Search Engine Conferences

This page provides a guide to major conferences that involve search engines. Any events where Search Engine Watch editor Danny Sullivan or associate editor Chris Sherman are speaking are noted.

Search Engine Strategies
Various Dates -- 2002

Produced by Search Engine Watch, the highly popular Search Engine Strategies conferences are must-attend events for anyone who wishes to learn about search engine marketing and promotion. The conferences feature experts in search engine marketing issues, as well as speakers from the major search engines themselves. Both Danny Sullivan and Chris Sherman speak and moderate panels at the conferences. Visit the Search Engine Strategies web site to see conference agendas and information.

Web Search University
Various Dates -- 2002

Focuses on tips and techniques for better web searching. Chris Sherman will be speaking at several of these events, and Danny Sullivan will be speaking at at the one in September 2002.

PubConference '02
London - Oct. 12, 2002

This is a gathering of internet marketers wishing to discuss search engine optimization in an informal setting. Backed by members of, there's a minor US $69 registration fee. Danny Sullivan will be attending this event.

Internet Librarian 2002
Palm Springs, California -- Nov. 4-6, 2002

This conference always features a number of sessions dealing with research and searching the web. Danny Sullivan will be speaking at this event, as will likely be Chris Sherman.

Infonortics Search Engines Meeting
San Francisco, California -- April 7-8, 2003

Infonortics hosts annual conferences about search engine technology in April of each year, featuring speakers on search engines and search technology.

Search, Information Retrieval and Related Conferences

From, you'll find more search-related conferences listed here.