Conference season: where to go in Europe? Five tips (and some discounts)
Its October again, which means its time again to pack our bags and visit some conferences again. The months of October and November are two of the busiest months when it comes to conferences in Europe. With SES Chicago dominating the US Search conference scene in the next month there is still plenty of interesting stuff to find in Europe.
As you are used from State of Search we spent a lot of time at the conferences. We take pride in covering the conferences the best we can and to give you an insight into what is happening. Both if you are at the conference or if you not, our event pages inform you in the best possible way.
So whats going on in the coming months? Time for a little overview of where you can go and where we will be going off course. Off course there is more, but we’ll cover that soon!
Domains are still a very valuable resource on the web. Having a good domain can be worth a lot of money. But where ‘domain parking’ used to be the trend, the domain owners now are more and more looking for other ways to increase the value of their domains. One way of course being search. That is one of the topics discussed (with the keynote by me) in Prague this Wednesday.
This conference is much different from others in its set up. The conference takes two days, but only one day has (a few) sessions. The first morning will have a few plenary sessions, but after that its really time to network and learn through interaction with “Power Networking” sessions where you can meet The Experts 1-on-1. Day two has a remarkable agenda when attendees can choose between different excursions in which they can network and talk to experts. You can for example, join in a AK47 and M16 Shooting Contest or go Bobsled Racing. Pretty amazing.
When? Domainfest conference day is this Wednesday, October 6th, the ‘networking day’ is the 7th.
Where? The event takes place in the InterContinental Praha in Prague
Who’s on the speakerslist? See the full list here, but the keynote is given by State of Search editor Bas van den Beld
Can I get tickets? Yes you can, they’re for sale at the event website for 695 dollars, for a full conference pass
Can I get a discount?Yes, the discount code “KEYNOTE” is worth 50% off for the first 5 users of the code!
Is State of Search going to be there?Bas van den Beld will be speaking
Conference website? http://domainfest.com/Prague2010/
A4U Expo London
A4U Expo is a conference which brings affiliates and SEOs closer together. In Europe it is the largest Performance Marketing Conference around which you cannot miss. A4U Expo brings together the ‘big names’ from both the affiliate- and the search-industry which makes it a unique conference. Add the excellent parties to that and you’ll have a couple of days to remember.
Where? The event takes place in the Excel Centre in London
Who’s on the speakerslist? See the full list here, but just a few names for you: Dave Naylor, Fantomaster, Jon Myers, Richard Baxter, Bas van den Beld, The brothers Critchlow, Paul Madden and many more!
Can I get tickets? Yes you can, they’re for sale at the event website for 495 pounds, for a full conference pass
Can I get a discount? Yes, using the code “SPK25″ you can get 25 pounds off
Is State of Search going to be there? Absolutely! We have bloggers covering the two conference days and some of our bloggers are actually speaking there! Also check out our special event page on the conference!
Conference website? http://www.a4uexpo.com/london/
Distilled PRO SEO Seminar 2010
One of the more active companies out there is Distilled. They are not only speaking on several events, they are also organising events themselves. One of wich is the PRO SEO Seminar 2010. This seminar, which was a huge success in 2009, will according to the organisers give you “more tips and tricks than you can handle”.
When? Distilled PRO SEO Seminar 2010 takes place on October 25 and 26
Where? The event takes place in the Congress Centre in London’s West End
Who’s on the speakerslist? See the full list here, but next to the Distilled crowd you will be able to see Dave Naylor, Richard Baxter, Jane Copland and Patrick Altoft
Can I get tickets? Yes you can, they’re for sale at a price of 699 pounds, for a full conference pass (two days).
Can I get a discount? If you are an SEOMoz member you’ll get a 200 pounds discount
Is State of Search going to be there? Who knows!
Conference website? https://www.distilled.co.uk/proseminar/
International Search Summit London 2010
The International Search Summit has been around for a couple of years now in London and has extended their conferences to Berlin, Seattle and Oslo, making it really international. At the end of October its another London event which will take place. With again a very interesting line up you have the chance to learn all about international search and different countries.
When? The International Search Summit London takes place on October 28
Where? The event takes place in The British Library in London
Who’s on the speakerslist? See the full list here, but next to organiser Andy Atkins Kruger you can listen to the likes of Mikkel deMib Svendsen, Fantomaster, Dixon Jones, Marty Weintraub and many more!
Can I get tickets? Yes you can, they’re for sale at a price of 350 pounds for the early birds
Can I get a discount? Via State of Search you can get a discount of 20% (!) if you use the code “SOS20″
Is State of Search going to be there? We are mediapartner!
Conference website? http://www.internationalsearchsummit.com/london.html
Getting found is one thing, but the next step is to convert. And that is exactly what the Conversion Conference is all about. The conference, which takes two days, adresses different topics within the conversion subject. You can learn about Graphic Design for Conversion, E-Commerce Optimization and SEO.
When? The Conversion Conference takes place on November 1st and second.
Where? The event takes place in the Park Plaza Victoria in London
Who’s on the speakerslist? See the full list here, but familiar names are keynoter Tim Ash, who we will be interviewing soon, Karl Banks, Will Chritchlow, Maura Ginty and others.
Can I get tickets? Yes you can, they’re for sale at an early bird price of 895 pounds, for a full conference pass (two days).
Can I get a discount? Yes, State of Search can give you a discount! Asing the code “STATEOFSEARCH010″ you can get 15% off
Is State of Search going to be there? We probably will be!
Conference website? http://conversionconference.co.uk/
The SES Conferences “hit” Europe a couple of times a year, with the biggest one being in London. The Berlin version however is also worth a visit, especially if you work with and in the German market. You will learn from Germans and a couple of “foreigners” all the insights into search in Germany.
When? SES Berlin takes place on November 23 and 24.
Where? The event takes place in the “NH Berlin-Friedrichstrasse” hotel in Berlin
Who’s on the speakerslist? See the full list here, and some session still need to be filled in but people like Johannes Beus, Marcus Tandler, Fantomaster and our very own Evert Veldhuijzen will be speaking for sure!
Can I get tickets? Yes you can, they’re for sale at a price of 895 euros, for a full conference pass (two days).
Can I get a discount? Keep an eye on State of Search, we will have news on that soon!
Is State of Search going to be there? Absolutely!
Conference website? http://www.searchenginestrategies.de/