FAQ for Search Marketing Expo – SMX East

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This page will answer many of the questions you may have about SMX East 2014. Can’t find an answer you’re looking for? Click here and let us know how we can help.

 

Why should I attend? 

Search Marketing Expo – SMX East is for search engine marketing and internet marketing professionals of all skill levels and experience. This event offers:

Exceptional Content: The content is so compelling, you’ll want to implement what you’ve learned before leaving the conference. Dramatically increase the number of people who come to your site with ROI enhancing paid search advertising (PPC), search engine optimization (SEO), social media marketing, local/mobile search and more.

Invaluable Connections: We do networking right at SMX East by providing the opportunities and the tools for you to meet new contacts, reconnect with colleagues and continue those invaluable relationships beyond the last conference day.

Essential Conveniences: Being out of the office means balancing your every-day responsibilities with maximizing your conference time. We get it, and to help you juggle those responsibilities we provide always available and free Wi-Fi in conference sessions. Plus you’ll never have to hunt down a cup of coffee, snack or a hot lunch. It is all included at SMX East.

 

Who is responsible for the SMX East content? 

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SMX East is programmed by the editors of Search Engine Land, the website that search marketers trust to deliver decision-informing news and thought-provoking analysis. Content development for SMX is lead by Search Engine Land founder Danny Sullivan and VP of Event Editorial Chris Sherman.

 

What are the dates of SMX East 2014?

The conference runs September 30-October 2, 2014

The SMX Expo Hall is open September 30 and October 1

Pre-conference workshops will be held Monday, September 29 at the Sheraton New York Times Square.

The SMX “Meet & Greet” opening reception is also on Monday, September 29 (location to be announced).

 

Where is the conference being held? 

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center655 West 34th StreetNew York, New York 10001

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Conference Hours: 

Tuesday, September 30 from 9am – 7pm

Wednesday, October 1 from 9am – 6:15pm

Thursday, October 2 from 9am – 3pm

 

Expo Hall Hours: 

Tuesday, September 30 from Noon – 6pm

Wednesday, October 1 from 10am – 4pm

(subject to change)

 

Registration Times: 

Tuesday, September 30 from 7:30am – 7pm

Wednesday, October 1 from 7:30am – 6pm

Thursday, October 2 from 8am – 3pm

(subject to change)

 

How can I attend? 

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Click here to see all of the SMX pass options and what you get.

All Access Pass

You may register for the entire conference, which will give you access to all sessions including keynotes and educational sponsored sessions, speaker presentations, exhibit hall, free WiFi access, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, and parties including the SMX Meet & Greet opening reception and the Expo Hall reception.

Expo+ Pass

Expo+ passes are free if you register online. They will be $50 on site. This pass will give you access to the Expo Hall, presentations in the SMX Theater, “Plus Sessions” hosted by SMX sponsors, keynotes and the Expo Hall reception.

Pass Options
(See what you get)
Super Early Bird
Now – Jul 25
Early Bird
Jul 26 – Aug 29
Conference Rate
Aug 30 – Sep 29
On Site
All Access Pass $1,595 $1,695 $1,795 $1,895
All Access Pass + Workshop $2,495 $2,695 $2,895 $3,095
All Access Pass – One Day $845 $945 $1,045 $1,145
Workshop Only* (Workshop Descriptions) $995 $1,095 $1,195 $1,295
SMX Boot Camp (Learn More) $399 $449 $499 $549
Pass (Learn More) Free Free Free $50
 

How do I register? 

Register now!

Click here: http://searchmarketingexpo.com/east/register

You can also call this phone number: 1(877) 242-5242 between 9am-5pm ET, Monday thru Friday. If you are calling from outside of North America, please use 1(860) 591-5226.

Additional information is available on our website smxeast.com

 

When is the last day to register for the conference? 

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Registration will be open until the conference ends. We recommend you register early to secure your pass and hotel accommodations. The conference hotel fills up quickly.

 

What forms of payment are accepted and when is the payment due? 

The following forms of payment are accepted: American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and PayPal. Payment is required to complete your registration.

If paying by check, mail your record and payment to: Third Door Media, Inc. 279 Newtown Turnpike Redding, CT 06896.

 

May more than one person from my company attend? 

