| 2:37 pm on Nov 26, 2001 (gmt 0)|
You guys should all think about attending the BarConference [barconference.com] in California, US.
| 2:41 pm on Nov 26, 2001 (gmt 0)|
I think it sounds very good
Agerhart i cant go there we are gonna have a child then in the middle of feb
otherwise i should have gone there i never been in USA
| 2:42 pm on Nov 26, 2001 (gmt 0)|
Congrats on the coming child Ove! You will get over here sometime.
| 2:44 pm on Nov 26, 2001 (gmt 0)|
| 2:52 pm on Nov 26, 2001 (gmt 0)|
The provisional date of 20th July 2002 for pubconference 2002 was discussed. Yet to be firmed up.
As agerhart says - "You guys should all think about attending the BarConference in California, US. "
| 3:03 pm on Nov 26, 2001 (gmt 0)|
Hi engine. Might be a good time to start getting that date set and attendance list running. An idea of early interest may spark off some sponsor support etc.
| 3:09 pm on Nov 26, 2001 (gmt 0)|
yep...after what wmw managed with a couple of months prep think what we can do with 7 months to get ready
| 3:11 pm on Nov 26, 2001 (gmt 0)|
<provisional date of 20th July 2002 for pubconference 2002 >
Great to hear that it is being discussed.
July seems like another life away. How about March 2002? :)
<You guys should all think about attending the BarConference in California, US>
It would be great if I could (your weather is way better too) but the travelling is a bit expensive.
- Congratulations Ove -
I can already imagine WebmasterWorld-PC 2002 UK
Snipped smileys, if RC sees that many he may have a siezeure!
(edited by: kapow at 3:20 pm (gmt) on Nov. 26, 2001)
(edited by: NFFC at 3:22 pm (gmt) on Nov. 26, 2001)
| 3:16 pm on Nov 26, 2001 (gmt 0)|
>July seems like another life away. How about March 2001?
You mean March 2002 right?
If not - lets go see what google brings up for "second hand tardis" ;)
I'm up for any UK wmw event.
| 3:28 pm on Nov 26, 2001 (gmt 0)|
Would it be possible to have a by-annual pub conference, would it pull the crowd and would it get the sponsorship ?
pubconference : get drunk + learn loads = good stuff
still no reason not to goto Barconference in the Orange county.
bar down the road has the biggest selection of BEER IN THE WORLD - i am their, possibly we could have an 'international beer tasting festival' incorporated into Barconference.
| 3:29 pm on Nov 26, 2001 (gmt 0)|
I'll be one of the first to admit that I am looking forward to the next UK conference (or Euoprean conference as the case may be) as much or more than the next guy but I don't want to take any focus off the upcoming US BarConference [barconference.com]. There is certainly enough stress with the events of Sept 11 already keeping some people from flying etc.
>>but the travelling is a bit expensive.
Same argument for us from North America. I won't even begin to tell you what my plane ticket cost back in July :)
PubCon 2000 was a smashing success and we're all chomping at the bit for the next one for sure. Rest assured we have plenty of time to round up sponsorship and the like. We have a great track record so far and the next conference is going to be awesome. I promise you'll all be notified the minute we officially set the date. Until then I encourage everybody to scrimp and save their pennies, pounds, euros, marks, kronas, francs, schillings, yen etc and buy your ticket to California for Feb. It's gonna be a blast.
Thanks for your enthusiasm and support - you are what makes us great here at WebmasterWorld.
| 4:12 pm on Nov 26, 2001 (gmt 0)|
There will be some interesting prizes at the Bar Conference [barconference.com]
Click on Other Prizes at the bottom of the index page.
| 4:21 pm on Nov 26, 2001 (gmt 0)|
You should get some of the SE's to give away top rankings as prizes!
| 4:22 pm on Nov 26, 2001 (gmt 0)|
>SE's to give away top rankings as prizes!
They do that now for good SEO work :)
| 4:25 pm on Nov 26, 2001 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for all your enthusiasm.
Just to amplify the point, barconference.com in California is the next event - don't miss it.
| 6:43 pm on Nov 26, 2001 (gmt 0)|
>Snipped smileys, if RC sees that many he may have a siezeure!
You got that right. Thanks! (I've asked BT to dock profile post tallies 10 posts for every d*mn smiley used, but he's resisted... so far.)
