I’ve been attending WebmasterWorld’s Pubcon conference in Las Vegas for at least 6 years although I didn’t liveblog that first one for some reason. In fact I first interviewed Pubcon founder, Brett Tabke, in 2005. By no means am I an “old timer” since the show has been running for a lot longer than I’ve been attending but I do have some history with it.
When people ask me about great conference options to learn practical SEO and PPC, Pubcon is always included in my recommendations. Being held in Las Vegas lends a certain flavor to the event, as in there are plenty of after-event networking opportunities. Sessions are great, but its the in person connections you make and develop that yield tips, tactics that aren’t always forthcoming during the day.