During SES New York I heard that this year’s Pubcon Conference will be held the same week as the Chicago Search Engine Strategies conference. This wasn’t by choice, as neither conference will benefit from happening at the same time. I believe it had to do with how the Las Vegas Convention Center situation worked with Pubcon and things happened that required the Pubcon event to be moved to a different date than originally intended.
SES Chicago is 12/3-6 and PubCon Las Vegas runs 12/4-7.Â This is a really tough call because Pubcon only happens once a year and SES Chicago is in our back yard. However, I do plan on having TopRank staff at both events
Barry at Search Engine Roundtable wrote about this as well and is running an informal poll. Right now Pubcon is getting a lot of the votes (58% vs 13%), but it will be a while before the events occur.
What are your thoughts on this? Which conference do you plan on attending? What factors will help you make the decision?