Pubcon Las Vegas 2011, the premier optimization and social media conference, rocked theentertainment 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 anoutpouring 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 Kohan 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 timewith 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,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 Neil Marshall 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 sponsorsRaven 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 MarketingTools’ 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