Given that Third Door Media decided not to do SMX Local-Mobile this year, a number of folks in that community suggested that there be a local event. The result of that ongoing discussion is the Local Search Summit on July 17 in San Francisco. Steve Espinosa is the conference organizer. I provided Steve with some input on the agenda. Jason Calacanis’ organization is producing the event.
The event is intended to be smaller and attendance may be capped (not sure). Any speaking inquiries should go to Steve. Google, Yahoo! and a number of others have already accepted speaking slots. Google’s Steve Stukenborg Google TV Product Manager will keynote and discuss the connection between online and offline media.
I’ll be speaking along with others in the local space. The agenda seeks to offer a blend of “business issues” and tactical “hands-on” information. So there are sessions like:
- Local Search Ranking Factors
- Using Facebook and Twitter to Drive Local Leads
- What Kinds of Online Products Do SMBs Need?
- LBS and Mobile: What to Realistically Expect
You can buy tix here.