It is less than one week until the Targeted TRAFFIC Vancouver conference and the full schedule is now available online.
The three day conference kicks off Tuesday, June 8th with opening remarks from Rick Latona at 11:00 am, then it’s straight into panels, networking and breakout sessions.
Webnames.ca CEO Stephen Smith and Director John Demco will be on two of the many panels, along with other well known domain industry and monetization experts.
Here some highlights we are looking forward to:
Tuesday, June 8th
11:15 am. – 12:30 pm – ccTLDs are taking over the world, is North America immune?
In Europe and the rest of the world ccTLDs have emerged as the extension of choice for most countries. In Canada .ca has gained momentum but in the United States .us is still for the most part unknown or misunderstood. Is America ready for .us?
Webnames.ca CEO Stephen Smith will be participating in thispanel discussion alongside Ken Hansen from Neustar and Ron Jackson, Editor of DN Journal.
2:00 – 4:30 pm – Main Event 1: Test Track
First launched at T.R.A.F.F.I.C New York and inspired by ABC’s hit T.V. show Shark Tank, Test Track provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs to pitch their businesses to seasoned investors. This event isn’t to be missed. It’s the most education and intellectually simulating event in the domain business.
Wednesday, June 9th 2010
11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Domain Names, the future or the past?
More than ever we are questioned about the future stability of domain names. Will they be replaced by a technological or media innovation? What is their projected life value as an investment or asset? After developing and monetizing domain names for over fifteen years we have some answers that may surprise you
This panel discussion features the Castello Brothers of CCIN and Victor Pitts of iGoldrush.
1:00 -1:45 PM – Fireside chat with John Demco
Webnames.ca Director and co-Founder John Demco will be hosting this smaller, more informal session. John conceived the .CA country code domain name in 1987 and served as its initial Registrar. He helped establish the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) where he continues to serve on the Board of Directors. John is playfully referred to by many as the “Godfather” of .CA and has been recognized by the Prime Minister as a founder and builder of the Canadian Internet (1997).
2:30 – 3:45 – Oh Canada! Panel sponsored by CIRA
This panel will focus on the .ca extension. It will explore .ca growth initiatives by CIRA, recent and interesting cases of .ca development, SEO advantages of .ca and .ca versus .com . The panel will review .ca registration requirements, the .ca drop process and the secondary market.
Panel members for this discussion include Paul Andersen of CIRA and President of EGATE, Zak Muscovitch of DNAttorney.com, Peter Maxymych, prominent Canadian domainer and President of EMall/DOAC and David Fowler, Marketing Director at CIRA.
Thursday, June 10th 2010
11:00 am – 12:15 pm – Domain Development: In-house or outsource?
Developing domains into great web properties is easier than ever with technology such as aps, widgets and content feeds. This panel will discuss what kind of domains to develop as well as how and whether or not you should go it alone or outsource.
Panel features Mark Michael of Dev Hub, Mike Smutka of Blue Wire Solutions, Morgan Linton of Domain Investor Television and Kevin Legault from n49 Interactive.
1:00 – 2:15 pm – Mastering the resale market
Buying domains is easy but selling the right domain at the right price to the perfect buyer is an art. Our panel will discuss finding a buyer and negotiating a deal
2:15 – 3:30 pm – Advanced parking solutions
New and emerging products and tools make it easier than ever to optimize your parked domains. Our expert panel explores some of the best ways maximize potential revenue.
We’re really impressed with the variety of the schedule and the incorporation of considerable Canadian content. The organizers of TRAFFIC have done a great job cultivating a conference that with appeal for both Canadian and International audiences.
Tickets are still available, however the time limited early bird price has now expired. Targeted TRAFFIC Vancouver presents a great opportunity to learn about the business of domain investment and monetization in your own backyard. We hope to see you there!
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