Celebrating Our 15th Year and Our 30,000th Las Vegas Attendee

In celebration of our 15th year – including 11 years in Las Vegas and approaching more than 30,000 total attendees – we will be giving away Pubcon Rock Star packages, valued at up to $6,000 each, each month until Pubcon Las Vegas. Upgrade winners will be chosen at random from everyone who registers for Pubcon Las Vegas 2014.

Yesterday we unveiled our exciting new premium Pubcon Las Vegas 2014 Rock Star package, including everything needed for a truly V.I.P. trip to the year’s biggest and best new media and digital marketing conference.

Each month from now until Pubcon Las Vegas 2014, which takes place during the week of October 6 – 9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, we’ll be giving away a Pubcon Rock Star package, as our way of saying thanks to more than 30,000 search and social media industry professionals who have attended Pubcon events over the years.


Pubcon, the premier new media and optimization conference that has been named a Forbes must-attend conference and an Inc. top conference forPubconVideo3-200x150 growing your business, was founded in 2000 by current chief executive Brett Tabke as an informal gathering of early Web search engine optimizers and webmasters at a London pub, giving birth to the modern pub conference.

Tabke, who has worked in the computer industry for three decades, authored several books on assembly language programming for Western Design on its 65816 microprocessor, and programmed Karma 128, a leading-edge assembler for the 65816.

He has run community networking sites continuously since 1984 and worked with the Web since 1994. In 1997 he began SearchEngineWorld.comPubcon which in 1998 became WebmasterWorld.com, one of the Web’s oldest and most-respected message forums. At Pubcon Las Vegas 2012 the acquisition of the WebmasterWorld message forums by Internet Marketing Ninjas was announced, allowing Tabke to focus squarely on the quickly-growing Pubcon conferences.

Pubcon, organized and hosted by Austin, Texas-based Pubcon, Inc., is the longest-running series of conferences in the industry under the same name, with roots dating back to mid-1980s computer bulletin board systems.

Pubcon has maintained the pub gathering tradition for more than 15 years as a part of what are now some of the world’s largest and most importantPubcon Las Vegas 2012 new media conferences.

Pubcon’s roots run far deeper than the Web itself. The event really started back in the 1980s with the BBS crowd, when sysops would often have meet-and-greet events at user group meetings. Pubcon had many such gatherings when Tabke lived in Denver running a single-line BBS on a Commodore 64 computer.

Eventually, over 125 WebmasterWorld members showed up at the Cittie of Yorke Pub in London for Pubcon London 2000 for a day spent socializing and discussing search engines in the open but smoke-filled atmosphere ofPubcon Las Vegas 2014 a 600-year-old English pub.

Everyone who was at this early Pubcon was thrilled with the outcome, and Tabke immediately began working on the next conference, a process that has continued on to this day as Pubcon grows and innovates year after year, thanks to the some of the industry’s most tech-savvy online marketers who speak at and attend Pubcon events.

Now, 15 years and over 30,000 attendees later, Pubcon is the top social media, digital marketing, and search optimization series of conferences, and we’re happy to celebrate with our Pubcon Rock Star package giveaway.


  All-inclusive Pubcon Las Vegas 2014 four-day Platinum pass including Pubcon Search Training Monday, a full access ticket to all Pubcon conference sessions, and networking events Monday through Thursday.

  Complimentary Pubcon Las Vegas 2014 networking pass, because high-rollers never travel alone…

  Round-trip domestic airfare from anywhere in the continental United States (booked exclusively by and for Pubcon Las Vegas)

  Deluxe V.I.P. Suite at our officially-recommend hotel — nearly 1,000 square feet of pure luxury at (1) Treasure Island Hotel & Casino

  Luxury stretch limousine to and from Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport. Hey, this is Las Vegas. You deserve to be squired around like the V.I.P. you are…

  Access to the exclusive Pubcon speaker’s lounge

  Tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s Beatles LOVE or a similar major Las Vegas production

  Special reserved seating for all keynote addresses

  Fine dining for two at a top five-star Las Vegas culinary establishment such as Nobu or Bellagio’s Prime Steakhouse

  Special Pubcon rock-star gift basket

  Two tickets to the second-annual Pubcon Las Vegas U.S. Search Awards, including the opportunity to personally present an award on stage.2nd Annual U.S. Search Awards at Pubcon Las Vegas 2014

  Priority placement for the popular Pubcon Labs one-on-one sessions with top Pubcon speakers

  Six-month subscription to WebmasterWorld online message forums

This exclusive V.I.P. rock-star access package is now available for making your week at Pubcon Las Vegas 2014 easier, more comfortable and more fun than ever before.

Even if you don’t get your own Pubcon Rock Star package, register for Pubcon Las Vegas 2014 at low pre-show early birdimn180x130 rates to be entered into our drawing for one of four packages we’re giving away from now through October.

Thanks for helping us celebrate our 15th year of bringing you the world’s best social media and online marketing conferences, our 11th anniversary in Las Vegas, and the more than 30,000 attendees who have gathered in the entertainment capital of the world over the years for Pubcon. We look forward to seeing you among the who’s who of technology visionaries at Pubcon Las Vegas 2014 on October 6 – 9 in sunny Las Vegas.

Lane R. Ellis
Lead Editor
Team Pubcon

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