Hey the clothes are packed. E-ticket printed out? Check. Laptop rarin' to go-check.
Got my e-ticket and am headed down to CES. That'd be the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
If you come back here over the next couple of days you are going to see several posts, encompassing VoIP and some of the other convergenceslashbroadband stuff I've been covering over the last year or so.
Specifically in terms of VoIP there are two interesting sessions I am planning attend:
Hot New Consumer Applications Via The New Internet Date: Monday, January 8 Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Description: A panel of CE experts will discuss how the New Internet (IPv6) is creating many new opportunities for manufacturers and retailers, including brand new types of TV-over-Internet, VoIP, home entertainment, mobile content and commerce, videogames and eLearning.
And then on Tuesday:
New Communication Tech: From VoIP to VoWiFi and Beyond Date: Tuesday, January 9 Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Description: You've heard of Voice over IP (VoIP) Internet phone service, but what about Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi)? With hotspots springing up, VoWiFi is the next trend in voice communications to watch. Where does Skype's Internet phone scheme fit in? Experts compare these cutting-edge services and identify new business opportunities.
There's also an eBay-Skype press conference 10:30 a.m. Monday. Gotta be there.
And of course the show floor walk. Not "walkin' the floor over you," but walkin' the floor for you.
And then there are a bunch of "home entertainment" track panels I will be visiting. Lots of them have an overriding thing that at least in terms of entertainment related content consumption, the distinction between the PC, TV and handset isn't as definitive as it once was.