I just posted the *Official* Party and Events Schedule for the 2007 Search Engine Strategies Conference (SES) in San Jose.
There is one VIP Private party on Monday evening and three private parties on Wednesday nights but here is a recap of all of the public events:
Sunday August 19
Downstairs to right of reception at Marriott is usually the place to be.
Monday August 20
Women In Internet Marketing Luncheon
Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Location: The Grill on the Alley
172 S Market St (at The Fairmont Hotel)
Space is limited, to rsvp send an email to Li Evans at email@example.com
SEMPO The Search is Right Night
6:00 - 7:00 PM
Come on down to “The Search Is Right Night” Following brief
remarks about the state of the organization, attendees are invited to learn how they can get involved with the various SEMPO committees and enter for a chance to win door prizes such as an iPhone, gift certificates and more.
The event is open to SEMPO members and non-members alike, so brush up on your Plinko skills!
Location: Room B at the Conference Facility
SEMPO In-House Search Marketer Networking Event
7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Drinks and snacks to be provided, but come early or the snacks will run out.
This event is for In-House SEMs only. We will be checking folks at the door - agency reps will be politely asked to leave.
This event is an excellent opportunity for In-House SEMs to meet and grow their network of contacts. No sense going it alone when there are folks just like you who are happy to share what they know.
Location: St. Claire Hotel
Tuesday August 21
3rd Annual San Jose Classic
9:00 a.m. to ???
Once again, random golfers are welcomed to take some time out from SES San Jose (only if you have a permission slip) and join the organizers of this informal golf outing -- Chris Boggs, Andrew Goodman, John Krystynak -- for 18 holes of rather mellow semi-sporting activity.
Location: Sinnabar Hills, 25 minutes from downtown SJ
Leave a post on the classic thread if interested.
AOL Search Lunch
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Watch a demo of the new AOL Mobile Search, enjoy free lunch and network with other search engine professionals. Also, enter for a chance to win an iPhone! This free event is open to all registered SES San Jose attendees, but RSVP is required since space is limited. Please bring your SES badge, photo ID and your RSVP confirmation for admittance.
Location: Room J (next to the Keynote Hall)
Google's GoogleDance VI
7:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Come party the night away at the Google Dance 2007 at SES San Jose.
For registered SES attendees, buses will depart from the San Jose Convention Center beginning at 7:00pm and run continuously until 11pm. Parking will be available at the Shoreline Amphitheatre parking lot "C", across the street from the Google campus.
**SES badge and photo ID are required for admittance.
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
Wednesday Night August 22
Webmaster Radio's SEARCHBASH 3
7:00 - ???
SEARCHBASH continues in their quest for the ongoing lubrication of the SES set. Vivid Night Club is located just a few blocks from the Convention Center.
Open Bar, food, Music, and all sorts of fun surprises should be expected. To ensure you get in the door, stop by one of our awesome sponsor booths. The following companies are again contributing to our delinquency:
Bruce Clay, Inc.
Location: Vivid Night Club (Same club as last year)
8 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Thursday Night August 23
I know the schedule is a lot lighter than normal and that is the reason for the delay of this post. I'm feeling that the search industry is changing and maturing and we are now seeing far less activity on the social scene. With that said, this will be my last 'Official Party & Events Schedule' post. I'm moving on to other things in my career and I'm finding my time limited - also I wont be involved with SES Chicago this year due to my involvement as a conference organizer with PubCon Las Vegas 2007.
It was a fun ride while it lasted. ;)