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.
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 and 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 their 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PubCon often serves as a launching ground for major new products and services 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.
PubCon has an extraordinarily diverse pool of talent helping to guide our conferences, led by the members of our PubCon Advisory Board that includes:
The PubCon Advisory Board will bring energy and variety to all upcoming PubCon conferences.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PubCon typically offers a Networking Lunch Program hosted by a variety of top speakers leading conversations 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.
Meet your favorite new media and optimization authors and have them sign copies 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.
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.
PubCon has teamed up with numerous luxury hotels throughout the 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Taxi cabs are another convenient way to get around Las Vegas during PubCon, with 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:
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)
Taking a ride in a luxurious stretch limousine can often be as economical as a trip in 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:
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.
Follow PubCon on Twitter, and subscribe to the PubCon blog mailing list to receive 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.
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.
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.
Need more reasons to attend? "101 Reasons For Coming To PubCon" offers many more.