5 UK Search Conferences you should be attending this year

by Peter Young on February 3, 2010 · 14 comments

Looking at spending some of your budget this year attending a conference with a particular focus on learning more about SEO, PPC, Social Media or Analytics. Well look no more. Holistic Search have compiled a list of the must go to search conferences in the UK for 2010.

1) SASCon

Date: 28th April 2010
Well I would put this first (as its one of my little babies))but in all truth its shaping up to be a fantastic conference. Speakers such as Jon Myers, Joost de Valk, Bas Van Den Beld, Fantomaster are already on board and we have a load of good sessions for both client and agency side people – all at half the price of many of the other conferences about.

2) Search Engine Strategies London

Date: 16th – 18th February 2010
Always puts on a fantastic show, and this year is looking absolutely fantastic with Richard Baxter, Mel Carson, Brett Payne, Ciaran Norris and Brian Eisenberg amongst others again showing fantastic support of the event. Always worth a go even if only on a day pass just for the quality of the speakers involved.

3) Think Visibility

Date: 13th March 2010
Dom Hodgson has been responsible for running a very enjoyable conference out of Leeds, which has attracted a range of great speakers from all parts of the country. This year is no different with Judith Lewis, Tom Critchlow, Steven Pavlovich and Sarah Goodwin all speaking at the event.

4) SMX Advanced London

Date: 17th and 18th May 2010
This year part of the Advanced SMX framework, so should be an absolutely immense event. Speakers for this years event are still being put together however don’t let this hold you back if events at previous events are anything to go by.

5) A4U Expo London

Date: 11th – 13th October 2010
One of the Events I was personally gutted to miss out on last year, makes a return to London in 2010. Worth attending if not just for the different angle the conference takes against that of more ‘mainstream’ options such as SES or SMX.

If you are thinking of attending any of the events, let us know and we will add you to the twitter lists for the events.

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Simon Wharton February 3, 2010 at 5:06 pm

We’re all booked in for Think Visibility and clearly we will be at SASCon. Obviously. Really rather excited about SASCon

Shane Jones February 3, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Attending SAScon pop us on’t list. @shanejones

Should be good as its my first conference like this.
Anything planned for the PM yet or shall we see if we can hire a bar and hold #mancseo nearby?


Peter Young February 3, 2010 at 5:35 pm

Cheers Shane – There is indeed entertainment arranged for attendees for the evening in the form of a drink and comedy night. Mored details about this are being released shortly.

We will probably do the Manchester SEO evening either the same night if possible – although thats still to be confirmed

Ben McKay February 3, 2010 at 6:29 pm

Please add me to the SAScon list – I can’t wait!! ;)

Kevin Gibbons February 3, 2010 at 7:12 pm

Nice post Pete – all should be great events.

I’ll definitely look to do the London ones, quite tempted to join you Northeners for one of the others too! ;)

Peter Young February 3, 2010 at 9:18 pm

Please do Kevin, be good to see you up these here parts :)

Kevin Gibbons February 3, 2010 at 9:35 pm

Will definitely have a go, we’re stupidly busy at the moment (which is good) – but hoping that will settle down a bit by April!

Jon Myers February 3, 2010 at 10:37 pm

Good post mate

Will be involved in SAS Con, SES, SMX and A4UExpo either speaking, moderating or planning sessions so will be great to see everyone there!

Peter Young February 3, 2010 at 11:09 pm

Cheers Jon

Perhaps should have just changed the title to

5 places you can see Jon Myers in 2010

In fact……

Tom Cull February 4, 2010 at 7:27 am

Hello Peter
Add me to the SAScon list would ya.

Christoph C. Cemper February 4, 2010 at 11:56 am

nice and well put together,

please put me (@cemper) on the lists for




Peter Young February 4, 2010 at 12:35 pm

Hi Christoph,

Added you to all three lists.

Be good to see you at SasCon as well if you can make it

Jay Gohil February 4, 2010 at 2:43 pm

The SEOMoz have a fantastic 2 day conference as well. Sometime in Mid Oct.

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