I'm very happy to announce that Barry Diller, chairman and CEO of InterActiveCorp, will be kicking off our Search Engine Strategies show in New York next month with a keynote on the morning of the first day, February 27. IAC owns Ask Jeeves along with a variety of vertical search properties.
For those anxiously waiting, the entire agenda for the show should be up later today or tomorrow on the conference web site. Can't wait? OK, here's a sneak peek at my conference-at-a-glance schedule to tide you over. Remember also that there's the SES Blog, where I'll begin doing more updates about the show as it draws closer.
Interested in speaking? Please, I'm begging. Read this page first. If you've spoken on a panel you see on the at-a-glance guide and haven't heard, I'm contacting people all next week. If you don't hear after that, THEN get in touch. Never spoken? End of the month, I'll have actual openings up. Please, please, please wait for those.
The timeline's fully explained on the page I've mentioned. I'll even get through it all faster if people hold off according to what I've put down. One of the very worst things you can do right now is send me a message saying, "I know you said on that page not to pitch yet, but...."
I said it for a reason :)
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