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Pubcon, the premier search and social media conference, will hold its multi-track Las Vegas event on October 21 - 24, 2013 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Pubcon, supported by the industry's leading businesses, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors involved in social media, Internet marketing, search engines, and online advertising, offers an in-depth look at the future of technology presented by over 200 of the world's top speakers in more than 130 provocative cutting-edge sessions.

10/21/2013 to 10/24/2013
When: October 21-24, 2013
Where: Las Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Rd
Las Vegas, Nevada  89109
United States
Contact: Jeff Randall

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Pubcon, the premier social media and optimization conference and expo, will hold its multi-track Las Vegas event on October 21 - 24, 2013 at the Las Vegas Convention Center South Halls in the sunny entertainment capital of the world.

October 21 will feature a full day of Pubcon Masters Group search and social media training, with the official Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 conference taking place on October 22 - 24. The exhibition hall is tentatively scheduled to be open on October 23 - 24. Pubcon Las Vegas 2013, supported by the industry's leading businesses, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors involved in social media, Internet marketing, search engines, and online advertising, will offer a week-long look at the future of technology presented by many of the world's top speakers. Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 will be among the biggest and boldest gathering of search and social media innovators we have ever assembled, offering an unrivaled highly-productive conference experience at cost-effective rates, and with the leading technology and online marketing visionaries who will be in Las Vegas, we are confident that every attendee will come away with valuable new ideas and solutions for their businesses. Pubcon truly starts where other search and social media conferences end, and during our Las Vegas conference in October a valuable vision for the future will be presented by a virtual who's who of technology. Join thousands of leading search and social media professionals from around the world for Pubcon Las Vegas 2013, and learn more about the event with the information on this page, including the following Pubcon video.

Matt Cutts
Google Webspam Team Leader
Pubcon Las Vegas 2013
Keynote Speaker

Scott Stratten

Scott Stratten
UnMarketing President
Pubcon Las Vegas 2013
Keynote Speaker

Jason Calacanis, CEO, Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 Keynote Speaker

Jason Calacanis CEO
Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 Keynote Speaker

Pubcon Las Vegas 2013, the search marketing event of the year, will feature a major keynote address by Google’s popular head quality control engineer and webspam team leader Matt Cutts. For over dozen years Cutts has led many major webspam and engineering initiatives that have helped propel Google to becoming one of the world’s most successful businesses. UnMarketing’s president and popular digital marketing personality Scott Stratten — the man behind "Stop Marketing. Start Engaging.” — will also present a major keynote address during Pubcon Las Vegas 2013. Noted Internet entrepreneur Jason Calacanis, chief executive and founder of and longtime angel investor, will present the kick-off keynote during Pubcon Las Vegas 2013.

Some of the key players shaping the future of the Web, social media, and digital marketing have come to Pubcon over the years to tell their stories and share their visions with our attendees.

Pubcon keynote speakers have included Zappos chief executive Tony Hsieh, Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, authors Malcolm Gladwell, Guy Kawasaki and Robert X. Cringely, Demand Media co-founder Richard Rosenblatt, technology enthusiast John Battelle, and noted author and New York Times technology columnist David Pogue, among many other top keynote personalities.

