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A home at HIStalk

Early in the morning of Monday, April 13, I walked across the McCormick Center in Chicago.  I headed toward the exhibition floor.  I had an exhibitor’s pass, so even at that early hour I was allowed into the mammoth room. I passed glorious booth after glorious booth.  Many venues were filled with plush carpets, large flat screens, food kiosks and even fine art.  I walked through isle after isle until I arrived at the 5300’s.   Then I turned, dragging my art supply case behind me.  I walked up the isle toward the HIStalk booth.  The HIStalk booth was modest in the extreme.  The booth itself was a 12-foot by 12-foot space.  The carpet thin, the back drapes were a simple white. Two standing panels explained that HIStalk was the site for up-to-date news in HIT and the place to build your brand.  In the center was a foam core cut…