There is only one week left until my very first convention in the online marketing industry. As I previously posted, I am attending alone and representing Flower Publishing & myself. I am very excited but also very nervous. Not only is this the first time I am traveling completely alone, but also being the first convention I am attending I am curious as to what to expect.
I am most interested in hearing Matt Cutts speak. I am an avid reader of his blog and his important advice on the industry is extremely valuable. Of course, I am also looking forward to seeing Craig Newmark of Craigslist.
As an online marketer, I am most interested in networking. I am very excited to meet and talk to other online marketers. I want to hear success stories, as well as “not so much success” stories. Being new to the industry, I am experiencing many hardships that I am sure my seniors have gone through and it would be great to hear some motivating stories rather than popping an Advil at 3AM due to a client headache.
I can’t wait to meet the people behind the ranking. The people behind the top Sphinns, the publishers of my favorite blogs and sites, and the experts.
I will be staying at the Las Vegas Hilton and I arrive on Monday at Noon. If anyone else will be attending PubCon and has any advice for a “Newbie” please comment.
I want to know everything! How many outfits should I bring? What is the dress code for sessions? What is the food like? How much extra money should I expect to spend? How do I get free shwag? What is an average drink price?… Things like that.
Any knowledge is greatly appreciated!