This week, Richard and I will be at the Hubspot Inbound marketing conference in Boston. Today is the first day of a week packed with learning, networking, and socializing with marketers from all over the globe.
We are so excited to be in Boston, meet new people, and soak up all of the information and wisdom Hubspot has to offer.
We’re looking forward to the many (over 100!) speakers that will be at the conference. This year’s key speakers include some very notable minds in the marketing world (and beyond):
– Arianna Huffington, President & Editor in Chief, Huffington Post
– Seth Godin, Best-Selling Author
– Scott Harrison, CEO & Founder, charity: water
– Nate Silver, Founder, FiveThirtyEight.com
With over 100 speakers we will certainly have plenty of learning opportunities and we are excited to come back with fresh ideas and the latest tools, tips, and technology. I can already tell it will be plenty hard to choose which speakers to attend, since there will be so many great learning opportunities.
I’m really looking forward to seeing some of my favorite marketing experts live. These are people whose blogs I read on a daily or weekly basis and it will be great to be able to see them in person. You get to know them on a more human level and it’s a dynamic experience where you can ask questions and see how they think. For example, when I attended Social Media Marketing World earlier this year, I found out that Mari Smith was from Scotland and has a Scottish accent. I also found out that she has a signature style and could be easily spotted at the networking events in bright colored, fun outfits. She’s one of the warmest, most charismatic, most gracious people I’ve ever met. (Can you tell I’m a big fan!?)
I am thrilled for tomorrow morning’s keynote from Seth Godin. His books always dominate my reading list and it will be amazing to see him and his yellow glasses in real life.
Since we are now on East Coast time we will have to be up super early tomorrow (registration starts at 7:00 a.m., which is 4:00 a.m. San Diego time).