Travel plans for late 2007

Earlier this year I posted my rough plans for the first half of 2007. This is what the schedule is looking like for the second half:

June 4-5: SMX Seattle. Already did this (duh!), but part of the reason for this post is so that down the road I can remember what I did. πŸ™‚

June 22-24: Foo Camp, also a week or so ago.

July 21-22: I’ll be speaking at WordCamp 2007 in San Francisco.

August 20-23: SES San Jose

September: there’s a wedding in early September I plan to attend.

December 4-7: I’ll be at Pubcon Vegas 2007. I plan to send other speakers from my team to SES Chicago so that we can cover both conferences.

I wanted to hit Defcon or SIGGRAPH this year (late July/early August), but I probably won’t get around to it. I’d like to attend TED at some point, and I’d definitely enjoy crashing the World Economic Forum in Davos someday. Does anyone have suggestions for other fun non-search conferences or events?

44 Responses to Travel plans for late 2007 (Leave a comment)

  1. Techcrunch is having an even/ conference in SEPT in San Fran

  2. The world Haggis Hurling Competition – http://www.scottishhaggis.co.uk/haggis_hurling.htm

    Any of the various “regatta’s” in Australia’s northern territory – Henley-on-Todd is a good one πŸ™‚
    http://oceanic-cultural-events.suite101.com/article.cfm/best_northern_territory_festivals

    M

  3. Matt_Not_Cutts

    Come to Australia!

  4. You just missed Anime Expo! http://www.anime-expo.org/ . I accidentally cruised by with my kids and it looked like fun. Or even more non-search, catch the Strawberry Music Festival for Bluegrass near Yosemite, Labor Day.

  5. I’m thinking of attending the SMX Social Media event in NYC…

  6. Matt, I guess WEF shouldn’t be a problem for you as G generally throws quite a nice party. I’m sure you know the right people inside G to talk to. πŸ™‚

    Also shortlist Oktoberfest – best thing for you ever: We do mix Sprite and beer. This way you won’t get drunk, have your favourite taste and people won’t complain that you’re not drinking. πŸ˜‰

  7. Dave (original)

    Careful Matt, Google might conclude they can run just fine without you πŸ™‚

  8. Why not coming for TIESTO the best DJ in the world : He is here in Lebanon.

  9. Hi Matt,
    Dublin is waiting for your next visit πŸ˜€
    …and then I would suggest you jump in Portugal for a bit, I will gladly give you a few advices πŸ˜‰

  10. Maybe you can use Davos as a startpoint for an extended Europe tour πŸ™‚

  11. Sprite and beer? Eeeuwww….

  12. You should come up to Seattle in early August for Gnomedex. We could go have macaroni and cheese!

  13. Welcome to Russia, in Sochi.

  14. I’ll go off the board (yet again) with my suggestion. Try to see The Sustainable Condo at some point, Matt:

    Events Featuring The Sustainable Condo

    This thing is pretty cool to see up close. They even have a toilet that uses grey water (the water that runs off into the sink after hand-washing, dishes, showers, etc.) They were the featured exhibitor at a conference a client of mine put on last year and they did a really good job of it.

  15. I’ve heard penguicon is usually pretty fun, and my old alma matter throws MPcon – michigan’s largest lan party.

    There needs to be a search conference in the Detroit area (come on, it’s not that bad… and you DO have Google in Ann Arbor) so that I can attend.

    I just can’t justify a vacation, and work can’t justify paying me to go to one.

  16. You could try to visit emetrics this October in D.C.

  17. I second the search conference in the Detroit area idea – I don’t know why they don’t do that, it’s not THAT bad here… (I’m in Ann Arbor)

  18. You just missed Trekfest…it was last weekend! http://www.trekfest.com/trekfest.htm

    You can always visit the future birthplace of Captain Kirk next year…He won’t be born for another ~225 years!

  19. Sam I Am

    Matt, you should visit the Google team up in Trondheim, Norway, some time in the dead of winter. Can get cold, but it’s still fantastic! If you do make it up to Norway, pop me an email so I can talk face to face about getting this darn penalty removed….

