It’s Friday night and I’m cursing the fact that I booked myself on the red-eye back to Winnipeg because it’s only 6:00 p.m. but I can’t really go anywhere thanks to needing to be at the airport by 9:00. Most people are still out and about (yeah yeah imagine I’m saying it with the Canadian accent so many people told me I have) and not hanging out in the hotel bar.
What a fantastic week. WebmasterWorld’s PubCon definately has a distinctive taste to it, with many differences as well as similarities to SES. There are many things I loved about both.
I really enjoy that PubCon caters to a more “techie” kind of crowd, something I’d say I lean towards as an SEO. It’s also very informal, which is awesome. But SES is a larger event, and therefore all the “extras” are proportionate. For example, SES San Jose had a much larger Exhibit Hall, which yes was quite nice. Mind you, being able to complete the floor and talk to everyone I wanted to in less than three hours was great, but I missed seeing a few exhibitors, including Bruce Clay.
I hope to find a good balance between PubCon and SES. I think it great that Brett is taking the spring off to tend to “fatherly” duties, and I am really looking forward to coming back to Las Vegas next year. I also look forward to SES New York, and am now sorry I didn’t plan to attend SES Chicago. One thing at a time, but I am sad to think it’ll be another five months before my next conference.
And now after spending time packing and shopping (hey I’ve got a certain allowance of duty free, you can bet I’m going to take advantage of it!) it’s time to say “see ya next year” to PubCon Las Vegas.