Brett Tabke, founder of WebmasterWorld, moderated the afternoon keynote featuring Jon S. Von Tetzhner, CEO of Opera Software. He actually does a nice intro on Jon here. I love this part of it:
This session was moderated by Greg Niland. The panelists in this session are experts on linking and will take a critical look at linking strategies, including: outbound link optimization, outsourcing link building, old fashioned linking via directories, and hiring an in-house link developer.
This session was moderated by Joe Morin. This panel will discuss how and when search engines SEO their own sites and what optimizers and site owners can learn from their experiences.
The first keynote at Pubcon was from Guy Kawasaki on The Art of Innovation. To say that Guy has positive energy emanating from him would be an understatement. Guy was the Chief Technology Evangelist at Apple and is now the managing director of Garage Ventures.
Pubcon is more crowded then I have ever seen it. The registration line wrapped around and around until they finally had to send everyone in. The only time that it was close to this was Pubcon Orlando right when Yahoo! had just dumped Google and everyone wanted to hear what they were going to say. To say this is a big difference from Pubcon Boston would be an understatement.