Upcoming Trips and Events

suitcase man I’m not one to use my blog as a billboard for announcements, but given all that’s coming up, I felt that it was the only way to be sure you had a sense of where I’m going and where we might be able to meet to do business. One of the ironies of being in the Internet marketing profession is that I fly all over the world telling people how you don’t have to fly all over the world to build relationships. I’m happy, because it means I get to meet more wonderful people, and as I tell my business partners, my clients aren’t hiding out in my office. So, here’s a partial list of upcoming events as I know of them today:

Upcoming Trips and Events

  • Monday, March 9th, 2PM ET Webinar with Awareness Networks – on Corporate Trends in Social Media Marketing.
  • Wednesday, March 11th, 9AM CT PubCon South, Austin, TX – keynote interview with Guy Kawasaki.
  • Thursday, March 12th, Not sure which time, PubCon South, Austin, TX – panel with Reem Abeidoh, Lee Odden, and I forget the rest but they’re also cool.
  • Thursday, March 12th, Inbound Marketing BootCamp, Austin, TX, all day. This is actually my event, and it’s a keyboard level training session. Use code “camper” to get in for $99.
  • Friday, March 13th – Tuesday, March 17th, SXSW Interactive, Austin, TX . I’ll be at this event for a full week, with lots of different things on the go. If you want the best chance of finding me, I’ll be most often in one of two places: The Pepsico Podcast Playground with BlogTalkRadio (Pepsico is a client), and I’ll be at the TechSet Blogger Lounge.
  • March 26th – March 29th, So Cal Action Sports Network, Irvine, CA. – Speaking to a dynamic group of brilliant marketers.
  • April 10th – Module 09, Detroit, MI. – keynote.
  • April 15th – 16th (with lots of days of flying) – Marketing Now, Wellington, NZ. Both David Meerman Scott and I are going to present.
  • April 27 – 29 – Inbound Marketing Summit – San Francisco, CA. This is our conference. Use code “insider” to take $200 off the ticket price. This will be a big event. LOTS of great speakers.
  • May 1 – 3 – SOBCon 09 – Chicago, IL. This event is one of my 3 favorites every year. It’s definitely not one to miss.
  • May 11-13 – Community 2.0 – San Francisco, CA.

Phew.

Missing from this list are some of my client visits, and some new stuff that I just talked about with people in Seattle. Also missing are some of the other events where I’m on the fence about whether I can make it. But that’s still a pretty decent list.

Why I’m Sharing That

My goals at every event I attend go something like this:

  • Be helpful.
  • Meet new friends.
  • Reconnect with existing friends.
  • Find potential clients.

If You’re At an Event With Me

Okay, so sometimes, when I’m at these events, we get all into clumps of people, where it might be a little intimidating at times. I have some advice for times like that:

And maybe this video will help, too:

The point is, I’ll be all over the place. If I’m anywhere near you, then get in touch. I’d love to meet you. It might take a little bit, and I might not be able to get dinner with you, but I can certainly say hi, learn a bit more about you, and establish a relationship in person.

Any questions? Any thoughts? What else can I tell you?

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  • http://twitter.com/baratunde Baratunde Thurston

    sir, quite an exciting itinerary you have coming up. i’m curious, however. why does mr social media not use some sort of semi-advanced online calendar system to post this information? seems a little odd to me to run these as bullets in a blog post. what say you sir? your social media bonafides have been called into question. CHALLENGE!

  • http://twitter.com/baratunde Baratunde Thurston

    sir, quite an exciting itinerary you have coming up. i’m curious, however. why does mr social media not use some sort of semi-advanced online calendar system to post this information? seems a little odd to me to run these as bullets in a blog post. what say you sir? your social media bonafides have been called into question. CHALLENGE!

  • http://Twitter.com/Ed Ed

    Finally!

    Yes, it is okay to switch on your radar beacon.
    It’s not a billboard, ad, or ego, when folks are constantly asking
    what where when, over and over again.

    Though Ed will probably continue even with this post. ;)

  • http://Twitter.com/Ed Ed

    Finally!

    Yes, it is okay to switch on your radar beacon.
    It’s not a billboard, ad, or ego, when folks are constantly asking
    what where when, over and over again.

    Though Ed will probably continue even with this post. ;)

  • Anonymous

    Just loved this little video. I’m going to have to learn how to add those comments and minivids to the application. Do I need to subscribe to your feed? Or can I just log on to Twitter? thanks and have a safe trip, Debby

  • http://www.TriangleHomeopathicCenter.com Debby Bruck

    Just loved this little video. I’m going to have to learn how to add those comments and minivids to the application. Do I need to subscribe to your feed? Or can I just log on to Twitter? thanks and have a safe trip, Debby

  • http://www.copyblogger.com Brian Clark

    You, my friend, are a maniac. I don’t know how you do it, but I’m glad it’s you and not me. :)

  • http://www.copyblogger.com Brian Clark

    You, my friend, are a maniac. I don’t know how you do it, but I’m glad it’s you and not me. :)

  • http://freebiesmentor.com/ Freebies Mentor

    You are one busy guy. You have stuff going on all the time. But some people are definitely happy traveling a lot. I am not one of those people though.

