Jason Calacanis To Keynote Pubcon Las Vegas 2014

Pubcon, the search marketing event of the year, is happy to announce that noted Internet entrepreneur Jason Calacanis, chief executive and founder ofJason Calacanis, Inside.com CEO, Pubcon Las Vegas 2014 Keynote Speaker Inside.com and longtime angel investor, will be presenting a major keynote address during Pubcon Las Vegas 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in the entertainment capital of the world.

Calacanis is an well-known angel investor and has hosted the popular podcast “This Week in Startups” since 2009. After three years of hosting TechCrunch50, he founded LAUNCH Media, which publishes the LAUNCH Ticker and produces a number of events including the annual LAUNCH Festival in San Francisco, featuring more than 50 technology firm start-ups. Previous LAUNCH graduates include Mint, Dropbox, Yammer, Fitbit and Room 77. Calacanis’ Inside.com launched in the fall of 2013.

“We’re delighted to have Jason Calacanis — one of the world’s mostJason Calacanis, Inside.com CEO,  Pubcon Las Vegas 2014 Keynote Speaker successful social media and technology entrepreneurs and angel investors — as a major keynote speaker during October’s Pubcon Las Vegas 2014 conference,” said Pubcon founder and chief executive Brett Tabke.

“Pubcon Las Vegas 2014 attendees are certainly in for a treat as Jason will keynote during our biggest week ever of search and social media marketing, also featuring keynotes by IZEA’s Ted Murphy, Convince & Convert’s Jay Baer, Microsoft’s Duane Forrester, and another to be named in the coming weeks,” Tabke added.

Previously Calacanis was chief executive of Weblogs, Inc., a network of widely-read blogs including Engadget, Joystiq, and Autoblog. Founded in early 2004, Weblogs, Inc. became a wholly-ownedsliderJasonCalacanis subsidiary of AOL in 2005. Calacanis maintained editorial supervision over Weblogs, Inc. as a senior vice president at AOL, and six months into his tenure he was offered a chance to be the general manager of the new Netscape website.

Before forming Weblogs, Inc., Calacanis was chief executive, founder, and editor of the infamous monthly news website Silicon Alley Reporter, which chronicled New York’s Internet and new media industries before eventually being sold to Dow Jones.

Having Calacanis present a major social media keynote address at Pubcon Las Vegas 2014 will be a fantastic opportunity for attendees of the world’s largest optimization and new media conference to learn from one of technology’s top entrepreneurs and personalities. Calacanis will share some of his highly-successful approaches to social media with Pubcon conference-goers in a keynote certain to benefit all those lucky enough to be in attendance.

Calacanis, who attended Fordham University majoring in psychology, is known for his insights into the media and technology industries, and he isJason Calacanis, Inside.com CEO, Pubcon Las Vegas 2014 Keynote Speaker frequently quoted in a variety of trade and consumer media outlets.

Calacanis founded the LAUNCH conference to spotlight unannounced start-ups, with the first event held in 2011 and featuring 140 start-ups, and in 2007 he also founded Mahalo.com, the first “human-powered search engine.”

Pubcon, the premier search and social media conference, will hold its multi-track Las Vegas event on October 6 – 9, 2014 at the state-of-the-art Las Vegas Convention Center. Pubcon, supported by the industry’s leading businesses, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors involved in social media,Pubcon Las Vegas Internet marketing, search engines, and online advertising, offers an in-depth examination of the future of technology presented by hundreds of the world’s top speakers in more than 100 provocative cutting-edge sessions. Pubcon Las Vegas 2014 — named a Forbes must-attend conference and an Inc. top conference for growing your business — will be one of the biggest and boldest international week-long gatherings of optimization and new media innovators ever assembled.


Ted Murphy, Pubcon Las Vegas 2014 Keynote Speaker

Ted Murphy
Pubcon Las Vegas 2014 Keynote Speaker

Jay Baer, Pubcon Las Vegas 2014 Keynote Speaker

Jay Baer
Convince & Convert
Pubcon Las Vegas 2014 Keynote Speaker

Duane Forrester, Pubcon Las Vegas 2014 Keynote Speaker

Duane Forrester
Microsoft / Bing
Pubcon Las Vegas 2014 Keynote Speaker

Jason Calacanis, Pubcon Las Vegas 2014 Keynote Speaker

Jason Calacanis
Inside.com / LAUNCH
Pubcon Las Vegas 2014 Keynote Speaker

Register today to hear Calacanis, Murphy, Baer, Forrester, and other leading technology innovators in cutting-edge keynote speeches and sessions during Pubcon Las Vegas 2014, and take advantage of special early-bird pre-conference pass pricing available for a limited time.

Lane R. Ellis
Lead Editor
Team Pubcon