Blog World Dinners & Networking Parties

Written by Zac Johnson
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No matter what conference you go to… sessions will only teach you so much (if anything)… the real value is in the people you meet and where those new relationships will bring you and your company. During Blog World Expo there were some really great parties and dinners that I was invited to. Here’s a run down of the past few days and the fun we all had!
Affiliate Summit Dinner
Shawn Collins and Missy Ward put together an excellent gathering of “who’s who” that were at Blog World. The dinner was held at Wolfgang Puck’s Chinois in the MGM Grand Casino. Not only was the food excellent, but it was great to be able to talk with everyone without any distractions or loud music blasting. John Chow, Dave Taylor, Jim Kukral, Ian Fernando and Tim Jones were also all at the dinner.


Our table with Shawn Collins, John Chow and others at Chinois.

Market Leverage Super Panel Dinner
– Three winners were selected from the audience at our Super Panel and were invited to a special dinner with everyone that night. Market Leverage sponsored the amazing dinner at the Envy Steakhouse and the Renaissance Hotel. In addition to everyone on the super blog panel, we also had our contest winers, Unique Blog Designs crew, many from Market Leverage and a few other close friends.


Super Blog Panel Speakers and Dinner Contest Winners

Last Day BlogWorld Expo Dinner Blast
– The last dinner and networking we had in Vegas ended up being a blast and was one of the best times I’ve had at a networking conference. First we headed over to the Wynn and had dinner at Red 8, an awesome Asian restruant… where John Chow managed to convince me try Jellyfish! Additionally, ShoeMoney, Nate and the Unique Blog Designs crew and Debby, Dina and Mike from Market Leverage were all in for a killer time that night. We ended up bouncing from casino to casino into the wee hours of the morning… even though Shoe had to catch a flight a few hours later… it was awesome!


Rick Calvert after his Last Session at Blog World Expo 2008!

If you didn’t get a chance to meet up with me at Blog World, I definitely look forward to meeting with you at the next one. I want to thank Rick for pulling off another amazing Blog World and to everyone else that took the time to talk with me, buy drinks and just hang out… it was awesome!

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25 Replies to “Blog World Dinners & Networking Parties”

  1. I had a blast at all the dinners. Thanks to you and Reena for coming out Saturday and Sunday night, you guys are great! Last night was so fun, I didn't want it to end. See you guys again soon!

    1. Shoemoney will be sharing videos too! He made a really short blog post telling he will be posting them 🙂

  2. Hey Zac,

    We had a blast man! Thanks for coming out and hanging with the ML crew! Can't wait to do it again…sooner than later.

    -Mike

  3. Had a great time at the ML dinner and poker'ing it up at Paris! Nice meeting you and everyone at BWE! It was an awesome time to say the least!

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