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Old 11-23-2006   #1
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*OFFICIAL* SES Chicago 2006 Party and Events Schedule

OK - Here it is. We actually have events for this year's end of season show. This is the thread that I will be updating with all information that I receive regarding parties, events and gatherings for the upcoming Search Engine Strategies Conference in Chicago December 4 - December 7, 2006.

If you are a search engine or vendor events coordinator and are planning an official gathering or even an informal one that you would like me to promote, send me a PM with all of the details that you would like included. If you are an attendee and you've heard of a great event, also feel free to send me a PM and I'll look into adding it to the list. If you have a private event - I still want to know about it (won't be disclosed here) because other party planners want to know what to plan around.


Sunday December 3rd 2006

Everyone usually meets up at the hotel bar (to the left when first walking in to the hotel). That way you can see who is arriving.


Monday December 4th 2006


SEMPO

Time: 6pm - 8pm

SEMPO members and non-members can gather for socializing and an open organizational meeting where we will be covering info on the new SEMPO Institute training programs, highlights of the SEMPO big annual survey, global expansion developments, and other recent highlights as there has been a lot going on with SEMPO!

We will also have an open bar at the event so don't miss this one.

Location: Stevens Room 3


Yahoo Publisher's Network

Time: 7pm-10pm

What: “What’s New at Yahoo!” Holiday Celebration

Why: To thank all of our customers and industry friends for their support this year and celebrate Yahoo!’s new advertising platform, recent research insights, social search and multimedia initiatives

Who: Open to all SES attendees, but please note you must bring your badge to get in

Location: The Enclave at 213 West Institute (Transportation will be available from the Hilton Chicago, cocktails/light appetizers will be served, and we’ll have a live band)


ONE Known private party


Tuesday December 5th 2006


SEMPO

In House Search Marketing Gathering

Time: 7:15pm - 9:15pm

Are you going to SES Chicago? Are you an in-house marketing provider? If so, you are invited to attend SEMPO's second in-house search marketer gathering during SES Chicago.

This meeting will facilitate excellent networking and sharing of best practices from some of the industry's leading in-house search marketers. The event is open to all in-house search marketers, not just SEMPO members. The first meeting, which was held during SES San Jose, had over 60 attendees from many of the leading Fortune 500 companies.

The purpose of the meeting is to provide an exclusive forum for networking, idea sharing, and an update on what SEMPO has been doing to help in-house search marketers. The SEMPO In-House Committee will host the event and requests your input for future initiatives.

Please RSVP to rsvp@sempo.org if you plan to attend the meeting. Please forward this invitation to your colleagues who may also be interested, and spread the word during SES Chicago. We are expecting an excellent turnout of client-side search marketing specialists, so don't miss out on this opportunity!

Location: Room 4D at the conference facility


TWO known private parties


Wednesday December 6th 2006

No word yet on any events.


Thursday December 7th 2006

No word yet on any events.


See you guys in Chicago!

Joe

Stay tuned for future updates...

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Old 11-23-2006   #2
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way to go Joe. way to go YPN for back2back parties, especially letting everyone in this time...
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Joseph,

Thank you. Here's a question; Hilton is full right now... any recommendations for nearby hotels?
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Found a place; Essex Inn $99 a night, 800 South Michigan (next block down).

Will be checking in at 1 pm, so if anyone wants to do some Chicago site seeing on Sunday please let me know.

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Update : Bears are playing Vikings that day and hotels are a couple of blocks from stadium.

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Update : Bears are playing Vikings that day and hotels are a couple of blocks from stadium.
Nice, not as good as proper Rugby but still fun to watch

I get in to Chicago at 1:15pm on Sunday, so up for watching a match if we can get a group together?

UPDATE: Looks like there are no tickets left



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I'm getting into O'Hare around 1PM on Sunday afternoon. I'm guessing I should be able to be at the Hilton by about 2PM (staying on-site).

