eBay's DevCon & Other June Internet Marketing Conferences & Events

The eBay Developer’s Conference is less than a month away and the early bird rate of $149 will increase to $199 after May 31st. eBay’s Dev Con is the premier event for eBay and Pay Pal developers and caters to companies and advertisers of all shapes and sizes. Learn how to put the eBay and PayPal APIs to work for you and get a first hand sneak peek of what is on tap for the next 6–24 months. eBay’s DevCon is June 17th and 18th and is going to be held in sunny San Jose California at eBay’s north campus, just minutes from the San Jose airport. Aside from two full days of educational sessions and panels, there are two pre-conference workshops on June 16th, each is an additional $50. Both workshops are three hour sessions from 1:30pm – 4:30pm and they’re both at the same time, so you’ll have to pick the one that most interests you. One workshop is an eBay API platform jumpstart, the other is an eBay selling manager applications jumpstart. These are both great opportunities for new developers to get up to speed quickly on these topics.

DevCon is also a great opportunity for publishers to connect with eBay Partner Network managers and developers, as team members from around the globe will be attending this year’s event. On the first day, June 17th at 2:30pm, Jarrod Schwarz and Steve Hartman of ePN will be giving a presentation on application monetization with high quality traffic, providing insights into determining which marketing methods and traffic provide the the most desirable and valuable customers to eBay.

The day one keynote at this year’s DevCon will be from John Hagel, Co-Chairman, Deloitte Center for the Edge. The title of his keynote is “The Three Elements of Transformation” and is a focus on shaping strategies as technology-driven infrastructures constantly change. John is the founder of two Silicon Valley startups, author of a series of best-selling business books and has won two awards from the Harvard Business Review. The keynote on the 2nd day of DevCon is titled “Venture Capitalism in Silicon Valley: API Developer Stimulus Panel” and will be given by Rob Hayes, Sergio Monsalve and Ravi Mohan. All are well seasoned veterans of the venture capital world. Read more about this year’s DevCon keynotes and speakers here.

As a preview of what to expect, check out this video interview with 2008 eBay Star Developer Award Winner Christoph Buenger of Scendix Software. Keep an eye on the DevCon site, as well eBay Partner Network Blog and the eBay Developers Blog for future updates.

Aside from eBay’s DevCon, there are wide a variety of internet marketing conferences and events scheduled for the month of June. Here’s an overview of what’s happening next month.

SMX Advanced Seattle will take place on June 2nd and 3rd at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center. SMX is one of the most recognized events in search marketing and is well known for their high caliber speakers. Check out the full list of guest speakers and panelists here.

Dr. Qi Lu of Microsoft and Matt Cutts of Google with be giving the two keynotes at the event. Matt will even be doing the interactive “You&A” keynote where he’ll be answering direct questions from the audience. With engaging sessions on paid search, SEO and social media, SMX advanced is one of the premiere gatherings that gets down to the details of search marketing. The expo passes are free unless you register on site, then they’re $50. The full pass to the event is $1495 ahead of time, $1595 on site. Take a look at the full registration information here as well as the agendas for day one and day two of the event.

Coinciding with SMX Seattle on the other side of the globe is SMX Madrid on June 3rd and 4th. Note this event is conducted entirely in Spanish and is focused primarily on the Spain’s internet audience and consumers.

Search Engine Strategies Toronto is a two day conference focusing on a wide array of internet marketing’s latest developments and strategies along with an optional third day of SEM training available from the pros. This year’s event is taking place from June 8th-10th and is being held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto. Now in its 10th year, SES has become one of the top notch events in internet marketing. The sessions and panels at SES Toronto focus on topics including search analytics, information architecture, Canada specific search issues as well as social media developments and applications.

The opening keynote at SES Toronto will be from Tara Hunt, Author of “The Whuffie Factor” and Co-founder & Chief Marketing Officer of Citizen Agency. The day two keynote will be from Emanuel Rosen, author of “ The Anatomy of Buzz Revisited”.

A platinum pass to SES Toronto is $1295CAD and an expo only pass is free if you register in advance. They have quite an impressive list of speakers lined up and you can see the full list here, along with the agenda’s for day one and day two of the conference. Want a preview of what of SES is all about? Check out their free on demand webcasts today.

The first annual Affiliate Convention is taking place in Denver June 17th – 20th 2009 at the Colorado Convention Center, the same week as the eBay Developer’s Conference. If you can’t make it to the eBay Developer’s Conference and you live in the Denver area, Affiliate Convention is something you should consider attending. Kris Jones from PepperJam is kicking off the event with his keynote address on the future of affiliate marketing. Other notable speakers include Linda Woods of PartnerCentric, Heather Paulson of PMG, Peter Bordes of Media Trust and Gillian Muessig of SEOmoz. Check out the Affiliate Convention promotional video and the agenda for the full details or head over to the Aff Spot forums for the latest discussion.

This new affiliate marketing event is being promoted as “free to affiliates”, while merchants, agencies and others will be charged the normal conference rate of $700. After June 12th, the full conference pass goes up to $850. Affiliate Convention is being put on by Daron Babin of Webmaster Radio, Aunesty Jannsen of AffSpot and Marc Lesnick of Ticonderoga Ventures