PubCon South 2009

WebmasterWorld's PubCon will hold its first-ever Texas event celebrating all things search related under the sunny skies of the state's capital Austin.PubCon Austin 2009 read storyThe leading search and Internet marketing gurus will gather for three exciting days of cutting-edge multi-track sessions at Austin's Norris Executive Conference Center.

PubCon is delighted to offer Austin attendees Google lead quality control engineer Matt Cutts and digital entrepreneur and author Guy Kawasaki, recently named as one of the Web's top celebrities by Forbes magazine, as featured keynote speakers, so be sure to register soon.

Innovators Guy Kawasaki and Matt Cutts Headline PubCon South

Austin conference-goers will be on hand beginning Wednesday morning when Guy Kawasaki returns toGuy Kawasaki PubCon PubCon for the first time since 2006 to deliver a day-one kickoff keynote speech.

Kawasaki is one of the most popular users on micro-blogging service Twitter, a venture capitalist, and one of the original Apple team members responsible for marketing the first Macintosh in 1984. His PubCon South keynote promises to bring attendees unique insights into what businesses on the Web can expect to see next.

Kawasaki is a founding partner and entrepreneur-in-residence at Garage Technology Ventures, and is the author of eight popular books including "The Art of the Start," "Rules for Revolutionaries," "How to Drive Your Competition Crazy," "Selling the Dream," and "The Macintosh Way." His latest book is "Reality Check."Google Software Engineer Matt Cutts

“Now I know what they mean when they talk about ‘encyclopedic knowledge.’ They mean Guy Kawasaki. This book is the proof,” said Dan Roam, author of “The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures

Day two at PubCon South in Austin will see the keynote excitement continue as Google's Matt Cutts offers his views on a variety of search and technology issues.

Cutts, who is an eight-time PubCon attendee and three-time keynote speaker at the conference, will field questions submitted via Twitter and Google's Moderator service, in a keynote bound to provide tips from the energetic and respected Google insider.

Multi-Track Session Grid Offers Wide Variety Of Educational Opportunities

With multiple speaker session tracks on tap, PubCon South 2009 will offer a wide variety of choices and PubCon 2008 Las Vegas Exhibition Hallopportunities, with tracks dedicated to pure search engine optimization and organic search, search engine marketing, social media marketing and more.

The huge slate of session options at PubCon South will include SEO and SEM sessions featuring many of today's leading innovators such as Frederick Vallaeys of Google, Mary Berk of Microsoft, and Twitter star Wayne Sutton of

Many unique and interesting combinations of innovators will speak at PubCon South, including a "Social Media and Business" super-session featuring New Marketing Labs president Chris Brogan of, TopRank Online Marketing chief executive Lee Odden, Outrider social media strategist Reem Abeidoh, and Wayne Sutton.

View the exciting multi-track session agenda grid for PubCon South at Austin 2009 here.

PubCon South Comes During Peak Austin Festival Season

This year PubCon South is being held at an ideal time to take in Austin's famous music, film and interactive media festivals and events, many of which begin as PubCon wraps up, providing added incentive to make an extended stay or family vacation in the technology and entertainment hub of Texas.

Re-energize and refocus your business efforts with the PubCon South 2009 conference in Austin, home to many successful dot com businesses and major technology companies such as Dell Inc., Advanced Micro Designs (AMD) and PubCon parent company WebmasterWorld Inc., with many other firms such as Samsung, IBM, Freescale, National Instruments, and Motorola sporting offices in the city.

The unique combination of hardware, software, and dot com technology industries make Austin one of the most vibrant and active United States technology centers outside of Silicon Valley, in a setting sometimes referred to as the Silicon Hills due to its Austin, Texas Technology Firmsproximity to the beautiful Texas hill country with wall-to-wall trees and spectacular rolling countryside.

With PubCon South taking over Austin, opportunities abound to explore one of the great music and party towns in the U.S., highlighted by a Sixth Street district that will be bursting with activity both during and after the conference as the music, film and interactive festival scene comes alive.

As the Live Music Capital of the U.S., Austin sports more live bands playing on a Friday night per capita than any other city in the world, especially during the period when PubCon South will be held.

Austin Norris Conference Centers To Fill For PubCon

PubCon South will be held at the spacious and conveniently-located Norris Conference Centers Austin, at the corner of Anderson Lane and Burnet Road at the address 2525 West Anderson Lane in northwest Austin, Texas. Directions including maps are located here.

Each year more than 1,000 events are held at the Norris Conference Centers Austin, and PubCon South expects a large turnout for its inaugural Austin conference.

Luxury Hotel On Tap For PubCon South's Austin Attendees

PubCon South has partnered with Austin's Renaissance Arboretum Hotel to offer conference-goers convenient luxury accommodations only a short shuttle or cab ride from the show venue, the Norris Executive Conference Center. A limited number of rooms at the Renaissance Arboretum Hotel, one of the finest luxury hotels in Austin, have been secured at a very special PubCon rate of $169 a night, which can be booked using the direct online link here.

Shuttle service will run between the hotel and the Norris Conference Centers Austin during early morning hours and at the end of the day during PubCon South. The hotel is only a five-minute cab ride from the conference center.

"Nestled in the picturesque hills of Texas Hill Country, the Renaissance Arboretum Hotel provides a tranquil environment surrounded by nature trails, sophisticated boutiques, and a variety of restaurants. From the dramatic nine-story atrium to the stylish, oversized rooms, this Austin, Texas hotel features luxurious accommodations and an abundance of upscale amenities. Enjoy close proximity to Downtown, the University of Texas, the Sixth Street district, as well as Austin Bergstrom International Airport."
The official PubCon South 2009 hotel is located at the following address:

Renaissance Austin Hotel
9721 Arboretum Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78759 USA
Phone: 1-512-343-2626
Fax : 1-512-346-7953
Sales: 1-512-343-2626

PubCon South Registration Open With Early Bird Discounts

Early registration discounts for PubCon South at Austin are available until Saturday, February 28, 2009, however the best early-bird rate is offered until Friday, February 6, 2009, so make certain to register soon.

PubCon 2008 Las Vegas Networking

Twitter users can follow all the PubCon action before, during and after the conference. At PubCon's November 2008 conference in Las Vegas, discussion about PubCon was Twitter's most popular subject for a period during the conference, and attendees enjoyed Twittering questions to speakers and fellow audience members during many sessions, a scene which is expected to be repeated this March at PubCon Austin.

PubCon South 2009 attendees can expect both industry-sponsored and private networking parties, led by the huge informal gathering held in a pub setting that has been the event's trademark, giving attendees the chance to rub elbows with a wide array of the inevitable industry rock stars from tech titans such as Google, Yahoo,, Facebook, Adobe, Microsoft, and even Hollywood celebrities such as "CSI: Miami" star David Caruso and late-night NBC host Carson Daly.

With so much on tap, PubCon South 2009 is an event not to be missed. We look forward to seeing you in March!

- Team PubCon Austin
What? PubCon South 2009 conference
When? Wednesday, March 11 through Friday, March 13
Where? Norris Conference Centers Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
Register? Register online now!
Hotel? Renaissance Arboretum Hotel

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