt, CEO of Demand Media will be keynoting the upcoming HostingCon, July 23rd in Chicago, IL. Demand Media is parent company behind at least 3 domain related ventures, enom.com, Hot Keys and the .TV project. Rosenblatt will be speaking about “What Lies Ahead for Hosting”.
If you are in the area it might not be a bad event to attend. The price is fairly inexpensive at around $400 for full conference pass. Compared to domain related shows this is a super bargain. Rosenblatt seems like a much more appropriate keynote as well. The topics covered in the rest of the show might be outside of the realm of what a domainer wants to know about. However, I’ve been to HostingCon before and found it to be a good place to learn about and guage the web service industry.
DomainSponsor, Sedo and Tucows are already on the exhibitor list and I know the guys from enom.com are planning on attending. The last HostingCon I went to in 2005 had no parking/ppc companies and only 1 domain company that I can recall meeting at the exhibtor booths, so this maybe a sign of the times as the hosting and ISP companies start making more strategic partnerships with parking providers and domain registrar companies.
Refer to Frank’s DNCalendar.com for more a calendar of internet/domain industry events.