So to make a long story short, I cannot attend the upcoming IM Spring Break event. I bought my ticket roughly 6 weeks ago, but between being buried with work and having a family commitment that conflicts with the date, I simply can’t make it. Have no fear though, as the Ephricon team will be represented though, as Tim Staines will be there with bells on. Or maybe a sombrero. Okay he’ll probably have a polo shirt and cargo shorts or something. Whatever.
The IM Spring Break “un-conference” is the sequel to Scary SEO, and is expected to be quite a big deal. Its a much more intimate atmosphere than the larger conferences, meaning you should be able to meet people more easily and have some more in depth conversations. Its also meant to reflect the spring break atmosphere with a poker tournament one night and a BBQ / pool party the next. Sounds like good times.
Okay so since my ticket is already paid for, and since I can’t go… I’ve decided to give it away! Who wants a free ticket to IM Spring Break?
Its a $500 value, or $379, or however you want to look at it. You will have to pay for your transportation and hotel costs though, but I do believe there is a group rate at least on the latter. Take 5 minutes and enter. This blog isn’t that popular, so there probably won’t be that many entries… your chances are pretty good! Here’s what you need to do…
How to Enter
- You must make your case in no more than 250 words. Shorter is okay, longer is not. Tell me why you deserve the free ticket. Post this on your own blog or other website of yours.
- Notify me of your entry either via Trackback or by posting a comment on this post.
Update: Leave a comment or email me… not sure if trackbacks are working correctly.
- Your entry must contain some reference to a “belly flop“.
- Should you win, you must agree to drink at least one Magic Hat #9 in my honor.
- All entries must be received by tomorrow night (03/25/09) at 6:00pm EST. Winner will be chosen and notified soon after.
The judging will be completely biased. If you are looking for tips, I’d suggest feeding my ego in any way possible! Other than the above there are no strings attached here. I’ve already spoken to Dave Snyder who is running the event and he has approved this giveaway. The winner will only need to bring their ID to be granted entry.
Need a little more convincing? Check out the speaker list, its an all-star lineup with Loren Baker, Todd Malicoat, Chris Winfield, Brian Chappell, Neil Patel, Brent Csutoras, Wil Reynolds, Dave Snyder, Rae Hoffman and more! And to think, five minutes from now you could have submitted your entry for a free ticket, and get to attend the event for only the cost of transportation and hotel. Your ticket even includes food.
So who wants a free ticket to IM Spring Break?