Category: Portable Media Expo

Flight Resource Management

I guess I should write down a little bit about how I survive the 24 hour bed to bed travel from Edinburgh to Los Angeles. I’ve written previousl about some of the rules of thumb that I use when travelling, so this entry is all about the second topic. Resource Management. Firstly, a little story about timelines. I booked tis flight late on a Wednesday night. The next morning was when all the knee-jerk restrictions on liquids and carry on were placed (side not, but I’m sure you’re all aware that a successfull liuid bomb was exploded on an aircraft

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Portable Media Expo – Seriously Considering Not Going

This has been in my head for a few days, and I’d appreciate all your thoughts. Those in podcasting circles will realise Tim Bourquin’s Portable Media Expo (PME) is coming at the end of September, and if I’m to go over (as I did last year) then I need to committ to going within the next two weeks. The problem is, I’m not sure whether I should be going or not. Now ‘Ewan’s Book of New Media Business’ does have a bit on conferences, and it simply says, if it’s worth it, go. And calculating the value of PME is

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Back in the UK, Back To Planning Another US Trip for the Portable Media Expo

Yes it never ends. Now the jetlag is over and I’mjust naturally tired, it’s time to look ahead and do some planning for the next trip out to the USA. It’s more than likely going to be at the end of September for the Portable Media Expo in Ontario, California. Of course, as normal with US flights it’s cheaper to spend 8 days in the US to get a good airline price, so I need to decide where to visit for four days that can provide me with a number of opportunites for meetings. The easy way out if I

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Yes I’m Back From the USA

I thought that given the posts here that was obvious, but that’s all everyone seems to ping with me on IRC and IM, so for those of you who are a bit locationally challenged with where I am, I’m back in the UK. Thank you to everyone in the US that I either met, had drinks or lunch with, demonstrated hitherto unknown features of mobile phones to, but especially thanks to those who’s hospitallity I gratfully accepted while I was traveling between cities. You know who you are, and thank you very very much.

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Looking Back on the Portable Media Expo 2005

Billed as ‘the first podcast conference,’ handily ignoring that little thing called PodCastConUK that was held during Spetember in London, Tim Bourquin and his staff have pulled together an impressive collection of podcaster and services around this new meda at the Ontario Conference Centre in Southern California. Official attendance was placed at around 2000 (although I’m more inclinced to think about 750-800 were actually there Tim’s commented on the official attendance numbers being 2037 attendees) they had a lot to get their teeth into with an Exhibiton Floor, six keynotes, numerous sessions and pretty much every podcaster on the West

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