Wednesday, March 1, 2000

Ashley’s mobile tradeshow guide

If you're interested in going, act fast. This conference takes place at the New Orleans Marriott from March 20-22, 2000. If you want more information or want to sign up, visit http://www.gartner.com/remote/usa.

Mobile Internet 2000

This seminar is hosted by IBC USA Conferences. It aims its attention on the wireless networks and applications being developed for data-oriented devices such as laptops and PDAs. This seminar will be of interest to wireless carriers, as well as to companies developing applications for laptops and PDAs.

If you want to go (and remember, San Diego in March is quite nice to those of you in the northern climates), get hopping. The seminar runs from March 27-30, 2000 and is hosted at the Westin Horton Plaza in San Diego, CA. You might want to start saving your pennies pretty soon. The seminar costs from $999 to $1,999.

For more information, visit http://www.ibcusa.com/mobileinternet. Be aware, however, that the Web page for this event loads quite slowly.

Gartner ITxpo Spring 2000

If you couldn't snare a ticket to San Diego for Mobile Internet 2000, here's another chance. The Gartner ITxpo attracts a hodge-podge of vendors demonstrating their cutting-edge technology. Like the Gartner Fall ITxpo, visitors include high-level IT decision makers looking for the latest and greatest solutions. The Spring show isn't quite as big as the Fall show, but it certainly covers everything.

If you want to attend the entire show, it'll set you or your company back $2,395 if you're a Gartner client or $2,895 if you're not. Now don't go dropping dead out of sticker shock just yet. If you want to see the ITxpo only, it's a mere $100. The show's April 10-13, 2000 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego. For more information, check out http://www.gartner.com/symposium.

[It has been a while, but the last time I was in San Diego, I had the best prime rib I've ever had at the San Diego Hilton, of all places. Also, although it's a trip, definitely try to check out the San Diego Wild Animal Park. You'll see some amazing animals and I, personally, found it far more impressive than the San Diego Zoo. -- DG]

Ashley Parsons coordinates a tradeshow list for Synchrologic, a developer of Internet-based mobile computing software for the enterprise.