Digital Signage Expo kicks off next week! The official hashtag is #DSE2018 be sure to use this hashtag if you'll be attending any of the events taking place March 27th - March 30th
Last year was my first time attending Digital Signage Expo (DSE) and I fell in love! From the keynotes to the exhibit hall that was well balanced with hardware, software, and content, topped with great networking events. I was in love with it all, DSE has its own vibe. It feels a little bit more diverse compared to other trade shows I've attended, and there is a strong community that I am proud to be a part of.
This year I am walking into DSE as an official member of the Digital Signage Federation (DSF) and as a Digital Signage Certified Expert (DSCE). Simply put, investing my time and money into attending DSE last year was a game changer for me. So here is another one of my blog versions of a pocket guide to help capitalize on all DSE has to offer.
Though the show floor doesn't officially open until Wednesday at 10 am many of us will be in Vegas taking full advantage of DSE pre-show education. Tuesday is packed with full-day conferences, including certified programs from the Digital Signage Experts Group (DSEG) where you can obtain DSEG certifications. If you're already certified and/or looking to obtain knowledge in other aspects of digital signage I guarantee there is something for you. Here are a few conferences taking place throughout the entire day that are at the top of my list.
DOOH Strategy Summit Presented by Digital Signage Federation (DSF)
SEDG Branded Environment: Design for Brand Centric Customer Experiences
Digital Experience Forum: Winning with DX - A Summit for Future Success Presented by High Street Collective
**Click HERE for a full layout of all pre-show education on Tuesday, March 27th**
Last year I attended a keynote given by Coke-a-Cola and Google. It was the perfect way to get my blood flowing before the exhibit hall opened and to see digital signage strategies being deployed by big brands. So come Wednesday morning I want you all to join me for coffee, pastries, and keynotes.
Making Places: Designing for the Non-Traditional Digital Canvas
How to Go from Commercial AV to Digital Signage
Retailers are from Mars; Agencies are from Venus
**Click HERE for a full layout of all keynotes on Wednesday, March 28th*
Exhibit Hall Hot Spots:
Yes, the exhibit hall is to explore new, cool technology. It is also the perfect place to network, have a beer, and learn at the same time. Trust me, the exhibit hall is the best place to do it all. Here are a few hot spots you have to check out.
DSE Central Park Booth #1741
Digital Content Theater Booth #2738
Digital Signage Federation Booth #1343
**NEW** Emerging Tech Talks #2576
**Click HERE for a full layout of the exhibit hall**
These are events you should attend point blank. If you don't attend you'll have to watch all the fun via my Twitter feed and catch a severe case of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out).
Sixteen:Nine DSE Mixer
DSE Networking Reception and APEX Awards Ceremony
Your Vegas Is Showing Hosted By NanoLumens
**Click HERE to RSVP for Sixteen:Nine Mixer and click HERE to RSVP for NanoLumens event **
** Major Announcements **
DSE has launched a new podcast and I am proud to be your host! Digital Signage Stories, the official podcast of DSE and its editorial partner site DigitalSignageConnection.com, highlights successful digital signage projects and installations deployed around the world in a variety of different vertical markets. With this podcast, you will gain insight from industry experts to help make your own digital signage deployments successful as the industry continues to grow. You can subscribe to the show via iTunes, or over at DigitalSignageConnection.com
Also, I will be taking over Systems Contractor News Twitter account March 28th and 29th! Be sure to follow @SCNMag and join in on the Twitter fun with me. See ya in next week in Vegas!