Want to speak at SMX Next? Now’s the time to submit a pitch!

If you’re on top of the latest techniques and what’s to come in search marketing, submit a pitch to present at SMX Next.

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SMX Next returns online Nov. 13-14, focusing on what’s working in search now and how to prepare for 2025.

Search marketing is ever-changing. We’ve seen several big changes so far in 2024 including massive Google algorithm updates, the arrival of Google AI Overviews and multiple new AI Google Ads features and tools. Plus, revelations from Google’s antitrust trial and the massive Google Search documentation leak have forever altered the way many of us think about and approach SEO and PPC.

SMX Next will help marketers regain control.

If you’re an enthusiastic search marketer who has a passion for sharing knowledge and wants to give back to the industry please consider submitting a session pitch for SMX Next.

We’re looking for subject matter experts to share insights, strategies and tactics that are working now and will help SEO and PPC marketers prepare to be successful in 2025 and beyond.

Whether you’ve been speaking for years or are just getting started as a speaker and want to teach others what you’ve learned, please consider submitting a session pitch. We are always looking for new speakers with diverse points of view.

The deadline for SMX Next pitches is August 21st.

Here are a few tips for submitting a compelling session proposal:

  • Present an original idea and/or topic not commonly covered at other search events. Remember: SMX Next focuses on what’s new (and working well) and what’s next (trends and opportunities).
  • Include details about what attendees will be able to do better or differently after watching your session.
  • Include a case study or specific examples and explain how they can be applied in different types of organizations.
  • Be realistic about what you can present in the time allotted. You can’t cover everything about your topic. Going more in-depth on a narrow topic is often more valuable to the attendee.
  • Provide tangible takeaways and a plan of action.

Jump over to this page for more details on how to submit a session idea, or directly to this page to create your profile and submit a session pitch.

If you have questions, feel free to reach out to me directly at [email protected]. I’m looking forward to reading your proposals!

About the author

Kathy Bushman
Kathy is the director of event content at Third Door Media. She has more than 25 years of experience in marketing communications, event management and marketing training. Formerly, Kathy was the director of content and training for the Digital Summit series of events where she oversaw the content development and quality of more than 20 events a year. Prior to that she was the director of training for MarketingProfs where she worked on live events, virtual events and developed marketing training programs using instructional design techniques and adult learning theory. She has also worked on industry events for other companies including the Direct Marketing Association and Penton Media.

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