Want To Speak @ SMX Milan? Here’s How


The agenda is live, and we’re now accepting submissions to speak at Search Marketing Expo – SMX Milan, November 7-8, 2013, at the MiCo – Milan Congress Center. We’re looking for both Italian and English speakers – all conference sessions will be translated in real-time.

To increase the odds of being selected, be sure to read the agenda. Understand what the sessions are about. Ensure that your pitch is on target to the show’s audience and the session. Please also be very specific about what you intend to cover. Also, if you do not see a particular session listed, this is because there are no openings for that session. Please read our guidelines for speaking at SMX conferences, then submit your your speaking pitch to the SMX Milan Programming Team.

As you might guess, interest is high in speaking at SMX conferences. Here are some tips that will increase your chances of being selected.

Pitch early: Submitting your pitch early gives you a better chance of being selected. Coordinators accept speakers as soon as they identify a pitch that they think best fits the session, just like colleges that use a rolling admissions policy. So pitching early increases the likelihood you’ll be chosen.

Write it yourself and be specific: Lots of pitches come in that are obviously written by staff or not specific to the session. These are two of the most effective ways to ensure that your pitch is ignored. If you’re a thought leader, write the pitch yourself… and make certain that it is 100% focused on the session topic.

“Throw your best pitch:” We’re limiting the number of pitches to three per person, so please pitch for the session(s) where you really feel you’ll offer SMX attendees your best.

The speaking pitch forms will close as sessions are filled, so don’t delay. The final deadline for submissions is July 19th. We’ll notify everyone whether you’ve been selected or not by mid-August or so.

Ready to submit? Submit your pitch to the SMX Milan Programming Team.