  20. If you haven’t hit up CES in Vegas – it’s a must attend for a gadget guy

  21. Chip

    The SEMA auto show in Vegas is quite possibly the wildest show/conference in the US. Tough to find anything better than lightly clothed strippers and insane rides. Be prepared to walk, tho, the show is about 9 miles long in the Convention Center.

    Chip

  22. mor

    i never saw you in Germany :-/

  23. we’re having a garage cleaning conference at my house feel free to stop by , I’ll comp you a pass and hook you up with lunch

  24. I noticed iDay (June 29th) was not on the list. How is this possible, Matt? πŸ˜€

  25. >>Does anyone have suggestions for other fun non-search conferences or events?

    Matt, it isn’t 100% non-search because there’s definitely SEM involved in the industry, but word has it that it’s a lot of fun. I’d seriously suggest that it would be a super idea for someone from Google to do a positive infiltration of the affiliate marketing industry at an Affiliate Summit event, not only to meet a good cross-section of the who’s who (and who isn’t) but to get an inside look at major issues and prevalant practices.

    IMHO there’s a lot of unwarranted anger and unnecessary fear floating around regarding search, and there really are pro-active, vocal people trying to promote best practices, so some savvy guidance (formal or informal) could go a long way in dispelling some myths and quite frankly, helping to eliminate some of the swill that’s put out there.

    There’s one this week in Miami (full up but not *really* – I’m aware of a full accommodation that was available as of last night) and one in Las Vegas at the end of February 2008.

  26. Vanessa Fox, mmmm. Macaroni and Cheese.

    Ryan, I almost went to the LAN party that Maximum PC did in San Jose, but ended up not going. Probably there are lots of hard-core gamers and not as many that like to square off at Katamari. πŸ™‚

    graywolf, I already attend a garage cleaning conference every year or so locally. πŸ™‚

    Amber, I *did* attend iDay! I’ll talk about my wife’s iPhone soon.

  27. See You at WordCamp 2007 in San Francisco.

  28. Matt,
    Are you planning on spending the whole weekend? day? at wordcamp? or just showing up for your hour. I am trying to decide if it is worth the trip up? What is your experience with wordcamp?

    thanks!
    dk

  29. Matt: I don’t see Norway on your list. πŸ™ We do a lot of spamfighting here – and hope you guys at Google continue and intensify watching out for spam in foreign language countries.

  30. If you haven’t hit up CES in Vegas – it’s a must attend for a gadget guy

  31. Why not coming for TIESTO the best DJ in the world : He is here in Lebanon.

  32. Hi!

    from Igor:1. Sleep a few nights on Spanish steps in Rome!

    Last and only time I sit on the Spanish steps was in 1970.
    In that days all the international freaks slept in a Judo-Hall
    (of the 1960 Olympics near the Tiber, beside the crowded youth hostel)
    and they all go to prison from time to time (by a razzia),
    although that building was never used since the 60es.

    Igor, do you really want things like this 4 Matt?

    Greetings Karl

    PS: if Matt would make it anyhow,
    please tell it me early,
    because I want to come looking.

  33. Have u any plan for trip to India?

  34. Come to Canada, there are few igloos in the summer! πŸ™‚

  35. Come to Florida some time πŸ™‚

  36. Come to Turkey; istanbul for Topkapi Palace or Bodrum for sea.. πŸ™‚

  37. Matt, thanks for the great blog, seriously. Fellow Tar Heel here and might choose to hang around Chapel Hill for a while. Met you at PubCon a while back. Any chance I can tour Google any time soon? That would be a DREAM COME TRUE!!!

  38. Matt, it would be great if you translate your site to spanish.

    you have plenty of useful information

    this is my SEO blog in Spanish

    http://www.lososeans.info

    Thanks!

  39. I this somer going to Montenegro Budva. It’s great there I was 2 times 60 000 peoples a long walking street full of opens discobars a lot of grils and girls.

    Enjoy

  40. Love to have you in the finger lakes of Western New York. We have wine trails, skiing, boating, and great lake style living. Drop us a buzz when you’re in the area.

  41. what about Africa Matt? If you come over to relax please visit Kenya

  42. I’m thinking of attending the SMX Social Media event in NYC…

  43. Aren’t you interested in Thailand πŸ™‚ . Sea and Island are best to visit about January to April.

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