Joseph Morin, who has been posting the party and events schedule for the Search Engine Strategies conference has just announced his resignation. Well, he announced he won't be posting the schedules anymore.
But yesterday, he did post the SES San Jose 2007 Party & Events Schedule at Search Engine Watch Forums. I guess it is his swan song, like it is Danny's and Chris's swan song from SES. But Joe is not stepping away completely, he will still moderate the SEM Related Organization and Events forum at Search Engine Watch Forums.
To view the schedule of events, see Search Engine Watch Forums.
Back to Joe resigning... I don't remember ever seeing Joe officially accept a position for posting the party list. It just landed in his lap. Joe explains why he needs to step down from this role:
Nowadays it seems to be all private parties as the engines and vendors try and trim their budgets, also the conference grew in size to a point where no one wants to foot the bill for a conference now numbering in the thousands of attendees. Perhaps it's the end of an era, but after compiling this years list and waiting forever for any word whatsoever to compile an even somewhat decent party schedule and getting 'we're only having a private party this show' or 'we aren't doing anything for this show' time and time again plus given that unfortunately PubCon Las Vegas 2007 and SES Chicago 2007 happen to fall during the same week (where I happen to be one of the conference organizers), I now have a good opportunity to relinguish my role as party coordinator and pass the torch on to someone else. I'm not sure who will take over my position or if there will be enough event activity to warrant an 'official person' but I wish them well and I cherish the time that I have spent in this role.
Forum discussion at Search Engine Watch Forums.