It is conference season and now is the time to begin planning out which conferences you plan to attend and which you’re going to have to miss. To help make your job easier, here is some basic information about some of the most important industry conferences and events.
Date: October 14-16, 2010
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Price: $50 for an exhibit only pass up to $1195 for full access
Keynote Speakers: Scott Stratten, Brian Solis, Rohit Bhargava, Doug Ullman, Rob Barnett, Adam Carolla, Penn Jillette, Jeff Hayzlett, Cali Lewis
BlogWorld 2010 is a type of new media conference with workshops, events, and other activities covering blogging, social media, podcasts, video content, monetization, and more. If you’re doing business in today’s Web 2.0 world, BlogWorld will have something for you.
There are several different events at BlogWorld 2010 including the main conference, a Social Media Business Summit, and the New Media Expo. While social media topics will be covered at BlogWorld, if you’re interested in all social media all the time, the Social Media Business Summit would be a better choice.
A look at coverage from BlogWorld 2009 will help you better gauge whether this conference should rank at the top of your list. Lisa Barone with Outspoken Media has a series of recaps available on her blog: BlogWorld Expo Recap: Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3.
PubCon Las Vegas 2010
Date: November 8-11, 2010
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Price: $59 for an exhibit only pass to $949 for an all access conference pass; Early bird registration ends 10/31/10
Keynote Speakers: David Pogue, Chris Brogan, Sarah Evans, Scott Stratten, Brian Clark
Just one month after BlogWorld 2010 ends, PubCon Las Vegas 2010 begins. While there may be some overlap in topics discussed at BlogWorld and PubCon, PubCon will have a stronger emphasis on search engine topics due to its SEO-geared roots. The conference is ideal for anyone from bloggers to SEO consultants that want to fine-tune their site and their services.
Workshop topics on this year’s agenda include Real World Low-Risk High-Reward Link Building, Content Marketing Optimization, Affiliate Transparency and Increasing Pay Outs, and Tools for Competitive Intelligence.
Date: November 2-3, 2010
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Price: $545 for advance registration and $625 for on-site registration
Keynote Speakers: Peter Shankman, Brian Clark, Lisa Buyer
BlueGlass Florida attendees will attend a streamlined series of workshops that cover topics ranging from How to Buy & Sell Web Companies to Online Reputation Management. Instead of the concurrent session setup, BlueGlass Florida features one set of workshops for all conference attendees.
Although BlueGlass Florida is an online marketing conference that focuses on search marketing, social media, and entrepreneurship, event organizers also emphasize the important networking opportunity that the conference presents to attendees. As is the case with many major conferences, some of the best networking opportunities occur between sessions and the organizers of BlueGlass Florida recognize this and allow conference attendees to capitalize on these opportunities.
Learn what attendees of BlueGlass LA thought after this summer’s event in California: 5 Takeaways from Internet Marketing and Business Conference BlueGlass LA, BlueGlass LA Session: Social Media Marketing, and Breaking Through The BlueGlass Ceiling of Search Marketing.
ad:tech New York
Date: November 2-4, 2010
Location: New York, New York
Price: $50 for an exhibit only pass up to $2,120 for a premium pass; Advance registration ends 10/22/10
Keynote Speakers: Lauren Zalaznick, John Furey, Steven Berlin Johnson
ad:tech New York is dedicated to digital marketing. Brand managers, advertising agency representatives, publishers, service providers and others interested in learning more about digital marketing will be gathering in New York to learn, brainstorm, network, and drum up new business.
This year’s ad:tech New York event will feature workshops on how to market to moms, social media marketing, marketing to teens, a Marketing Master Series, and more than 250 exhibitors.
Date: October 18-22, 2010
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Price: $25 for an onsite Expo pass and $2,245 for an all access passport if registered by 10/19/2010
Keynote Speakers: Avinash Kaushik, Jeffrey Hayzlett, Maile Ohye
The Search Engine Strategies (SES) Chicago event will feature more than 70 sessions for marketing and search engine optimization professionals. Workshops will cover PPC management, keyword research, SEO, link building, duplicate content, video optimization, site usability, and more.
This year’s conference kicks off with a Meet & Greet on Monday the 18th. Other special events planned during the conference include a special session sponsored by Yahoo! Search and Bing as well as the SEW Black Hat White Hat Unconference.
Watch Kathryn Joy with the New England Journal of Medicine discuss her experience at SES 2009 and then read SES Chicago Liveblog Schedule and Igniting Viral Campaigns from SES Chicago ’09 for more information on last year’s event.
Affiliate Summit West
Date: January 9-11, 2011
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Price: $99 for a Silver Pass up to $1,879 for a Diamond Pass
Keynote Speakers: Drew Eric Whitman and Brian Solis
Affiliate Summit West will focus on all aspects of affiliate marketing. The exhibit hall will be filled with merchants, vendors, and educational sessions will focus on today’s hottest affiliate marketing trends from industry experts. If you’re interested in expanding your affiliate marketing strategy or just getting started, Affiliate Summit West will have a workshop for you.
Organizers of the 2011 Affiliate Summit West conference are still finalizing the agenda but the following posts about previous years’ events will help give you a taste of what to expect: Affiliate Summit West – Day 1 Recap, Facebook Advertising From Soup to Nuts, and Hot Topics in Marketing Compliance and Enforcement.