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by Luca Filigheddu on September 16, 2008

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I just attended a coktail reception kindly offered by Avaya at the Hotel Westin in Loas Angeles, where most part of TMCNet Internet & Expo Conference attendees are staying. I had a nice chat with Rich Tehrani and Jon Arnold and we agreed that many people who used to attend VON conferences are here together with many people who used to work for Pulvermedia. VON was made of a community and this community is just moving on.

Richard Grigonis, Carl Ford, Todd Keefe and many others I used to meet during VON events are here at ITExpo, bringing to TMCNet their huge experience and unvaluable skills.

It’s funny, Rich told me that many people who used to attend VON do believe VON still exists and they are planning to go to Boston for VON Fall 2008. Their website is still up, so why not? I heard many people did show up for VON Europe in Amsterdam this spring, so I’m not surprised at all.

By the way, this is my first ITExpo so I look forward to taking a look around and comparing it to VON, a conference I used to attend regularly.

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  1. Photos below are of Jon Arnold, Luca Filigheddu and many others. Sorry about the quality – this is the best the iPhone can do at night. I may have some professional shots up later today in this same post so check back. Also be sure to see Luca’s postVON is Here, referring to the fact that so many of the people who were part of the VON community have moved over to ITEXPO. As you can imagine, we are thrilled to host the entire global communications industry at TMC’s ITEXPOs and I am looking forward to greeting

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