People from all over the world attend BrightonSEO to expand their search marketing knowledge and meet other SEOs.
We have lots of advice for people coming to BrightonSEO in the answers to our Frequently Asked Questions and have some tips from our international steering committee specifically for other international BrightonSEO attendees:
Book flights to London Gatwick airport as soon as you get your ticket
London Gatwick is the most convenient airport for Brighton. The train is the quickest way to get from the airport to Brighton. The conference venue is a 15 minute walk from the train station.
The train from Gatwick Airport station to Brighton station takes about 30 minutes and costs under £20. You can view train times online and buy tickets in advance or at the train station.
Three train companies run trains from Gatwick Airport to Brighton: Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express. The schedule can sometimes be altered at weekends but you can check for engineering works in advance and see the alternative arrangements in place. Trains run by Southern can subject to disruption caused by industrial action. They will have updates on their website and Twitter.
You can book a taxi in advance from Gatwick airport to Brighton for about £50. The journey takes 45-60 minutes.
Stay in Brighton for a night or two (or more!) and take the time to walk around the city.
Brighton is a small city with many interesting places easily accessible on foot. Take a look at our video highlights of places to visit and things to see in Brighton.
Talk to other attendees
Lots of the value from attending BrightonSEO comes from talking to other attendees, sharing ideas and making connections.
There are a number of social and networking events hosted by our sponsors which are a great way to meet others.
You can chat to others on Twitter using the #brightonseo hashtag and in our event app before, during and after the conference.
Plan your day at the conference
Take a look at the agenda in advance and plan which sessions you will attend. You can’t go to all of them so choose your priorities. We’ll share the slides from most of the sessions, record the main stage and release the others as audio podcasts so you can catch up on much of the content afterwards.
Planning your schedule in advance means you can maximise your time at the conference and make your day as easy as possible.
Restaurants around the venue can get busy during lunchtime so you might want to buy some food in advance and bring it with you. The beach is right outside the conference venue so it’s a great place to sit and eat!
Collect your badge the day before the conference
With 4000 attendees, it can take a while for everyone to collect their badges on the morning of the conference. You can collect your badge from the event venue the day before the conference and walk straight in to the conference.
Let us help with your visa
Please send the following information to [email protected].
Once she has that information from you, she’ll sort out your invitation letter.