PubCon, the premier optimization and new media conference and expo will
hold its multi-track Austin event on March 8 - 9, 2011 at the
Norris Executive Conference
in sunny Austin, the technology and entertainment capital of Texas, with
a full day of PubCon Masters Group search and social media training on March
PubCon South at Austin
2011, supported by the industry's leading businesses, speakers, exhibitors,
and sponsors involved in social media, Internet marketing, search engines,
and online advertising, will offer a multi-day look at the future of technology
presented by many of the world's top speakers.
The PubCon South at Austin 2011 conference will be the biggest and most
important gathering of search and social media innovators we have ever assembled
in Texas, offering an unrivaled highly-productive conference experience
at cost-effective rates, and with the leading technology and online marketing
visionaries who will be in Austin, we are confidentthat every attendee will come away with valuable new ideas and
solutions for their businesses.
PubCon truly starts where other search and social media conferences end,
and during our Austin conference in March a rare vision for the future will
be presented by a virtual who's who of technology. Join hundreds of leading
search and social media professionals for PubCon South at Austin 2011, and
learn more about the event with the information on this page, including
the following PubCon video.
Some of the key players shaping the future of the Web and in particular
social media have come to PubCon over the years to tell their stories and
share their visions with our attendees.
Bestselling author and Internet marketing strategy guru
a keynote address during PubCon South at Austin 2011.
The co-author of Wall Street Journal, Business Week, USA Today and
New York Times bestselling books “Call to Action” and “Waiting For Your
Cat to Bark?”, Eisenberg will offer his unique insights on why people
buy online, what makes them click, and the future of new media to PubCon
South at Austin 2011 attendees.
PubCon South at Austin 2011 will also feature other very special top-name keynote
speakers to be announced as the event draws nearer.
All of our keynote speakers
will bring their inspiring and groundbreaking search and social media insight
to PubCon. Look for
announcements about the the very special keynote speakers we have lined
up for PubCon South at Austin 2011.
PubCon South at Austin 2011 will feature multiple full sub-conferences
of cutting-edge sessions featuring a huge selection of the
world's best technology speakers.
Many of these top speakers who will present sessions in Austin consider
PubCon to be their favorite event, and their enthusiasm for PubCon South
at Austin 2011 will
be apparent as attendees will be treated to insights and research that just
won't be shared at any other conference but PubCon.
We feel that it's important for PubCon attendees to gain valuable "take-aways"
from sessions, and that's why we provide every full conference pass holder
with access to the conference presentation files, which will either be mailed
out immediately after the conclusion of PubCon or provided online, as a
way to say "thank you" and to help you keep implementing the plans
and insight presented in our sessions throughout the year and long into
At PubCon South at Austin 2011 Twitter and other
services will play a larger role than ever.
All aspects of successfully using Twitter and location-aware services
such as FourSquare and Gowalla will be covered by marketing, social media,
experts, with multiple tracks featuring sessions such as "Killer Twitter
Apps, Services, and API Trends," "Experts on PR and Twitter,"
and other unique offerings such as "Twitter Landscape - Hot Trends and
Topics," that promise to take social media insight to new heights.
"PubCon is going to be so well-documented on Twitter," Google head of
Web spam Matt Cutts
said at our PubCon South at Austin 2009 event. His prediction came true
as discussion about PubCon using the #PubCon hash tag became Twitter's most
popular term for a period during that conference, and conference-goers enjoyed
tweeting questions to speakers and fellow audience members during many sessions,
a trend that is sure to continue to an even greater extent during this year's
PubCon South at Austin.
PubCon often serves as a launching ground for major new products and
from some of the largest Internet firms, such as Google's PubCon launch
of its Friend Connect API initiative and similar product announcements from
Microsoft, Twitter and other leading technology firms.
PubCon South at Austin 2011 is the place to be when exciting new technologies
If our Austin 2011 conference will be your first PubCon,
we have several helpful
and collections of tips available to make your experience smooth and efficient.
