FAQ for SMX Advanced Seattle 2014
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Table of Contents:
What are the Workshops?
What are the dates of the conference?
Where will SMX Advanced be held?
What are the conference hours?
What times are the Expo Hall open?
When can I pick up my badge?
How do I register?
What passes are available and what can I attend?
What is the last day to register for the conference?
May more than one person from my company attend?
What forms of payment are accepted and when is the payment due?
How can I book a room?
Will transportation from Edgewater/Marriott to Bell Harbor be provided?
What is the attire?
What is the weather like in Seattle this time of year?
Who do I contact if I have more questions?
Who is responsible for the SMX Advanced content?
What is the relationship between Search Marketing Expo and Search Engine Land.com?
What is Third Door Media?
Parking & Mass Transit Info
SMX Advanced is for experienced search marketers. Sessions are fast-paced, interactive and don’t attempt to explain basic concepts. There will be tracks dedicated to advanced search engine optimization (SEO) and paid search advertising (PPC), mobile search, and a “hardcore” track focusing on social media, analytics and local search.
Advanced is conducted in an intimate setting that promotes delegate interaction. Networking is a principal benefit of attending SMX Advanced.
Workshops are in-depth sessions facilitated by industry experts. All workshops will be conducted Tuesday, June 10 at the Bell Harbor. See descriptions of the workshops here.
SMX Advanced runs June 11-12, 2014 (opening Meet & Greet reception is on the evening of June 10). Pre-conference Workshops take place on June 10.
Wednesday, June 11 from 9:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday, June 12 from 9:00am – 4:30pm
Wednesday, June 11 from 10:15am – 7:00pm
Thursday, June 12 from 10:00am – 2:00pm
Tuesday, June 10 from 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Wednesday, June 11 from 7:30am – 7:00pm
Thursday, June 12 from 8:00am – 2:30pm
Registration is located in Elliott Hall, on the street level.
Click here: http://searchmarketingexpo.com/advanced/register
Or call us on (877) 242-5242. Our business hours are 9am to 5pm ET, Monday to Friday.
Click here to see all of the SMX pass options and what you get.
Space is limited – so the last day for registration will be when we meet the limit. SMX Advanced has sold out in each and every year it’s been held. We recommend you register early to secure your pass and hotel accommodations. Hotels fill up quickly as well.
Absolutely! Bring as many colleagues as you’d like! In fact we’ve implemented three group ticketing packages at substantial discounts to help you:
Payment is required to complete your registration.
The following forms of payment are accepted: American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Diners Club and PayPal.
Checks and wire transfers are also accepted. Make checks out to:
Call us at (877) 242-5242 for wire transfers. Our business hours are 9am to 5pm ET, Monday to Friday.
You may cancel your attendance by notifying our registration department by fax at (203) 702-5389 or email registration[at]searchmarketingexpo.com before April 30, 2014. Your registration will be refunded less a $100 processing fee. Cancellations on or after April 30, 2014 are non-refundable.
You may transfer your registration to another person in your company at any time by notifying firstname.lastname@example.org. Reselling SMX registrations is not permitted.
During the registration process, you will have the opportunity to secure your accommodations at a special negotiated rate at the Edgewater Hotel and Seattle Marriott Waterfront. You may also book your room by calling (877) 242-5242..
No. But both The Edgewater and Marriott are short walks from the Bell Harbor.
Business casual is recommended.
On average, it rains only 1 of 3 days in June, which is very good for Seattle! But it can still be rainy and damp. Average high is 70 and low is in the 50s.
SMX Advanced is programmed by the editors of Search Engine Land, the blog search marketers trust to deliver decision-informing news and thought-provoking analysis. Content development is lead by Search Engine Land founding editor Danny Sullivan and Conference Chair and VP of Event Editorial Chris Sherman.
SMX is produced by Danny Sullivan, Chris Sherman and the entire Search Engine Land.com editorial team.
Third Door Media is the parent company of Search Marketing Expo, SearchEngineLand.com, DigialMarketingDepot.com and MarketingLand.com.
The closest garage is the Art Institute/Bell Street garage, which is connected to the Bell Harbor via the sky bridge that crosses Alaskan Way.
Sorry, SMX cannot validate parking.
Metro transit offers many bus routes to take you within walking distance of Bell Harbor. The Waterfront Streetcar Line Bus MT 99 stops at Alaskan Way & Clay, two blocks north of Bell Harbor International Conference Center. Additionally, six buses service the 1st Avenue & Lenora Street stop, where there is a simple walk down the stairs or elevator ride to Alaskan Way, one block away where Lenora dead ends at the bottom of the hill. Once down the stairs or elevator, walk two blocks to the right to Bell Harbor.
For detailed Metro bus routes and information, go to: Metro Transit Online or call (206) 553-3000.
The Light Rail
Closest stations: Westlake Station (4th and Pine), University Street Station (3rd and University).
For detailed information, go to: http://www.soundtransit.org/Rider-Guide/Link-light-rail.xml
Baggage check will be available on Wednesday, June 12 from 8am to 4:30pm, location to be announced.
Also, both the Marriott and the Edgewater offer baggage check at their front desks.
Bell Harbor Int'l Conference Center
June 11: 9am - 6pm
June 12: 9am - 4:30pm
June 10: 8:30am-various
June 11: 10:15am - 7pm
June 12: 10am - 2pm