About Pubcon Paradise 2012
PUBCON PARADISE 2012 OVERVIEW
Pubcon, the premier search and social media conference and expo will hold its multi-track Hawaii event on February 14 – 15, 2012 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort in sunny Honolulu, Hawaii.
February 13 will feature a full day of Pubcon Masters Group search and social media training, with the official Pubcon Paradise 2012 conference taking place on February 14 – 15.
Pubcon Paradise 2012, 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 multiple-day look at the future of technology presented by many of the world’s top speakers.
Pubcon Paradise 2012 will be one of the most ambitious gatherings of search and social media innovators we have ever assembled outside of Las Vegas, offering an unrivaled highly-productive conference experience at cost-effective rates, and with the leading technology and online marketing visionaries who will be in Honolulu, we are confident that every attendee will come away with valuable new ideas and solutions for their businesses.
Mark your 2012 calendars now for PubCon Hawaii 2012, which will take place February 13 – 15, featuring the world’s top new media and optimization speakers, keynotes and sessions, along with PubCon’s famous networking and party opportunities set in a tropical wonderland.
What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than in Hawaii for PubCon Paradise 2012, the perfect opportunity for a romantic getaway before, during and after a top-quality leading-edge conference. PubCon’s fair prices make bringing family along for a Hawaiian getaway more affordable than ever.
Pubcon truly starts where other search and social media conferences end, and during our Hawaii conference in February a rare vision for the future will be presented by a virtual who’s who of technology. Join leading search and social media professionals for Pubcon Paradise 2012, and learn more about the event with the information on this page, including the following Pubcon video.
Pubcon Paradise 2012 will feature a kickoff keynote address by Travelocity founder, e-commerce pioneer and chairman of Kayak.com Terry Jones, who will captivate both old fans and new with his unique take on search and social media in a must-attend keynote this February in tropical Hawaii.
Web-pioneer Jones, former chief information officer at American Airlines / Sabre, operates highly-regarded consulting practice Essential Ideas, Inc., and as a venture capitalist and board member he has helped many large firms successfully use technology to attract and keep loyal customers.
Pubcon Paradise 2012 will
also feature a keynote presentation by social media firm UnMarketing’s president
and popular online marketing personality
Look for more announcements about other very special keynote speakers we have lined up for Las Vegas Pubcon 2011. Some of the key players shaping the future of the Web and in particular social media have come to Pubcon over the years to tell their stories and share their visions with our attendees.
Previous keynote speakers at Pubcon have included Emmy award-winning technology broadcaster Leo Laporte, 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 the very special keynote speakers we have lined up for Pubcon Paradise 2011.
PAST PUBCON KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Pubcon Paradise 2012 will feature multiple tracks of cutting-edge sessions highlighting an impressive collection of the world’s best technology speakers.
Many of these top speakers who will present sessions in Hawaii consider Pubcon to be their favorite event, and their enthusiasm for Pubcon Paradise 2012 will be apparent as attendees will be treated to insights and research that just won’t be shared at any other conference but Pubcon.
We feel that it’s important for Pubcon attendees to gain valuable “take-aways” from sessions, and that’s why we provide every full conference pass holder with a USB stick containing the conference presentation files, mailed out immediately after the conclusion of Pubcon, as a way to say thank you and to help you keep implementing the plans and insight presented in our sessions throughout the year and long into the future.
At Pubcon Paradise 2012 Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and other social media services will continue to play a large role along with search.
All aspects of successfully using Twitter and location-aware services such as Foursquare will be covered by marketing, social media, search and programming experts, with multiple tracks featuring sessions such as “Killer Twitter Apps, Services, and API Trends,” “Experts on PR and Twitter,” and other unique offerings such as “Twitter Landscape - Hot Trends and Topics,” that promise to take social media insight to new heights.
“Pubcon is going to be so well-documented on Twitter,” Google head of Web spam Matt Cutts said at our Pubcon South event in Austin, Texas. His prediction has continued to ring true as discussion about Pubcon using the #Pubcon hash tag has become a Twitter top-trending term during our conference since then, and conference-goers have continued to enjoy tweeting questions to speakers and fellow audience members during many sessions, a trend that is sure to continue to an even greater extent during Pubcon Paradise 2012.
EXHIBITORS AND SPONSORS
Pubcon Paradise 2012 will feature many search and social media exhibitors and sponsors, with additional information available on the Pubcon Sponsors and Pubcon Exhibitors pages.
Prospective sponsors and exhibitors, please click here to request more information.
Space is limited and exhibition and sponsorship packages are on a first-come-first serve basis for Pubcon Paradise 2012.
Pubcon often serves as a launching ground for major new products, services and company initiatives from some of the largest Internet firms, such as Google’s Pubcon launch of its Friend Connect API initiative and similar product announcement from Microsoft, Twitter and other leading firms.
Pubcon Paradise 2012 is the place to be when exciting new technologies are announced and launched.
Pubcon has an extraordinarily diverse pool of talent helping to guide our conferences, led by the members of our Pubcon Advisory Board that includes:
The Pubcon Advisory Board will bring energy and variety to the 2012 Hawaii conference.
If our 2012 Hawaii conference will be your first Pubcon, we have several helpful guides and collections of tips available to make your experience smooth and efficient.
If you’d like to come to Pubcon but are looking for ways to make it happen at your company, we show both the educational and monetary value of Pubcon in “Top Tips to Get Your Boss to Send You to a Conference,” by Pubcon founder Brett Tabke, who takes a light-hearted look at why it is worthwhile to make an effort to attend.
Pubcon has always been the premier search and social media conference, at a surprisingly affordable price, and Tabke explains how we manage to do it in his “Keeping Conferences Affordable and Fun” guide.
If you’re already registered for Pubcon and planning how to best organize your time during the busy February week, have a look at “Conference Survivor – Sports and Games: (Pubcon fun),” a look at some of the creative ways you can get more from the Pubcon experience.
If you’d like to know what Pubcon Paradise 2012 holds in store, look no further than our Pubcon History Archives, and check out our Pubcon photo-retrospective piece called “You Never Know Who You’ll Run Into At Pubcon,” highlighting some of the celebrities who have attended Pubcon.
Each year a number of Pubcon conference-goers write handy blog posts with their own tips and advice for getting the most out of the event, and some offerings are listed here:
Pubcon office manager Cathy Benavides offers her tips for "Optimizing Your Suitcase For Pubcon."
Dr. Peter J. Meyers, or “Dr. Pete,” president of User Effect has offered his “Seven Tips For Surviving Pubcon” on the SEOmoz blog.
Pubcon speaker Heather Lloyd-Martin has written “15 Tips For A Successful Pubcon Conference.”
Chris Hooley, a Pubcon speaker, has written a “Pubcon Is Coming!” preview.
Pubcon speaker Michael Dorausch has written about his “Five Pubcon Badge Essentials.”
The Hosting News has written about Pubcon in his “Are You Heading To Pubcon Las Vegas 2009? You Should Be” blog post.
A large collection of media coverage from last year’s Pubcon Las Vegas can also help show how successfully Pubcon works.
What you can do to prepare for Pubcon Paradise 2012:
BANNERS AND AFFILIATE PROGRAM
If you’d like to share your enthusiasm for the upcoming Pubcon Paradise 2012 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 Paradise 2012 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 Paradise 2012 will offer multiple sub-conferences of specialized sessions, an intensive educational search and social media training program, top-notch keynote speakers and an entertaining selection of after-hours parties, TweetUps and networking events including our famous Pubcon Classic.
Expanding Pubcon beyond the cutting-edge keynotes and training programs 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 pub-like environment.
Detailed information about this year’s Pubcon Classic will be posted on the Pubcon blog.
INFORMAL BAR NETWORKING
As the official hotel for Pubcon Paradise 2012, the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort — with selection of fun bars and lounges — will be a great place to meet and network with fellow Pubcon attendees 24 hours a day.
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING WORKSHOPS
Pubcon will hold a day-long two-track slate of intensive educational search and social media training programs during Pubcon Paradise 2012.
The Pubcon Masters Group Training Program will take place on Monday, February 13, the day before the full conference officially begins, at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, with two simultaneous tracks of in-depth sessions led by some of the industry’s most respected search and social media 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 this pre-conference training event often sells out, so reserve your spot early.
Pubcon sometimes holds networking lunches or Pubcon Labs during our conferences. Keep an eye on the Pubcon blog for announcements relating to these events for Pubcon Paradise 2012.
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.
PubCon Labs presents gold and platinum PubCon attendees the valuable opportunity to sit down at a private table and talk one-on-one with top PubCon speakers, in this exciting event that debuted during PubCon Las Vegas 2011.
AUTHOR BOOK SIGNINGS
Meet your favorite new media and optimization authors and have them sign copies of their books at the Pubcon Paradise 2012 author book signing booth in the exhibition hall, tentatively scheduled to take place during the February conference.
Get up close with many of the outstanding authors who will also be speaking throughout the week of Pubcon.
Last year in Las Vegas more than 30 authors signed books at the busy Pubcon book signing booth. Look for a detailing schedule of book signings before Pubcon Paradise 2012 begins.
We expect to once again team up with a number of search and social media firms to offer special cross-promotional Pubcon Paradise 2012 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 has chosen Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort as the official conference hotel for PubCon Paradise 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii, with special attendee discounts rates at Hilton’s fabulous resort hotel conveniently located right on Waikiki Beach.
Detailed hotel information is available on the Pubcon Paradise 2012 hotel information page.
Pubcon is often able to offer conference attendees discount airfares with certain airlines.
Keep posted on the official Pubcon blog, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn social media accounts for announcements about any such discounts for Pubcon Paradise 2012.
CAR RENTAL DISCOUNTS
Pubcon often offers attendees discount car rental rates through Dollar Rent a Car for those who prefer driving in Honolulu. Look for information on Pubcon Paradise 2012 rental discounts on the Pubcon blog as the conference dates draw nearer.
Taxi cabs are another convenient way to get around Honolulu during Pubcon.
The phone numbers of several of the major taxi cab companies in Honolulu are listed here for your convenience:
Pubcon Paradise will take place at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, 2005 Kalia Road, Honolulu, HI.,96815. (Map) (Lodging Information)
Taking a ride in a luxurious stretch limousine can often be as economical as a trip in a plain taxi cab when booked among a group of Pubcon friends.
What better way to arrive in style at Pubcon than in a limousine that can be more affordable than many would imagine.
The phone numbers of several of the top Las Vegas limousine companies are listed here:
INTERVIEWS AND VIDEO BLOG
The Pubcon Video Blog showcases past, present and potential future Pubcon speakers in interviews by WebmasterWorld 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, and Pubcon Flickr feed.
Users of Foursquare can also keep track of Pubcon, 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 PARADISE 2012
As Pubcon makes its first visit to Hawaii, Pubcon Paradise 2012 will be jam-packed with leading-edge sessions and one-of-a-kind presentations in a location handy to the Asian-Pacific region.
Whether you are a newbie or an anchored old school pro, there are big discoveries in store at Pubcon Paradise 2012.
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 Hawaii.
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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