About

ABOUT PUBCON

PUBCON OVERVIEW

PubCon, the premier search and social media conference and expo,
holds multi-track events in various United States and European cities,
always including a November conference at the Las Vegas Convention
Center in sunny
Las Vegas, Nevada
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PubCon, 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 week-long look at the
future of technology presented by many of the world's top speakers.

PubCon conferences are some of the biggest and boldest gathering
of search http://www.pubcon.com/blog/gfx/vegas3.jpgand social media innovators ever assembled, offering an
unrivaled highly-productive conference experience at cost-effective rates,
and with the leading technology and online marketing visionaries who
take part in PubCon, every attendee comes away with
valuable new ideas and solutions for theirhttp://www.pubcon.com/blog/gfx/LVCC200x150.png businesses.

PubCon truly starts where other search and social media conferences end,
and during our Las Vegas conference in November a rare vision for the future
will be presented by a virtual who's who of technology. Join thousands of
leading search and social media professionals for a PubCon conference,
and learn more about the event with the information on this page, including
the following PubCon video.


PUBCON VIDEO


CONTENTS


TOP KEYNOTES

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.

Previous keynote speakers at PubCon have included
Zappos chief executive
Tony Hsieh
, Craigslist
founder Craig Newmark
, authors
Malcolm Gladwell,
Guy Kawasaki and
Robert X. Cringely,
Demand Media co-founder
Richard Rosenblatt,
technology enthusiast
John Battelle,
and noted author and New
York Times technology columnist David Pogue
, who spoke at our highly
successful PubCon Las Vegas 2010 conference, among many other top keynote
personalities.

All of our keynote speakers will bring their inspiring and groundbreaking
search and social media insight to PubCon. Look for

announcements
about very special keynote speakers for upcoming PubCon
conferences.



PAST PUBCON KEYNOTE SPEAKERS





David Pogue PubCon Keynote Speaker

David Pogue
Technology Writer
New York Times



Tony Hsieh PubCon Keynote Speaker


Tony Hsieh

CEO
Zappos



Bob Brisco PubCon Keynote Speaker


Bob Brisco
CEO
Internet Brands


Craig Newmark PubCon Keynote Speaker


Craig Newmark

Founder
Craigslist


Guy Kawasaki PubCon Keynote Speaker


Guy Kawasaki

Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures



Malcolm Gladwell PubCon Keynote Speaker


Malcolm
Gladwell

Author,
"Tipping Point", "Blink"


Richard Rosenblatt PubCon Keynote Speaker


Richard
Rosenblatt

Co-Founder, Chairman, CEO, Demand Media



Robert X. Cringely PubCon Keynote Speaker


Robert
X. Cringely

Author, Producer, PBS Online,
The Pulpit



Sarah Evans PubCon Keynote Speaker

Sarah Evans
Founder
Sevans Strategy



Chris Brogan PubCon Keynote Speaker

Chris Brogan
President
New Marketing Labs



Scott Stratten PubCon Keynote Speaker

Scott Stratten
President
UnMarketing



George Wright PubCon Keynote Speaker


George Wright

VP Marketing and Sales, Blendtec



Brian Clark PubCon Keynote Speaker

Brian Clark
Founder
Copyblogger


David Pogue PubCon Keynote Speaker

Tim Mayer
Chief Strategy Officer
Trada



Matt Cutts PubCon Keynote Speaker

Matt Cutts
Google Search Quality Control

CUTTING-EDGE SESSIONS


PubCon typically features around nine full sub-conferences of cutting-edge sessions highlighting hundreds of the
world's best technology speakers.

Many of these top speakers consider
PubCon to be their favorite event, and their enthusiasm for PubCon 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 a CD containing the conference presentation files, mailed
out immediately after the conclusion of PubCon, 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 the future.


SOCIAL MEDIA

At PubCon Twitter and other
social media
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,
search and programming 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 event in Austin, Texas. 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 has continued to an even greater extent during recent
PubCon conferences.


EXHIBITORS AND SPONSORS

PubCon features many search and social media exhibitors
andPubCon 2008 Las Vegas Exhibition Hall
sponsors, with additional information available on the
PubCon Sponsors and
PubCon
Exhibitors
pages.

