NamesCon 2020 to be Held in Austin, Texas

Earlier this year, NamesCon announced that this would be the final conference at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas. NamesCon organizers put out a survey asking attendees to share where they would like to see the NamesCon Global conference held in 2020.

This morning, NamesCon organizers announced that NamesCon 2020 will be held in Austin, Texas. The announcement was made and recorded in the opening session and shared via Twitter:

Austin, Texas is a popular city that is home to a large number of tech companies and organizations. I had heard a few people mention that Austin was a likely destination for NamesCon, but now it is official.

I was not in attendance at the session, so I am unsure if the venue was announced today. I do not know if the conference date has been announced yet either. I am sure more details will be released in the near future, possibly when early bird conference tickets go on sale.

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  1. The only reason Namescon is a success is because it was held in Vegas. People are not going to go to Austin just for Namescon. I bet they don’t even get half the attendees next year. There is a reason the most successful venue in the world for any conference, expo, etc…is Vegas.

    • You are probably correct.
      I’m now retired but I probably attended at least 100 trade shows in Vegas during my career.
      Every trade show had a large attendance. And, always generated a strong foreign presence.

      Austin is a great town but it will not have the draw like Vegas.
      We will know in a year.

  2. If Namescon is only a bunch of domainers, registries and registrars getting together, it doesn’t matter if its held in Vegas or Austin. It’s an echo chamber of wholesalers. Let me know when end users care about Namescon enough to show up and attend and then it doesn’t really matter in which city it’s held.


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