It is hard for me to comprehend, but we are finally finished with ILM:07. We were grateful to have had 650 interesting and enthusiastic attendees from all over the world; 72 stimulating speakers; a full load of sponsors; and an excellent partnership with SES.
Our next conference, April 30-May 2 at the Westin in Seattle, will be a highly differentiated affair. Stay tuned for what we are doing with that (but not for a couple of months, OK?)
For those of you that can’t get enough coverage, a virtual conference will be up with all the PPTs in a couple of weeks (but only for attendees). You can also order the DVD.
For immediate gratification, however, check out the posts from my talented colleagues on the Kelsey Blog.
I especially liked Michael Taylor’s write-up of our discussion with Mahalo CEO Jason Calacanis (See Picture above). Michael is totally correct: “The long and short of Calacanis’ comments go to several of the key themes heard over and over again at ILM:07 — relevant content, deep content and engaging, passionate people are all needed to make a highly relevant and personalized search experience.”
Here are easy links to Kelsey ILM:07 posts.
1. TKG Analysts Lay the Groundwork (Michael Boland)
2. Winebaum Provides a Fresh Look at Local Search (Michael Taylor)
3. Cash is King for Local Search Investors (Charles Laughlin)
4. Herratti’s Citysearch: Social Media Video Partnerships (Bobbi Loy-Luster)
5. NCI: We Can Work with Zillow (John Kelsey)
6. ILM:07 Spotlights Mobile People (Stephen Marshall)
7. Stubbs Discusses AT&T’s Post InGenio Vision (Michael Taylor)
8. TMP’s Stuart McKelvey Discusses Online/Offline Research Data (Michael Taylor, Michael Boland)
9. New West’s Jonathan Weber and Independent Local Media (John Kelsey)
10. Marchex’s Horowitz: Bet on People Already Winning (Charles Laughlin)
11. Google’s John Hanke: Maps, Mobile and Mashups (Michael Boland)
12. An Intuit-ive Approach to SMB Marketing (Stephen Marshall)
13. Injecting Social into Local Media (Michael Boland)
14. Taking it Home: The Kelsey Takeaways from ILM:07 (Stephen Marshall)