Upcoming Search Marketing Conferences: March-June 2008
Doing your forward planning for the year? Google’s Matt Cutts is, and this week, he posted where he’s speaking over the next few weeks. In a similar vein, I thought it would be nice to list some of the upcoming search marketing events happening in the coming months: SMX West, Feb. 26-28: OK, it’s not […]
Doing your forward planning for the year? Google’s Matt Cutts is, and this
posted where he’s speaking over the next few weeks. In a similar vein, I
thought it would be nice to list some of the upcoming search marketing events
happening in the coming months:
SMX West, Feb. 26-28: OK, it’s not in March — but next week, this is
our big three-day search marketing conference in Silicon Valley, at the Santa
Clara Convention Center. You can still book early to save over buying tickets
at the door.
SearchFest, March 10: Returning to Portland, this is a great low-cost
event especially designed for locals and pulling in a great line-up of speakers
- Does my CEO
Really need a Facebook Profile?, March 11: Hey, you don’t have to
travel! This is a free online webcast from our sister site Search Marketing
Now and conducted by Search Engine Land’s own Vanessa Fox.
Sydney, March 12-13: The online and interactive marketing event heads
- Online Marketing Spain,
March 12-13: In Madrid, two days of online marketing covered during the
- SES New York,
March 17-20:SES returns to New York
with a variety of keynotes.
- Ad Age
Digitial Marketing Conference, March 18-19:
Happening in New York, search is part of this event. "The Search" author John
Battelle is moderating one panel, and I’ll be doing a session on search for
advertisers on the second day.
April 7-8: This time, it’s France for ad:tech.
SMX Munich, April 8-9: Rising
Media’s Matt Finley has long produced search marketing events in Germany. We
worked together on the very first one there. Our partnership continues as he, along with a team of German
search marketers, produces our first German SMX event.
- SES Hamburg,
April 10-11: SES jumps from Munich for its German event.
SMX Sydney, April 10-11: I’m looking forward to getting back to
Australia for our first SMX event down under! Barry Smyth, who has been
running events there since 2006, has put together a great agenda in our
partnership for SMX Sydney. I’ll be doing a keynote, as will Google’s Marissa
Francisco, April 15-17: The online and interactive marketing event
spends three days in California.
SMX China @ Timev (Xiamen), April 18-19: Timev, which has worked with our
own Chris Sherman over the past years to produce search marketing
events in China, continues that partnership with SMX China @ Timev.
April 18-22: I’ve heard rave reviews about this domaining show, so if
you’re looking to get up to speed, check it out.
Small Business Marketing
Unleashed, April 22-23: Search Engine Guide editor Jennifer Laycock is
the driving force behind this show, which she’s especially designed to be less
a big conference and more a small, accessible training-style event. She’s just
done a fun YouTube video
that explains it more.
SMX Social, April 22-23: Our SMX Social show was a huge hit in New
York, so we’re running an encore presentation in Long Beach, California. Jimmy
Wales from Wikia Search; Jason Calacanis from Mahalo, and Eurekster are all set
for a special "Social Search: The Human Challengers" keynote discussion at the
end of the day.
April 22-25: Not a search marketing show, but you can expect search to be
part of the discussions. I’m going to try and make it up for the last half
after I finish with SMX Social.
Search Engine Meeting,
April 28-29: Infonortics runs its venerable event about search retrieval
back in Boston.
SMX Madrid, May 20-21, 2008: The folks at OME have been running
search marketing shows in Spain for years, and we’re thrilled to be working
with them for the first SMX show to come to the country. I’ll be making
it out to this one, myself!
- Traffic Orlando,
May 20-24: Another domaining conference I’ve heard lots of good reviews
about, making it to Florida.
Search Summit, May 22: Held in the UK, this looks at search marketing
from an international perspective.
- SES Milan Forum,
May 27-28: SES returns to Italy under the new "forum" format.
SMX Advanced, June 3-4: SMX Advanced launched our SMX conference series
last year and completely sold out. We’re sticking with the limited seating
format again, back at the beautiful Bell Harbor in Seattle, so get moving!
Currently, you can get discounted pre-agenda pricing. This is a show
specifically for search marketing experts.
- ad:tech Miami,
June 3-4: Florida plays host to ad:tech.
- SES Toronto, June 17-18:
Search marketing vet Andrew Goodman takes the helm of SES on its
return to Canada.
To keep up on events, I list a variety of conference sites in our
Search Engine Land blogroll.
Among these are the Expocal events
calendar that WebmasterWorld’s Brett Tabke maintains. SEOmoz also recently
launched an events calendar here,
which I’ll get added to my list soon. Check them both out!
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