Chicago Will Host eBay Live 2008
If you are an eBay fan (as I am), and you live in the Midwest, you will be very happy to learn that eBay Live 2008 will be held in Chicago. eBay has not yet announced the decision, but Ina Steiner, a very authoritative source on all things eBay, has broken the story in her "eBay Live 2008 to Be Hosted in Chicago" blog post.
There are a number of major companies in the e-commerce ecosystem, both merchants and third-party service providers, that have decided to skip eBay Live 2007 in Boston in the interest of attending other prominent e-commerce conferences (buySAFE is one prominent example). All of of us who own equity in eBay are rooting for them to regain their shine, and so perhaps Chicago and 2008 can be a resurgence opportunity for eBay and their ecosystem.