SAN DIEGO, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BlogWorld & New Media Expo today announced plans to hold its next Western U.S. event at the Rio Convention Center in Las Vegas on January 6-8, 2013. The accommodations at the Rio allow BlogWorld to continue its growth in size, while making the show more accessible to people on both coasts, and answering the demands of its community to move the show back to Las Vegas.
The dates of BlogWorld East and West are now better aligned and occur every six months, in June and January respectively -- with BlogWorld East taking place June 5-7, 2012 in New York City and BlogWorld West making its return to Las Vegas, January 6-8, 2013.
"We're excited to bring BlogWorld back to Las Vegas," said Rick Calvert, CEO and co-founder of BlogWorld & New Media Expo. "We received so many requests to move back to Las Vegas, the decision was simple; our community spoke and we listened. It's such a convenient location for everyone to get to, and there are so many high quality hotel and entertainment options that our attendees enjoy. The event timing now works out better than ever; alternating our Eastern and Western U.S events every six months is the most beneficial format for our attendees and sponsors."
The new location and dates coincide with two more industry-related shows taking place in Las Vegas in early January. The last day of BlogWorld on January 8, coincides with the International CES, and the International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) Awards show.
"The fact that CES and the IAWTV Awards are both happening that same week in Las Vegas definitely played a part in our decision to change the date to January. Web TV content creators and digital media experts attending CES will now have an easy way to attend two of their favorite events in one trip," said Calvert.
BlogWorld sponsors include Ford Motor Company, .ME, WordPress, Blogger, Technorati, Stickam, Johnson & Johnson, PR Newswire, SocialMoms, the International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV), NetShelter and more.
About BlogWorld & New Media Expo
BlogWorld & New Media Expo is the first and only industry-wide tradeshow, conference and media event dedicated to promoting the dynamic industry of new media. Thousands of attendees representing 50 countries learn about Content Creation, Distribution, Monetization and Social Media Marketing strategies, including step-by-step techniques and leading-edge tools from the most successful and influential Bloggers, Podcasters, Web TV content creators, Social Influencers, New Media Pros and Online Journalists. In the New Media Expo, attendees converge on the only comprehensive new media tradeshow to network, find solutions and make important new media strategy, service and product purchase decisions.
Social Media Business Summit, presented exclusively at BlogWorld, is the world's premier social media business conference for business owners, marketing executives and online entrepreneurs. Attendees will learn how to effectively use social media to reach new customers, build communities around their brands and grow their businesses online with best strategies and social media practices.