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Four Remarkable Conferences for Businesses Struggling With Marketing

Over the last few months, the Social Triggers brand and my brand (Derek Halpern), exploded with popularity.

With this increase in popularity, conferences from all around the United States have invited me to speak on their stage.

(If you’re a conference organizer, feel free to contact me about having me speak at your conference by using my contact form).

So, THANK YOU for reading Social Triggers. I could have never done it without you.

But wait, there’s more! (cheesy marketing voice)

Speaking is cool and all, but here’s why I LOVE giving speeches:

Nothing beats meeting people I’ve helped. It truly feels amazing.

So, I wanted to let you know where I’m speaking in the coming months, so you can see me speak, and potentially meet me at a conference.

1. Social Fresh Charlotte

*Update* 9/9/2011

This conference just ended.

To see what went down, check out the conference site here.

2. Rich, Happy, and Hot LIVE

What a conference name, right?

This is Marie Forleo’s brain child, and it has a fantastic line up.

I’m sharing the stage with great names like Russell Simons, Ramit Sethi, Laura Roeder, Simon Sinek, and more.

This conference goes down on October 21 through October 23rd.

And it’s nearby where I live… New York City.

If you’re in New York, or you’re willing to travel to New York (who isn’t?), then this conference may be the perfect place for you.

You can learn more about this conference here.

As a side note, I’m really looking forward to this event. It’s going to be AMAZING.

3. Seattle Interactive, The Biznik Stage

In Seattle, on November 2nd to November 3rd, I’m speaking at Seattle Interactive, on the BIZNIK stage.

There’s loads of smart people at this event, and it may be the perfect place to go if you’re looking to learn more about the interactive space.

Learn more about this conference by visiting their website.

4. Blogworld LA

Well, this makes sense, right?

I’m a blogger, and I show people how to use blogging to get traffic, leads, and sales.

So, of course I’m speaking at Blogworld :-D.

This conference goes down on November 3rd through November 5th.

It’s the industry leading conference for blogging, and it’s worth checking out.

Learn more about Blogworld Expo here.

5. And Finally…

I’m considering hosting a small, exclusive training event, where I’ll be able to give you hands on training for online marketing.

If this is something you’d be interested in, leave a comment and let me know! It will most likely take place in New York City.

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Derek you were great at RHH Live. Thanks for all the inspiration and great info. The ladies loved you we were talking 😉 you’re super cute when you blush.

Share Ross

Your information is priceless Derek! Truly amazing! I entered a video to win tix to Rich Happy And Hot and am seriously hoping to meet you in NYC next month! Personally I adore all the pats on the back while telling each other we’re brilliant. 😉


I’m in NY and would love to attend.

Expat Doctor Mom

Love your enthusiasm Derek! Would love to get to the point of paid speaking. So far lots of offers to do free speaking but one day!

We are not stateside for the next year so will have to wait upon return to hit some of these conferences as the flight is high and I need to attend at least one medical conference a year!

Enjoy all the events!


I am very interested in a small NYC seminar :O
A web seminar would also be a nice product.

Rich Mistkowski

Thanks for the information Derek. I’m interested if you do something in NYC if you do something in the future.


Hey Derek! Exclusive training would be GREAT!
About the conferences i’m more into webinars as I’m french working from Brazil running a website targetting the US!
I would love to visit NY though…

Brian Rauschenbach

We are looking forward to meeting you here in Seattle. The conference is shaping up to be great and we have more and more speaker announcements everyday.

Jamillah Warner

I’m interested in your conference (and I love NY, though I wish more of these events were Atlanta bond-but that’s just me, I guess). However, I’m looking for something extremely hands on.

Derek, thanks for this post. It’s encouraging.


Hey Derek,
just watched you live at the Social Fresh conference 🙂

Awesome talk, well done! You articulated those traffic & conversion topics very clearly, which made it easy and pleasant to follow.

Needless to say the content was top quality, too. Thank you very much for sharing your insights…

Ron Sherbert

Hi Derek,

I would be up for some personal training.


Margot Carmichael Lester

Thanks for the pick-me-up/validation. Very interested in training opportunity. Thanks!


I want to come — how can I attend remotely??? 😉 Come to Boulder/Denver — or ASPEN! I want to learn from you Derek. Every where I turn, your name is popping up. I was on a walk today listening to another podcast and the guy was ranting/raving about how great you are re: building community. So please show me the way. Consider me a newborn since I just launched Resort Entrepreneurs this week. Mold me…..please.


Derek, I would love to know about your event in NYC. I’m about 2-3 hours away but would certainly come in for a training! Can’t make it to RHH this year but you’re in such amazing company! Hope you rock it tomorrow too!

Glen Craig

Depending on the timing, I’d definitely be interested in something in NYC (gotta make sure the wife can cover and watch the kids, unless you don’t me me bringing them? j/k).

Jeff Harrell

D – I’m amazed at how you respond to every comment. But then again, I guess I’m not because that’s how you roll. Setting a great example of how to connect with people.

