The Reasons You Don’t Go To SEO Conferences

The SEO conferences attract thousands, but it occurs to me that most webmasters into search don’t attend, for one reason or another.

They’re fun, and for some people, the networking and information exchange more than pays for the cost of attending.

So, for those who don’t make a habit of conference going, what are your reasons for not going?

Here’s mine:

After a life spent circling the globe, I’ve grown to loathe air travel. It takes a lot to get me on a plane for longer than three hours. Anything longer than five hours and I want Business Class, and, given the fact I’m quite far away, that puts the cost of tickets, plus accommodation, plus conference fees, plus the most expensive item – my bar tab – well over $10,000.

Worthwhile? Dunno.

What’s your reason?

  1. SophieWSophieW11-23-2006

    While not being in your globetrotter realm Peter, I also find they’re so far away. The costs and time away from biz make it hard to justify.

    I’m hoping there’s one in AU or even NZ soon. That I’ll make. πŸ™‚

  2. topranktoprank11-23-2006

    I believe there is a SEO conference coming up in Sydney during March – Search Engine Room http://www.searchengineroom.com.au

    If I do my part of globetrotting and attend, it would be great to meet.

  3. John ScottJohn Scott11-23-2006

    I’d enjoy a good SES in NZ. πŸ™‚

  4. Peter Da VanzoPeter Da Vanzo11-26-2006

    If you lot are there, I’m staying well away πŸ™‚

    Seriously though, it would be good to meet up with everyone in the same place. Drinks are on Sophie.

  5. AnghusAnghus11-27-2006

    My reason for not going to seo conferences is that there are none in the Scandinavian region, that are worth going on. Most of the conferences here is done by small seo companies, who want to attract new customers.

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