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