internet-summit-2013Last week I was fortunate enough to participate in what’s arguable the Southeast’s largest digital industry conference – Internet Summit 2013 at the Raleigh Convention Center. The event was from November 12-14 and had over 2,000 attendees. I had heard about it for years but never made the move to purchase an event pass, despite the fact that it’s literally in my backyard. Coming from New York, my focus was always on conferences like AdWeek and SES. The ones I’d need to travel and get hotel accommodations. Internet Summit 2013 was a no brainer for me and i bought my tickets weeks ago. Then, I got a call (well, email) last Thursday. “A speaker dropped out last minute. Would you like to speak at one of our panels?”