My Fall 2012 Speaking Schedule
After taking a bit of a sabbatical this summer following our largest-ever Local University in Austin, Texas at the end of June, my speaking engagements this fall are ramping up in a hurry. I’ve got five presentations currently scheduled during the six weeks between the end of September and beginning of November, plus a nice respite down in Tampa during what is typically one of the worst weeks of the year in Portland (the first week of December).
I’d love to connect with readers if you plan to attend any of the conferences below!
MN SEARCH PRESENTS LOCAL UNIVERSITY – TWIN CITIES, MINNESOTA
Friday, September 28
Deluxe for Business and the Board of Directors at MN Search has invited the Local U faculty to the Twin Cities for a presentation to their clients and membership, respectively. The event is most definitely open to the public, however, and both the agenda and tickets are available from EventBrite using the link above. If you know of any small businesses in the area who would benefit from a crash course in Local Search Engine Marketing, please send them my way (email@example.com) for a discount code.
LOCAL UNIVERSITY ADVANCED AT SMX EAST – NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Monday, October 1
Super-excited to present another Advanced edition of GetListed.org Local U the day before SMX East with Mike Blumenthal, Matt McGee, and all the other regulars! The feedback from our Seattle event at SMX Advanced in June was pretty awesome, so we’ve kept most of the same sessions…and added birds-of-a-feather roundtables to allow for more 1-on-1 questions from attendees–ask your questions & get a look at real client issues directly from Google +Local’s support guru Joel Headley!
LOCAL UNIVERSITY – TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK
Tuesday, October 2
The following morning, we’ll be presenting our standard small business-oriented edition of Local U at the Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown, NY for businesses in Westchester County and Northern New Jersey. If you know of any small businesses in the area who would benefit from a crash course in Local Search Engine Marketing, please send them my way (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a discount code.
DISTILLED SEARCHLOVE – LONDON, ENGLAND
Monday, October 29 & Tuesday, October 30
I blogged about the questionnaire from Distilled last week. I’ve had my head down on a couple of other projects the past week & haven’t really come up for air…but wow. I just had a look at the agenda for this event and I am pretty darn excited to be part of such a star-studded lineup. All I can say is that I am glad I am going AHEAD of my buddy Richard Baxter who totally crushes it on every presentation I’ve ever seen him do.
DISTILLED SEARCHLOVE – BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Monday, November 5 & Tuesday, November 6
Having spent 4 years of college in Massachusetts, I’m not quite as excited about the Stateside version of SearchLove, but hey, I’m guessing it’ll be a lot cheaper for many of YOU to attend than London. And the lineup is easily as good, if not better, than the London show. Except for that guy Wil Reynolds. Can you really learn anything from a guy with that lack of taste in beer? Glad that I will have some backup from Oilman as we enlighten him with some of the finer examples of craft brewing on Monday evening.
BLUEGLASS X – TAMPA, FLORIDA
Monday, December 3 & Tuesday, December 4
If you want to know how Chris Winfield has built one of the most successful search and social agencies in the world, just get on an email chain with him. The guy could sell ice to eskimos, shoes to Phil Knight, whatever analogy you want to use. Yes, it’s going to be a roundtrip 6-hour plane flight across the country but I am loving all the fresh faces on this speaker lineup that I usually don’t get to see on the West Coast. Gonna be a great show!