Pubcon Vegas 2012
ABOUT PUBCON LAS VEGAS 2012
Pubcon, the premier search and social media conference
October 15 will feature a full day of Pubcon Masters Group
Pubcon Las Vegas 2012, supported by the industry's leading
Pubcon Las Vegas 2012 will be the biggest and boldest gathering
Pubcon truly starts where other search and social media conferences
Pubcon is pleased to welcome Dr. Robert Cialdini, professor emeritus of psychologyand marketing at Arizona State University, social psychologist, and author of the bestselling book “Influence: Science & Practice,” who will present the kickoff keynote address.
Cialdini, an internationally-known expert in the fields of persuasion, negotiation, and compliance, is known as the “Godfather of influence,” and his New York Times bestselling book — listed by Fortune Magazine as one of the “75 Smartest Business Books” and by CEO Read as one of the “100 Best Business Books of All Time” — has been published in 27 languages.
Additional major keynotes will be delivered by Google head quality control engineerand webspam team leader Matt Cutts, Shakil Khan, head of special projects at social journal start-up Path and well-known former head of special projects at Spotify, and pioneering digital marketing writer Doc Searls, co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto and one of the world’s most quoted bloggers.
Some of the key players shaping the future of the Web
Previous keynote speakers at Pubcon have included
Zappos chief executive
Tony Hsieh, Craigslist
founder Craig Newmark, authors
Robert X. Cringely,
Demand Media co-founder
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
PAST PUBCON KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Pubcon Las Vegas 2012 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
2012 will be apparent as attendees will be treated to insights, education
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 download containing all of the conference presentation files 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 2012 Twitter, Facebook and other social media services
will play a larger role than ever.
All aspects of successfully marketing on Facebook, 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 "The Psychology Of Facebook Conversion," "Twitter And Social Media
From The P.R. Experts," and other unique offerings such as "Google Places
And Hotpot Optimization," that promise to take social media insight to new
"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 at every Pubcon since
then conference-goers have enjoyed tweeting questions to speakers and fellow
audience members during many sessions, a trend that is sure to continue
during Pubcon Las Vegas 2012.
EXHIBITORS AND SPONSORS
Pubcon Las Vegas 2012 will feature many search and social media
with additional information available on the
Pubcon Sponsors and
Exhibitors pages. Internet Marketing Ninjas is a Platinum Sponsor and Raven Internet Marketing Tools is a Gold Sponsor for Pubcon Las Vegas 2012.
For 2012 the Pubcon exhibition hall is scheduled to be open on October 17 – 18.
Prospective sponsors and exhibitors, please
click here to request
Space is limited and exhibition and sponsorship packages are on a first-come-first
serve basis for Pubcon Las Vegas 2012. Don't miss out on the opportunity
to have your company represented at PubCon Las Vegas 2012.
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.
During Pubcon Las Vegas 2011 Google launched Business Pages for Google Plus.
“We launched Google Plus Pages For Businesses just earlier at Pubcon on
Monday,” Google head quality control engineer and webspam team leader Matt
Cutts told Pubcon audiences during his keynote address. 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 Pubcon Las Vegas
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
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 October 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 2012 holds in store,
further than our Pubcon History
Archives, and check out our Pubcon photo-retrospective piece called
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
Dr. Peter J. Meyers, or "Dr. Pete," president of User Effect has offered
The Hosting News has written about Pubcon in his "Are
A large collection of
What you can do to prepare for Pubcon Las Vegas 2012:
BANNERS AND AFFILIATE PROGRAM
If you'd like to share your enthusiasm for the upcoming Pubcon Las Vegas
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
To help you pick from so many tracks at Pubcon Las Vegas 2012, comprising
over 100 session choices, we encourage you to take advantage of our online
Show Itinerary" feature, which Tabke explains in detail in his "Pubcon
Conference Itinerary Builder" piece.
INDUSTRY PARTY AND EVENTS
Pubcon Las Vegas 2012 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 2012 event an ultra-marathon of Las
Vegas nightlife, with a party lineup that is sure to grow as Pubcon draws
Put on your running shoes, or at least your party shoes, and plan
nighttime events using our handy events guide published as the October 15
-18 dates get closer, featuring times and locations for events.
