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March 21-23, 2017

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Networking Events At SMX West 2017

Meeting your fellow attendees, speakers and exhibitors is a big part of the value of attending SMX West. Check out these networking activities for All Access pass holders and exhibitors.

Events open to networking pass Expo+ pass holders are designated with the symbol: 

Please read the SMX Code of Conduct which is observed at all conference functions.

Make sure to check back for updates – we’ll be adding to this schedule!

Featured Event – Google Dance: Networking Reception at Googleplex



Wednesday, March 22 – 7:30pm to 11:00pm

The good folks at Google are hosting a party for SMX West All Access attendees! Don’t miss this incredible experience — affectionately known as Google Dance* — at the famed Googleplex campus.

Want to attend? Be among the first 500 people buying a 3-day All Access Pass and you’ll automatically be registered. Transportation will be provided. (Sorry, 1-day All Access Pass holders are not eligible.)

* The term “Google Dance” was coined to describe the changes in search rankings after an algorithm update. It’s also the name of an annual gathering for search marketers that Google hosted at its Googleplex headquarters from 2002 through 2008. The Google Dance was revived in 2016 as a special networking event for SMX West conference attendees. You can learn more about Google Dance here.

Location: Main Google Campus

SMX Orientation: Optimize Your Conference Experience

Monday, March 20 ­- 5:30pm to 6:00pm

First time at SMX? Get the scoop on accessing presentations, WiFi, power food, networking and more great content. Plus you’ll meet part of the SMX team as well as other “first-timers” and start making connections before the show even starts. Orientation will be held in Salon III and is open to All Access attendees and speakers.

SMX Meet & Greet


Bruce Clay, Inc.

Opening Reception

Monday, March 20 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Start your SMX West experience off right! Arrive early, pick-up your registration materials, and join us on the 2nd floor Ballroom Foyer of the San Jose Marriott, for an informal evening reception with fellow attendees, speakers and invited guests.

This event is open to All Access holders and exhibitors.

Avoid the morning registration rush and pick up your badge, drink tickets, and registration materials at the convention center SMX West Registration Desk, open 5:30pm – 7:00pm Monday evening.

SMX Meet & Greet

Meet & Eat / “Obsessed with…” Tables

Daily, Tuesday, March 21 –  Thursday, March 23

There are two ways to get more out of lunch at SMX than just hot meals!

All lunches are included for SMX West All Access Pass holders. You’re certain to sit with knowledgeable and engaging people.

Like the experience to be a little more structured? Sign up to enjoy lunch at an “Obsessed with…” table. These are a great opportunity to continue the conversation with others who share your interests. We’ll post the schedule and topics of discussion for the tables several weeks prior to the conference and you can reserve your spot online.

Expo Hall Reception


Stone Temple Consulting

Tuesday, March 21 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Check out all of the solutions offered by the SMX West exhibitors during the Expo Hall Reception.

You’ll enjoy drinks and snacks while meeting your fellow delegates and learning about tools and services that can make you a more effective internet marketer!

This event takes place in the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. See who’s exhibiting.

pass holders welcome.


Tuesday, March 21 – 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Janes of Digital is a gathering of women who work in the search and digital space and want to support and encourage each other with a cocktail in hand. It’s like getting together with your friends after work, but better because these friends are also industry connections. Join us for small bites, cocktails, connecting and a panel discussion with women leaders in the industry.
The GlassHouse
2 South Market St.
San Jose, CA 95113
All Access and pass holders welcome.All are welcome (this means you too, men), but space is limited and your RSVP is requested to guarantee a spot and bring your SMX badge for entry. Register here.

Network Online Before & During SMX West 2017

The resources below will help you connect with others who have similar interests or work areas before you come to the show, so that you can have a successful conference network experience when you arrive. Check out these tools and ways you can share blog posts, photos and videos.

Facebook Private Group
Registered with an All Access pass? Join the official SMX West event group. This attendee only Facebook group will allow you to easily interact with others before, during and after the show. All Access pass holders will receive the link to request to join within their registration confirmation email. This is a great opportunity to participate in discussions, questions and show announcements prior to arriving on site as well as stay up-to-date during the conference! Feel free to hang out and continue the conversation even after SMX West is over!

Facebook SMX Fan Page
Join our Facebook SMX Fan Page to network with others, take part in conversations, and keep up with SMX news and announcements throughout the year.

Twitter: SMX — Tell the world you’re coming to SMX by using the #smx hashtag on Twitter! You can also keep up before, during and after the conference by following our Twitter feed.

Google+ – Join our Google+ page to network with others, take part in conversations, and keep up with SMX news and announcements.

LinkedIn: SMX — Member of LinkedIn? Join the SMX group and connect with others who are interested in our conferences.

Instagram: SMX — Love taking photos? We’d love to see yours from the show. Follow Search Marketing Expo and share your photos by tagging them with #smx or #smxwest.

Youtube: SMX — Make sure to check out the SMX YouTube channel for video clips from SMX!

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