I have a huge giveaway today. Huge. Freaking enormous. I’m really excited about it.
As part of my media partnership with O’Reilly Tools of Change, I’ve been given a conference code good for free registration for the 2010 Tools of Change in Publishing Conference, being held February 23 through 24, 2010 in New York City. The conference registration online is $1,245.00 US (See? I told you it was rather huge) and if you try to pay at the door, it’s $1345.00. Conference registration includes:
* all sessions (Tuesday – Wednesday)
* all keynote presentations
* Exhibit Hall
* all on-site networking events
* all Roundtable sessions
* Lunch (Tuesday – Wednesday)
Tools of Change in Publishing was brain candy of the finest order for me last year, and I’m hopping excited to be on the agenda this year as well. If you’re interested in digital publishing, curious about the technology and the software being developed to meet the demands of a changing industry, from the publishing of digital books to the reading thereof, this is, to put it in gross understatement, a big opportunity.
In addition to the schedule of events, there are also project demonstrations, vendor product showcases, and a bar scene of such magnificent awesome it might rival the bar at RWA Nationals.
One amazing thing about the ToC website: when you register, you enter a conference-specific network where you can flag people you’d like to meet, customize your schedule, and generally squeeze every last opportunity for interaction and learning out of the conference itself. You get the entirety of the conference, as well as the chance to customize your own map through the sessions and activites. The opportunity for connection is unreal.
Disclaimers and assorted whatnot: This giveaway is ONLY for the coupon code which will create a free registration for one (1) (una) person. It does not include hotel, airfare, incidentals, or any other costs associated with attending the conference, including but not limited to new shoes. I also cannot make any reservations for you. You get the code which will comp your registration, valued at $1245.00 US. I’m happy to answer questions, however, as I’m pretty familiar with Manhattan, and this conference in particular.
This coupon code was provided to me by O’Reilly as part of my media sponsorship of the 2010 Tools of Change in Publishing. I’m not being compensated for this giveaway. I do, however, smell like Teen Spirit. No animals were harmed in the making of this giveway. Handle with care. Alternate side of the street parking has been suspended. Objects may shift while in flight.
For more information about the conference, including travel details and hotel reservations, check out the Tools of Change 2010 Hotel and Travel page. Again, this giveaway is for the conference registration only.
What do you have to do to win? Easy: leave a comment, and tell me why you want to go. What session would you want to attend? What speaker would you be hopping over chairs to hear? (You so do not have to name mine – really. I know you want to hear Arianna Huffington or one of the other keynotes. I will select one comment at random to win the coupon code.
The comments will be open for 48 hours, or two full spins of the earth. Winner announced on Friday. Ready, set, be a tool – of change!