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<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)
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.
>>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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.