Next week kicks off the long-awaited Blog World & New Media Expo in Las Vegas. The conference is an annual event dedicated to trends in new media, including blogging, podcasting, social media, online video, music, television, radio, gaming, entertainment and communities. Keynotes include many of the usual social media suspects: Chris Brogan, Brian Solis, Jeremiah Owyang, Guy Kawasaki, Laura Fitton, and so on. There will also be some entertainers on hand to keynote as well, such as Kevin Pollak, Anthony Edwards and Jermaine Dupri.
The most interesting pieces of the conference, to me anyway, lie in the Social Media Business Summit, a track that focuses on tools and guidance for businesses using social media. This summit runs Thursday through Sunday alongside the other tracks at the regular conference. Here are the business sessions that I have marked as "don't miss" on my own schedule: