About PubCon Las Vegas 2011
PUBCON LAS VEGAS 2011 OVERVIEW
PubCon, the premier search and social media conference and expo will hold its multi-track Las Vegas event on November 7 – 10, 2011 at the Las Vegas Convention Center South Hall in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada.
November 7 will feature a full day of PubCon Masters Group search and social media training, with the official PubCon Las Vegas 2011 conference taking place on November 8 – 10. For 2011 the exhibition hall will be open on November 9 – 10.
PubCon Las Vegas 2011, 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 Las Vegas 2011 will be 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 Las Vegas, 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 Las Vegas conference in November a rare vision for the future will be presented by a virtual who’s who of technology. Join thousands of leading search and social media professionals for PubCon Las Vegas 2011, and learn more about the event with the information on this page, including the following PubCon video.
PubCon Las Vegas 2011 will feature a kickoff keynote address by Emmy award-winning technology broadcaster and noted online personality Leo Laporte, host of the nationally-syndicated “The Tech Guy” program on more than 150 radio stations and XM Satellite radio, will captivate both old fans and new with his unique take on search and social media in a must-attend keynote this November in sunny Las Vegas.
PubCon Las Vegas 2011 will also present a keynote panel featuring CNN.com SEO coordinator Topher Kohan, Disney SEO manager Jeff Preston, and the Wall Street Journal's in-house SEO Alex Bennert, three of the leading corporate search engine optimization innovators.
This all-star Enterprise-Level SEO In-House keynote panel will explore the challenges and opportunities corporate SEO professionals from the Wall Street Journal, Disney and CNN face daily.
Bringing these three powerful in-house leaders together for one very special PubCon Las Vegas 2011 keynote panel will provide a rare and valuable look at the world of corporate SEO, making for a must-attend keynote event.
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 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, who spoke at our highly successful PubCon Las Vegas 2010 conference, 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 Las Vegas PubCon 2011.
PAST PUBCON KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
PubCon Las Vegas 2011 will feature up to 19 full sub-conferences of cutting-edge sessions highlighting hundreds of the world’s best technology speakers.
Many of these top speakers who will present sessions in Las Vegas consider PubCon to be their favorite event, and their enthusiasm for PubCon Las Vegas 2011 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 Las Vegas PubCon 2011 Twitter and other social media services will play a larger role than ever.
All aspects of successfully using Twitter and location-aware services such as Foursquare and Gowalla 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 came true as discussion about PubCon using the #PubCon hash tag became Twitter’s most popular term for a period during that conference, and conference-goers enjoyed tweeting questions to speakers and fellow audience members during many sessions,a trend that is sure to continue to an even greater extent during Las Vegas PubCon 2011.
EXHIBITORS AND SPONSORS
PubCon Las Vegas 2011 will feature many search and social media exhibitors, including Gold Sponsors Raven Internet Marketing Tools and Internet Marketing Ninjas, and sponsors, with additional information available on the PubCon Sponsors and PubCon Exhibitors pages.
For 2011 the PubCon exhibition hall will be open on November 9 – 10.
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 Las Vegas 2011.
PubCon often serves as a launching ground for major new products and services 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 firms.
PubCon Las Vegas is the place to be when exciting new technologies are 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 2011 Las Vegas conference.
If our Las Vegas 2011 conference will be your first PubCon, we have several helpful guides and collections of tips available to make your experience smooth and efficient. Tips for getting to the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, the official hotel of PubCon Las Vegas 2011, are including in a handy Getting Around PubCon guide.
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 November 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 Las Vegas 2011 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:
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 Las Vegas 2011:
BANNERS AND AFFILIATE PROGRAM
If you’d like to share your enthusiasm for the upcoming PubCon Las Vegas 2011 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 Las Vegas 2011, comprising over 100 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 Las Vegas 2011 will be bigger than ever before, with up to 19 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 2011 event an ultra-marathon of Las Vegas 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 November 7 -10 dates get closer, featuring times and locations for events.
In addition to PubCon’s Ironman schedule of after-hours parties, PubCon Las Vegas 2011 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.
PubCon Las Vegas 2011 will kick off with PubCon Classic, tentatively scheduled for the evening of Monday, November 7, 2011. Detailed information about this year’s PubCon Classic will be posted on the PubCon blog.
INFORMAL BAR NETWORKING
As the official hotel for PubCon Las Vegas 2011, the MGM Grand — with its vast selection of amazing 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 Las Vegas 2011.
The PubCon Training Program will take place on Monday, November 7, the day before the full conference officially begins, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, 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 is now sold out.
After its success last year, PubCon Las Vegas 2011 is tentatively planning to once again offer a Networking Lunch Program hosted by a variety of top speakers leading conversations about more than 20 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 Las Vegas 2011 author book signing booth in the exhibition hall, tentatively scheduled to take place during the November conference.
Get up close with many of the outstanding authors who will also be speaking throughout the week of November 7 – 10.
Last year more than 30 authors signed books at the busy PubCon book signing booth, and for PubCon Las Vegas 2011 even more are expected. Look for a detailing schedule of book signings before PubCon Las Vegas 2011 begins.
We expect to once again team up with a number of search and social media firms to offer special cross-promotional PubCon Las Vegas 2011 registration rates. Until October 31 a special promotion with Raven Internet Marketing Tools is available. 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 teamed up with several of the top luxury hotels Las Vegas has to offer throughout the years, to make for a truly unforgettable PubCon Las Vegas experience.
PubCon has chosen the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino as the official conference hotel for PubCon Las Vegas 2011, with very special attendee discount rates at MGM’s fabulous property conveniently located on the Las Vegas Monorail.
We’ve also partnered with the Las Vegas Monorail to offer special discount rates on a full range of monorail tickets and passes.
Detailed hotel information, including a special rate at the Luxor Las Vegas, is available on the PubCon Las Vegas 2010 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 Las Vegas 2011 on our blog.
CAR RENTAL DISCOUNTS
PubCon often offers attendees discount car rental rates through Dollar Rent a Car for those who prefer driving in Las Vegas, available up until the conference begins. Look for information on PubCon Las Vegas 2011 rental rates on the PubCon blog as the conference dates draw nearer.
Take the monorail from PubCon Las Vegas 2011 at the Las Vegas Convention Center directly to the MGM Grand, our official conference hotel, and travel with ease at special discount rates PubCon has arranged with the Las Vegas Monorail.
Getting to and from PubCon, the premier new media and optimization conference, has never been easier, more convenient or as much of a bargain, thanks to discount tickets on the Las Vegas Monorail for PubCon Las Vegas 2011.
Use the Las Vegas Monorail to get to and from PubCon Las Vegas 2011 at the Las Vegas Convention Center south halls without the hassles of taxis, traffic and wasted time. Attendees, exhibitors and sponsors can all buy tickets today using the following special PubCon link on the Las Vegas Monorail Web site to take advantage of our discount rates, and save up to $15 on an unlimited seven-day pass:
Whether you’re in Las Vegas attending PubCon or traveling the Strip for any of the after-hours PubCon events throughout the week, the Monorail is quick and convenient, with trains arriving every few minutes.
The Las Vegas Monorail is fun to ride and at just 15 minutes or less away from any Las Vegas Boulevard Strip hotel (PDF Monorail Map) with a monorail stop, often even quicker than a cab ride.
The Las Vegas Convention Center stop is directly in front of the convention center where PubCon is located. An interactive route map is available on the Las Vegas Monorail Web site, and more information about our monorail discount is available here.
Hop on for a one-way trip or pick up an unlimited seven-day special pass for the freedom to travel at your leisure throughout PubCon.
Taxi cabs are another convenient way to get around Las Vegas during PubCon, with lines of taxi cabs and minivans regularly lined up at the front entrances to the Las Vegas Convention Center where PubCon is held, and at all the major hotels and casinos in Las Vegas.
The phone numbers of several of the major taxi cab companies in Las Vegas are listed here for your convenience:
The Las Vegas Convention Center is located at 3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89109. (map)
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 specialty theme 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 and Gowalla 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 LAS VEGAS 2011
As PubCon returns to the city that never sleeps, full of energy and excitement, PubCon Las Vegas 2011 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 Las Vegas 2011.
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 Las Vegas.
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.
TOP TEN REASONS TO ATTEND PUBCON