CUTTING-EDGE SESSIONS Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 will feature multiple sub-conferences of cutting-edge sessions highlighting hundreds of the world's best technology speakers. Many of these top speakers who will present sessions in Las Vegas consider Pubcon to be their favorite event, and their enthusiasm for Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 will be apparent as attendees will be treated to insights, education and research that just won't be shared at any other conference but Pubcon. We feel that it's important for Pubcon attendees to gain valuable "take-aways" from sessions, and that's why we provide every full conference pass holder with a download containing all of the conference presentation files immediately after the conclusion of Pubcon, as a way to say thank you and to help you keep implementing the plans and insight presented in our sessions throughout the year and long into the future.
EXHIBITORS AND SPONSORS Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 will feature many search and social media exhibitors, with additional information available on the Pubcon Sponsors and Pubcon Exhibitors pages. For 2013 the Pubcon exhibition hall is tentatively scheduled to be open on October 23 - 24. Prospective sponsors and exhibitors, please click here to request more information. Space is limited and exhibition and sponsorship packages are on a first-come-first serve basis for Pubcon Las Vegas 2013. Don't miss out on the opportunity to have your company represented at PubCon Las Vegas 2013.
PRODUCT LAUNCHES Pubcon often serves as a launching ground for major new products and services from some of the largest Internet firms, such as Google's Pubcon launch of its Disavow Tool and Friend Connect API initiative and similar product announcement from Microsoft, Twitter and other firms. During Pubcon Las Vegas 2011 Google launched Business Pages for Google Plus. "We launched Google Plus Pages For Businesses just earlier at Pubcon on Monday,” Google head quality control engineer and webspam team leader Matt Cutts told Pubcon audiences during his keynote address. Pubcon Las Vegas is the place to be when exciting new technologies are launched.

In association with joint headline sponsors Majestic SEO and Manual Link Building and trade association partner Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO), Pubcon is thrilled to be hosting the inaugural U.S. Search Awards during Pubcon Las Vegas 2013, the search marketing event of the year.

The Search Awards — featuring a strong panel of judges — recognize and reward organizations, agencies and individuals based or working in the U.S. search and digital marketing industries, and the awards are now open for entries.

The U.S. Search Awards follow the success of the U.K. Search Awards and the European Search Awards which were launched by British events agency Don't Panic in 2011 and 2012 respectively. Both awards have become key celebrations for the search industry in those territories. The U.S. Search Awards will feature 22 categories and a Grand Prix prize, and will be presented at an awards ceremony on the evening of Wednesday, October 23 at Treasure Island Hotel and Casino during Pubcon Las Vegas 2013.

The esteemed panel of judges includes Rand Fishkin, chief executive at Moz (formerly SEOmoz), publishers Bryan Eisenberg and Jeffrey Eisenberg, Chris Boggs, global chair at SEMPO and chief marketing officer at Internet Marketing Ninjas, Bruce Clay Inc. president Bruce Clay, Majestic SEO U.S. brand ambassador Mel Carson, Bing Webmaster Tools senior product manager Duane Forrester, Search Engine Watch associate editor Danny Goodwin, Back Azimuth Consulting president Bill Hunt, Latitude managing director Richard Gregory, Beyond Ink managing partner Anne Kennedy, Link Fish Media owner Julie Joyce, Omni Marketing Interactive founder and SEO director Shari Thurow, FMB Media chief executive David Szetela, and SEO Book founder Aaron Wall.

This knowledgeable group of all-star industry leaders will judge all entries received before the entry deadline of Friday, July 19.

For complete information about the U.S. Search Awards and how to submit an entry, visit the official website at, and follow @ussearchawards on Twitter to keep track of the latest search awards news with the #ussearchawards hashtag.

INDUSTRY PARTY AND EVENTS SCENE Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 will be bigger than ever before, with many sub-conferences of specialized sessions, an intensive educational search and social media training program, top-notch keynote speakers and an unrivaled slate of after-hours parties, TweetUps and networking events including our famous Pubcon Ironman of after-hours networking events. In addition to our huge lineup of daytime conference events, the Pubcon party scene is also set to make our 2013 event an ultra-marathon of famous Las Vegas nightlife, with a party lineup that is sure to grow as Pubcon draws near. Put on your running shoes, or at least your party shoes, and plan your Pubcon nighttime events using our handy events guide published as the October 21 -24 dates get closer, featuring times and locations for events. In addition to Pubcon's Ironman schedule of after-hours parties, Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 will feature the famous Pubcon Classic, an informal networking event giving attendees a chance to rub elbows with friends both new and old in a relaxed environment. Expanding Pubcon beyond the cutting-edge keynotes, training programs and Pubcon Classic Networking Event sessions is Pubcon's annual classic party, a tradition dating back to the very first Pubcon. This traditional event gives Pubcon attendees a great opportunity to network with new friends and business contacts in a relaxed, informal environment set in a Las Vegas pub-like environment.
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING WORKSHOPS Pubcon will hold a day-long multiple-track slate of intensive educational search and social media training programs, called the Pubcon Masters Group, during Pubcon Las Vegas 2013. The Pubcon Master's Group Training Program will take place on Monday, October 21, the day before the full conference officially begins, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, with up to four simultaneous tracks of in-depth sessions led by some of the industry's most respected search, social media, pay-per-click (PPC), corporate in-house SEO and landing page optimization professionals. Due to the intimate nature of this training, the size of the class will be limited. This intensive full day of expert-led training is available for a special standalone low price. There are also additional discounts available with a full Pubcon conference registration. Please see the registration page for more information on pricing. Please note that the Pubcon Master's Group pre-conference training typically sells out early, so reserve your spot today.

