Hi all! Starbucker here, filling you in on all the SOBCon goings-on.
The Main Event
First, SOBCon Chicago on April 29 – May 1 is rapidly approaching – our lineup and program is stellar, with the theme of “Building the New Leadership and Loyalty Business”. Liz and I love this program so much that we decided to lead two of the 6 “Model” sessions ourselves, so we’re really looking forward to that. Ticket sales are well ahead of past years (thank you!), so if you are thinking about coming, make your plans now – remember, last year sold out.
(Pssst…Here’s a secret for you – sign up for our newsletter and you’ll get a ticket discount code)
Also, we recently announced our host hotel and event partner, Hotel 71. We have rooms available at the great price of $169, so get them while they last.
The FREE SOBCon Preview Webinar
On February 1oth, from Noon to 1PM EST, our great friend Chris Garrett will once again be hosting “The SOBCon Preview Webinar“. There, you’ll meet 4 of the speakers that will be at SOBCon Chicago (Me, Liz Strauss, Michael Port, and Derek Halpern), get previews of their presentations, hear more about this year’s event, and get a chance to ask a few questions. We’ll also have a couple of surprises for you. If it’s anything like last year’s Webinar, it should be an interesting, informative, and entertaining hour. This Webinar is FREE, but the only way to get the dial-in code is to be on our Newsletter list – so if you are not signed up, do it now! We’ll be releasing the code a few days before the event.
The 2nd Annual SOBCon SXSW Party (and a Cool Road Trip)
On March 13th, Liz and I will be hosting our 2nd annual SXSW party in Austin, Texas, at the Key Bar on 6th Street This year we’re pleased to announce a co-sponsor, Jones Soda Co. They will have plenty of their product at the event, and, as was the case last year, there will be some fun activities to go along with the great conversations and networking. If you are going to be at SXSW and are interested in attending, sign up for our Newsletter and drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org, because this is an invitation-only party, and you need to be a Newsletter subscriber to get one.
Our friends at Jones have a cool opportunity surrounding SXSW that we’d like to share – they are looking for a blogger to accompany them on a RV “road” trip from Phoenix to Austin
Here’s what they are covering:
– Airfare from your hometown to Phoenix, AZ
– RV Road Trip from Phoenix, AZ to Austin, TX
– One night accommodations in Phoenix, AZ
– One night accommodations in El Paso, TX
– All meals on the RV Road Trip
– All the WhoopAss and Jones Soda you can drink on the RV Road Trip
– Airfare from Austin back to your hometown
If you are interested, contact Todd Martini at Jones at email@example.com It sounds like a fun trip!!
The #SOBCon Chats are Growing!
Every month we’ve seen a growing number of folks participating in our #sobcon Twitter chats – just today we had a Twitter chat hosted by Heidi Thorne and Lisa Petrilli on blog inspiration, and it was a great conversation, with over 600 Tweets.
Mark your calendar for the next one – February 17th, at 12 Noon CST. We’ll be Tweeting out the topic as the event approaches.
That’s it for this month! Don’t forget, if you haven’t already, sign up for our Newsletter, so you are eligible for our Webinar, the SXSW party, and the special Newsletter SOBCon Chicago discount.