10 reasons to attend ConvergeSouth 2012

ConvergeSouth 2012 logoIn less than two weeks, ConvergeSouth 2012 will take place in downtown Greensboro, N.C. at the Elon Law School.

The conference covers creativity, business and community online. Which means, in practical terms, loads of information on everything from web development to pay-per-click advertising to making a living from your blog.

I’ve attended ConvergeSouth several times, and this year’s conference will be the third year in a row (at least) for me. I always learn something, always meet new and interesting people, and always leave with new ideas. If that wasn’t enough, here are 10 more reasons you should go:

  1. If you work for or with nonprofits, there’s a whole track of sessions devoted specifically to nonprofits.
  2. If you’re a total beginner when it comes to these things, there’s a whole track of “101” sessions just for you.
  3. If you’re a developer who eats, breaths and sleeps in code, check out the advanced (“301″) sessions.
  4. If you’ve been hearing a lot about content marketing, there are several people who will cover that subject.
  5. If you know you need to do a better job with search engine optimization, whether you’re just dipping your toe into this or need some advanced tips, there are speakers who will cover that.
  6. If you want to boost your web presence with video, you can learn from people who know how to do that.
  7. If you want to know what to do when everything goes wrong — when everybody’s attacking you — there’s a speaker who will cover that.
  8. If you want to know how to get the media to pay attention to your business, your cause or your idea, a newspaper editor will provide insights.
  9. If you want to brush up on using WordPress, Facebook or LinkedIn for your business or nonprofit, there are sessions for you.
  10. You can get a 25% discount with the discount code “CS2012-MARK.”

Unlike other social media/tech conferences, ConvergeSouth is a grassroots, all-volunteer nonprofit effort. That means we’re focused on delivering great content, not maximizing profit. As a result, this is about the best deal around for this kind of conference — just $99, before the above-mentioned discount code.

In full disclosure, I’m on ConvergeSouth’s all-volunteer board, so I might be a bit biased about this. But trust me, I wouldn’t be spending my time on this (or writing this post) if I didn’t think it was worth it.
I hope to see you there.

Once again, here’s the registration link; to get an extra 25% off use the discount code “CS2012-MARK” (without the quote marks, naturally).

P.S. There’s a limited number of discounts available under my code; once they’re gone, they’re gone. Register now.

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