|Mon June 16 2008 11:29:35|
eBay Live 2008 Extracurricular Events Roundup
By: Julia Wilkinson
The parties and events outside of the main eBay Live conference are starting to percolate, as groups of people plan outings together in Chicago, and companies hold special events in the environs of the convention hall. Here's a listing of some of the "extracurricular" eBay Live events so far, as well as one "curricular" item - a link to all the eBay Live programs and seminars.
Wednesday, June 18
Alibaba e-Business Champion Awards at the University of Chicago, 6:30-8:30 pm. (You need to RSVP if you're going to attend.)
Annual eBay Meet & Greet (user-organized), 6:30 to 11:00 PM at the M/X lounge at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place.
Thursday, June 19
Canadian Breakfast: 7:30-9:30 a.m.: Eleven City Diner, 1112 South Wabash, Chicago (see also here).
eBay Annual Stockholders Meeting: 8 am at the Central Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E Wacker Drive - Grand Ballroom E & F.
Friday, June 20
SalesAmigo event: from 5:30-7:30 p.m.at the Hyatt Regency Chicago Riverwalk. Enjoy Margaritas, Nachos, Fajitas and have fun as the launch of this new eBay accounting software is celebrated. (And what says fun like accounting software?)
Buddy Guy's Blues Bar outing. A group of sellers plans to head out to Buddy Guy's Legend Blues Bar Friday night 754 S. Wabash Ave. (at 8th St.) Chicago, IL 60605. Cover charge is $10 Thursday and $15 Friday or Saturday.
More Fun: "Spot the Rock Star" Contest. Win prizes and learn top seller secrets: The Online Success Institute is sponsoring an eBay Live contest called "Spot the Rock Star." Over 35 of the Rock Stars from the Online Success Institute will be at eBay Live, and once you "spot" one, ask them what the "secret to their success" is to get insider coaching information. And ask them for a "spot star" card. On this secret card is a website and a number. Go to that website, enter the number and see if you have won! Prizes include free memberships to OSI Rock Stars (Value $700+), the hot Flip Video Camera (Value $170), eBay Success/Training CD's (Value of $179+) and more.
And One "Curricular" Item: Link to the Class Listing for Those in Need:
eBay Class Listing from the eBay Live Discussion Board.
Julia Wilkinson is a blogger, freelance writer, and the author of several books including "The eBay Price Guide" (No Starch Press, 2006) and "eBay Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks" (Wiley, 2004-6); Her latest ebook, "Over 500 Books that Sell for $50-$5000 on eBay," is available on her website.