ABOUT PUBCON NEW ORLEANS 2013
PUBCON NEW ORLEANS 2013 OVERVIEW
Pubcon, the premier social media and optimization conference and expo, will hold its multi-track New Orleans event on April 22 – 25, 2013 at the New Orleans ConventionCenter in the city they call The Big Easy.
Pubcon New Orleans 2013 will be held within convenient walking distance to famed Bourbon Street and Harrah’s New Orleans, bringing the heart of one of the world’s best-known downtown areas alive with top new media and search marketing professionals in a major technology conference loaded with Pubcon’s famous multiple-track sessions, leading-edge keynotes, and a Monday, April 22 all-day intensive Pubcon Masters Group training program.
April 22 will feature a full day of Pubcon Masters Group search and social media training, with the official Pubcon New Orleans 2013 conference taking place on April 23 – 25. The exhibition hall is tentatively scheduled to be open on April 24 – 25.
Pubcon New Orleans 2013, 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 New Orleans 2013 will be among the biggest and boldest gathering of search and social media innovators we have ever assembled, offering an unrivaled highly- productive conference experience at cost-effective rates, and with the leading technology and online marketing visionaries who will be in New Orleans, we are confident that every attendee will come away with valuable new ideas and solutions for their businesses.
Pubcon truly starts where other search and social media conferences end, and during our New Orleans conference in April a valuable vision for the future will be presented by a virtual who's who of technology. Join thousands of leading search and social media professionals from around the world for Pubcon New Orleans 2013, and learn more about the event with the information on this page, including the following Pubcon video.
Pubcon New Orleans 2013 will feature a major kick-off keynote address by Michael Slaby, Obama for America chief integration and innovation officer — the chief technology officer behind one of social media’s greatest success stories — and additional major keynotes by Dave McClure, noted venture capitalist and founding partner at 500 Startups, and Chris Pirillo, popular online entrepreneur and founder of digital culture company LockerGnome.
Google head quality control engineer Matt Cutts joins Shakil Khan, who helped Spotify become a $4 billion success and who is now the firm’s head of special projects, Dr. Robert Cialdini, professor emeritus of psychology and marketing at Arizona State University, social psychologist, and author of the bestselling book “Influence: Science & Practice,” and pioneering digital marketing writer Doc Searls, co-author of “The Cluetrain Manifesto,” are previous Pubcon keynote speakers from 2012.
Other Pubcon keynote speakers 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, 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 Pubcon New Orleans 2013.
PAST PUBCON KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Pubcon New Orleans 2013 will feature multiple sub-conferences of cutting-edge sessions highlighting hundreds of the
world's best technology speakers.
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What you can do to prepare for Pubcon New Orleans 2013:
BANNERS AND AFFILIATE PROGRAM
If you'd like to share your enthusiasm for the upcoming Pubcon New Orleans 2013 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 New Orleans 2013, comprising 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
Pubcon New Orleans 2013 will be bigger than ever before, with many sub-conferences of specialized sessions, an intensive educational search and social media training program, top-notch keynote speakers and an unrivaled slate of after-hours parties, TweetUps and networking events including our famous Pubcon Ironman of after-hours networking events.
In addition to our huge lineup of daytime conference events, the Pubcon party scene is also set to make our 2013 event an ultra-marathon of famous New Orleans nightlife, with a party lineup that is sure to grow 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 as the April 22 -25 dates get closer, featuring times and locations for events.
In addition to Pubcon's Ironman schedule of after-hours parties, Pubcon New Orleans 2013 will feature 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 hotel for Pubcon New Orleans 2013 is 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 will hold a day-long multiple-track slate of intensive educational search and social media training programs, called the Pubcon Masters Group, during Pubcon New Orleans 2013.
The Pubcon Master's Group Training Program will take place on Monday, April 22, the day before the full conference officially begins, at the New Orleans Convention Center, with up to four simultaneous tracks of in-depth sessions led by some of the industry's most respected search, social media, pay-per-click (PPC), corporate in-house SEO and landing page optimization 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 the Pubcon Master's Group pre-conference training typically sells out early, so reserve your spot today.
NETWORKING LUNCHES / PUBCON LABS
The Networking Lunch Program is hosted by a variety of top speakers leading conversations about search, 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 copies of their books at the Pubcon New Orleans 2013 author book signing booth in the exhibition hall, tentatively scheduled to take place during the April conference.
Get up close with many of the outstanding authors who will also be speaking throughout the week of April 22 -25.
Last year more than 30 authors signed books at the busy Pubcon book signing booth, and for Pubcon New Orleans 2013 even more are expected. Look for a detailing schedule of book signings before Pubcon New Orleans 2013 begins.
We expect to once again team up with a number of search and social media firms to offer special cross-promotional Pubcon New Orleans 2013 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, the premier social media and optimization conference, is happy to announce that we’ve chosen the Marriott New Orleans Downtown at the Convention Center asthe officially recommended hotel for Pubcon New Orleans 2013, which takes place April 22 – 25 at the New Orleans Convention Center right across the street.
The Marriott New Orleans Downtown is conveniently located next to the New Orleans Convention Center where Pubcon New Orleans 2013 will take place. With its excellent amenities and prime riverfront location in The Big Easy, we’re happy to select Marriott New Orleans Downtown as the recommended conference hotel of Pubcon New Orleans 2013.
We’ve selected the Marriott New Orleans Downtown for its convenient and unique location in a renovated 19th century cotton mill, wide variety of dining and nightlife options, rooftop swimming pool, and fine rooms and suites.
Low reservation pricing and high quality rooms and suites are a trademark at Marriott New Orleans Downtown, and Pubcon New Orleans 2013 attendees can book a wide range of accommodations either directly at the Marriott website or through numerous online travel-booking firms such as Expedia, Hotwire, Orbitz, Kayak (founded by Pubcon Hawaii 2012 keynote speaker Terry Jones), Hotels.com, Priceline, and others. The current hotel room landscape in New Orleans makes booking with one of these firms or directly with Marriott the best way to get the lowest possible reservation rates, even better than any set price we could arrange.
RECOMMENDED PUBCON NEW ORLEANS 2013 CONFERENCE HOTEL
Marriott New Orleans Downtown
859 Convention Center Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Pubcon New Orleans 2013 looks forward to seeing you this April 22 – 25 at the New Orleans Convention Center and at our officially recommended hotel, Marriott New Orleans Downtown.
ADDITIONAL HOTEL OPTIONS
In addition to the Marriott New Orleans Downtown two other good hotel choices for Pubcon New Orleans 2013 — offering convenient locations and comfortable accommodations — include the Hyatt Place New Orleans/Convention Center and the Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center.
Keep posted to the Pubcon blog for detailed information. Complete details are 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 Pubcon New Orleans 2013 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.
Taxi cabs are another convenient way to get around New Orleans during Pubcon. Look for information about New Orleans taxi companies soon.
INTERVIEWS AND VIDEO BLOG
The Pubcon Video Blog showcases past, present and potential future Pubcon speakers in interviews by Pubcon 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 receivee-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, Pubcon Flickr feed, plus Pubcon's Pinterest, Google Plus, Klout, and Wikipedia pages.
Users of Foursquare 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 NEW ORLEANS 2013
As Pubcon returns to The Big Easy, full of energy and excitement, Pubcon New Orleans 2013 will be 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 New Orleans 2013.
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 this year in New Orleans.
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 additional discounts for WebmasterWorld supporters and for groups of four or more people.
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