Let’s Have A Chat About All These Conferences

I doubt I’ll be asked to speak at one anytime soon:

Every week I see floods of tweets and blog posts from people I know sharing quotable nuggets or random observations from some marketing-related conference, seminar, or training session. Collectively, it always seems like these gatherings are the place to be for gaining bits of wisdom. Who has time to attend all these conferences? Do people truly learn anything at them? And what’s the best way for agencies and marketing professionals to get training?

It’s the subject of my latest column on Talent Zoo.

About Dan Goldgeier

Blogging on AdPulp since 2005, Dan Goldgeier is a Seattle-based freelance copywriter with experience at advertising agencies across the U.S. He is a graduate of the Creative Circus ad school, and currently teaches at Seattle's School of Visual Concepts. In addition, he is a regular columnist for TalentZoo.com. Dan published the best of his TalentZoo.com columns in a book entitled View From The Cheap Seats: A Broader Look at Advertising, Marketing, Branding, Global Politics, Office Politics, Sexual Politics, and Getting Drunk During a Job Interview. Look for it on Amazon in paperback and e-book editions.


  1. Commented on it at TalentZoo. But, I wholeheartedly agree with what you are saying. It gets to be a little much.

  2. Does this mean you don’t want to hear about the conference I’m speaking at in Boston this October?

    • Dan Goldgeier says:

      Yes, I want hear about it. And see the deck on SlideShare the moment you’re done speaking!