eMetrics in DC

I just wrote a little ditty for the WAA about how great eMetrics is in DC, I will post linkage once it is up.  The ditty:

Why am I lucky enough to have an eMetrics in my city: Washington, DC!

I love DC.  I am lucky enough to live in one of the greatest neighborhoods in one of the greatest cities in the world.  However, the point of this article isn’t to discuss life in DC, it’s to make the argument that DC is the best possible location for the eMetrics Marketing Optimization Summit.  The reasons why:

It is easy to get here. And not just for me.  There is great transportation infrastructure in this city.  You can take a train from New York or Boston, a direct flight into National Airport from nearly every regional airport in the States, and direct flights from the Americas and every major European city into one of our three airports – National, Dulles, or BWI.

It is easy to get around once you are here. The Metro trains that service the city and close suburbs are clean and inexpensive.  We have approximately two taxis per resident in the city (I made that up, but we do have more taxis per capita than any other major American city).

We have tons of hotel options. Since the summit is in late October this year, you‘ll have a wide variety of options.  If you have the means, stay at the Willard Intercontinental – it is worth every penny.

We have tons of conference hosting options (that aren’t the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center). DC hosts lots of events and hosts them well.  From the smallest trade show to a multi-million attendee Inauguration party, we’ve got events covered.

We have fantastic opportunities for extra-Summit activities. Most of my best conference experiences have come outside of conference venues.  We have great bars and world-class restaurants.  The Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are free.  If you come to DC and don’t take advantage of these “touristy” activities, you are truly missing out.

But most importantly, there are some great people that attend eMetrics in DC. DC is a city of networkers.  Attending eMetrics in DC, you will have the opportunity to meet people that work for trade associations, lobbying firms, political organizations, interactive agencies, e-commerce companies, NGO’s, non-profits, social networks, government agencies (just don’t ask them about third-party cookies!) and web analytics vendors and consultants.  Meeting this wide variety of people at eMetrics who are enthusiastic practitioners of their particular craft and are willing to share their experiences in a collaborative manner makes the summit a great experience, year after year.

It’s true: a big reason why the conference is so good is because it is here.