A week from today I will be giving the keynote at The Domain Conference in Fort Lauderdale. This is meaningful to me for a number of reasons, the first being how much I felt welcomed to the Domain industry from day one, and as someone who came to the industry late by most standards. Still today I think it’s early, but regardless, it was late to the party.
My first domain conference was TRAFFIC Vegas 2010 (here’s my incredibly dorky post from day one) and I can still remember when I had breakfast with Ron Jackson, Diana Jackson, Howard Neu, and Rick Schwartz. I can honestly say I well a bit starstruck – these were the guys I read about every single day, and now I was having breakfast with them!
For those with good memories, you can remember that’s when I also setup a camera, some studio lights, and started interviewing some real Domain Name legends at the Hard Rock hotel in Las Vegas. This might bring back some memories:
While I have a lot of readers who have been here since the early days, I know a lot of you missed these moments. So I thought it was time to dig into the archives and unearth some long lost footage that I’m thinking everyone will enjoy. So if you missed those interviews, here are a few, that still embarrass me to no end (I’m a huge geek wearing a puffy oversized shirt in every interview), but heck they’re public so you are welcome to watch.
Okay, so by now you probably agree – “Morgan, what’s with the puffy oversized shirts?” I agree, it’s taken me years to fix. Regardless I hope this gave you a taste for what’s to come next week, great people, a great industry, and a family that I can tell you from a LOT of first-hand experience, knows how to run a conference better than just about anyone! I hope to see many of you next week at The Domain Conference, if you see me mention this post and I’ll happily buy you a beer as a reward for reading the last sentence of this post 🙂