As the TRAFFIC organizers announced today, there will be a once in a lifetime roast of Rick Schwartz at the TRAFFIC conference that will be held in Miami Beach next month.
I’m going to be on the select panel to roast my good friend, so I though I would give the readers of thedomains.com the opportunity to furnish some material for the roast.
I’m sure there maybe a few people out there in domainer land who might have a good line or two about Mr. Schwartz so I’m throwing it open to suggestions.
Here are a few rules.
The comment section is closed on this post.
I think it’s the first post I have published in almost 7 years that I closed the comment section.
This is a celebration of the 10th anniversary of TRAFFIC which certainly changed the domain industry forever and of Mr. Schwartz one of the co-founders of the conference.
If you have something cute, funny and even slightly insulting, please send me an email, a Facebook chat, a Linked in email or Direct Message on Twitter.
Those whose comments, jabs or other material I use in the roast will be recognized.
If I chose to include you comment, jab or material during the roast I will give you full credit during the roast and/or in a blog post I will write after the roast or you can submit the comment and ask not to be recognized.
Bottom line it’s all in good fun and the material has to be funny, in fairly good taste and should including at least one F bomb (Rick wouldn’t want it any other way). At the end of the day it will be up to me if I include or not include it in the roast.
By the way the price for a ticket to the conference is going up after Friday at 6PM so you might as well book it now and save some dough. Also the hotel rooms at the conference rates are about all booked up, so unless you want to pay a lot more to stay at one of the great hotels in the world that just happens to be the home of one of the top 5 nightclubs in the world, Liv, you should book it now.
Here is the official announcement and bring on the roasting material:
“Prices for T.R.A.F.F.I.C. go up on October 1, however we are extending the $1295 price until Friday. at 6PM. Hotel Room rates will also be going up significantly. So this is your last call before rising rates and a sold-out hotel.
And as a special bonus if you sign up before Friday we will give you a link to watch and listen to Howard Lefkowitz of Vegas.com fame at the TRAFFIC Las Vegas show last spring. Howard was one of the most electrifying speakers we’ve ever had. The seminar is worth the price of admission alone and you’ll see the kind of bang for the buck you get at T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
It IS priceless and those that have never come to TRAFFIC will quickly see what I mean.
And speaking of “Priceless”, that brings me to the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. contest. Just send by return email a brief essay or video about “How attending T.R.A.F.F.I.C. has helped to change my life.”
The winner gets a free ticket to the Miami show, or a free ticket to next year’s show or a refund of the ticket if they already paid. Plus the first night at the hotel for free!! In addition we will have a limo pick you up at the airport.
Second Prize is a FREE Hotel room for 2 nights and the third prize is a hotel room for 1 night less taxes and fees.
ALL those that send an entry but don’t win will receive honorable mention and deep and sincere thanks from all of us.
All I know and I can tell you is that our 10th anniversary show is going to be a bash that few in the domain industry will ever forget.
From our Opening Cocktail Party, the networking event that launched an industry back in 2004 to the Masquerade Ball and dinner to our Industry Awards Ceremony to our special guest speakers and the “Rick Schwartz Roast” that will be talked about for years.
The agenda will be done next two weeks and panels will be populated the following 2 weeks.
An agenda geared to giving you real answers to tough questions and staying ahead of the curve. We have nothing to sell but progress. That happens with vigorous debate covering ALL sides of an issue not just ones panelists are comfortable with. So if hardball scares you……..we will show you how to overcome your fear with knowledge which turns into power.
We hope you join us for this historical and memorable event. Why? Because it is in your self-interest to expand your business and network with the top names in the industry. We keep the noise out and the business in because T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Means B.U.S.I.N.E.S.S.
This will be one for the record books and will be the last TRAFFIC show that I produce. TRAFFIC will still go on, but time for me to move on. Besides, we will have the best food we have ever served and taking place at the world-famous Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach . Truly one of the great hotels of the world!!
You deserve it!
Come celebrate with us!!””