September 12, 2013

If You’re Skipping the Smaller Conferences, You’re Missing Out

published this at 7:22 am

Walking the exhibit hall at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is an awe-inspiring experience.

Look! There’s CNN’s camera crew. Look over here, there’s a drawing to win a new car! Come over here, there are hovercrafts you can pilot yourself. And Debbie Gibson is performing in this booth…

smaller conferences are better

The exhibits are huge, the keynotes are standing room only, and conference sessions are elbow to elbow. From what I’ve heard, SXSW is heading in the same direction…possibly too big for its own good.

That’s why I like to focus on the smaller, more intimate conferences, like SOBCon (back in 2014), Social Slam, or the upstart ConvergeSouth. There’s still plenty of room for learning new stuff, meeting new people, and forming quality relationships. There’s less swag, and more value for your money.

Why Smaller Conferences are a Better Investment

Are you ready to pack your bags? What are your favorite smaller conferences?

Author’s Bio: Rosemary O’Neill is an insightful spirit who works for social strata — a top ten company to work for on the Internet . Check out the Social Strata blog. You can find Rosemary on Google+ and on Twitter as @rhogroupee

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1 Comment to “If You’re Skipping the Smaller Conferences, You’re Missing Out”

  1. September 13th, 2013 at 10:56 pm
    Metz said

    Why Smaller Conferences are a Better Investment

    I agree 100%! Can you imagine yourself attending a big conference and you are an alien? You are behind the topic and the topics cannot sink in! Awful isn’t it?
    I am delighted that you shared this with us, Rosemary. Great article in general!

    I found this post shared on, the Internet marketing social site, and I “kingged” it and left this comment.

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