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Speaking Engagements

Upcoming Events

  • All postponed due to COVID-19 🙁

With over a decade of local search experience, I’m one of the most qualified speakers to educate audiences on the broad possibilities of marketing via local search, as well as specific, effective tactics of doing so.

MozCon 2015

If you’d like me to speak at an upcoming event, please get in touch. My about page contains my current bio, headshot, and other relevant information.

Partial List of Previous Engagements

  • ADP
  • BIA/Kelsey Group Series
  • Borrell Associates AdGeo
  • BrightonSEO
  • Distilled SearchLove Boston
  • Distilled SearchLove London
  • Distilled SearchLove San Diego
  • IFA Annual Convention
  • LSA/Localogy Annual Conference
  • Local Search Summit
  • Local University Series
  • MNSearch
  • MozCon
  • MozCon Local
  • Seattle Interactive Conference
  • SEMpdx / SearchFest
  • SES New York
  • SES San Jose
  • SMX Advanced
  • SMX Local
  • SMX West
  • SMX East
  • SMX London
  • SMX Munich
  • StreetFight


I’ve spoken to audiences ranging in size from 15 to 1500, at both private events hosted by Fortune 100 companies (including one in the top 5) and public gatherings of international trade associations.  I have broad experience in speaking to everyone from rote novices to advanced peers, from small business owners to enterprise executives.


I’m pretty no-nonsense and get right to the point.  As a founding member of Local University faculty, I understand how hard it is to organize and run a high-quality event–I’m not a “diva.”  Give me a microphone, a projector, and a defined time slot, and I’m good to go.


These days, I typically ask event hosts to cover airfare and lodging.  Depending on the amount of effort to put a presentation together, an honorarium is usually optional.


I’m most likely to accept a domestic speaking invite if the venue is in the Mountain or Pacific Time Zones, or if it’s in Europe or Latin America.