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As I write this blog post, there are only 49 sleeps until the Think Visibility conference in Leeds, England.
On March 5th, members of the SEO, social media and affiliate marketing communities will be descending on the Alea Casino for two days of fun and networking.
This year there are ten speakers, covering twelve sessions and two parties. Visitor numbers are limited to 250 and tickets are £125 each. According to the Think Visibility website:
We try and cover everything we can to enable you to “Make more from your website”, SEO, PPC, Analytics, Conversion Rate Optimisation, Viral Marketing, PR, Usability, Accessibility and much more (we try to swap things around and not cover the same topics twice in a year)
Think Visibility was first brought to my attention by Dan Harrison last year but due to financials, I wasn’t able to commit. This year I would really like to attend but the financials have been affecting this decision yet again.
I estimate that the weekend will cost around £225 before even thinking about food/drink. I have outlined below the estimated costs involved:
- £150 (inc. VAT) for the Think Visibility Ticket
- £60 for two nights accommodation
- £15 return train ticket
I understand that some people will be spending a lot more to attend, I’m lucky that I don’t live too far from Leeds and could make my way to Leeds after work on Friday if necessary.
Walking around Tesco this evening, there was a 40″ Sony Bravia 1080P Wi-Fi enabled TV (*drools*) that had been reduced to £479! I cannot explain how tempted I was to whip out the credit card there and then and take it home. I already have a TV (though it is only 26″) so the upgrade is not necessary. What made me change my mind (and go home without a new TV) was the thought of being able to attend the Think Visibility event, meet lots of new people and learn a thing or two that will help me succeed with my websites. The knowledge I can gain and the contacts I can make, will no doubt be worth much more than ≈£200.
As soon as I got home, I visited the Think Visibility website and purchased my ticket. I’ve no doubt I will benefit so much more from this purchase, than that of a bigger TV!
See You There?
Are you attending Think Visibility that weekend? There’s a few people I know who are going that I’d really like to meet in person. Let me know if you’re attending.