SphinnCon Israel Sold Out

Jan 29, 2008 • 1:40 pm | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Search Engine Conferences Coverage
 

Sphinncon Israel BannerSphinnCon Israel has officially sold out today. In fact, we added 15 additional seats, increasing our capacity to 165 people from our original 150 people. I apologize to all those that did not get to come to the first ever SphinnCon and the first ever sudo-SMX event in Israel, but there is always next year! One thing is for sure, we know there is real interest and support for such an event in Israel - which makes me incredibly happy and proud.

Here is our revised speaker list: SEO Panel

PPC Panel Social Panel

I have to thank the sponsors who stepped up to be part of the first SphinnCon Israel. Sponsoring this event not only made it possible for us to financially pull this all together but also shows how giving the SEM community is worldwide. It is a true honor to have these local Israeli companies be such a big part of the SphinnCon Israel event. The sponsors include:

Also, we have a free venue, free! The Department of Technological Management and Marketing at the Jerusalem College of Technology has given us a large large class room and lobby to host the event.

Thank you all for sponsoring!

Now for the mushy girly part. When the concept of such a social networking event was first drawn up, there were a few individuals in the Israeli SEM community who stood up and decided to help in so many ways. I wanted to specifically mention each of them by name. Each of these people helped organize this event for me and the SEM Israel community and they all deserve our deepest gratitude. I cannot express how much time, leg work, negotiating, diplomacy and all the stuff that goes into making an event like this work - went into this SphinnCon Israel. I personally thanked each one over here, with additional comments on Sponsors as well. But here is the list of individuals that deserve a mention, in alphabetical order:

  • Michael Barnett
  • Eli Feldblum
  • Roi Hildesheimer
  • Gilad Sasson
  • Mayer Reich
  • Branko Rihtman

Like I said earlier, I wrote a personal thank you to all these people and companies at my personal blog. But they deserve kudos here as well.

For $50 each person, I think the real winners will be the attendees. The presentations look outstanding. I personally prepared a 15 minute introduction, in Apple Keynote, so that should be cool. Now instead of me covering a search conference, I will try to help run one. Should be interesting.

Thank you all again!

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Comments:

Miriam Schwab

02/01/2008 06:52 am

Barry, I'm really excited about the conference, and I think it'll be great. One thing - your girly mushy part was strongly contrasted with the blatant absence of girls/women presenting at the conference. At least one woman would have been nice to represent the other 51% of the human race. Don't worry, it's not just you. The entire industry kind of shuts out women. It's too bad. Anyways, looking forward!

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