Featuring nearly two dozen educational sessions, networking opportunities, and a virtual exhibit hall of industry vendors, the latest Web Host Boot Camp (www.webhostbootcamp.net) will be held December 7 to 9, in the second-ever virtual conference for web hosting companies, hosting resellers, web designers, and other web hosting industry professionals.
The second conference comes on the heels of the inaugural Web Host Boot Camp held last June, which attracted hundreds of hosting professionals attended. Importantly, the June Web Host Boot Camp demonstrated how virtual conferences can be an effective, desirable and economical alternative to traditional in-person events.
Web Host Boot Camp president Zachary McClung said the virtual conference posed many tough challenges. "On paper, our model looked promising, but in practice, could a virtual conference in our industry succeed? And would attendees find value? It only took a few days after the first conference in June to recognize that the answer to both of these questions is an overwhelming 'yes,'" McClung said in a statement. "Now we're focused on taking it to the next level and refining the concept. In these economic times, the demand for professional development opportunities like Web Host Boot Camp has never been greater."
Attendees of the first conference also offered a wide variety of feedback and critique, which was instrumental in developing the conference in December.
For a limited time, registration to the Web Host Boot Camp in December is free of charge for industry professionals. Attendees must register to participate in the interactive networking events and to use the newly implemented social networking dashboard.
The conference will start at 10am eastern time each day and run through the evening. Attendees are able to choose educational sessions from three tracks, customer service, sales & marketing, and new technologies & future trends. A tentative schedule is available online.
The December Web Host Boot Camp is expected to draw approximately 700 attendees and has already secured a wide variety of vendor sponsorships, including Turnkey Internet (www.turnkeyinternet.net), Kayako (www.kayako.com), CDG Commerce (www.cdgcommerce.com) and Verio (www.verio.com). Media sponsors also include TheWHIR (www.thewhir.com), Ping! Zine Web hosting magazine (www.pingzine.com), HostingDiscussion.com (www.hostingdiscussion.com), iNetMania (www.inetmaniagame.com), and Codango (www.codango.com).
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