TBEX Europe 2010 - Travel Blog Exchange - is taking place in Copenhagen from Nov. 4-6, 2010. It's the first time ever TBEX will be arriving in Europe. If this is a conference that catches your attention, it's probably worth a second look. It only costs $50 to attend, and the organisers are going to great pains to make this a standout conference in a unique and inspiring setting.
I've had the opportunity to briefly speak to event organiser Kim Mance when she was here in Copenhagen scouting locations. I have to admit I couldn't have predicted the location she settled on, which is the Wallman's Cirkusbygningen, or more simply 'Cirkus' - a building that actually dates back to 1885. It really isn't your average conference venue - it's colourful, there's even a 'trampoline' screen and a lunch-time show. No, it's not by any means most amazing building ever - but it is a refreshing change as a conference setting.
Best of all, it is pretty much in the heart of Copenhagen - very close to Rådhuspladsen.
I'm going to be speaking about Travel Blogging, using my experience working with MyDenmarkTV.com, which is going to be a lot of fun, and something I'm really looking forward to.
Here's the schedule:
Thursday Nov. 4th
16:30 Speakers’ Cocktail Reception at Georg Jensen
18:00 Speakers’ Dinner at The Dining Room, Radisson Blu Scandinavia 20:00 TBEX Europe Opening Cocktail Reception - Location TBA
Presented by Wonderful Copenhagen & Cherry Heering
Friday Nov. 5th
09:00 Doors Open: Badge Pick-up & Registration / Coffee & Croissants
10:00 Welcome & Opening Remarks - Kim Mance
10:30 Plenary Session: Karen Bryan
11:00 Workshops (registered attendees will receive an email to choose workshops)
12:15 Networking Lunch & Live Performance by Cirkus Artists
13:30 Plenary Session Panel: "Bloggers & PR Working Together"
Tomi Maaniemi, Anéh Christina Hajdu, Angelika Hermann-Meier, John E. DiScala
-- SEO 101 - Maren Hogan
-- Advanced SEO - John E. DiScala
15:30 Afternoon Snack & Chat - In foyer & Buddha Lounge
16:30 Doors closed
Saturday Nov. 6th
09:00 Doors Open - Coffee & Croissants
10:00 Open and Welcome - Kim Mance
10:15 Plenary Session: “Is Your Blog a Business?”
Martin Lumbye, Momondo.com
12:30 Networking Lunch
13:30 Plenary Session: “Being Digitally Published: How to Pitch Editors”
-- Storytelling 101 - Andrew Evans
-- Marketing Yourself - Karen Bryan
15:15 Closing Remarks - Kim Mance
15:45 Afternoon Snack & Networking - In foyer areas
16:30 Doors closed