SMX® East Networking Events
Meeting your fellow attendees, speakers, and exhibitors is a big part of the value of attending SMX East. Check out these networking activities for All Access and Expo+ pass attendees. Please read the SMX Code of Conduct which is observed at all conference functions with no exceptions.
Wednesday, November 13
Expo Hall Reception, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
After a full day of learning, unwind with a drink and some delicious snacks in the Expo Hall. Mingle with attendees, connect with market-defining vendors, and have fun! This event is sponsored by Perficient Digital. (Open to all pass holders.)
Search Marketing Meetups, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Choose from four interactive meetups covering agency life, technical SEO, multi-location search marketing, and professional development. Check out the line-up below. (Open to all pass holders.)
– Agency Meetup: After a full day of Agency Ops & Management sessions, keep the conversations going during this exclusive meetup designed just for consultants and agency marketers. Join Search Engine Land’s editor-in-chief Ginny Marvin to discuss common obstacles and opportunities, share your own advice, and learn something new in this welcoming, engaging environment.
– Technical SEO & Developers Meetup: Search Engine Land’s Detlef Johnson will lead a discussion about past, present, and future web development frameworks and technical search engine optimization issues that can affect success or failure. In this unique (and technical!) meetup, you’ll spend time discussing the topics that matter to technical SEOs and developers.
– Multi-Location Meetup: Multi-location brands and their agencies face a set of unique challenges in engaging local searchers and managing content at the local level for hundreds or thousands of business locations. In this meetup, Search Engine Land contributing editor Greg Sterling will lead an engaging and collaborative discussion about the issues that matter to multi-location brands including the critical elements of an effective local strategy and the future of Google My Business and local search.
– Professional Development for SEOs & SEMs Meetup: Everyone needs to manage their own career upward — and there are some key do’s and don’ts to consider that can help make you promotion-ready. Join Jessica Bowman for an informal conversation on how to develop your professional skills in such a way that makes you the obvious choice for that next step up the workplace ladder. Discussion topics will include how to stand out at meetings as a leader, strategies to earn colleague praise (which makes its way back to your boss), tips for delivering presentations like an executive, getting buy-in for new projects, advice for asking for a promotion or raise, and much more.
Open Perspectives, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Hudson Mercantile, 500 W 36 Street, New York, NY 10018
Open Perspectives is an event for all, focused on exploring principles of diversity, inclusion, and inclusive marketing. It’s the space where we can discuss deep and relevant issues and challenges that we all face with focus on the experiences of underrepresented groups and their allies. We create an open environment where all are welcome and can contribute to the conversation.
Wednesday & Thursday, November 13 & 14
Birds of a Feather Lunches
At SMX East, you’ll get more out of lunch than just hot, delicious meals. Sign up for one of our “Birds of a Feather” lunch tables for topic-driven discussion about specific areas of search. These tables are designed to let you continue the conversation with others who share your interests. Once you register, we’ll send you an invite! (Open to All Access pass holders only.)
Network Online Before and During SMX East 2019
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.