Prospective sponsors and exhibitors, please
click here to request
more information.

Space is limited and exhibition and sponsorship packages are on a first-come-first
serve basis for upcoming PubCon events.


PRODUCT LAUNCHES

PubCon often serves as a launching ground for major new products and
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from some of the largest Internet firms, such as Google's PubCon launch
of its Friend Connect API initiative and similar product announcement from
Microsoft, Twitter and other firms.

PubCon is the place to be when exciting new technologies are
launched.


ADVISORY BOARD

PubCon has an extraordinarily diverse pool of talent helping to guide
our conferences, led by the members of our PubCon Advisory Board that includes:


Guy Kawasaki
Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures

Tim Mayer
Vice President of Product Management, Yahoo!
Search

Justin Osmer
Senior Product Manager, Bing, Microsoft Corporation

Melanie Mitchell
SVP of Search Strategy, Digitas

Adam Lasnik
Search Evangelist, Google

Gordon Hotchkiss
President, Enquiro Search Solutions

Rick Schwartz
Rick Schwartz, CEO Traffic Conference

Greg Boser
President, WebGuerrilla LLC

Heather Lloyd Martin
President and CEO, SuccessWorks

George Roberts
President and CEO, Interjuncture.com

Jim Stobb
CEO, Position Tech

Joe Laratro
President, Tandem Interactive

Ted Ulle
Partner, The MEWS Group

Jake Baillie
Managing Director, STN Labs

Todd Friesen
Vice President of Search, Position Technologies

Jim Boykin
CEO, We Build Pages

Thomas Ball
Venture Partner, Austin Ventures

Chris Tolles
CEO, Topix

The PubCon Advisory Board will bring energy and variety
to all upcoming PubCon conferences.


TIPS


If you are new to PubCon,
we have several helpful guides 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
to best

organize your time during the busy November 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.

If you'd like to know what PubCon holds
in store, look no further than our
PubCon History Archives,
and check out our PubCon photo-retrospective piece called "You
Never Know Who You'll Run Into At PubCon
," highlighting some of the
celebrities who have attended PubCon.

Each year a number of PubCon conference-goers write handy
blog posts with their own tips and advice for getting the most out of the
event, and some offerings are listed here:

Dr. Peter J. Meyers, or "Dr. Pete," president of User
Effect has offered his "Seven
Tips For Surviving PubCon
" on the SEOmoz blog.

PubCon speaker
Heather Lloyd-Martin
has written "
15
Tips For A Successful PubCon

Conference."


Chris Hooley
, a PubCon speaker, has written a
"PubCon Is Coming!"
preview.

PubCon speaker
Michael Dorausch
has written about his "Five
PubCon Badge Essentials
."

The Hosting News has written about PubCon in his "Are
You Heading To PubCon Las Vegas? You Should Be
" blog post.

A large collection of
media coverage from
last year’s PubCon Las Vegas can also help show how successfully PubCon
works.

What you can do to prepare for PubCon:

  • Webmasters: Talk to
    the companies you already work with and arrange meetings while at PubCon. 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
    to talk.
  • Search Engine Marketers:
    PubCon 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 PubCon.

BANNERS AND
AFFILIATE PROGRAM

If you’d like to share your enthusiasm for the
upcoming PubCon show, try our PubCon Web banner
images
available to include on your website, social media pages or blogs.

We are also working on an all-new PubCon Rewards Affiliate Program that has been designed to thank our partners who help promote PubCon, by offering special discounts.


ITINERARY BUILDER

To help you pick from so many tracks at PubCon, comprising
as many as 100 or more session choices, we encourage you to take advantage
of our online "Build
Your Show Itinerary
" feature, which Tabke explains in detail in
his "PubCon
Conference Itinerary Builder
" piece.


INDUSTRY
PARTY AND EVENTS SCENE

To go along with PubCon’s full slate of
specialized session tracks, an intensive educational
search and social media training program,
and top-notch keynote speakers, we
offer an
unrivaled slate of after-hours parties, TweetUps and networking events.

