Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 Was A Resounding Success
Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 was a resounding success, showing why it was named a Forbes must-attend conference as thousands of social media and digital marketing professionals were treated to one ofthe richest collections of industry content ever offered.
Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 featured three fantastic keynote speakers and over 200 top session and expert spotlight panelists, the inaugural U.S. Search Awards, Pubcon Masters Group training, Pubcon Labs, a multi-day Barnes & Noble book signing event, a full schedule of outstanding nightly networking events, along with a bustling exhibition hall.
Noted Internet entrepreneur Jason Calacanis, chief executive and founder of Inside.com and longtime angel investor, kicked off a great week of standing-room-only keynotes with a Tuesday morning presentation that lead perfectly into Wednesday’s keynote by Google’s popular head quality control engineer and webspam team leader Matt Cutts. Closing the week’s keynotes was UnMarketing president and popular digital marketing personality Scott Stratten — the man behind “Stop Marketing. Start Engaging.” — who gave an energetic Thursday keynote address at Pubcon Las Vegas 2013. Stratten also gave out copies of his newest book, which he later signed for Pubcon attendees.
Pubcon was bigger than ever, and from the many comments you shared throughout the week, it’s clear that Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 was one of the best social media and optimization conferences of all-time, with more than 150 sessions in a record ten simultaneous topic tracks and insightful keynotes by Calacanis, Cutts, and Stratten, who helped kick off each day of Pubcon with a burst of energy.
“I had a blast and I was absolutely delighted with the feedback I received on social media and via email,” Calacanis said of Pubcon Las Vegas 2013. Here are just some of the good feedback you gaveus about Pubcon Las Vegas 2013.
- “@Jason, best keynote to start off #Pubcon ever!” — @landon_myers
- “#Jawdropping keynote at #Pubcon today by @Jason.” — @AdamLovesFood
- “We are only 1/2 way through the very first session @Pubcon and I already feel like I’ve got my money’s worth from @Jason’s keynote!” — @beachrockinc
- “The info being shared at @Pubcon is brilliant, as always!” — @ErinJones
- “Day two was the single best conference day ever.” — @mteren
- “Unbelievable week, incredibly smart people and very well-run.” — @thealexras
The evening events got off to an energetic starts, as the Monday evening kick-off networking reception featured Sage Lewis, chief executive at SageRock Inc., and Greg Habermann, chief operating officer and vice president at SageRock Inc., providing live interviews and coverage. Three of their interviews and the entire broadcast are available below.
Source: SageRock Mark Daoust interview.
Source: SageRock Chris Boggs interview.
Source: SageRock Marc Poirier interview.
Source: SageRock complete Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 show.
Many sessions were filled to standing-room-only capacity as the brightest stars of social media, digital marketing, and search shared their newest insights with Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 attendees,while additional events such as our Barnes & Noble author book signings, one-on-one Pubcon Labs sessions, industry-leading speakers enclave, and Masters Group training made certain that this would be a conference to remember for many years.
Dozens of members of the media from around the world live-blogged and wrote extensively about the largest Pubcon conference ever.
Special thanks go out to Pubcon founder and chief executive Brett Tabke for the vision, planning, and dedication that have played an irreplaceable part in driving the phenomenal growth and unequalled quality that made Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 so good.
Thanks also to those who worked tirelessly throughout the year to make Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 such a fantastic success, including director of operations Jeff Randall for his extensive planning anddetailed organization, evangelist Joe Morin for helping to spread the Pubcon magic far and wide, head moderator Joe Laratro for his unsurpassed moderator contributions, office manager Elaine Diefenderder for her careful organization and registration help, director of special projects Erika Tabke for her extensive planning and support, Scott Barnett for his energetic operations assistance, and to Amanda Randall for once again overseeing conference registration.
Additional thanks to all the speakers, our platinum sponsor Internet Marketing Ninjas and all the other sponsors, media and association partners, exhibitors, moderators, staff, media, bloggers, our numerous volunteers, and the many others who helped make Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 so special.
All full gold and platinum pass Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 attendees have been sent an e-mail withinformation on how to download all of the PowerPoint presentations used during the conference — one more way we try hard to make Pubcon a unique, lasting and actionable experience that keeps giving throughout the year.
More than anyone, however, thanks must go out to each of you who made the decision to attend. Thanks to you, the cutting-edge techniques and insight presented during Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 will help improve the state of social media and drive innovation long into the future.
There was also considerable buzz about our next events, Pubcon Regional Austin 2014 on January 28 in Austin, Texas, and Pubcon New Orleans 2014 in The Big Easy on March 17 – 20, featuring Dr. Robert Cialdini, professor emeritus of psychology and marketing at Arizona State University, social psychologist, and author of the bestselling book “Influence: Science & Practice”, who will presentthe kickoff keynote address at Pubcon New Orleans 2014.
Author and angel investor Peter Shankman, principal and co-founder at global consultancy Shankman | Honig, will also present a major keynote address at Pubcon New Orleans 2014 exploring the future of social media, search and digital marketing.
Additionally, Tim Ash, bestselling author, chief executive at landing page optimization firm SiteTuners, and a noted speaker and leading expert in online conversion who literally wrote the book on landing page optimization, will present a highly-anticipated keynote address at Pubcon New Orleans 2014.
We look forward to seeing you in Austin and New Orleans. We’re presently accepting speaking proposals for both conferences, and will soon be announcing the opening of registration.
Lane R. Ellis
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