I promised myself I’d slow down on conference speaking last year and while I’ve turned down more offers this year than ever before, (and been turned down myself the one time I formally pitched) some really great opportunities have popped up.
Here are the upcoming conferences I’ll be speaking at for pretty much the rest of this year not including private company engagements:
Aug 20, 2008 – Search Engine Strategies, San Jose
Presenting: “SEO Through Blogs and Feeds”
Presenting: “News Search SEO”
TopRank is sending 4 bloggers to cover the event (Thomas, Jessica, Dana and Ashley)
Sep 18, 2008 – OMMA Global, NYC
Panel: “Digital Asset Optimization”
Sep 20, 2008 – Blog World Expo, Las Vegas
Moderating a Panel: “SEO and New Media”
Oct 16th – DMA08, Las Vegas
Workshop: “SEO and Public Relations”
Oct 25 & 27 – PRSA International Conference, Detroit
Panel: “Future of PR and New Media”
Workshop: “SEO for News Content”
Nov 12, 2008 – WebmasterWorld Pubcon, Las Vegas
Presenting: “Alternative Discovery and SEO – Feeds, PDF’s, and Blog SEO”
Panel: Five Bloggers and a Microphone
Dec 1 & 2 – DMA Seminar, New York
Workshop: “Social Media Smarts – Introduction to Social Media”
You can get a lot out of conferences just by attending. Exhibiting, sponsoring and speaking add even more opportunities. While we’re not doing any exhibiting this year, it’s something we’ll start to look into for 2009. Having been a media sponsor for most of the major search engine conferences, we’ve gained a noticeable increase in visibility. Speaking, attending sessions and networking have also been instrumental for our growth.
If you’re attending any of the conferences listed above, please be sure to say hello.