Last year the SEO Roadshow was a huge success. It is not about the money for this SEO get-together, its about meeting people face to face and learning and having fun. I believe SEO Roadshow is invite only, as well. It is known as the "black tie event of SEO."
There is an SEO Roadshow blog at http://www.seoroadshow.com/ with all the details.
Date/Time/Location: Sat Sept 10th 2005, The George Hotel, Edinburgh.
Unfortunately, I can't make these weekend trips. I would love to, but it is just not possible.
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