Socializing Before & During SMX West 2008
We expect more than 1,500 people to attend Search Engine Land’s three-day Search Marketing Expo West conference later this month in Silicon Valley. A monster show! There will be sessions stuffed with search marketing knowledge and a bustling expo floor. But it needn’t scare those looking to network. We’ve carefully coordinated a number of events […]
We expect more than 1,500 people to attend Search Engine Land’s three-day
Search Marketing Expo West
conference later this month in Silicon Valley. A monster show! There will be
sessions stuffed with search marketing knowledge and a bustling expo floor. But
it needn’t scare those looking to network. We’ve carefully coordinated a number
of events and parties during the show, plus there are a variety of ways for
people to meet others before they arrive, ranging from our just-launched
exclusive SMX Connect system for attendees to popular social sites like
Facebook. Below, more about some of the events — including "Google Groove" —
and ways to network, as well as the official conference tags and Twitter
Online Social Networking
SMX Connect: SMX West 2008
– This is SMX’s custom online networking tool exclusively for SMX West
attendees. It’s purposely designed as an easy, low-impact way for you to meet
others. No giant forms! Simply answer some simple questions. Then you can
magically click and browse your way to discover other attendees that are a match
to you. You can also privately message others who are going to the show or post
comments that all show attendees can view.
NOTE: SMX Connect is only available to those with
All Access and
Networking passes. About a day after you register, you will receive an email
telling you that you have access to the networking system. Then visit it
here and choose the "Create An
Account" link at the top of the page.
Sphinn: SMX West 2008 – Members of
Sphinn – the social news sister site to
Search Engine Land – can register
that they are going and view others from the Sphinn community who plan to
attend. If you’re a Sphinn member, be sure to check it out!
SMX West 2008 – Facebookers can see others who are going to the
show by connecting to them through our
official events page.
Just confirm you’re going and view other attendees that you may wish to friend
beforehand. Also keep up on SMX West 2008 news through the group. Don’t forget to
also join the
Facebook SMX Group or the
Facebook SMX Fan Page to network with others interested in SMX generally.
When you arrive at the conference, you’ll find we have an entire line-up of
networking events arranged, beginning with the SMX Bash and capping off on the
last night of the show with the Google Groove.
- SMX Bash: Monday, Feb. 25, 6-8pm (for Networking & All Access Pass
- Search Bowl Tailgate Party & Contest: Tuesday, Feb. 26: 6-8pm (for
Networking & All Access Pass holders)
- Expo Hall Reception: Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 6-7pm (for Expo-Only,
Networking & All Access Pass holders)
- Google Groove, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 7pm-Late (for Networking & All
Access Pass holders)
Tagging & Sharing
Many photo, video, and other sharing sites on the web allow you to tag content
with words that link them to a particular topic. If you’re sharing material,
please use any or all of these tags:
During the show, we’ll look for content tagged with the words above to make
it easier for all attendees to locate material. We especially encourage you to
use the first tag — smxwest08 — for the SMX West 2008 event.
Want to keep up with material that SMX itself is sharing? Here are places to
News & Updates
During the event, we’ll keep you updated through news on the
SMX Blog, as well as a
special [email protected] page (location to come; attendees will be notified of the
URL). You can also keep up with any breaking announcements during the show by
subscribing to our Twitter feed:
Want to see what others are twittering about during the event? Want to share
your twitters? Here’s how:
Terraminds: SMX: This page will show you any twitters that use the words
SMX in them. You can also subscribe to an RSS feed (look for the RSS link
under the search box). Want to show up? Just use SMX anywhere in your
Tracking: Twitter "track smx" from your IM client or phone, and you’ll
automatically receive any messages from others that use the words SMX in them
(note, SMS charges may apply). Again, want to appear? Just use SMX in your
For more about the show, see our past posts below:
- "Google Groove"
Added To SMX West Networking Events!
- Vote Now For SMX
Search Bowl’s Search Marketer Team
- SMX West: Preview
Our Upcoming Conference In Sight & Sound
- Glimpse The Future
Of Search At SMX West
Events & Networking Opportunities
- SMX West 2008
Agenda Up: 3 Days, More Than 50 Sessions!
- Search 3.0: The
Blended & Vertical Search Revolution
Networking/Extracurricular Activities Announced For SMX West
See you online and at the event — register now!