In addition to our huge lineup of daytime conference
events, the PubCon party scene also makes our events an
ultra-marathon of nightlife, with a party lineup that always grows 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 before upcoming conferences, featuring times and locations for
networking events.

In addition to PubCon’s Ironman schedule of
after-hours parties, PubCon
features 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
traditional
event gives PubCon attendees a great opportunity to network with new friends
and business contacts in a relaxed, informal environment set in a Las Vegas
pub-like environment.


INFORMAL BAR NETWORKING

As the official hotels for PubCon are
announced, plans for great places to meet and network with fellow attendees 24
hours a day will become available on the PubCon blog.


PROFESSIONAL
TRAINING WORKSHOPS

PubCon also holds day-long two-track slates of intensive
educational search and social media training programs during PubCon
conferences and as stand-alone events.

The PubCon
Masters Group
training program usually takes place the day before the full

conference officially begins, 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 event sold out
during all recent PubCon conferences, so register early to ensure a spot
.


NETWORKING LUNCHES

PubCon typically offers a Networking
Lunch Program
hosted by a variety of top speakers leading
PubCon 2008 Las Vegas Networkingconversations
about more than 20 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.


AUTHOR BOOK SIGNINGS

Meet your favorite new media and optimization authors and have them
sign copieshttp://www.pubcon.com/blog/gfx/booksignings.png
of their books at a PubCon author book signing booth in
the exhibition hall, tentatively scheduled to take place during the
upcoming PubCon conferences.

Get up close with many of the outstanding authors who speak at
PubCon.

Last year more than 30 authors signed books at the busy PubCon book
signing booth, and for upcoming PubCon conferences even more are expected.
Look for a detailing schedule of book signings before future PubCon
shows.


CROSS-PROMOTIONAL
OFFERS

We expect to once again team up with a number of search and social
media firms  to offer special cross-promotional PubCon
registration rates. 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
blog
.


SPECIAL LUXURY
HOTEL PRICING

PubCon has teamed up with numerous luxury hotels throughout thehttp://www.pubcon.com/images/wynn2.png
years, and we announce special hotel
partnership pricing before each conference. Look for the latest information
to be posted on
the PubCon hotel information page.

Keep posted to the PubCon blog for detailed information. After the
official announcement is made, look for the latest information to be
posted on the PubCon hotel
information page
.


AIRLINE DISCOUNTS

PubCon is often able to offer conference attendees discount
airfares with certain airlines, and we will announce any such discounts
for upcoming PubCon conferences on our blog.


CAR RENTAL DISCOUNTS

PubCon regularly offers attendees discount car rental rates for those
who prefer driving to taxis, usually available up until the conference
begins. Announcements about special car rental rates for upcoming PubCon
events are posted to the PubCon blog before each event.


LAS VEGAS MONORAIL SPECIALS

Use the Las Vegas Monorail to get to and from PubCon at the Las Vegas Convention Center without the hassles of traffic and wasted
time. Information about monorail tickets for PubCon Las Vegas is
available here.
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Whether you’re in Las Vegas attending PubCon or traveling
the Strip for any of the after-hours PubCon events throughout the week,
the Monorail is quick and convenient, with trains arriving every few minutes.

The Las Vegas Monorail is fun to ride and at just 15 minutes
or less away from any Las Vegas Boulevard Strip hotel (PDF
Monorail Map
) with a monorail stop, often even quicker than a cab ride.

The Las Vegas Convention Center stop is directly in front
of the convention center where PubCon is located. An interactive route map
is available on the Las Vegas Monorail
Web site
.

Hop on for a one-way trip or pick up an unlimited seven-day
special pass for the freedom to travel at your leisure throughout PubCon.


LAS VEGAS TAXI SERVICE

Taxi cabs are another convenient way to get around Las
Vegas during PubCon, with
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lines of taxi cabs and minivans regularly lined up at the front entrances
to the Las Vegas Convention Center where PubCon is held, and at all the
major hotels and casinos in Las Vegas.

