RFID Journal LIVE! 2021 Encore

By Mark Roberti

We are introducing a new event featuring a mix of live sessions and presentations recorded at our flagship conference and exhibition, for those who were unable to attend RFID Journal LIVE! in person.

RFID Journal LIVE! 2021, despite its smaller size due to the pandemic, was a success. I spoke to many attendees who found the conference program valuable, and who said they were able to locate exhibitors that could fulfill their needs. I also spoke to many of the exhibitors that were present, most of whom were pleased with the leads they obtained.

Still, very few international attendees and exhibitors were able to be there due to COVID-19 restrictions. With that in mind, we are launching  RFID Journal LIVE! 2021 Encore, a mix of on-demand sessions recorded during the event and new live content. Registration for the event is free. The on-demand sessions are from LIVE!'s  Retail and ApparelManufacturingSupply Chain and LogisticsHealthcare and Pharmaceuticals  and Internet of Things tracks, recorded during the event. Additional content will focus on retail and apparel, manufacturing, supply chain and RFID solutions.

Unfortunately, we are unable to recreate the exhibit hall online and the face-to-face interactions that make physical events so valuable. However, we hope we can bring the education and learnings from LIVE! 2021 to those around the world who wanted to attend the conference but were unable to do so.

I should mention that next year's LIVE! conference will be held in May at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, located in Las Vegas, Nev. I sincerely hope the pandemic will have abated by then to the point that everyone who wants to attend in person will be able to, and that business—and life—will soon go back to normal.

Mark Roberti is the founder and editor of RFID Journal.