Attending Underground Seminar in March 2007

Agent6A few months ago I received an email asking me to speak at a conference (Underground Seminar) in Washington DC in March next year. It was a little different to most other speaking opportunities that I receive in that it wasn’t actually for a blogging specific conference – but instead for an internet marketing crowd.

I’ve always been intrigued by the internet marketing scene – actually I’ve had a love hate relationship with it and have wondered how blogs can intersect with it.

As a result, after doing a little checking into it’s organizer I accepted the offer to speak for a couple of reasons:

  1. I love talking about blogging – any opportunity to do so is something I’ll take up
  2. I am interested in interacting with Internet Marketers and to see what I can learn from them
  3. I was already planning a US trip in 2007 and this fits well timing wise

I’m not going to sell this conference hard here at ProBlogger as it does have a slightly different focus to ‘blogging for money’ but I do think that it’ll be something some of you will be interested in – so you can check it out at Underground Seminar (aff).

A little info on the Seminar:

  • This is the third year that Yanik Silver has run the Underground Seminar. The last two sold out quickly and received great reviews.
  • There’s 67 seats available at early bird discounted rates
  • Yanik’s put together a list of speakers who are trying a variety of online entrepreneurial activities – ie it’s not just blogging but includes other successful internet entrepreneurs – Yanik’s added up the earnings of everyone speaking and collectively it was over $57M in the last 12 months. I feel like a small fry in this line up.

Having chatted to a couple of last year’s attendees and seeing a little video of the event I’m looking forward to being there.

Yanik is promoting me as ‘GoldBlogger’ – it’s a ‘spy’ theme.

Plenty more info at the Underground Seminar site. Yep – it’s a pretty long and hyped sales page but if you’re interested I’ll see you there! If it’s not your cup of tea – no worries at all. Just wanted to let people know the option.

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  1. Jon says:

    You’ll be an oasis in that crowd Darren… :)

    I don’t know if secret agent Jonno’s VISA would survive 3 days of IM heat.

  2. JimmyLee says:

    I hope you will absorve a lot of knowledge…. to pass it on

    I’ll be one of your fellow man!

  3. You know, I’ve always wanted to go to that event – but I was always a bit skeptical. Knowing you will be there brings a world of credibility to my perception of the event. I’m now seriously considering going – thanks!! :)

  4. Darren says:

    GoldBlogger? You’re no baddy! I see you as the good guy in the crowd – “Blog. James Blog.” perhaps?

  5. George says:

    Cool, I was wondering who gold blogger was.

    Yanik is one of my favorite Internet Marketers. I think it will be a great experience. Now, I really want to go, but I don’t think I have the vaction time.

  6. BJ says:

    Well, if anyone can sort through the hype, it’s you, Darren. It will be very interesting to read about your experiences and perceptions of the event!

  7. 黔山毛豆 says:

    I have always wanted to go, but I am afraid there is no chance that

  8. Yanik Silver says:

    “Blog…James Blog” – that’s a pretty good one! :)

    It’s tough coming up with all the spy names but I agree Darren’s no
    baddy. I’m excited to fly him in from AU. My other choice was
    “Down Under Blogging Bonanza” – but that “James Blog” one is

    Hope to see some of Darren’s Pro Blogging followers in Washington,
    DC in March.