    Jeff Harrell

    OK, I’m taking this personally 🙂

Megan Shoup

I’d love to hear more about your potential personal training event in NYC. Keep us posted! Thanks!


Congrats! Would you say this was mostly from doing site reviews of other high profile bloggers/marketers? (ie leverage)

    Derek Halpern

    There was a lot to do with it, but that’s definitely part of it.

Alex Barthe

Going to Rich, Hot, and Happy next month…whoa!! 🙂

I’m interested in your NYC training as well.

    Derek Halpern

    Yea, that oughta be an interesting conference to speak at for sure

Martin Malden

How about Hong Kong..!?

And I agree with WilhelmR – that was definitely the most creative email headline and teaser for a blog post I’ve seen 🙂



    Derek Halpern

    Glad it worked

Chris Aitken

Hey Derek — depending on *when* you scheduled your training event, would be interested in attending! Cheers, Chris

    Derek Halpern

    Great Chris. Glad to hear it!

Ruby L. Taylor M.S.W.

I am interested in your training in NYC

    Derek Halpern

    Awesome. I think its going to go down. Will work on details.

Kat Fulton

Do it in San Diego! We love you here! =)

    Derek Halpern

    San Diego is a great town…


I can find out.

    Derek Halpern

    Awesome, let me know.


How come nobody comes to the UK?

    Derek Halpern

    Would love to. Have any ideas of what conference may be a good fit?


      As far as I know, there isn’t much of a conference scene here, at least not for SME’s. Perhaps, I’ll get off my ass and create one someday, who knows. Does anyone know of any UK conferences or events?


See you in N.Y.C. @ RHH Live… Better watch out… I’m 99% dangerous & only 1% useless. 🙂

    Derek Halpern

    Uh oh…


Christopher Knopick

Hi Derek,
If I somehow win the lottery, or make enough money from my business I’ll attend your BlogWorld LA session. I enjoy working with humans and have stimulating conversations with them…oops HAL9000 popped in there for a minute 😉 . Whether I make it or not Good Luck.

P.S. People that don’t live or aren’t from New York generally don’t like to go there…too expensive. 😉

    Derek Halpern

    Thanks a bunch.

    And wow, I thought everyone wanted to go to New York. Maybe that’s just the New York arrogance in me ha ha.

Sonia Simone

Will catch up with you at BWE, I think it’s going to be a great conf.

So wish I could catch Marie Forleo’s gig, but I’m going to be in the land of Oz for Darren Rowse’s Problogger event.

    Derek Halpern

    I’m looking forward to Marie Forleo’s gig for sure. She’s amazing, and so is her community.

    The Problogger event will rock too I’m sure. Plus you’re going to Australia, so that’s awesome.

      Sonia Simone

      Yeah, I’ve never been to Australia so I couldn’t resist the opportunity.


        Hope you love Australia. If you get time, visit us!


Most alluringly written email of all time, I just could’t resist to click the link.

Won’t attend physically to any of those (in Europe now). But I’ll definitelly check out whatever material the organizers release during/after the event.

Keep the awesome content Derek

    Derek Halpern

    Will do Wilhelm.

    Make sure you tune in for the Live streaming tomorrow!

Justin Brooke

Those are some great speaking gigs bro!

I’m hosting an event down here in Florida in November. I need someone to talk about landing page optimization or high performance blogging. If you want a spot, it’s yours.

    Derek Halpern

    Hit me up on Skype and we can chat.


Hey Derek, what about the UK/Europe?

    Derek Halpern

    Conferences there haven’t invited me to speak yet :-).

    Do you know of any that would be a good fit?


Well done, Mr. Helpern!
And will join in the “thumbs up” on the subject line … open rate win!
I also have no idea what “meeting in our proteins” means, but it feels like maybe I should be offended. =]

    Derek Halpern

    Haha, im with you there.


Sure wish I could make it to RHH – that one looks absolutely amazing!!! And I’m in NH so New York isn’t too far away for me. Gotta get my business going a little more so I can afford these things. Would love to participate in a training with you as well – definitely keep us updated. 🙂

    Derek Halpern

    Will do Jacque.

    And will keep you updated.

Ricardo Bueno

See you in Los Angeles!

    Derek Halpern

    Awesome, would love to meet you.


Thanks Derek, have great conference, will catch up on the Social Fresh streaming, but like Jenni I hope one day you come across the Atlantic

    Derek Halpern

    I do too.

    If you know any conferences over there, be sure to forward me to them 😀


      me to them, them to me … all the same really. Just make your way over here…

        Derek Halpern

        I didn’t want you to forward them to me… I wanted you to forward me to them 😀

Sarah Russell

Oooh – thanks for the recommendations! I’ve been feeling totally bummed because I just found out next year’s “World Domination Summit” is going to be the same weekend as my sister’s wedding, so I’ve been looking for other good conferences to attend.