The phone numbers of several of the major taxi cab companies
in Las Vegas are listed here for your convenience:

  • Lucky Cab Co – www.luckylimolv.com – (702) 732-4400
  • Yellow-Checker-Star – www.ycstrans.com – (702) 873-2000
  • Henderson Taxi – www.bell-trans.com – (702) 384-2322
  • Desert Cab On Demand – www.desertcabinc.com – (702)
    386-9102

Taxi cabs in Las Vegas are licensed by the State of Nevada
under the authority of the Nevada Taxicab Authority, which maintains a list
of all city taxi cab companies and rate information on it's

official Web site
.

The Las Vegas Convention Center is located at 3150 Paradise
Road, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89109. (map)


LAS VEGAS LIMOUSINE SERVICE

Taking a ride in a luxurious stretch limousine can often
be as economical as a trip in


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a
plain taxi cab when booked among a group of PubCon friends.

What better way to arrive in style at PubCon than in a
specialty theme limousine that can be more affordable than many would imagine.

The phone numbers of several of the top Las Vegas limousine
companies are listed here:


  • Presidential Limousine
    – www.presidentiallimolv.com – (702) 731-5577
  • Las Vegas Limousines – www.lasvegaslimo.com – (888)
    696-4400
  • On Demand Sedan & Limousine – www.odslimo.com – (702)
    876-2222
  • Limousines of Nevada LLC – www.limousinesofnevada.com
    - (702) 252-7212
  • Ambassador Limousine – www.lasvegas-limousine.com
    - (702) 362-6200
  • CLS Nevada – www.clsnevada.com – (702) 740-4545
  • Diamond Transportation Limousine Las Vegas – www.diamondlasvegas.com
    - (800) 690-1959

INTERVIEWS AND
VIDEO BLOG

The

PubCon Video Blog
showcases past, present and potential future PubCon
speakers in interviews by WebmasterWorld video content producer
Vanessa Zamora
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.




PUBCON ON FACEBOOK, LINKEDIN, FOURSQUARE AND OTHER HOT SPOTS

Follow PubCon on Twitter,
and subscribe to
the PubCon blog mailing list to receive

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e-mail
updates about upcoming show registration, keynote speakers, conference hotels
and more. Other ways to keep up with PubCon include joining our
PubCon Facebook
group, LinkedIn
page, and PubCon Flickr feed.

Users of
Foursquare
and Gowalla can also keep track of PubCon attendees who use
these location-based services. See our
PubCon social media contact
page
for more information.


DECADE-PLUS HISTORY OF
SUCCESS

With more than a decade of success, the history of PubCon is
virtually the story of search and social media itself. Explore
PubCon’s complete history archives, and watch some of our special tenth anniversary fun in
the following PubCon video.


COME TO PUBCON

Full
of energy and excitement,

PubCon conferences are 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 at PubCon.

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.

Register online early and save. Early sign-up
periods may vary, so please check the
registration page for the latest
updates. Exhibitors are
given discount coupons to hand out, so feel free to check with them for
further savings. There are also discounts for groups of four or more people.



TOP TEN REASONS TO ATTEND PUBCON

  1. High Level of Content
    : Each PubCon
    track or
    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.

  2. Networking : The WebmasterWorld
    community started PubCon in an
    English
    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.

  3. Prime-Time Speakers
    : 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
    knowledge.

  4. Post-Conference Networking Resources
    : PubCon attendees receive a bound printed manual of the show, and a
    full CD of all PubCon presentation PowerPoints is mailed to all full
    conference attendees.

  5. Takeaways : PubCon presentations
    always end with at least one specific takeaway that you can apply to
    your business' own projects.

  6. Test Yourself : By spending
    time with others in your field at PubCon Las Vegas 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.

  7. Value : We realize how
    much you have invested in attending a conference. PubCon strives to
    provide the
    best
    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.

  8. Vendors : Use PubCon
    as an opportunity to talk with
    vendors
    about their services that you use or may wish to try, in the PubCon
    exhibit hall.

  9. Professional : PubCon
    is in it's
    tenth year,
    with event
    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.

  10. Your Clients, customers,
    and especially your competitors will attend. 'Nuff said.

Need more reasons to attend? "101
Reasons For Coming To PubCon
" offers many more.