In addition to Pubcon's Ironman schedule of after-hours parties, Pubcon
Las Vegas 2012 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
Pubcon Las Vegas 2012 will kick off with Pubcon Classic, scheduled
for the evening of Monday, October 15, 2012 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Detailed information about
this year's Pubcon Classic, including speed networking, is available here.
INFORMAL BAR NETWORKING
As the official hotel for Pubcon Las Vegas 2012 is announced, plans for
Pubcon will hold a day-long four-track slate of intensive educational
and social media training programs, called the Pubcon Masters Group, during
Pubcon Las Vegas 2012.
The Pubcon Master's Group Training
Program will take place on Monday, October 15, the day before the full
conference officially begins, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, with four
simultaneous tracks of in-depth sessions led by some of the industry's most
respected search, social media, pay-per-click (PPC), corporate in-house SEO and landing page optimization professionals.
Due to the intimate nature of this training, the size of the class will
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 the Pubcon Master's Group pre-conference training typically
sells out early, so reserve your spot today.
NETWORKING LUNCHES / PUBCON LABS
The Networking Lunch Program is hosted by a variety of top speakers leading
AUTHOR BOOK SIGNINGS
Meet your favorite new media and optimization authors and have them sign
of their books at the Pubcon Las Vegas 2012 Barnes & Noble author book signing
booth in the exhibition hall, tentatively scheduled to take place during
the October conference.
Get up close with many of the outstanding authors who will also be speaking
throughout the week of October 15 – 18.
Last year more than 30 authors signed books at the busy Pubcon book signing
booth, and for Pubcon Las Vegas 2012 even more are expected. Look for a
detailing schedule of book signings before Pubcon Las Vegas 2012 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 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
SPECIAL LUXURY HOTEL PRICING
Pubcon has selected Treasure Island Hotel and Casino as the official recommendedconference hotel for Pubcon Las Vegas 2012 during the week of October 15 – 18. Treasure Island has twice before been the official conference hotel of Pubcon Las Vegas, and with its excellent amenities and prime location in the heart of the entertainment capital of the world, we’re happy to once again select Treasure Island as the recommended conference hotel of Pubcon Las Vegas 2012.
Full details about our selection of Treasure Island can be found on our Pubcon Las Vegas 2012 lodging and travel 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 2012 on our blog.
CAR RENTAL DISCOUNTS
Dollar Rent a Car has cut both daily and weekly prices for Pubcon attendees looking to avoid taxicab waits and enjoy the freedom and convenience of driving a rental car, convertible or premium vehicle while in Las Vegas.
Reduced Pubcon rates for convertibles, minivans, premium, compact and other sizes and varieties of vehicles can all be reserved for Pubcon Las Vegas 2012 by using the following special Dollar Rent a Car discount code link — just click on the image.
Our other official car rental provider is Budget Rent A Car, which has cut both weekly and daily prices for Pubcon attendees. Check Budget’s discount Pubcon prices here.
Getting to and from Pubcon, the premier new media and optimization conference, has
Use the Las Vegas Monorail to get to and from Pubcon Las Vegas 2012 at the
Whether you’re in Las Vegas attending Pubcon or traveling the Strip for
The Las Vegas Monorail is fun to ride and at just 15 minutes or less away
The Las Vegas Convention Center stop is directly in front of the convention
Hop on for a one-way trip or pick up an unlimited seven-day special pass
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:
Taxi cabs in Las Vegas are licensed by the State of Nevada under the authority
The Las Vegas Convention Center is located at 3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas,
Pubcon Las Vegas 2012 attendees arriving at McCarran International Airport on Monday, October 15 can sign up for SEO Web Hosting’s complementary limousine service to the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino, the official Pubcon conference hotel.
What better way to arrive in style at Pubcon than in a specialty theme limousine
The phone numbers of several of the top Las Vegas limousine companies are
INTERVIEWS AND VIDEO BLOG
The Pubcon Video Blog
showcases past, present and potential
future Pubcon speakers in interviews
by WebmasterWorld video content producer
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
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Users of Foursquare 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
COME TO PUBCON LAS VEGAS 2012
As Pubcon returns to the city that never sleeps, full of energy and
Pubcon Las Vegas 2012 will be jam-packed with leading-edge sessions and
Whether you are a newbie or an anchored old school pro, there are big discoveries
in store at Pubcon Las Vegas 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 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
and for groups of four or more people.
TOP TEN REASONS TO ATTEND