In the first half of 2008 I plan on attending/speaking at several conferences, and thanks to Jennifer at Search Engine Guide, I've got my first one confirmed. Next April I'll be attending and presenting at the Small Business Marketing Unleashed conference in Houston, the 21st and 22nd. It's a two-day conference with the first day focused on panels and presentations, the second on workshops and clinics. On Day One I'll be presenting on Blogging for Business, and on Day Two I'll participate in a pair of clinics where we'll let the audience submit their sites for a critique where we'll discuss their strategy, what's working, areas that can be improved, etc. The conference is hosted by the good people at Search Engine Guide, and besides myself will feature presentations and workshops by Jennifer Laycock, Wendy Piersall, Matt Bailey, Debra O'Neil-Mastaler, and many more. Here's the complete schedule and here's more information, if you register by March 1st, you'll get a reduced rate. Should be a ton of fun and learning, and I'll be blogging more about this as we get into the New Year.
I'm also planning on attending, and hopefully moderating a panel at SXSW on the Future of Corporate Blogging. So that's two for Texas, I'm hoping to meet Hee-Haw, Jake and Ben and Jackie in Austin for SXSW, anyone else planning on attending?
I'm also going to try to work in at least one conference in January/February, and one in May, possibly more. So if you're with a marketing/social media conference held next Spring that's needing an additional speaker, shoot me an email.
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