NamesCon Global 2020 is in the books. I had been wanting to visit Austin for quite some time, and the NamesCon conference was the perfect reason to make the trip. Beyond the conference, I thought Austin was an interesting city with great food.
It was easy and pretty cheap for me to fly to Austin non-stop from Boston, and although I stayed in the Omni Hotel, there were quite a few other options for different budgets. In speaking with other attendees, the trip was a bit more difficult for other people – some of whom had to take 3 flights to get there. Attendance was down quite a bit from prior years. Some might say that had to do with the coronavirus, but I believe that is only partially true to a small extent. I would imagine much of the decline in attendance has to do with the conference location, but that is just speculation.
Upon departing the conference on Friday night, I did not hear anyone mention the 2021 NamesCon Global conference location. I am sure it will be held, but I am not sure the location has been decided yet. I imagine choosing a location well in advance is of utmost importance, so I presume the decision on location will be made in the next few weeks.
With that said, I am curious where readers would like to see the 2021 NamesCon Global conference held. For the sake of narrowing things down a bit, I would imagine it is safe to assume the conference will be held over the same January weekend, in a somewhat warm weather locale, and will most likely be held in the US. I could be wrong on one or all of those counts, but that is just an educated guess
If I were in charge of choosing a location for NamesCon, here are my top 5 choices in alphabetical order:
- Las Vegas
- Santa Monica
If you could choose a location for NamesCon 2021, what city would you choose?