  • http://freebiesmentor.com/ Freebies Mentor

    You are one busy guy. You have stuff going on all the time. But some people are definitely happy traveling a lot. I am not one of those people though.

  • http://dannybrown.me Danny Brown

    Hey there Chris,

    No Toronto? Sheesh, did we scare you away that much? ;-)

    In response to Baratunde, you could check out the Events Calendar plug-in. I use it on my blog and it’s a useful little tool to show at a glance where you’ll be and when.

  • http://dannybrown.me Danny Brown

    Hey there Chris,

    No Toronto? Sheesh, did we scare you away that much? ;-)

    In response to Baratunde, you could check out the Events Calendar plug-in. I use it on my blog and it’s a useful little tool to show at a glance where you’ll be and when.

  • http://cooper-taylor.com/blog Carol Cooper-Taylor

    Come on Chris, get yourself over to New Zealand!

  • http://cooper-taylor.com/blog Carol Cooper-Taylor

    Come on Chris, get yourself over to New Zealand!

  • http://karlmfoxley.com Karl Foxley

    Hey Chris,

    Wow, very busy calendar. Posting a list of upcoming events is a pretty cool way of keeping your readers updated with your whereabouts. I may have to try the events calendar plug-in for myself.

    Karl

  • http://karlmfoxley.com Karl Foxley

    Hey Chris,

    Wow, very busy calendar. Posting a list of upcoming events is a pretty cool way of keeping your readers updated with your whereabouts. I may have to try the events calendar plug-in for myself.

    Karl

  • http://www.socalactionsportsnetwork.com bryan elliott

    Hey Chris, we’re all looking forward to seeing you out in SoCal this month. Also really looking forward to the Inbound Marketing Summit in San Francisco April 28-29 http://www.inboundmarketingsummit.com/

    We’re rallying members together and plan to get a bus (or buses) and make a road trip out of it. We’ll be talking, eating, drinking and Tweeting (from our iphones) the whole way. Should be fun. See you again in April.

    -Bryan

  • http://www.socalactionsportsnetwork.com bryan elliott

    Hey Chris, we’re all looking forward to seeing you out in SoCal this month. Also really looking forward to the Inbound Marketing Summit in San Francisco April 28-29 http://www.inboundmarketingsummit.com/

    We’re rallying members together and plan to get a bus (or buses) and make a road trip out of it. We’ll be talking, eating, drinking and Tweeting (from our iphones) the whole way. Should be fun. See you again in April.

    -Bryan

  • http://lucidcontent.com richard pelletier

    You know it’s darned interesting you posted this vid. There I was in Seattle at an event with you. I’m thinking, ‘jeez, this poor guy has every single bloke and blokette coming at him saying, “Hi! So wanted to meet you.” And I’m thinking why add to this? Then I’m thinking why not? One minute. Introduce, thyself, exchange a bit of back and forth and continue on in life. So I did. Glad to have done so. See you soon. Next time I’ll talk longer!

  • http://lucidcontent.com richard pelletier

    You know it’s darned interesting you posted this vid. There I was in Seattle at an event with you. I’m thinking, ‘jeez, this poor guy has every single bloke and blokette coming at him saying, “Hi! So wanted to meet you.” And I’m thinking why add to this? Then I’m thinking why not? One minute. Introduce, thyself, exchange a bit of back and forth and continue on in life. So I did. Glad to have done so. See you soon. Next time I’ll talk longer!

  • http://VitaminOC.com/ Jackie Perez

    Hello Chris,
    I am really looking forward to getting the chance to see you speak at The SoCal Action Sports Network in a few weeks. As a student, Bryan Elliot is giving us the opportunity to volunteer in this event and I couldn’t be more excited! I am a social media enthusiast and marketing student- so getting to see you speak is going to be great.
    I would really love to say “Hi” to you and meet you in person.

  • http://vitaminOC.com Jackie Perez

    Hello Chris,
    I am really looking forward to getting the chance to see you speak at The SoCal Action Sports Network in a few weeks. As a student, Bryan Elliot is giving us the opportunity to volunteer in this event and I couldn’t be more excited! I am a social media enthusiast and marketing student- so getting to see you speak is going to be great.
    I would really love to say “Hi” to you and meet you in person.

  • http://overjobs.blogspot.com Luciano Bitencourt

    Mr. Chris, very good.

  • http://overjobs.blogspot.com Luciano Bitencourt

    Mr. Chris, very good.

  • http://www.travelinlocal.com LisaNewton

    Yeah, you’re coming to CA. I just registered to be there. Just yesterday, I met a couple of bloggers I follow in person, and now, I’ll be at Foothill Ranch. I’m excited……………….:)

  • http://www.travelinlocal.com LisaNewton

    Yeah, you’re coming to CA. I just registered to be there. Just yesterday, I met a couple of bloggers I follow in person, and now, I’ll be at Foothill Ranch. I’m excited……………….:)

  • http://BuckingtheRealEstateTrend.com Susie Blackmon

    I will not be shy, and I will be sexier in person.