Absolutely! Bring as many colleagues as you’d like! In fact we’ve implemented three team ticketing packages at substantial discounts to help you:

Team Size Super Early Bird
Now – Jul 25
Early Bird
Jul 26 – Aug 29
Conference Rate
Aug 30 – Sep 29
On Site
All Access
3 Pack – Save 15%
$4,000 $4,300 $4,600 N/A
All Access
6 Pack – Save 25%
$7,200 $7,600 $8,000 N/A
All Access
12 Pack – Save 35%
$12,400 $13,200 $14,000 N/A
All Access + Workshop
3 Pack – Save 15%
$6,300 $6,800 $7,300 N/A
All Access + Workshop
6 Pack – Save 25%
$11,200 $12,100 $13,000 N/A
All Access + Workshop
12 Pack – Save 35%
$19,500 $21,000 $22,500 N/A
Workshop Only
3 Pack – Save 15%
$2,500 $2,800 $3,100 N/A
Workshop Only
6 Pack – Save 25%
$4,500 $4,900 $5,300 N/A
Workshop Only
12 Pack – Save 5%
$7,700 $8,500 $9,300 N/A
 

Team Registration Procedure:

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  • All registrants must be employed by the same company.
  • All members of the team must be registered at the same time. Discounts will not be applied retroactively.
  • You must pre-register to take advantage of these rates, which will not be offered on site.
  • Team Registration Rates rates can not be combined with any other offers.

Call (877) 242-5242 to book your team between 9am-5pm ET, Monday thru Friday. If you are calling from outside of North America, please use 1(860) 591-5226.

or email registration@searchmarketingexpo.com.

 

Cancellation Policy, Terms & Permission to Email 

You may cancel your attendance by notifying our registration department by fax at (203) 702-5389 or email registration[at]searchmarketingexpo.com by August 15, 2014. Your registration will be refunded less a $100 processing fee. Cancellations after August 15, 2014 are non-refundable.

You may transfer your registration to another person in your company or organization at any time by notifying registration@searchmarketingexpo.com. Reselling SMX registrations is not permitted.

 

Where should I stay? 

The official SMX East conference hotel is:

Sheraton New York Times Square811 Seventh AvenueNew York, New York 10019

Register early and take advantage of special negotiated rate at the Sheraton New York Times Square, which also includes complimentary shuttle service to and from the Javits Center. More information here.

 

How do I book a room? 

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During the registration process, you will have the opportunity to secure your accommodations at a special negotiated rate. You may also book your room by calling 1(877) 242-5242. To get the special SMX rate, you must book your accommodations during registration or by calling the number above; the Sheraton New York Times Square will not book SMX East guests at this special rate directly.

 

Is there transportation from the Sheraton to the Javits Convention Center? 

Shuttle Bus pick up is on 7th Avenue and 52nd Street by Rosie O’Grady’s Restaurant. Buses run every 15 minutes during peak periods, and every 30 minutes mid day.

Buses run during the following times:

Tuesday, September 30 from 6:30am – 8:00pm
Wednesday, October 1 from 7:00pm – 7:00pm
Thursday, October 2 from 7:30am – 4:00pm

 

What is the attire? 

Business casual.

 

What is the weather like in New York City in September/October? 

Average high temperature is 67 degrees and the average low is 51 degrees.

 

Is there a coat/bag check at the Javits? 

Coat/bag check is located in the North Concourse by SMX registration. The cost is $3 per article. Here’s when coat check is open:

Tuesday, September 30 from 7:30am – 7:30pm
Wednesday, October 1 from 7:30am – 6:30pm
Thursday, October 2 from 8:00am – 3:30pm

 

What networking activities are associated with SMX East? 

A full list of the official conference networking functions will be available shortly – stay tuned!

 

Who should I contact with my questions? 

Please contact us via email at registration@searchmarketingexpo.com or call us at 1(877) 242-5242. You may also visit our website: searchmarketingexpo.com

 

What is the relationship between Search Marketing Expo and Search Engine Land.com? 

SMX is produced by Danny Sullivan, Chris Sherman and the entire Search Engine Land.com editorial team.

 

What is Third Door Media? 

Third Door Media is the parent company of Search Marketing Expo and Search Engine Land.com, Marketing Land.com, Digital Marketing Depot.com and MarTechconf.com

 

What are the terms and conditions? 

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SMX is open to business professionals 18 years and over only. Management may request a business card and photo ID prior to admission.

Third Door Media, Inc. reserves the right to make any changes it deems necessary to this program. We will make commercially reasonable efforts to retain speakers and their presentation topics. However, unforeseen circumstances may result in the substitution of a presentation topic or speaker.

Third Door Media, Inc. reserves the right to use photographs of any Search Marketing Expo attendee in promotional materials.

Third Door Media, Inc. assumes no liability for the acts of its suppliers nor for the safety of any Search Marketing Expo participant while traveling to or from this event. The total liability during the hours of the meeting will be limited to a refund of the delegate fee.

 

Can I record what is presented at SMX East? 

Sessions may be audio recorded without special permission for personal use only. They cannot be placed online or transmitted to others without permission.

Sessions may be videoed only with special permission for personal use and also cannot be placed online or transmitted to others. Short audio and video clips may be used for blogging and press coverage of session. As a general guide, non-contiguous clips of one minute or less should be used. Contact us if you need guidance about longer clips.

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Jacob K. Javits Center

Conference:

Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2014

Expo:

Sept. 30 - Oct. 1, 2014

Workshops:

Sept. 29, 2014

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