SEM Canada Postponed to 2009

We have notified & refunded our attendees, and chatted with the speakers. Now we can let everyone else know:

The SEM Canada Conference has been postponed until October of next year for the following reasons:

1. We are in final talks with a new corporate sponsor who will enable us to really make the SEM Canada series world-class. Details will be forthcoming within the next 6-8 weeks

2. We did not think anyone would necessarily want to come to a rescheduled conference in winter at -40’C – so that rules out everything until Spring

3. In Spring we hit the SES (Search Engine Strategies) New York & Toronto, and SMX (Search Marketing Expo) Advanced and other conferences, and we are not planning on competing for market share

4. In summer everyone is on holiday, or already going to SES San Jose

5.  …hence October 2009… It will come around a lot faster than you think. It feels like yesterday that I was at last year’s SES San Jose, and it’s nearly a year… I’m sayin’

By no means are we giving up on SEM in Canada, or on hosting a fantastic conference in Calgary!… But a few things have recently come up that are simply far too good for us to ignore. Basically, we would be total idiots if we did. We’ll have more news within the next 2 months for everyone.

I also want to thank our speakers for their enormous support throughout the development of this conference, and for their almost universal offers to speak at the rescheduled conference in ‘09.

An even bigger thanks goes out to our registered attendees who were informed two days ago, refunded today in full, and who remain interested in the conference, Many have specifically requested to be informed of new dates as soon as we have them available!

We couldn’t do this conference without both attendees and speakers, and we are very excited about the possiblities for next year!

We’ll keep you all informed - as we know; you’ll know.

Please read the rest of the SEMInsights.com blog post on the State of Search Marketing in Canada… and comment with any questions. That blog post starts the same as this one, but goes on to provide full details on the State of Search Marketing in Canada :)

Our thanks and very best regards as always,

Laura, Mike and the SEM Canada Team


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