SMX West – speaker pitches now being accepted

From our sister company, Search Marketing Expo:

Want to speak at our SMX West conference that’s happening in Santa Clara from Feb 10-12, 2009? Here’s everything you need to know about doing it!

Session Pitches Accepted: Nov. 4 through Nov. 14

From Nov. 4 through Nov. 14, we’re accepting pitches for sessions at SMX West. This is a general purpose search marketing event for people of all levels.

Want to pitch? Then submit your session idea here. The pitch should be about 2 to 7 paragraphs long. We don’t need an essay, just a general idea of what the session would be about, along with some specifics about what you might cover speaking as part of that session. You can suggest other potential speakers, but that’s not required.

Also send some background about yourself, your company and the type of work you do. We don’t need a resume nor a lengthy bio. Just a few sentences to describe yourself.

If you’re accepted, you’ll get a pass to the entire SMX event. Travel and accommodation are not provided.

What to pitch? Something interesting or unique about search marketing. We especially favor session pitches strong in tactical advice.

What not to pitch? A session about your particular product or service. A session that features only you speaking on a particular topic.

Agenda Posted: December 2

We expect to post the SMX agenda by December 2. If you were accepted to speak as part of the session pitch process, you MIGHT be notified by this time. If not, hang in there until speaking openings are posted.

Speaking Pitches Accepted: Dec. 2 through Dec. 12 (or so)

On Dec 2, our speaking pitch form will change. You’ll be able to see all available sessions that have actual speaking openings and pitch for particular spots. Pitch as soon as possible. Once we have enough good speakers, we’ll close a session to further pitches. By December 12, we expect to have all sessions filled. But as said, don’t wait until then, as some sessions will close earlier.

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