One more sleep:

Arthur Artinian, Lawyer, Blake Dawson
Nick Bolton, Head of Sales and Marketing, Viocorp
Kate Carruthers, Former, Digital Business Manager, Westfield
Trevor Cook, Independant Consultant,
Ross Dawson, Chairman, Future Exploration Network
Foad Fadaghi, Technology Editor, BRW
Tony Faure, CEO, ninemsn
Gary Hayes, Head of Virtual Worlds, The Project Factory
Robbie Hills, Managing Director, 24/7 Real Media
Lee Hopkins, Director of Buzz, Better Communication Results
Warren Lee, CEO, APN Online
Jack Matthews, CEO, Fairfax Digital
Steven Noble, Director, Digital, Hill & Knowlton
Tim Parsons, Founder, Mobile Mondays
Cameron Reilly, CEO, The PodCast Network
Damian Smith, General Manager – Digital Media, Network 10
Louise van Rooyen, Managing Director, Pan Pacific Interactive
Jennifer Wilson, Principal, Lean Forward
Tennille Wong, Marketing Manager, Australia and New Zealand
Brendan Yell, Founder and CEO,

I glanced through the roll-call and pulled out the names that I know, either through my blog, through Twitter/Facebook, or people I have presented with at conferences before. So my question is this: do I go see my mates (aka above) or make a point of finding those speakers I haven’t had the pleasure of hearing before? Actually one of the people above attacked me from a podium once – I had just spoken on the potential of “social search” – for being a geek and “living in a basement, in the dark, with a PC”. Social search will never be as important as real search, apparently. (This was before Facebook, let alone Facebook profile-based ads). And he was going to give “practical” tips. Which ended up being about his company. I think I’ll ignore his presentation.

Or maybe I should just stay home once I’ve done my panel in the afternoon, Day One (Branding in Virtual Worlds) and write my lecture for Friday and prepare for my trip to Saudi at the end of the week? Or play World of Warcraft? Decisions Decisions 😛