This is a very sad day, as we just saw how the BlackBerry earnings were off-mark and the long transition process to making BlackBerry profitable again start. It seems like this year, the mecca event for BlackBerry enthusiasts and professionals will not be taking place in 2014, and in its place a lot more smaller events will replace the biggest BlackBerry event east of the Mississippi. Read on for the official word.
We’ve taken a look at how to best meet our goals with BlackBerry events, and today we’re announcing that we will not be hosting a BlackBerry Live conference in 2014.
Instead, we’re planning to continue with an engaging lineup of smaller, targeted events taking place all around the world over the next 12 months. These events are designed with a greater focus on the specific business, developer, and partner audiences, and will allow you to get the most out of your attendance.
First introduced as the Wireless Enterprise Symposium (WES) in 2002 and most recently as BlackBerry Live, we held 12 fantastic events. Beginning as an enterprise-centric industry event, the conference grew to cover all aspects of BlackBerry and serve all audiences – one of the reasons that we’ll be focusing our efforts to a greater degree moving forward.
We want to take this opportunity to celebrate BlackBerry Live and all of the amazing memories that we have, as well as collecting a few of yours. Share your favorite experience from the last decade of BlackBerry Live events in the comments below, or tweet them to @BlackBerry4Biz.
You can also check out the BlackBerry Live web site at www.blackberrylive.com for a look at some of the incredible conference moments over the years. We’ll all miss BlackBerry Live, but we’ll certainly be seeing you soon!