What's Up With RevCon West?

Josh Mellicker josh at dvcreators.net
Thu Dec 21 21:44:44 EST 2006


Hi Dan & Chipp and everyone,

If you (or anyone) wish to hold a Revolution event in LA, I would  
cover the upfront expenses of the venue, probably LA Convention  
Center, monster projector and screen, great sound system, donate  
video gear for taping (again), do some co-co-ordination, etc.

We are event experts, we've put on about 1500 events of various kinds  
in the last 7 years, and have all systems in place, from registration  
to name badges, etc.

Also, FYI, for groups of 50 or less, we have a seminar room in Santa  
Monica, and a hands-on training room with 10 workstations as well.

Just wanted to make everyone aware of these resources if they might  
come in handy for "the cause".

Cheerios!


On Dec 21, 2006, at 9:43 AM, Dan Shafer wrote:

> By now, you've probably seen the quasi-announcement from RunRev  
> that they
> are planning some sort of conference activity this year. It may (or  
> may not)
> have occurred to you to wonder what that means for RevCon West in  
> Monterey.
>
> Chipp and I took a long, hard look at RevCon after the last show  
> and decided
> not to hold it, at least this year. There were a lot of reasons, some
> financial, some personal, some work related, and some driving from the
> feeling tha we weren't serving a very broad community need with our
> offering. We had not decided whether we would pick up the  
> conference again
> in 2008, perhaps at a different location (though everyone who has  
> attended
> has been consistent in urging us to keep it in Monterey).
>
> As soon as we had decided to cancel this year's show, we notified  
> Kevin and
> Lynn at RunRev. We did not want to announce our decision in a way  
> that could
> harm the community's perception of the ongoing value we place on the
> technology. They asked us to hold off until they could make their own
> conference plans clearer. That was the first we'd heard that they were
> planning to do a (potentially competitive) conference this year and it
> further reinforced our decision. Obviously this community is not large
> enough to make multiple multi-day conferences profitable in the  
> U.S. We
> agreed, somewhat reluctantly because we really felt our primary  
> obligation
> was to you, the members of this outstanding community, to hold off  
> on our
> announcement so we could all effect an orderly transition.
>
> The mention yesterday of RR's intent to do something in the  
> conference space
> rendered that delay no longer operable.
>
> So now you know. No RevCon West next year. If RR goes ahead with  
> its own
> conference, that will probably effectively kill RevCon West for  
> future years
> as well.
>
> It was fun.
>
> Dan
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