The industry’s largest online community once again made its presence known at the industry’s biggest event of the year. On day one of education, Self-Storage Talk Community Manager John Carlisle assisted Self-Storage Q&A facilitators Jim Chiswell and Mel Holsinger by fielding questions from the forum—where thousands of members from all over the world are always chatting about self-storage. Attendees sitting in the seminar room in Las Vegas eagerly provided answers while watching the forum discussion thread scroll on a large screen. Similarly, SST posters responded to questions being asked in the live Q&A, making the session even more interactive than its been in the past.
On the exhibit hall floor, the SST booth was buzzing as new members signed up and longtime members stopped by to chat and catch up with one another. All members placed pins on a world map to designate where they’re from, illustrating that SST is represented everywhere from New England to New Zealand. People from all roles of self-storage, from assistant managers to developers and executives from large operations, can join the community for free by visiting www.selfstoragetalk.com and clicking “register.”
The Inside Self-Storage World Expo will return to the Paris Hotel & Casino, April 3-5, 2013. Show information, including exhibitors, education and networking opportunities, will be available in the coming months at www.insideselfstorageworldexpo.com.