I take a red-eye flight out of SFO tonight and arrive in Boston tomorrow morning. Here’s where you can find me during the conference:
– 12:50 p.m. -1:50 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18th, 2006: I’ll be talking at a luncheon with other Googlers. We’ll discuss the latest webmaster features in Sitemaps, and there should be time for Q&A.
– 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19th, 2006: I’ll be on the Super Bloggers of Search panel. Sounds like we need SuperBlogger T-shirts, doesn’t it? 🙂 Plenty more chances to ask questions.
– 11:35 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19th, 2006: I noticed someone listed me on an Organic Site Review panel. Hmm, first I’ve heard of doing that one, but it could be fun. Maybe they don’t want me sitting at the back of the room for the link-building or affiliate sessions. 🙂
– 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19th, 2006: It’s the Search Engine Super Session! I’m hoping for plenty of Q&A time.
– 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 20th, 2006: The classic Pubcon session, to be held at a real pub. This is always lots of fun. My plane leaves at about 5:50 pm Thursday night, so catch me before 4 pm or so.
I’m going casual for this conference (jeans plus a T-shirt or a polo). Life is too short to wear slacks and a button-down shirt at every conference. If you think a search engine rep has to be well-dressed before you can believe them, you’ll have to close your eyes and imagine while I’m talking. If you see me, please walk up and say hello and tell me what you like/don’t like about Google. I’m trying to talk to new and different people at each conference, and it worked really well at SES New York. I’d love to talk to a whole lot of new folks this time.
Update: I hate red-eye flights, because I can never sleep on planes. So I’m trying to prep by doing things that make me sleepy. So far, I’ve
– watched part of a entertainment special (“Where are child stars now?”) with a warm cat on my chest.
– ordered a few ribs, with a side order of mashed potatoes and french fries (red meat + carbs + carbs should put anyone to sleep)
– browsed through 2003 IRS tax regulations
– I’m even considering listening to StrikePoint. Hahaha! Just kidding. SEO humor. 🙂
Can anyone else think of some sleep-inducing things?