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Wed May 30 2007 14:18:18

eBay Live 2008 to Be Hosted in Chicago

By: David Steiner

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It looks like Midwesterners will get their crack at hosting eBay Live in 2008. We've confirmed that next year's convention will be taking place in Chicago, June 19th-21st at McCormick Place West. eBay already has a block of rooms reserved at the adjoining Hyatt McCormick through the Jack Morton Worldwide agency from June 13th through the 23rd, which should cover the Developer's Conference prior to eBay Live. McCormick Place West is a brand new facility opening this year.

Chicago is a great convention city, and an eBay Live in the middle of the country is long overdue. So for those of you who love deep-dish pie, Da Bears and Da Cubs - see you in the Windy City next year! 






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by: RichardC

Wed May 30 16:50:15 2007

Chicago is a GREAT Town for a Convention. Thanks for the advance info.

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by: Billoment

Thu May 31 02:02:37 2007

Well it is nice they finally decided to come to my home town. It should be interesting.
We will not be in Boston this year. As you and I spoke before about this I am anticipating a big announcement in Bean Town on a potential merger that you gave mention to of my thoughts on this in one of your previous columns. I know there were many of us last year in Vegas that knew Chicago was on the agenda in a couple of years. I thought it would have been near O'Hare at the Rosemont convention center, right near O'Hare, where the Hobby show is every year. A lot easier to get to than McCormick place but then again the Auto show has been there every year for as long as I can remember.
Ina, you forgot to mention Da Bulls and the winning baseball team in Chicago: The White Sox. LOL

Have fun in Boston and best regards from a transplanted South Side Irishman,

Bill O'Malley

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by: Tom Meester

Thu May 31 11:45:21 2007

Thanks for the heads up.  Time to start planning my trip.

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by: Marty

Fri Jun 1 10:38:28 2007

Chicago sounds good to me! Great steaks!

As for merger rumors...

Soon it will be MicrohooBay vs Gootube.

Ebay and Yahoo marge, then Microsoft buys them.

Just a guess.

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by: my52cents

Fri Jun 1 12:28:37 2007

Chicago sounds like an excellent plan! Hope to see everyone there.  In the meantime, y'all have a good time in Boston.
Susan

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by: Debbie

Sat Jun 2 11:34:12 2007

I started looking at hotel rates, and holy cats. I thought Boston was expensive. This looks even more expensive than Boston if you want to be within 5 miles of the convention centre!

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by: Debbie

Fri Jun 15 23:32:55 2007

Too expensive and difficult to get around.  

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by: D.Thorsgard

Sat Jun 16 23:02:49 2007

Couldnt make it this year to Ebay Live 2007 BUT will make plans for Chicago no matter what it cost to get there from North Dakota..
Were excited a group of us to start workin on headin that way..

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by: foundrysmith1

Sun Jun 17 21:34:52 2007

Can't wait!  It's about time eBay made it out here to the Silcon Prairie!

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by: jiminphx

Tue Jun 19 23:35:14 2007

Chicago is a nice place to have a party but not for a few days... I would like to see it in Beautiful Downtown Phoenix.. Bring it back west for 2009 for me and mine we probably won't be making it unless the fees go down... HAHA. See you in '09

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by: marci satterlee

Wed Jun 20 14:03:45 2007

never been to chicago i will be thier next year for everything hopefully i it will be in new orleans oneday

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by: marci

Fri Jun 22 17:20:47 2007

i cannot wait i have never been top chicago see there

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by: marci

Fri Jun 22 17:23:46 2007

sounds fun i have never been to chicago see everyone there

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by: mike

Thu Jun 28 01:25:51 2007

I have attended three ebay lives, one in las vegas, one in san diego and one in New    Orleans.  Chicago is too expensive

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Fri Dec 14 16:16:09 2007

Dear Ina Steiner,  
   
2008 is the 30th anniversary of the first email-spam.  Perhaps you would like to bring the father of E-Marketing and email-spam in as a speaker at the eBay Live 2008 convention.  
   
The Father of e-spam has been featured at IT, University, tech conferences, and “SPAM: The Documentary” TV movie.  The subject of numerous news articles, people will line up to meet and talk with the Father of e-spam, take pictures and ask for autographs.  
   
I have been involved with secure systems most of my 30+ years in the computer industry.
   
I am looking forward to talking with you to present how powerful and profitable the ''Father of Spam'' can be to your organization.  Thank you for your time and consideration.
   
Regards,    

Gary Thuerk, FoS, 719-598-7201  [cell]
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For additional information, please do a Google search under my name .

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by: Ryan

Mon Jan 14 23:17:05 2008

About time! Can't wait! We are eBay PowerSellers located here in Chicago! If you want the true Chicago experience make sure you go to Portillos for the BEST Beef sandwhich ever!

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by: Christopher Lesley

Sat Jan 26 20:14:44 2008

I can't wait for Chicago! eBay Live is an excellent for networking and strengthening existing relationships, both personal & business. I hope Chicago is ready for us!

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by: 107792

Sun Feb 17 07:48:15 2008

Is there a Hotel within the McCormick Place West convention center ??

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by: melissa higgins

Wed Feb 20 22:12:58 2008

The Hyatt is attached to McCormick Place. Chicago has a very large public transportation system. You can get to McCormick Place from anywhere in the city..and most suburbs for that matter using public trans. The person who said the only hotels in a 5 mile radius are too expensive..there's no reason you need to be that close the bus or el will get you there. It is NOT to difficult to get around in Chicago. I live in Chicago and I don't own a car nor do I want to. For $75/month I can get anywhere I need to go. Try paying for gas, insurance and a car payment with $75.
Chicago is great. There's a lot to do and a lot of free or cheap stuff to do.

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by: Tim

Tue Apr 29 10:37:20 2008

Chicago also has a very good tranist system. Google and the CTA (Chicago Transit Authority www.yourcta.com)have teamed up to make trip planning easier. Like melissa said do you yourself a favor and don't look for a hotel within 5 miles. You wouldn't need to be in the heart of downtown.  Chicago



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