E-Tourism Summit to be held in San Francisco AND Napa Valley…sort of.

The poll was so close (SF by one vote) that we decided to hold the event in both places by offering an optional post-conference trip to the Napa Valley. Our goal is to be the gold standard interactive marketing conference for the industry that combines high quality content with a fun and unique experience. This year’s event will include a “Pre and Post” concept:   A Pre-conference site visit, lunch and workshop at Google headquarters (available to first 50 registrants) and a Post-conference Weekend at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa Valley. http://silveradoresort.com/   Special rates  will be available for our attendees. I believe it’s unique among industry events.

 What’s new for 2011?

Optional Pre and Post E-Tourism Summit Experiences

 PRE-EVENT: Wed: September 28, 2011: Site Visit to Google Headquarters

We are in the final stages of details about a site visit to Google’s HQ. This will include

  •   Lunch in one of their 19 gourmet restaurants
  •   On-site workshops  Google Adwords optimization and Youtube
  •  Tour of facilities

NOTE: THIS WILL BE OPEN TO FIRST 50 REGISTRANTS WHO RSVP. ( a small surcharge will be added (approx $30)  to defray transportation expenses)

Thursday: September 29, 2011. Nikko Hotel (see tentative topics:

 E-Tourism Summit Workshop Day: Between 20-30 “Mix and Match” workshop and panel sessions covering a broad spectrum of interactive marketing topics (See agenda here: http://www.etourismsummit.com/etourism-summit-2011–agenda.html)

 Friday, September 29, 2011:

E-Tourism General Sessions: Top Trends in Search, Mobile, Social Marketing; “Best New Companies to Watch,”  and “STEAL THESE IDEAS,” a new one hour presentation of marketing ideas that worked. Followed by 2 hrs of one-on-one private consultation sessions with a wide range of experts.

OPTIONAL POST EVENT:

Saturday/Sunday: October 1-2:

Optional Post Event Weekend in Napa Valley, Silverado Resort  and Spa. Saturday 8-9:00 am: Brainstorming Breakfast: Developing ideas for future content (with facilitator).  Special Rates ETS rates: $199/night for basic room, $299/night for one-bedroom suites.  

 ALSO NEW THIS YEAR:

Enhanced Peer2peer Interaction:  Breakfast will be held each day from 7-9 am; from 8-9 am rotating roundtables, each themed for with a different topic of interest and facilitated by a designated registered attendee. The purpose is to add some structure so as to enhance peer2peer interaction.

 One on one consultation appointments.  From 3:00-5:00 pm Friday, September 30th, attendees will be able to meet with select presenters in 15 -minute one-on-one consultation appointments (with no sales pitches).

Registration at Super Early-bird rate of $1,095, ends on April 15th.  Click here: (Note: A slight $30 surcharge will be added for the Google site visit for the first 50 registrants who RSVP:)http://www.etourismsummit.com/e-tourism-summit-2010-fees-and-registration.html

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