It’s almost here! Next week ClickZ Live, the conference formerly known as SES, will descend upon San Francisco for an intense four days of internet marketing training, inspiration and – the best part? – networking.
If you’re an experienced conference-goer, you already know how difficult it can be to take everything in with just a few short days to do it. Newcomers – get lots of sleep before you go and don’t forget your business cards. There’s always something happening in and around the conference hotel and the networking opportunities are priceless.
Make sure you don’t miss any of these social and networking events in San Francisco next week:
Mon Aug 11: Newcomers Meetup and Meet & Greet
ClickZ Live Newcomers Meetup
If you’ve never attended a ClickZ event before, plan to attend this half-hour networking session at 5:30pm. The content team will walk you through what to expect over the course of the week, so you can make sure the sessions you attend are a good fit for you. You can RSVP and get more details from the organizers here.
Best of all, you’ll meet other first-time attendees who are probably all headed to the same place afterwards and can join you. That next event is:
The ClickZ Live Meet & Greet
The unofficial conference kick-off, there’s a meet and greet party in every ClickZ city the night before the opening keynote. Open to all ClickZ Live attendees, the meet & greet is the place to meet and mingle with the organizers, speakers, sponsors and other conference attendees. This networking event takes place from 6pm-8pm the night before the opening keynote, just after the newcomers meetup. You can RSVP and stay tuned for venue information here.
Tues Aug 12: Meet the Experts & Cocktail Reception
Meet the Experts Roundtables
From 5:10-6:30pm, head to the expo hall for Meet the Experts, a popular series of roundtable discussions where you can sit and chat with experts and industry insiders on a variety of marketing topics. You’re free to move from table to table, to take in the topics that interest you most. I’ll be there sharing PPC tips and advice, so be sure to stop by and say hello!
WordStream & DWA Media Networking Cocktail Reception
The cocktail reception, sponsored by WordStream Inc. and DWA Media, is held in the same space at the same time as the Meet the Experts roundtables. Grab yourself a cocktail and be brave – this is the place to get to know the other attendees. Many a business deal has been born at these receptions!
Weds Aug 13: Happy Hour Networking & Minna St Charity Party
Stone Temple Happy Hour
With the afternoon of intense sessions behind you, head over to the expo hall at 5:30pm for Happy Hour, sponsored by Stone Temple Consulting. Speakers, sponsors, global brands and conference attendees get together to enjoy a beverage and talk about the industry. Don’t miss it!
Charity Party for the SF Homeless Youth Alliance
The best social events are also for social good, so head over to Harlot at 46 Minna St from 8pm-11pm for the charity party. Organizers ClickZ Live and Internet Marketing Ninjas have suggested a donation for entry of $40 and all proceeds benefit the Homeless Youth Alliance of San Francisco.
Thurs Aug 14: Wrap Up & Wine Down
Conference Closing Wine & Cheese Networking Reception
At 3pm, follow the signs to the last networking opportunity of the event, ClickZ Live’s Wrap Up & Wine Down reception. This is your last chance to catch up with any of the people you’ve met and get connected before heading back home!
Come Meet the WordStream Team for Fun Swag, PPC Insight & a Chance at a Cool Prize!
Stop by our booth (#9) in the expo hall Tuesday to Thursday to meet the WordStream team. We have some fun swag for attendees and love talking shop.
WordStream reps will help you grade your AdWords account to see where your opportunities lie and you’ll be entered into our grand prize draw for an exclusive prize open to ClickZ Live attendees only! This is where you can grab your “I Scored at ClickZ” t-shirt and a WordStream mouse.
Don’t miss my deep dive into winning AdWords strategy on Day 2, Wednesday, August 13 from 1:45-2:30pm. in PPC Peak Performance: The Definitive AdWords Audit Framework, I’m sharing concrete tactics on gauging your AdWords success and focusing on the areas of your account optimization that will produce the best results. Get the latest competitive benchmarks and learn the secrets of the top 1% of AdWords advertisers so you can begin to replicate their super successful strategies.
Tweet me at @larrykim if you have any questions or want to meet up at ClickZ Live in San Francisco!