I’ll check these out, but let me know if you hear of any good ones in Chicago or Minneapolis!

    Derek Halpern

    Will do!

    You should look at RHHlive.com

    That’s going to ROCK.

Chris Evans

I live in Charlotte but just found out about that event. Won’t be able to make it. How long will you be in town for?

I’d be interested in your event.


    Derek Halpern

    I’m in town until tomorrow evening, when I fly out back home.

    To learn more about Social Fresh, make sure you hit up Jason Keath on twitter. He’s the founder, and is the man.


Thanks for the shout out Derek! We are sooooo excited and honored you’re joining us. To be honest, every one of these events is lucky to have you!! Rock it tomorrow morning my man 😉

    Derek Halpern

    will do Marie, and thanks for stopping by!

      Racheal Cook

      Workin’ to see you in NYC! And so thrilled to have stumbled across you just as I am going through process of rebranding and updating my site – you’ve given me some amazing ideas!

        Derek Halpern

        Awesome. Looking forward to meeting you too!


I would love to rub your social-media mojo all over my brain cells but alas, I’m grounded in Indiana for now.

I will just have to usurp as much as possible via the w.w.w.

Thanks for being a rockstar of awesomeness.

    Derek Halpern

    Make sure you tune in live tomorrow for the streaming!

Jenni M.

I’m sure this goes without saying – but keep us posted when you make a trip across the sea. I’d love to catch you in Scotland sometime!

    Derek Halpern

    Will do Jenni!


      And when you get to this side of the pond, we are waiting for you here in Ukraine.

        Derek Halpern

        Have any ideas on what conferences exist there? Never been to England.

          Jenni M.

          Here’s one:

          I know the Guardian does one called Changing Media Summit but nothing has been posted for 2012 yet. And of course, you could drop by Edinburgh just to see what’s happening here too.

Dewane Mutunga


Go for it! I’d definitely be in attendance. I wouldn’t mind helping you organize it and get the word out either. Let me know.

I’m going look into conference #2 🙂

    Derek Halpern

    Conference #2 looks like a blast, and let me tell you, Marie Forleo is one of the smartest marketers I’ve ever met.

Matt Lawrence

I love being told I’m amazing.
Just so happens you are as well.

Also, so very stoked that you are coming to Seattle, and the folks that I have told about it are pumped as well.

Until then.

    Carol Tice

    Me too! Hope to see you when you’re in Seattle — wish you were coming to SOBCon NW.

      Derek Halpern

      The scheduling wasn’t working.

      SOB Con is truly an amazing conference too.

      Both Terry Starbucker and Liz Strauss are AWESOME.

    Derek Halpern

    I suspect that this subject line will be the highest open rate ever. And I wasn’t even thinking about open rates. I just was feeling extremely grateful for every single one of my readers

      Matt Lawrence

      It totally showed. I could feel the gratefulness.
      Having been one of the first to sign up for the newsletter, it just felt really consistent with the first message I got from you – asking what it was that I needed.

      Glad to be getting to know you and really appreciate all the hard work you do helping to keep small business owners alive.

        Derek Halpern

        Thanks Matt, and looking forward to meeting you later this year!


Excellent – I’d love a trip to New York. You take the confusion out of online marketing. For that, I thank you. I really hope I can make it to New York.

    Derek Halpern

    Awesome. This looks like this may be something on the schedule for sure. Gotta look more into it.

David Krug

I literaly abhor conferences. But good luck Derek!

    Derek Halpern

    Looks like someone is being negative today. Come on, lets keep this positive David 😛


      I don’t blame him. Conferences fit in the same category to me as funerals and weddings. I guess they are closer to weddings though, since you can get away from a funeral without being expected to somehow part with your money by the person you went to see.

        Derek Halpern


        The conferences I’m speaking at are pitch-free events.

        So, that’s not going to happen 🙂


          Okay, so it’s now in the category of funeral. 😉


          You are such a liar!

          David Krug

          It’s not the price. It’s the whole let me pat you on the back while I pat me on the back and we can all pat each other on the back and show how great we are at so many of these events but they serve their purposes for networking and education.

          Haha sorry to be negative. Atleast Im an engaged reader!


I would love exclusive training. Im in! Let me know what to do. Thanks!


    Shouldn’t there be an opt-in form the exclusive training? 😉 I’d be totally game! I’ll wait to hear more!

    Derek Halpern

    Are you local to New York?


I’ve got my Blog World and airfare tickets.

We’re going to meet in our proteins, Derek.

    Derek Halpern

    I don’t even know what that means.


      He means “in person,” since the body is made up of quite a few proteins.


        Derek is a vegetarian…now what?


      Hint: so far we’ve been meeting in our pixels and satellites.

      I’m glad to see you got that fixed after the yawn. 😉

      Garry Stafford

      I just got my laugh for the day!

      Hope to see ya in Blogworld LA.

      Jeff Goins

      Sounds like spam from an online health food store. 😉

        Derek Halpern


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