For some of you, this New Orleans conference may be your first experience with Pubcon. For others, Pubcon is a consistent event throughout your yearly agenda. Either way, we wanted to know what makes you excited about Pubcon, what you’re looking forward to, and what makes Pubcon stand out among other conferences within our industry.
Pubcon speaker Kirsten Wright, whom I had the pleasure of meeting at Pubcon Las Vegas, had some great insight into what sets Pubcon apart. “Where a lot of conferences brush over the nitty-gritty, Pubcon delves in,” Wright said. “I actually sit in sessions all day between my speaking sessions and walk away with new things to implement immediately. Pubcon is the only conference I have attended repeatedly for over four years,” she added.
Headlining keynote speakers are no doubt a draw to each Pubcon, and New Orleans is no exception. Michael Slaby, Obama for America chief integration and innovation officer, will be kicking off the conference, and the week will also feature David McClure of 500 Startups and Chris Pirillo, founder of LockerGnome. The keynotes are joined by a group of specialized speakers who will fill out the roster for the Master’s Group training day and three-day intensive conference next week.
Krista Neher, who will be speaking next week, is looking forward to exciting conference sessions and networking events, and says that “unlike other conferences, Pubcon includes a lot of networking and social events. This gives me the opportunity to interact with attendees one-on-one in a more casual setting. I always meet interesting people and make some new friends. I also love the content and hearing from the other panelists. I like speaking at Pubcon because the panels always have really talented people with different perspectives. I learn a ton every time I go.”
We’re excited to bring Pubcon back to the Southern U.S., and we hope that you are too! See you soon in the Big Easy, and stay tuned to Pubcon.com and @Pubcon on Twitter for the latest updates.