Did you know that the first conference we ever covered here was SES Chicago and that back six years ago in 2003? Since then we covered this conference every year but last. And we will be covering SES Chicago 2009 this year. For our past years coverage see SES Chicago 2003, SES Chicago 2004, SES Chicago 2005, SES Chicago 2006 and SES Chicago 2007. Next week, Monday, December 7th starts SES Chicago 2009.
We have several volunteers that will be helping with the live blog coverage on the CoverItLive tool. They include Brian Ussery aka Beussery, Marty Weintraub from aimClear, Chris Boggs of Rosetta and myself.
Here is our coverage schedule, which is subject to change at the last minute:
Monday, December 7 - Day 1 9:00am-10:15am Jeff Jarvis, Author of What Would Google Do? covered by Barry Schwartz 10:30am-11:30am Mixed Media SERPs covered by Barry Schwartz Search Analytics covered by Brian Ussery Search Industry Today covered by Chris Boggs 11:45am-12:45pm How to Turn Your Web Analytics Into a Money-Making Machine covered by Brian Ussery Search: Where to Next? covered by Chris Boggs 1:45pm-2:45pm Meaningful SEO Metrics: Going Beyond the Numbers covered by Barry Schwartz 3:15pm-4:15pm SEO Through Blogs & Feeds covered by Barry Schwartz Search and the Integrated Marketing Mix covered by Chris Boggs 4:30pm-5:30pm Customer Insights via Search Engine Tools covered by Chris Boggs & Marty Weintraub Ghost Blogging, Tweeting, Content Production - Ethical? Does It Matter? covered by Barry Schwartz
Tuesday, December 8 - Day 2 10:30am-11:45am Developments in Information Retrieval on the Web covered by Brian Ussery & Marty Weintraub Social Media Checklist covered by Barry Schwartz 1:00pm-2:15pm Real Time SEO: No More Yesterday's News covered by Barry Schwartz & Marty Weintraub Landing Page Optimization: The 7 Deadly Sins covered by Brian Ussery 2:30pm-3:45pm Igniting Viral Campaigns covered by Barry Schwartz 4:15pm-5:30pm How to Speak Geek: Working Collaboratively With Your IT Department to Achieve Business Goals covered by Chris Boggs Turning Simple Change into Big Profit covered by Brian Ussery Cool Mobile Apps, Augmented Reality - It's a Brave New World! covered by Barry Schwartz
Wednesday, December 9 - Day 3 9:00am-10:00am Keynote: Dan Siroker, Former Deputy New Media Director, Obama Transition Team and Founder, CarrotSticks covered by Barry Schwartz 10:30am-11:45am PPC or SEO? The Ultimate Search Marketing Battle covered by Chris Boggs & Barry Schwartz 12:45pm-2:00pm Facebook Rockstars RoundTable: Marketing For the Other Internet covered by Barry Schwartz & Brian Ussery 2:30pm-3:45pm Search Becomes the Display OS covered by Barry Schwartz
For those that will be there, I look forward to seeing you. For those that cannot make it, I hope we are covering the sessions you most want to hear about.