Conference Hound-Up January 12, 2012: @BostonAutoShow, @SurfExpo, #YJSF, @USASBE, #Tron, #YJSF

Catch a wave to Surf Expo 2012 down in Orlando, which starts today and runs through Saturday.

Auto Show season is settling right in, and joining the North American International Auto Show in Detroit is the New England Auto Show in Boston and the Vienna Auto Show in Austria.  Gear heads and car buffs stay tuned, because there’s several more events trickling in the next couple of days!

The Yoga Journal Conference commences in San Francisco today and the London Bike Show and The Outdoors Show run concurrently in the U.K., showcasing the newest and best in healthy, active living.  Also, I’m trying to figure out if there’s any way to get Starbucks to deliver a Frappuccino to my desk.  I’ll keep you updated on both.

USASBE, despite its unpronounceable acronym, is a big draw for entrepreneurs of many levels and origins. It starts today and will run through the weekend.

It looks like Twitter users disagree with Presidential primary voters.  So, who would be elected if tweets were votes?  I wonder if our forefathers asked that very same question.

Apparently, the Light Cycle from Tron: Legacy is built as an actual, street-legal vehicle that one can purchase for $55,000.  I’m gonna pass on this one for now and save my money for a speeder bike or a jetpack.

Honestly, I don’t know if anything will ever stop Facebook.  It’s too powerful, adaptable, and ubiquitous.  They may have built the perfect beast.  Unsurprisingly, a new report suggests that soon, 14% of everyone in the world will have a Facebook account.  What else can be said besides “yikes.”

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About the Author: Matt hails from Boston and has a background in Film and Writing. As weather phenomena go, he prefers earthquakes to Nor'easters these days, so he's currently residing in the East Bay. He produced a feature film called "Night Sounds" after graduating from Emerson College, which premiered at a film festival in Massachusetts. Matt continues to write screenplays and work in the film community, while working as a freelance copywriter, editor, and part-time member of the Hound.