I tried to register for ISP Con today and had a great experience of WHY we need more web technology conferences.

1.) I can’t register because the registration form insists my Credit Card expiration date in invalid. (Though it works every day elsewhere.) The form has no graceful plan “B”, but does say “Contact Us: which suggesting how to do so.

2.) The “Contact Us”form won’t let me contact them (Jupiter Media) because apparently they only want to hear from people hat do not use punctuation in their email address.

3.) No-one answers their “Registration Phone” (though I did get voice mail).

I guess we still REALLY do need web technology conferences.

** Update: I very pleasant representative from Jupiter phones to let me know they are aware of some problems with the web site and will call me again when I can register.