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Big names at the Art of Marketing conference

I recently received an invitation to attend The Art of Marketing, a marketing conference being held at The Centre on June 9. It looks like an exciting event if only for the speaker line-up, which is a who’s-who of web-savvy marketing gurus. The list includes:

  • Gary Vaynerchuk
  • Guy Kawasaki
  • William Taylor
  • Mitch Joel
  • Avinash Kaushik

I’m particularly interested in seeing Avinash, as it’s his books I usually recommend when talking about web analytics.

There’s a disappointing lack of two-X speakers on that list, especially considering that the audience (not to mention the industry) is liable to be at least 60% female. Why not Vanessa Fox or Laura Ries?

In any case, it’s an event to look forward to–Vancouver rarely sees five speakers of that calibre on the same day.