Pubcon regularly holds "Pubcon Labs” during our conferences. Keep an eye on the Pubcon blog for announcements relating to these events for Pubcon Las Vegas 2013.

The Pubcon Labs event is hosted by a variety of top speakers leading conversations about search, social media and Internet marketing subjects.Our Pubcon Labs gives you the opportunity to get close to some of Pubcon's top speakers and spend time discussing the industry topics they know the best, all in a relaxed one-on-one environment around a table.

Pubcon Labs presents gold and platinum PubCon attendees the valuable opportunity to sit down at a private table and talk one-on-one with top Pubcon speakers, in this exciting event that debuted during Pubcon Las Vegas 2011.

AUTHOR BOOK SIGNINGS Meet your favorite new media and optimization authors and have them sign copies of their books at the Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 author book signing booth in the exhibition hall, tentatively scheduled to take place during the October conference. Get up close with many of the outstanding authors who will also be speaking throughout the week of October 21 -25. Last year more than 30 authors signed books at the busy Pubcon book signing booth, and for Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 even more are expected. Look for a detailing schedule of book signings before Pubcon Las Vegas 2013 begins.

  1. High Level of Content : Each Pubcon track or sub-conference is focused on a specific aspect of marketing featuring topics that are important to your marketing and traffic-acquisition strategies. We focus on some of the hottest trends and topics by asking speakers to prepare part of their presentation just prior to Pubcon, resulting in discussions that cover the very latest trends.
  2. Networking : The WebmasterWorld community started Pubcon in an English Pub where attendees got together to learn from and interact with others in their market space. Networking is readily available at breakfast, lunch, during session breaks, and well into the night at Pubcon's many cocktail hours and parties.
  3. Prime-Time Speakers : Pubcon attendees will hear and talk with the early-adopting who's who of Internet marketing, at the conference widely recognized as the speakers conference, where speakers come to learn as well as to share their vast knowledge.
  4. Post-Conference Networking Resources : Pubcon attendees receive a bound printed manual of the show, and a download full of all Pubcon presentation PowerPoints is made available for all full conference attendees.
  5. Takeaways : Pubcon presentations always end with at least one specific takeaway that you can apply to your business' own projects.
  6. Test Yourself : By spending time with others in your field at Pubcon Las Vegas 2013, you'll get an accurate idea of how your skill set stacks up, and gain valuable insight into which areas of your work you may need to focus on for continued growth and success.
  7. Value : We realize how much you have invested in attending a conference. Pubcon strives to provide the best value available in search and social media marketing conferences today, offering direct value in the form of education, new contacts, professional relationships, vendors and partnerships.
  8. Vendors : Use Pubcon as an opportunity to talk with vendors about their services that you use or may wish to try, in the Pubcon exhibit hall.
  9. Professional : Pubcon has had more than a decade of success, with event management roots running over 20 years. From registration to at-the-show services, Pubcon engages in a professional yet personal touch that stands out in an oftentimes crowded field.
  10. Your Clients, customers, and especially your competitors will attend. 'Nuff said.

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