I am very excited about Convergence ’09. It may prove to be one of the best digital marketing events in Vancouver this year. There are three reasons I make this statement.
- The keynote speaker is David Plouffe, Campaign Manager, Obama for America
- It takes place at the new Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre (although it went massively over budget, it is the only LEED certified convention centre in North America)
- Last year’s event rocked (and I’m not just saying that because I was on a panel)
Take a look at the program, there are all kinds of great topics.
Here’s a description of the talk by David Plouffe:
After winning the election on November 4, 2008, President Obama called Plouffe “the unsung hero of this campaign, who built the best political campaign, I think, in the history of the United States of America.” Credited with achieving one of the biggest upsets in American political history, his campaign generated a brand loyalty program with unprecedented success. Plouffe shares with the audience the election story and the process of developing a winning social media strategy that inspired millions to engage in the Obama campaign.
It takes place on May 11th. The price is $299 for the day, but they have early bird pricing on for $199. You can register for Convergence ’09 here.
Let me know if you’re going… I’ll see you there.