The semi-final version of the TRAFFIC agenda for Silicon Valley has now been posted. There will be mostly additions to this schedule as we fill in the speaker slots this week. The agenda is a bit looser but the subject matter goes right to the center of things and definitely not for shrinking violets.
Have a GREAT Day!
MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2009
11:00 AM | Exhibit setup begins
Noon - 8:00 PM | Registration Open
12:30 PM | Coffee, snacks, informal networking
4:30 PM | Silicon Valley get together. Open only to local industry interested in the domain channel.
6:00 PM | The legendary T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Welcome Cocktail Party and opening night auction.
Be the guest of Rick Schwartz and Howard Neu along with folks at Skenzo.com as they host their legendary opening night cocktail party. The action and electricity in the air is something you will remember for many years to come and you won't go home hungry or thirsty. The single best Internet and financial networking opportunities start right here. THIS is he single best networking event in the domain industry! PERIOD. The party that started it all. The fraternity of domain owners, investors, advertisers and others meet once again. This time at the epicenter of it all.
Party Night | If you want to hold private functions and get togethers, we ask you do it this evening anytime after 9:00 PM.
TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2009
8:00 AM | Registration opens
8:00 AM - 9:30 | Breakfast Buffet
8:30 AM | Wireless Cyber bar opens.
10:00 AM -10:30 AM | Opening session welcome address. Rick Schwartz and Howard Neu welcome you to T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Silicon Valley 2009
10:30 AM Seminar | A chat with Google about their vision, and the successes and failures of the domain channel, followed by a Chat with Yahoo!
11:00 AM | Exhibits open
Noon | A lunch fit for royalty with fellow attendees and a short presentation. Sponsored by NameMedia.com
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | In this new and uncharted economy, will PPC Survive? How about the new trend in mini-sites? Do they actually work and monetize better than PPC? What other alternatives are available?
The group of panelists includes the Castello Brothers, David & Michael Castello, who offer us their insight and experience - which you can preview at www.CCIN.com/about.html. We will also hear from the Conceptualist, Sahar Sarid of Recall Media Group, and Ryan Steel of AEIOU.com, which produces mini-sites. Donny Simonton of Parked.com will also be joining us, along with Divyank Turakhia of Skenzo.
This is your opportunity to find out how domainers are finding new ways to monetize their traffic: which ones work and, just as importantly, which ones don't work!
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM | Auction | RickLatona.com presents their second live auction at TRAFFIC. The results promise to be historic.
To spice things up, Rick will feature Champion Auctioneer Matt Lowery in his return to the T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Live Auction!
7:00PM | The overall show sponsor, SKENZO.com, presents a wonderful dinner and short presentation followed by the official T.R.A.F.F.I.C. party hosted by the entire Skenzo crew. A party sure to wow you.
8:15 PM | Keynote by TBD
10:00 PM - 2:00 AM | The Official TRAFFIC party Presented by the crew of Skenzo. They have a great night planned for all. A chance to really unwind and have a networking experience you will never forget. Plus food and drinks and laughs and probably some VERY hot women! PAID TRAFFIC attendees only!
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2009
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM | Breakfast
8:30 AM | Wireless Cyber bar opens
9:00 AM | Registration opens
10:00 AM | Speed Networking Folks at the show complain about early sessions. Well, if you want to stay ahead of the curve, then guess what? You need to be up EARLY. So this early session is for early players that will go the extra mile .OK, you had your coffee, you are awake and ready to tackle the day, the famous TRAFFIC speed networking event is back by popular demand. Meet dozens of new associates in the shortest amount of time and early at the how so that you can follow up with those you need to during or after the show. Be sure to bring your business cards!! This is worth the price of admission. We will have a seminar someday on 'Folks I met at TRAFFIC speed networking events and ended up doing business with.'
11:00 AM | Exhibits open
11:00 AM | To know where to go in the future, you have to look to the past. In that spirit, TRAFFIC is pleased to present a surprise speaker.
11:30AM | The Official TRAFFIC Shootout. Not for the faint of heart. Here is your opportunity to meet, question, cross-examine and have a dialogue with the top bananas of the industry; the CEO'S of the largest companies upon whom you depend for your income. The buck stops here - no excuses, no alibis, no b s - just the facts and the programs and the straight talk that you have come to expect from T.R.A.F.F.I.C.
In this session we will set up the stage with 2 groups facing each other. 1 Group made up of top domainers facing one group made up of major sponsors. Each panelist will have 2 or 3 questions to ask and discuss with other panelists. The result will be a terrific amount of information in a short amount of time. You will have a chance to participate during the Q and A . Howard will be Moderating.
Among the panelists will be Divyank Turakhia of Skenzo, Rick Latona of Rick Latona Auctions and Gregg McNair, Director of Strata Services Ltd. of Hong Kong.
1:00 PM | Lunch Ron Jackson of DNJournal.com takes the podium and will summarize the domain sales for the first part of 2009 and tell you about trends in pricing, extensions and valuation. Sponsored by Fabulous.com.
FRESH BLOOD!!! All companies that have new projects to unveil or have a project in the works will have an opportunity to tell you how you can make more money by working with THEM. It's DOG EAT DOG out there with the best SOLUTIONS getting rewarded with customers! All who wish to participate must let us know one week in advance of the Show.
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM | T.R.A.F.F.I.C. / Moniker
The World's largest domain auction takes center stage in our premiere event. Last Year, nearly $12 Million in sales and signs are hopeful for a great encore. The pressure is on and I am certian that Monte and his crew are up for the challenge. Monte, we still love and support you. This will prove to be good for everyone in the industry including Moniker. Competition just makes us all better. We know from first hand experience. 5 auctions under one roof is ground breaking and competition forces all of us to raise our game a notch.
6:00 PM | Cocktail Party Sponsored by EuroDNS.com
7:00 PM | Auction Celebration with the best selection of food you have seen all week. Come hungry and experience a true T.R.A.F.F.I.C. networking event. Congratulate the buyers and sellers.
10:00 PM | The Parked.com 'After Party'
The show is winding down and this is your last chance to network and have fun with fellow attendees.
***Exhibits must be removed by midnight***
THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2009
8:30 AM | Breakfast
9:30 AM | Board of Advisors Meeting
11:00 AM | Check Out
Thanks for your support and see you In New York City in October.
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