I’m a loyal reader of Church of the Customer.  I preordered Citizen Marketers before its release.  So when I saw that Jackie Huba and Ben McConnell were planning the first ever SWOMfest ’08 right here in Austin, I didn’t just want to go, I wanted Young & Free Texas to help sponsor the event.

Ben’s post today covers the part of event we’re sponsoring (local dive to be rented out for this TBD) – 

Pre-conference ’80s party. SWOMfest ’08 is during Halloween week, so we’ll blind ourselves with costume party science on Wednesday, Oct. 29, the night before SWOMfest. The pre-conference party theme? The ’80s. Bring your Devo energy dome and leg warmers. We’ll have prizes for best costume. Then we’ll adjourn to see the best ’80s cover band ever, the Spazmatics.

I am so excited about this I am typing it standing up.  And it’s not just that the conference will have a live DJ throughout.  Or that beer will be served throughout.  It’s the content and the bright minds in the room that’ll make this so cool.  Also I’ll be doing a brief case study on Young & Free Texas (it’ll be happening October 30th, right after the spokesperson gets announced).  

BTW, Church of the Customer has over 209,000 RSS subscribers.  My credit union has about half that many members. 

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