If you'd like to come to PubCon but are looking for ways
to make it happen at your company, we show both the educational and monetary
value of PubCon in "Top
Tips to Get Your Boss to Send You to a Conference," by PubCon founder
Brett Tabke, who takes a light-hearted look at why it is worthwhile to make
an effort to attend.
PubCon has always been the premier search and social media
conference, at a surprisingly affordable price, and Tabke explains how we
manage to do it in his "Keeping
Conferences Affordable and Fun" guide.
If you're already registered for PubCon and planning how
organize your time during the busy March week, have a look at "Conference
Survivor - Sports and Games: (PubCon fun)," a look at some of the creative
ways you can get more from the PubCon experience.
What you can do to prepare for PubCon South
at Austin 2011:
Webmasters: Talk to
the companies you already work with and arrange meetings while at PubCon
Austin. There is nothing like a face-to-face meeting to generate
new leads, work new angles, and iron out any problems.
Affiliates: Talk to
those running your current programs and ask if they are attending PubCon.
Let them know that you are coming to PubCon, and ask to arrange time
Search Engine Marketers:
PubCon South at Austin 2011 will offer a rare chance to talk to representatives
from the major search and social media firms, and to your clients.
Program managers: One-on-one
customer support and client maintenance is a rare opportunity. Call
your existing clients and invite them to PubCon.
Bring Your Friends:
Be a hero. Invite them. After all, it is sunny Texas in March.
PubCon South at Austin 2011 will be bigger than ever before,
with full sub-conferences
of specialized sessions, an intensive educational
search and social media training
program, top-notch keynote speakers
and an unrivaled slate of after-hours parties, TweetUps and
networking events including our famous PubCon after-hours networking events.
Austin's world-famous South
by Southwest music, film and interactive festival (www.sxsw.com) starts
immediately after PubCon South at Austin 2011, so you can expect this powerhouse
dual-draw lineup to be a huge win-win situation for all PubCon and SXSW
As the Live Music Capital of the United
States, Austin is said to sport more live bands playing on a Friday night
per capita than any other city in the world, especially during the period
when PubCon South at Austin 2011 will be held.
In addition to our huge lineup of daytime conference events,
the PubCon party scene is also set to make our 2011 event a cavalcade of
Austin's famous music-filled nightlife, with a party lineup that is sure
to grow as PubCon draws near.
Put on your running shoes, or at least your party shoes,
and plan your PubCon nighttime events using our handy events guide published
as the March 8 - 9 dates get closer, featuring times and locations for events.
In addition to PubCon's schedule of after-hours parties,
PubCon South at Austin 2011 will feature the famous
PubCon Classic, an
informal networking event giving attendees a chance to rub elbows with friends
both new and old in a relaxed environment.
Expanding PubCon beyond the cutting-edge keynotes, training
programs and PubCon Classic Networking Event sessions is PubCon's annual
classic party, a tradition dating back to the very first PubCon. This classic
event gives PubCon attendees a great opportunity to network with new friends
and business contacts in a relaxed, informal environment set in an Austin
PubCon Classic will take place on the evening of Monday,
March 7, 2011, to officially kick off PubCon, and we may also hold a similar
networking party on Thursday, March 10. Look for further details about this
exciting event as the dates of PubCon South at Austin 2011 draw nearer.
As the official hotel for PubCon South at Austin 2011,
the Hilton Garden Inn Austin Northwest/Arboretum — with its exciting
restaurants and lounges — will be a great place to meet and network
with fellow PubCon attendees.
PubCon will hold a day-long two-track slate of intensive
educational search and social media training programs during PubCon South
at Austin 2011.
Training Program will take place on Monday, March 7, 2011, the day before
conference officially begins, at the
Norris Executive Conference
Center, with two simultaneous tracks of in-depth sessions
led by some of the industry's most respected search and social media professionals.
Due to the intimate nature of this training, the size
of the class will be limited.
