It’s hard to resist when a conference is in Seattle. It may still be a 3.5 hour drive, but heck, no airports, no extra stay-overs caused by those lengthy cross-country flights.
And what’s cool about the Digital Summit Seattle.
- It’s outside the WordPress ‘bubble’
- I am going to be covering it as part of the media
BobWP Will Be Covering Digital Summit Seattle
For 1.5 days, I will be immersing myself into content—and people. At 1:15 on April 17th, I will kick it off with everyone else as we enjoy the keynote from Rand Fishkin, Search Marketing’s Evolution: 2018 and Beyond. And oh, btw, I’m hoping that later this year, after he settles into his new biz and has released his book, Rand will be joining me on one of our podcasts.
More Speakers to Hear
As much as I would love to list them all, I will make some time to catch a few of the speakers. It”ll be refreshing to step away from the world of WordPress and dive a deeper into the bigger picture of digital marketing. With the variety of speaker backgrounds, it will be interesting for sure.
People, Sponsors and Such
Of course, as is par for the course whenever I go to a conference, I will mingle and network. It will be fun because I am sure I will run into some of the old Seattle gang, since we were involved with that tech and business community for many years. And without taking too much of the sponsors’ time, I imagine I will learn about some new stuff and maybe even collect a little swag here and there. Not sure where the conversations will take me, nor do I have any strategic plans, but I am sure it will be a great time.
A Podcast? Why Certainly.
With just a week out, I am still firming up to have someone on a podcast. I will record it live, on-location and push it out post-conference here on our site. I am still pondering whether I will record any additional conversations with various attendees.
This post officially starts my coverage. And if you know me, there will be plenty of social going on, so if you follow me anywhere, just a fair warning. I will probably be most active on Twitter with plenty of tweets and photos. And yes, I will make a conscious effort to share beyond Twitter. Heck, maybe this will be my time to actually use Instagram. Besides the podcast, I will also write a wrap-up on my experience.
I know the odds are small, but if you happen to read this post, and are going to this conference in Seattle, please leave a comment so we can connect. Or hey, there’s still time to get your ticket.
An audio option for this post.