Which city has enough neon light to circle the entire continental United States? Learn the answer and other funky facts about Vegas and NYC -- site of the next Interop conference.
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Every year, Interop graces both the Vegas Strip and the streets of Manhattan with two of the best IT conventions and expos around. And now that football season and the baseball playoffs are right around the corner, it's also time to register for Interop New York. Why would you register for the New York show, you ask? You were already at Interop Vegas, of course, so what's the difference?
First, let's cover the similarities. More of a good thing is never enough. Interop New York will have more of the great sessions you've come to expect from Interop. It features more of the insightful speakers and keynoters you want to see. And, of course, it has the same giant expo floor you've come to know and love. There will be networking events and the chance to meet your colleagues face-to-face, and the chance to visit one of the best cities in the world for IT professionals.
In other words, the only thing better than one Interop in the US is two. (We've actually got five Interops with additional shows in London, India, and Tokyo.) Interop New York is from September 30 to October 3.
But we'd be lying if we didn't say the two shows were different. For one, we didn't have Seth Meyers as a keynote in Vegas, but we do for New York. It won't be 100 degrees in New York like it can be in Vegas. There will be fewer (we hope) Elvis impersonators. New York in autumn is spectacular, and you'll be there just in time to see the leaves change. As far as I know, the Vegas cacti don't change much in autumn.
We really want to you to register for and visit both shows. Vegas and New York each have their own flair and so do the shows. Shows often take on the personality of their host city and Interop is no exception. But if you can only make it to one, or if you really want to know what to expect when you get to both, we've compiled a list of the 10 funniest differences between Las Vegas and New York. Well, the 10 funniest we could print anyway. This is a family website.
Check out the list. Add your own differences in the comments section. And most importantly, don't forget to register for Interop New York, and mark your calendar for Las Vegas April 27 through May 1, 2015, so you can check out the differences in person.
David has been writing on business and technology for over 10 years and was most recently Managing Editor at Enterpriseefficiency.com. Before that he was an Assistant Editor at MIT Sloan Management Review, where he covered a wide range of business topics including IT, ... View Full Bio
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