Meeting your fellow attendees, speakers and exhibitors is a big part of the value of attending SMX West. Check out these networking activities for All Access and Networking pass attendees. Those with listings that include the logo are open to Expo+ pass holders. The SMX Code of Conduct will be observed at all official events.
SMX Orientation: Optimizing Your Conference Experience
Monday, March 2 - 5:30pm to 6:00pm
First time SMX? Get the scoop on accessing presentations, Wifi, power food, networking and great content. Plus you’ll meet part of the SMX team as well as other “first-timers” and start making connections before the show starts. Open to All Access attendees and speakers.
SMX West Meet & Greet
Monday, March 2 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Start your SMX West experience off right! Arrive early, pick-up your registration materials, and join us on the 2nd floor Ballroom Foyer of the San Jose Marriott, for an informal evening reception with fellow attendees, speakers and invited guests.
This event is open to All Access holders and exhibitors
Avoid the morning registration rush and pick up your badge, drink tickets, and registration materials at the convention center SMX West Registration Desk, open 5:30pm – 7:00pm Monday evening.
Meet & Eat Networking Lunches and Birds-Of-A-Feather Tables
Tuesday, March 3 through Thursday, March 5
There are two ways to get more out of lunch at SMX than just hot meals! All lunches are included for SMX West All Access. You’re certain to sit with knowledgeable and engaging people.
Like the experience to be a little more structured? Sign up to enjoy lunch at a Birds-Of-A-Feather table. These are a great opportunities to continue the conversation with others who share your interests. We’ll post the schedule and topics of discussion for the tables several weeks prior to the conference and you can reserve your spot online.
Expo Hall Reception
Tuesday, March 3 – 4:45pm to 6:00pm
Check out all of the solutions offered by the SMX West exhibitors during the Expo Hall Reception.
You’ll enjoy drinks and snacks while meeting your fellow delegates and learning about tools and services that can make you a more effective internet marketer!
This event takes place in the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. See who’s exhibiting. pass holders welcome.
Janes of Digital
Tuesday, March 3 – 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Janes of Digital is a gathering of women who work in the search and digital space and want to support and encourage each other with a cocktail in hand. It’s like getting together with your friends after work, but better because these friends are also industry connections. Join us for small bites, cocktails, connecting and a panel discussion with women leaders in the industry. This time we’re discussing mentoring and we’d love your strong voice in the conversation. All are welcome (this means you too, men), but sign up now – space is limited to All Access holders who pre-register here for the event.
Location: Zero 1 | 439 S. 1st Street, San Jose, CA
Michelle Robbins – Third Door Media
Michelle entered technology in 1995, and has overseen all aspects Third Door Media’s technology initiatives and web presences since its founding in 2006. She has built and leads the company’s development team, which, in addition to keeping the trains running on time for each of the 5 Third Door Media brand web sites (Search Engine Land, Marketing Land, Search Marketing Expo, Digital Marketing Depot and MarTech), also develops and maintains numerous custom back end applications and tools for each of the brands, to support operations and further TDM’s growth and the marketing services capabilities.
Prior to joining Third Door Media, Michelle consulted on web development and digital marketing, developing custom applications and implementing various web marketing initiatives for her clients including American Airlines, Honda Civic Tour, DMX Music, and more. Before making the switch to tech, Michelle lead the alternative radio promotion department at Disney’s commercial record label. She is passionate about engaging more women – and especially young teens – in the field of STEM, and actively mentors local high school students. She is a long time member of WITI (Women in Technology, International) and has moderated and spoken at the annual WITI conference, conducted a webinar for the WITI membership, and regularly speaks at domestic and international search marketing conferences.
Christine Churchill – KeyRelevance
Christine Churchill is the President of KeyRelevance, a full service search engine marketing company offering search engine optimization, strategic link building, and pay per click management.
Ms Churchill was a member of the founding Board of Directors of the Search Engine Marketing Professionals Organization (SEMPO) and is currently Chairman of the Dallas / Fort Worth Search Engine Marketing Association. Ms. Churchill holds a Masters Degree in Business and has over ten years online marketing experience.
Ms. Churchill is a regular speaker at Search Marketing Expo, Search Engine Strategies, PubCon, and High Rankings Seminars. She is a columnist at Search Engine Land and has written extensively on search marketing.
Lynne Kjolso is General Manager of Global Search Sales and Service for Microsoft Advertising. A career search leader, Lynne has led sales, account management and operations teams for Bing and the YBN network, with a particular focus on small and mid-market businesses and partner channels. Lynne has led search sales teams in North America, EMEA and Asia Pacific, and has played an instrumental role in the launch of the Yahoo! Bing Network in the US, EMEA, Latin America, and Asia. Prior to Microsoft, Kjolso was Director of Corporate Communications for AT&T and Expedia, and a customer experience / satisfaction researcher and consultant at Service Intelligence in Seattle. She holds an MA and PhD from the New School for Social Research in New York and a BA in Sociology from Kenyon College in Ohio.
Jackie Lamping – AdRoll
Jackie is a thought leader in digital media & marketing innovation with 10 years of hands-on experience in acquisition marketing, lifecycle marketing, branding, social media, content marketing, and emerging channel strategy. She currently heads up integrated marketing & global demand generation at AdRoll. Previously, Jackie led global brand advocacy at Twitter, providing consulting to top brands on social media strategy & organizational enablement. Prior, Jackie led the display advertising & social media teams at Apollo Group, developing strategic content partnerships and driving emerging media strategy. Earlier in her career, she was a product marketing leader at Wells Fargo driving go-to-market strategy and innovation in online financial services. Jackie originally earned her media chops at independent ad agency Hoffman-Lewis and during her post leading media buying at digital marketing company QuinStreet.
Erin Sagin – WordStream
Erin runs the Customer Success Team at WordStream. Over the past 3 years, Erin has consulted for over 1,000 PPC accounts representing $10 million in annualized ad spend. In addition to training and consulting, Erin is a top contributor to the WordStream Blog, serves on WordStreamss Leadership Team, and works with the Product Team to help define next generation SEM tools. Her case study on Enhanced Campaigns was published on the AdWords Insights Blog. She recently presented on advanced remarketing tactics at Pubcon Las Vegas.
SMX After Dark
Wednesday, March 4 – 9:00pm to 11:00pm
Join us for SMX After Dark at the Tech Museum of Innovation. Get inspired and unleash your inner creative sparks with a backdrop of robots, roller coaster simulations, a trip over the surface of Mars and other innovative gizmos and gadgets. There’ll be beverages, munchies, and great conversation.
SMX After Dark is open to All Access passholders, speakers and exhibitors only.
Location: The Tech Museum of Innovation, 201 South Market Street, San Jose, CA
Network Online Before and During SMX West 2015
The resources below will help you connect with others who have similar interests or work areas before you come to the show, so that you can have a successful conference network experience when you arrive. Check out these tools and ways you can share blog posts, photos and videos.
Online Social Networking & Show Updates
Registered with an All Access pass? Join the official SMX West event group. This attendee only Facebook group will allow you to easily interact with others before, during and after the show. All Access pass holders will receive the link to request to join within their registration confirmation email. It’s a great opportunity to participate in discussions, questions and show announcements prior to arriving on site!