Attending conferences is arguably the best way to network. The keynote speakers are usually quite frank with their presentations, and you also get the opportunity to meet face to face and to connect with the other attendants.
In fact my biggest regret for not being in the U.S. are the conferences that I miss. I have wanted to go to the Blog World Expo for two years in a row now, and always missed it for one reason or another. This year is going to be tough as well, as I am moving to a new city in September and the conference takes place in October.
Anyway I came across a website today called Conference Calendar. It basically tracks conferences from around the world, in a wide range of segments. They have a section for Internet Marketing as well, where you will find blogging, SEO, social media and affiliate marketing conferences. Worth a bookmark.
What conferences are you guys planning to attend in the second half of 2009? We should do a “Daily Blog Tips Readers Meet-up” some day.