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The LSAF Concept [message #66220] Sun, 20 February 2011 08:14 Go to next message
AudioFred  is currently offline AudioFred
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Many first-time LSAF vistors and exhibitors, especially those who have attended the RMAF, CES or other major shows, are initially surprised by the apparent lack of organization.

For show visitors there's no desk in the lobby where you pick up your show badge and brochure, because there is no show badge or brochure. Instead, you get to see everything for free.

For exhibitors there are no room assignments. Instead, when you check in to the hotel you're assigned a random suite. But you get the suite for the $99/nite discount price and there's no exhibitor fee. There's nobody to disassemble and move the bed, but you don't need to move it because your $99 got you a two-room suite, where you can exhibit in the front room and still sleep in the bedroom. There's no union-scale labor to schlep your equipment. You do it yourself for free (now there's an opportunity for some strong young entrepreneur with a hand cart to make some good tip money).

If you're having a problem getting your brain around this, think Audio Flash Mob. Somebody has reserved a block of suites which anybody can reserve. On the agreed dates everybody arrives, sets up their equipment, and shows it off. Volunteer experts do free seminars. Show visitors take it all in for free.

That's the Lone Star Audio Fest Very Happy
icon6.gif  Re: The LSAF Concept [message #66223 is a reply to message #66220 ] Sun, 20 February 2011 09:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham  is currently offline Wayne Parham
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Very well put. I really like the Lone Star Audiofest. Great systems, great people, great attitudes.

Re: The LSAF Concept [message #66250 is a reply to message #66220 ] Tue, 22 February 2011 10:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Norris Wilson  is currently offline Norris Wilson
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Yup! What Fred said!

Those are the beauties of LSAF.

Simple access for all, inexpensive, about the people and relationships.

I had more fun at LSAF than RMAF last year. But, that is just me.

We are looking forward to another great time in 2011 with a dedicated group of people.

NW
Re: The LSAF Concept [message #82258 is a reply to message #66220 ] Sun, 20 March 2016 00:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Yurimi  is currently offline Yurimi
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It is a really interesting concept, hats off to the founders. As far as I know we do not have event like that here in my area. It sounds like heaven for audio fans to get inspiration and for DIYers to gain attention from specific audience in the field. Is there any requirement to apply as exhibitor, though?
Re: The LSAF Concept [message #82259 is a reply to message #82258 ] Sun, 20 March 2016 09:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham  is currently offline Wayne Parham
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There are no requirements for exhibitors. Just suit up and show up.

Re: The LSAF Concept [message #85808 is a reply to message #66220 ] Sun, 06 August 2017 11:11 Go to previous message
Saxon  is currently offline Saxon
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Wow, I never realized this was how the LSAF worked. For some reason, the lack of organization appeals to me, must be my slacker side rearing it's head.
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