  • http://BuckingtheRealEstateTrend.com Susie Blackmon

    I will not be shy, and I will be sexier in person.

  • http://utodd.com tsand

    I <3 that video. :)

  • http://utodd.com Todd

    I <3 that video. :)

  • Scott Bush

    I’d come and see you in Chicago, and bring some of my new media graduate school friends, but the price of the conference is much too high for any of us to afford. Glad you are coming to Chicago though. We need more social media, blogging, networking, etc. events.

  • Scott Bush

    I’d come and see you in Chicago, and bring some of my new media graduate school friends, but the price of the conference is much too high for any of us to afford. Glad you are coming to Chicago though. We need more social media, blogging, networking, etc. events.

  • http://www.morningstarcomm.com/luminaryblog.aspx Matt Dunn

    can’t help but notice kansas city is not on your itinerary anytime soon. you should really fix that. even @skydiver is making an appearance in town.

    side note, love your LinkedIn profile. used it as an example for my company as we work on developing our presence on that site.

    @m_dunn

  • http://www.morningstarcomm.com/luminaryblog.aspx Matt Dunn

    can’t help but notice kansas city is not on your itinerary anytime soon. you should really fix that. even @skydiver is making an appearance in town.

    side note, love your LinkedIn profile. used it as an example for my company as we work on developing our presence on that site.

    @m_dunn

  • Sasha Kane

    Gosh Chris, you have to really enjoy traveling or you would be in a fix for sure. Have to say your Blog on being sexier was a bit amusing. Am going to try to make it to the Irvine Sports conference. Really not sure how sexy I will make my mind up to be. However, looking forward to meeting you along with other serious bloggers someday.

    When I first started Twitter in October of 2008, someone DM’d me telling me to Follow @chrisbrogan and his blog. Saying you were the fastest way to steer through the Twitter minutia.

    Travel well, have fun, be safe.

  • Sasha Kane

    Gosh Chris, you have to really enjoy traveling or you would be in a fix for sure. Have to say your Blog on being sexier was a bit amusing. Am going to try to make it to the Irvine Sports conference. Really not sure how sexy I will make my mind up to be. However, looking forward to meeting you along with other serious bloggers someday.

    When I first started Twitter in October of 2008, someone DM’d me telling me to Follow @chrisbrogan and his blog. Saying you were the fastest way to steer through the Twitter minutia.

    Travel well, have fun, be safe.

  • http://www.keithburtis.com Keith Burtis

    Folks, I know Chris. We have met many times. He’s not BS’ing, and it’s 100% true what he is saying. The crowds of people happen to a lot of us. Step in, say hi and shake hands. Chris is thee most gifted networker I know. I have tried to take a lot of cues from him. However, this goes beyond Chris. Don’t leave an event without meeting the people you want to meet. I did that in Boston last year. I met a HUGE amount of people, but missed a couple that were on my radar. No one, is too superstar to talk.

    Quick Personal Story. Chris and I were alone in a hallway in Boston last year and he glanced outside the big glass facade at Harvard and saw someone standing out under the bus terminal. He looked at me and said “I don’t think I had a chance to meet that guy, thats a real shame.”

    Chris, I have no idea how you do it. Your like the mailman…. always delivering through, wind, ice, snow and rain. You deserve your success and looking forward to the next time we run int each other. In like 2 days :)

  • http://www.keithburtis.com Keith Burtis

    Folks, I know Chris. We have met many times. He’s not BS’ing, and it’s 100% true what he is saying. The crowds of people happen to a lot of us. Step in, say hi and shake hands. Chris is thee most gifted networker I know. I have tried to take a lot of cues from him. However, this goes beyond Chris. Don’t leave an event without meeting the people you want to meet. I did that in Boston last year. I met a HUGE amount of people, but missed a couple that were on my radar. No one, is too superstar to talk.

    Quick Personal Story. Chris and I were alone in a hallway in Boston last year and he glanced outside the big glass facade at Harvard and saw someone standing out under the bus terminal. He looked at me and said “I don’t think I had a chance to meet that guy, thats a real shame.”

    Chris, I have no idea how you do it. Your like the mailman…. always delivering through, wind, ice, snow and rain. You deserve your success and looking forward to the next time we run int each other. In like 2 days :)

  • http://www.themurr.com/ David Murray

    Wow, where is your CB 2009 Tour T-shirts? That is some hefty traveling. Chris, I’m looking forward to hearing you speak and meeting you when you visit Detroit in April. Thanks for making it our way!

  • http://www.themurr.com DaveMurr

    Wow, where is your CB 2009 Tour T-shirts? That is some hefty traveling. Chris, I’m looking forward to hearing you speak and meeting you when you visit Detroit in April. Thanks for making it our way!

  • http://creativefuelstudios.com/the-talent/jim-gray/ Jim Gray

    Love the video piece!

  • Jim

    Love the video piece!

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