New media is hardly a "new thing," yet events like the NMX Expo (January 5 to 8, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV) continue to attract huge numbers as they seek to learn and understand all the opportunities available in new media. In particular, discovering how these media converge is paramount.
NMX is the largest conference in the world geared specifically to bloggers, podcasters, web TV content creators, social media enthusiasts and, according to its website, "all new media content creators." What may be most crucial in regards to the event is that NMX helps people to understand how these media can support one another. Also, according to the site, "Besides learning from the very best speakers and educators in their respective fields, NMX is also THE place for everyone in new media, from beginners to seasoned veterans, to network, share ideas and take their online content to new heights."
For a little bit of its history, Co-Founders Rick Calvert and Dave Cynkin began NMX (formerly BlogWorld & New Media Expo) in 2007 as a way to bring the content creator community together for networking and sharing ideas with other like-minded people in new media. In recent years it has become a way for those in business to learn how to better leverage new media.
Do not confuse NMX with other conferences like BlogHer. Again, NMX notes:
We're often compared to other terrific conferences, but all conferences are different. We're not a tech conference, an interactive conference or even a blog conference. We cover all aspects of content creation and social media. There's room for all the different types of conferences because we all fill a different need.
It may be a little late to get to Vegas, but not to attend the conference virtually. The NMX site states that "(w)e offer a 'virtual ticket' enabling access to recordings and slides from all sessions, as well as interviews with the NMX team, top names in new media and the NMX speakers. You can purchase the Virtual Ticket through the registration link on the right sidebar of the event site."
What may be its most practical value is the bridge it provides between bloggers and others involved with new media and the many in business who want to learn how to leverage technology to grow their business. Mark Fidelman, who is an author, new media expert, and speaker at NMX was a recent guest on my radio show. During the program he noted that there "is no better place for business owners to learn how the new media can practicably grow their business today." I look forward to reporting from this important event.
Kevin Price is Publisher and Editor in Chief of US Daily Review and Host of the Price of Business on 1110 AM KTEK in Houston, Texas. He is the author of Empowerment to the People and has twice received the George Washington Honor Medal in Communications from the Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge. His column is nationally syndicated and he is a frequent guest on major media around the country, being found on Fox News, Fox Business, and other networks. For more see at http://KevinPriceCentral.com.
This post is part of a series co-produced by The Huffington Post and Blogworld, in conjunction with the latter's NMX BusinessNext Social 2013. That event will feature some of the world's leading social-business luminaries and influencers, each of whom will be speaking at the event to provide an up-close look at how the world's most successful businesses harness the power of social.