There are no registrations/reservations for the Oct 2-3, 2013 event and we are canceling it & moving forward with plans for May, 2014.
— DomainerTradeShow (@DomainTradeShow) September 23, 2013
According to a tweet this morning from its Twitter account, the Domainer Tradeshow that was scheduled for October 2-3 at the Mission Point Resort in Mackinac Island, Michigan has been canceled. Apparently, this is due to a lack of reservations and registrations. I have confirmed this with the event organizer, Doug Haan, who issued the following statement:
“As of 10 a.m. this morning, the resort has notified me that it has no registrations/reservations for the Oct 2-3, 2013 event and we are canceling it and moving on with plans for May, 2014. Hope to see many of you then!”
I give credit to Haan for attempting to organize this domain industry event, but I think it’s critical to get the word out sooner. In addition, it might be helpful for him to ask people in the industry if they are willing to come to that location for an event of this nature. I think it might be tough to get a large group together on an island in Michigan, but that is a matter of personal opinion.
There is nothing wrong with small get togethers of course. If that is the goal, Haan might consider changing the name because a “tradeshow” implies a large scale event and people might be disappointed if they come for a tradeshow and there are just a few people in attendance.
I wish Haan the best in his effort to organize an event for May.