For those of you heading out to New York for the upcoming Search Engine Strategies Conference February 27 through March 2nd, I have posted and updated the "Official SES Party Schedule" much like I did for SES last August in San Jose.
For SES Chicago this past December, there were no planned, sponsored parties and if it werent for BruceClay, TrueLocal and WebmasterRadio who pitched in for a last minute party at BuddyGuys Jazz Club near the conference hotel, we wouldnt have had a single party during SES. This after the previous SES where we had four competing parties on one night and majors battling it out to outdo each other with Google hosting their annual GoogleDance and Yahoo actually renting out Great America amusement park for party revelers to get as much roller coaster action as they could muster.
So here it is - check out the Official SES Party and Events Schedule and make plans to be at all conference networking events. ASK.com was the first to announce a major party. I heard from Jim Lanzone, Senior Vice President of Search Properties at Ask.com (they will officially drop the 'Jeeves' name at the end of this month) who wanted me to remind folks that this year they are going to outdo previous parties that have included music, food and festivities and names such as 'William Hung' and 'The Dan Band' and that this was going to be a MAJOR bash. I'm guessing that this coincides with their new branding effort to promote ASK.com and wish Jeeves a fond farewell.
I hope to see everybody there!