Any idea if the bar has wifi enabled? I know, totally geek question, but if I'm the only one there, it's do stuff on the laptop, or drink - which do you think would be the prettier picture come dinnertime?

Duane

UPDATED: The lobby, bar and restaurant at the Chicago Hilton are wifi enabled - I called today to ask. Perfect for those of us showing up early to nurse some spam into the inbox while enjoying a drink.

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Thank you. Here's a question; Hilton is full right now... any recommendations for nearby hotels?
I'm at the Sheraton Hilton & Towers (3 miles away) but the best rate I could get was $219 per night. I'm a staunch Starwood guy though, so I don't really shop around and usually stay at the nearest Starwood if the conference hotel isn't a Starwood property.
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I get in to Chicago at 1:15pm on Sunday, so up for watching a match if we can get a group together?

UPDATE: Looks like there are no tickets left



Rob
Yep, until yesterday, Chicago had one of the best records in the league, and their fans are pretty dihard, so tickets are definitely hard to come by.

So we'll watch it in the bar - i get into Ohare @ 2pm, so I won't be that far behind you.
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Nice, not as good as proper Rugby but still fun to watch
That'd be Rugby League then

I also checked into Hockey this week, no home games for the Blackhawks during SES.

I'll be getting there around noonish, so I'll look forward to seeing you face to face later that afternoon Duane
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Yep, until yesterday, Chicago had one of the best records in the league, and their fans are pretty dihard, so tickets are definitely hard to come by.

So we'll watch it in the bar - i get into Ohare @ 2pm, so I won't be that far behind you.
I am in at 1:35.... share a cab to the Hilton?
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I get in to Chicago at 1:15pm on Sunday, so up for watching a match if we can get a group together?
so does this mean by arriving at 3:15 or so and getting to the hotel shortly there after mean, I might catch a picture of you in a sober state


On another note, I could have sworn I heard and Ad for a WebmasterRadio Bash on Wednesday?? Was I just imagining things again? Or wishful thinking?
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I am in at 1:35.... share a cab to the Hilton?
Hey AW (and everyone else) ... the "hil'on" (for anyone who heard me talk you'll get that joke) told me there's a shuttle service that's a lot cheaper than the cabs I think they said it was 12.00. It's called Continental Air Transport 312-454-7800, just give them a call when you get your baggage and they'll come and get you and bring you right to the hotel.
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Hey AW (and everyone else) ... the "hil'on" (for anyone who heard me talk you'll get that joke) told me there's a shuttle service that's a lot cheaper than the cabs I think they said it was 12.00. It's called Continental Air Transport 312-454-7800, just give them a call when you get your baggage and they'll come and get you and bring you right to the hotel.
Nice find Li, think I may just get a cab and stick it on expenses though
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Li I am not much into affiliate stuff but you should work on setting an arrangement up with Continental.
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Li I am not much into affiliate stuff but you should work on setting an arrangement up with Continental.
Now why didn't I think of that!
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hehe yeah right Aussie you probably have three by now...
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hehe yeah right Aussie you probably have three by now...
Well I do get a few bucks from the search engines for putting links to the party pages... they pay me in beers!!!
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Hey AW (and everyone else) ... the "hil'on" (for anyone who heard me talk you'll get that joke) told me there's a shuttle service that's a lot cheaper than the cabs I think they said it was 12.00. It's called Continental Air Transport 312-454-7800, just give them a call when you get your baggage and they'll come and get you and bring you right to the hotel.
Sounds good to me! Thanks for the tip.

I get in around 2pm and it's my first conference, so I'll be the nervous redhead glued to her cider in the bar. Glad to know they have wifi though, thanks SG. Too bad da bears and blackhawks aren't a possibility, that would have been icing on the cake.
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hehe yeah right Aussie you probably have three by now...
one of these days i'm gonna learn my great tips could make me "mo money"

BTW.... I've gotta meet Aussie Webmaster this time around
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