Pubcon Las Vegas 2011 Was A Resounding Success

Pubcon Las
Vegas 2011
, the premier optimization
and social media conference, rocked the

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entertainment capital of the world last week, and thanks to
a record number of attendees, exhibitors and speakers from around the world it
will surely go down as the biggest and most successful search and new media
event ever.

A record 200-plus speakers converged on the Las
Vegas Convention Center South Halls last week, packing
over 100 sessions and
nine simultaneous
sub-conference tracks into an unforgettable week of search and social media the way
only Pubcon can do it.

Thanks to each and every one of you who came out to Pubcon Las Vegas 2011.
We heard an

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outpouring of positive comments from many of you who said that this
was the best conference you’d ever attended, and we welcomed many new first-time
corporate attendees who are now Pubcon fans. Thanks to all of you for making
Pubcon Las Vegas 2011 a tremendous success.

As attendees, panelists, keynote speakers, exhibitors and
sponsors, your endless enthusiasm to learn and educate, and your energy and willingness to share, made
Pubcon Las Vegas 2011 a home-run success like never before.

Pubcon Las Vegas 2011
keynote speakers
Leo Laporte, Matt Cutts, Amit Singhal, Jeff Preston, Alex Bennert and Topher
delivered varied and powerful keynote addresses on the future of
search, social media and in-house SEO to record-setting standing-room-only crowds.

Many of you took part in

PubCon Labs
and enjoyed the opportunity to spend quality one-on-one time

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with many
of the top speakers who presented during Pubcon Las Vegas 2011 last week.

The Pubcon Las Vegas 2011 exhibition hall drew record numbers of
exhibitors and attendees from around the world, and more than a dozen of our
speakers signed books at the
Barnes and Noble book-signing booth.

Great parties provided plenty of networking opportunities, from
Monday’s kick-off event which featured an appearance by Matt Cutts to Tuesday
evening’s gathering at The Pub at Monte Carlo and many gatherings at a variety
of Las Vegas hotspots including the lounges at our official conference hotel,
the MGM Grand.

Monday’s sold-out
Pubcon Masters
Group training
was once again a resounding success for all who took part in
this unique in-depth pre-Pubcon program of workshops, and we thank all of you
who were there.

Special thanks go out to Pubcon founder and chief executive
Brett Tabke
for the dedication,

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planning and vision that have played an irreplaceable part in driving the
phenomenal growth and unsurpassed quality that made last week’s Pubcon Las Vegas 2011
such a resounding success.

Thanks to Pubcon director of operations
Jeff Randall for his
extensive and careful planning and organization, to evangelist Joe Morin
for adding to the Pubcon magic, director of forum operations
for his huge contributions, video content producer and correspondent
Vanessa Zamora for her top-quality
interviews and invaluable show help, head moderator Joe Laratro for his many important contributions, director of
special projects Erika Tabke for
her planning and help, office manager and
fashion consultant Cathy Benavides
for her careful organization and registration help, Scott Barnett for his
operations assistance, and to Amanda Randall for once again overseeing on-site
conference registration.

Thanks to MGM Grand, the official hotel of Pubcon Las Vegas 2011, and to gold sponsors

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Raven Internet Marketing Tools and Internet Marketing Ninjas, along with all of our many other sponsors, media partners,
and exhibitors.

Dozens of members of the media from around the world live-blogged and wrote extensively about the largest
Pubcon event ever, and we’ll soon be releasing a complete selection of the November
media coverage from before, during and after Pubcon Las Vegas 2011, including
many fantastic photo albums.

In addition to all of the
fine media coverage, Pubcon gold sponsor
Raven Internet Marketing

PubCon Paradise In Hawaii

Tools’ Twetchup
website offers a complete archive of tweets from Pubcon Las Vegas 2011, broken down by each
individual session.

All full gold and platinum pass Pubcon Las Vegas 2011 attendees can
expect to receive a USB stick in the mail containing all of the PowerPoint
presentations used during last week’s conference — one more way we try hard to make
Pubcon a unique, lasting and actionable experience that keeps on giving
throughout the year.

Now that Pubcon Las Vegas 2011 has come to an end, the
countdown to
Pubcon Paradise 2012
has begun, and with
registration already open we look
forward to seeing many familiar faces in Honolulu, Hawaii on February 13 – 15 at
the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort.

Lane R. Ellis
Lead Editor
Team Pubcon