The meetings of the Real Estate Investment Network are Members-Only. The only exception to that rule is people who register early for the Quickstart weekend. Actually, the only other exception will be on this site, when I will be liveblogging the REIN meeting in Edmonton this Friday, November 7th. (If I can get WiFi in the building I’ll be on Twitter taking questions too.
What is liveblogging? It’s where I give you a blow-by-blow account of what happens an a meeting. No, I’m not writing a complete transcript of the meeting, and I’m not giving out details you can’t find through other channels (including myREINspace). What you will get is an idea of how the meeting flows, who talks about what, for how long, and why REIN members are some of the best educated and most successful real estate investors in the world. Already on the agenda are presentations from Don R. Campbell, Russell Westcott, Peter Kinch, Barry McGuire and Gerry Gabinet from the Economic Development team of Alberta’s Industrial Heartland.
Liveblogging is a skill I’ve learned by working for an internet marketing firm. I’ve done some of it before as a guest blogger on Jody Nimetz’s SEO-Space. Two great examples of what liveblogging can look like come from Google’s Matt Cutts, one at Google Press Day 2006 and one for the release of Google’s browser Chrome. (As a side note I was sitting beside Matt at a conference in San Jose when I caught this video of Matt talking about Spam) The two posts are two very different styles, and if you prefer one over the other please leave a comment and I’ll do my best.
Set your watches. The show starts at 6:30 pm (MST) this Friday. I’ll be posting during the meeting if I can, otherwise it’ll be as soon as I’ve got internet again.