Disclaimer: For those of you just now finding out about the -now somewhat legendary- PubConference and its sister event BarConference, it's important to keep reminding everyone that WebmasterWorld acts as facilitator and primary sponsor to these events but they are independent entities. So, sponsors are underwriting the event, not WebmasterWorld, an important point.
The disclaimer notwithstanding, as far as these types of events go, sponsorship $$-amounts have been best described as, well, cheap. I was lucky enough to be able to attend PubCon, and I know for a fact that there was plenty of 'bang for the buck' at that one. Given the experience gained in developing that stellar event, I can't see how BarConference could come up short on performance, and the sponsors to date seem to agree.
The mere whisper of PubCon now simply means that you clear your calendar and do whatever it takes to get there. But, as Oilman says, all eyes are on BarConference right now, and my crystal ball says that after February I'm going to have TWO events that will be marked as "must-go" on the calendar.
| 7:01 pm on Nov 26, 2001 (gmt 0)|
Absolutely......after missing the first PubConference I knew that I couldn't miss the BarConference
| 7:13 pm on Nov 26, 2001 (gmt 0)|
oooooohhh *stamps feet*
I want to go to barcon *sulk*
pubcon was ace
prevented by Stingy Boss
will try to make it to uk do though, and pace myself this time
| 7:28 pm on Nov 26, 2001 (gmt 0)|
>and pace myself this time
PubCon OR BarCon, anyone that dulls their senses too much during the event is, IMO, crazy. You'll be walking into what is -without doubt- one of the most intense industry networking opportunities out there. My advice; keep sharp as long as possible while the meeting is rocking along, play hard later. Bring home more than enough goodies so that whoever writes the checks won't even pause when the next one convenes.
Oh, and bring a BIG stack of business cards.
| 7:44 pm on Nov 26, 2001 (gmt 0)|
I wish I could afford to get to the US in February ! Running a one person business has its restrictions.
I bet a lot of folks would pay an entrance fee if it helped to make two UK PubCons a year possible. I would !
If the only possibility is July 2002 - I'll just have to wait. One WMW PubCon is infinitely better than none!
Thanks to those who organise this stuff.
| 8:10 pm on Nov 26, 2001 (gmt 0)|
>bet a lot of folks would pay an entrance fee if it helped to make two UK PubCons
I don't think there's any doubt of that now. I'll add that the East Coast US was also screaming for one as well. The problem is that it requires a lot of groundwork to develop and stage a conference (clarification: work done by others, not me). Without that preparation, it's just not likely to be what we've now come to expect.
Hang on, July will get here... eventually.
| 2:13 pm on Nov 28, 2001 (gmt 0)|
I registered for the bar conference for 23 February,if I don't miss once I arrive in Los Angeles the easiest way to reach Irvine is to take a plane till the Orange County Airport and then the pick up service till the hotel right?
Or can I arrive by coach too?
I'm sorry but I don't know very well USA.
| 2:20 pm on Nov 28, 2001 (gmt 0)|
I look forward to meeting you!
see your StickyMail
| 2:33 pm on Nov 28, 2001 (gmt 0)|
I'm looking forward too!!
| 12:02 pm on Dec 5, 2001 (gmt 0)|
Here's the good news!!!
I will be attending the next UK Pub Conference!!!! Bring your money and place bets for the drinking contest!
| 12:43 pm on Dec 5, 2001 (gmt 0)|
Backus, why don't you use the money to come to the BarConference [barconference.com]?
(edited by: agerhart at 12:53 pm (gmt) on Dec. 5, 2001)
| 12:48 pm on Dec 5, 2001 (gmt 0)|
Mate, that's more money than I can afford!
| 3:54 pm on Dec 5, 2001 (gmt 0)|
I'm devastated that I just cannot make the BarConference in February. :(
Its a critical time right now, and simply put, I can't take that much time in February unless I sacrifice time off this Xmas ... and there is no way I'm doing that. ;)
However, since a PubConference is only one day off, two at max (I don't get hangovers), that's something I can just about always do.
| 5:58 pm on Feb 28, 2002 (gmt 0)|
We had fun in the sun, but the only good pint one could find in California was imported from europe ;-)
Here we go mates: [webmasterworld.com...]