I always enjoy conferences, but IM Spring Break was by far the most fun I have had at a conference in years.
It was not because there was some crazy parties or because I got some really awesome contracts from speaking… Rather, it was how simple the entire event was, how engaging the networking parties were, and how easy it was to find yourself 4 hours into a big roundtable without even knowing it.
There was no rush to gather and go anywhere, nor did I have to meet someone, only to say “sorry but I have to run out.” When I got to meet awesome people, like Missy Ward, we were able to spend hours talking without interruption. (You still owe me $5 Missy 😉
The sessions were very laid back and informative, and I took more notes than I did at my very first conference as an attendee.
I spoke on two panels: Creating Content for Social Media with Kenny Hyder and Greg Finn, and Link Building with Rae Hoffman and Wil Reynolds.
As promised, here are the slides for both of my presentations. Unfortunately, I tend to only use slides as a visual aid, so they might not pass on the full value.
Creating Content for Social Media:
If you didn’t make it to IM Spring Break, then I would really recommend you make it to the next one or Scary SEO, which is put on by the same people. It was definitely worth attending and I will be be trying to make all of them that I can.
Other posts about IM Spring Break 2009:
IMSB Tools Wrap Up
Didn’t attend IM Spring Break? 23 Reasons You Should Have
Best pics of IM Spring Break
SEO Sumo Write Up
Excellent write up Brent. I have to agree, the information and connections I got from this conference were simply fantastic. Thanks so much for recommending it. Also, thanks for posting your slides. Looking forward to applying this new knowledge base in my work!
I promise I am going to be there next year, Brent. I've already been bugged and coerced (and now want) to go. I definitely need to expand more of my knowledge base and get back to my roots in SM which originated on Digg.
I agree wholeheartedly. The conference was much better than I ever expected.
It was great meeting you as well and glad we got to share a good deal of time exchanging ideas.
That being said, there's no way that I'm bucking up the 5-spot because the jury is still out 🙂