Anyone attending the Annual Shareholder Meeting of The Walt Disney Company, Thursday, March 8, 2007 10 am Central (11 am Eastern, 9 am Pacific, 4 pm London) in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Ernest Morial Convention Center downtown?
My husband Rich Koster and I will be there. We live in the area, very excited that Disney has chosen our metro area for the meeting and put a spotlight on post-Katrina rebuilding and business, tourism and convention activity of the city. With so many in the international and national business press sure to be there, the positive publicity can only help New Orleans.
If you cannot be there, you can listen to a live webcast online, and the recording of the audio webcast will stay up for a few days in case you miss it.
CNBC on cable/satellite will have coverage early morning into the afternoon. Bloomberg Television will have a telecast Thursday, March 8, Noon Eastern, 11 am Central, 9 am Pacific, 5 pm London. Check your cable/satellite listings for channel number and "stay tuned" 'til you see news.
Wall Street Journal and other business publications will have coverage, as will Marketwatch.com online and you can always do Google News Advanced Search on Friday for reportage.
If anyone from MiceAge.com will be there, I hope to see you there!
If you've attended an Annual Shareholder meeting before, rather than just listen online, we'd appreciate knowing what to expect. We've actively listened to the webcasts since the 2004 meeting in Philadelphia when the SaveDisney.com effort to oust Michael Eisner was going on. We know what the audio webcasts are like, but not what it's like to be there in person. Someone said to us there is a store (?) and also that there is a videocast online as well as an audio cast. Any details, let us know.
Otherwise welcome to New Orleans to Disney and Disney fans and shareholders who'll be attending this year's meeting! We looking forward to being there Thursday morning!