This intensive full day of expert-led training is available
for a special standalone low price. There are also additional discounts
available with a full PubCon conference registration. Please see the
registration page for more
information on pricing.
Please note that this popular event has sold out quickly
during all previous PubCon events, so be sure to register early and secure
your spot for the PubCon Training Program during PubCon South at Austin
After enjoying much success over the past two years, PubCon
South at Austin 2011 will once again offer a Networking Lunch Program hosted
by a variety of top speakers leading
about many social media and Internet marketing subjects.
Our networking lunches give you the opportunity to get
close to some of PubCon's top speakers and spend time discussing the industry
topics they know the best, all in a relaxed shared environment around a
lunch table. Keep watch on the PubCon blog for the release of our networking
lunch schedules for PubCon South at Austin 2011.
We have teamed up with a number of search and social media
firms to offer special cross-promotional PubCon South at Austin 2011 registration
rates and deals. These special deals have sold out quickly during past events,
so keep posted to be notified when they become available by
subscribing to the PubCon
Taxi cabs are another convenient way to get around Austin
during PubCon South at
The city of Austin maintains a list of all taxi cab companies
The Norris Executive
Conference Center, where PubCon South at Austin 2011 will be held,
is located at the corner of Anderson
Lane and Burnet Road, at the address 2525 West Anderson Lane in northwest
Austin, Texas, 78757. (map)
PubCon Video Blog showcases past, present and potential future PubCon
speakers in interviews by WebmasterWorld video content producer
and PubCon founder Brett Tabke.
Watch PubCon-produced video interviews with many of the
"Who's Who" of top search and social media marketers, webmasters and technology
innovators, and learn as they speak on a wide range of the Internet-related
subjects that are the trademark of PubCon conferences, including
many from our previous conferences.
As PubCon returns to the entertainment capital of Texas,
full of energy and excitement,
PubCon South at Austin 2011 will be jam-packed with leading-edge sessions
and one-of-a-kind presentations.
Whether you are a newbie or an anchored old school pro,
there are big discoveries in store during PubCon South at Austin 2011.
Search engine and social media marketers,
optimizers, marketing executives, webmasters, affiliate managers, program
and channel managers, purchasing agents and affiliates are just some of
the people who will make up the crowds at PubCon this year in Austin.
High Level of Content
: Each PubCon
sub-conference is focused on a specific aspect of marketing featuring
topics that are important to your marketing and traffic-acquisition
strategies. We focus on some of the hottest trends and topics by asking
speakers to prepare part of their presentation just prior to PubCon,
resulting in discussions that cover the very latest trends.
Networking : The WebmasterWorld
community started PubCon in an
Pub where attendees got together to learn from and interact with
others in their market space. Networking is readily available at breakfast,
lunch, during session breaks, and well into the night at PubCon's many
cocktail hours and parties.
: PubCon attendees will hear and talk with the early adopting
who's who of Internet
marketing, at the conference widely recognized as the speakers
conference, where speakers come to learn as well as to share their vast
Post-Conference Networking Resources
: PubCon attendees receive a bound printed manual of the show, and a
full CD or online access to all PubCon presentation PowerPoints.
Takeaways : PubCon presentations
always end with at least one specific takeaway that you can apply to
your business' own projects.
Test Yourself : By spending
time with others in your field at PubCon South at Austin 2011, you'll
get an accurate idea of how your skill set stacks up, and gain valuable
insight into which areas of your work you may need to focus on for continued
growth and success.
Value : We realize how
much you have invested in attending a conference. PubCon strives to
value available in search and social media marketing conferences
today, offering direct value in the form of education, new contacts,
professional relationships, vendors and partnerships.
Vendors : Use PubCon
as an opportunity to talk with
about their services that you use or may wish to try, in the PubCon
Professional : PubCon
has operated for more than
management roots running over 20 years. From registration to at-the-show
services, PubCon engages in a professional yet personal touch that stands
out in an oftentimes crowded field.
Your Clients, customers,
and especially your competitors will attend. 'Nuff said.