Frequently Asked Questions

Common questions people have asked us about the event.

How does the Friends’ wristbands and reserved seating work?

There’s a strong likelihood many of the smaller spaces will be oversubscribed. Unfortunately there’s not a lot we can do about this. All the talks which are likely to have limited spaces are marked on the agenda. Please note, saving a session to your agenda doesn’t mean you’ll get into that talk.

People with wristbands will have access to a number of reserved seats but it’s still first come first serve.


Can I switch between talks during the conference?

Worth noting as each of the spaces are quite far apart (and often quite busy) you can easily switch tracks in-between sessions, but not in-between individual talks. You’ll need to pick an entire track to attend in between each break.


Is the training the same day as the conference?

The training is on the Thursday the conference is on the Friday, if you’ve got a training ticket you should have received an email with details of where your training is taking place a week before the event, if you’re not sure please let us know.


Do I need to bring my ticket or name badge?

If you’re based in the UK or Europe then two weeks before the event you you should recieve your name badge through the post, please remember to bring it, it’ll save you loads of time getting into the venue and help everyone register quickly.

We can print badges on the day but expect to queue and potentially miss the first session of the day.

If you’ve not receieved a badge before the event please get in touch. and if you’ve forgotten either print out of your Eventbrite PDF ticket or a copy on your phone will grant to entry. It may also be helpful to bring photo ID with you particulary if you’re attending the event parties.


Does the event have Wi-Fi?

There will be wifi in the venue on the day but not many venue networks can handle 3500 SEOs. So please don’t get grumpy if the wifi is slow, falls over or can’t handle downloading torrents!


Is lunch provided?

We provide lunch for those attending the training events but not during the conference. Tea and coffee is provided during the breaks. There is a pay-for cafe and a small number of concessions in the venue and a huge number of restuarants and pubs within minutes of the venue.

Some of the nearby restuarants provide discounts to event attedees, more details of these offers will be in the event programme and shared via our Twitter account in the run-up to and during the event.


Are there networking events or parties?

BrightonSEO’s renowned for it’s pre and after party. You can find more details about the plans on parties page.


Do you share slides from the event?

We’ll be collecting all the speaker decks following the conference and will email all of these out to attendees and uploading to our blog. If you miss a talk you wanted to catch, don’t worry – you’ll be able to access the slides later.


Do you video record the talks?

The talks in Auditorium one are streamed and broadcasted live and shared on YouTube after the event. Most of the other sessions are recorded as audio fills which we then release as podcasts. These are available on our website and on iTunes.


Does the event have a dress code?

The event has a casual dress code, if it’s hot Kelvin, the organiser has been knopwn to wear shorts!


Does the event have a cloakroom?

We’ll be running a cloakroom for the duration of the event on the ground floor in the east corridor that runs towards the syndicate rooms. Though the cloakroom is supervised we don’t recommend leaving valuables.