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This is where I size up my travel options. And you’re welcome to look over my shoulder while I do it.

The show schedule that I list in the Shows & Events – List section of my website identifies whatever is catching my eye. It’s here, in Notes, that I talk about it.

Shows, of course, can be valuable for catching up with friends or learning about what’s developing next, but I’m sure you also know how shows can eat up your time and your money.

The Shows Schedule demonstrates how events can sometimes cluster together. Great for keeping costs down. I’ve literally walked out the door from one show, across the street, and on into another.

And big isn’t always better. One of the tiniest shows I’ve ever attended turned out to be wildly productive.

It’s a changing scene. Associations team up, split apart, or go off in different directions entirely. I try to follow who’s doing what, because it’s such a great way to forecast what might be developing in our industry.

So here’s my best shot at figuring it all out. I’ll slip in some side trips once in awhile, just to give you a Heads Up where I’ll be.

I’m always open for better suggestions, and I’d be real pleased to say, “Hi” if we happen to be in the same town.

All the Best,


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This is where I size up my travel options. And you’re welcome to look over my shoulder while I do it. The show schedule that I list in the Shows & Event... Read More