Patrick Carleton, formerly the Executive Director of Associated Cities, and Josh Metnick, Chairman and CEO of Chicago.com, Inc. and founder of Associated Cities, have announced a new venture in the geodomain space: GeoFutr.com Geo gTLD & Geodomain Conference.
The conference, scheduled for the Fall of 2012, will cater to domain registries, Geodomain and GeoTLD operators and investors, hotel, travel and tourism entities, municipalities and governments, brands and advertisers with local reach as well as digital professionals and service providers.
Sponsorship opportunities are currently available for companies that are interested. The conference agenda and speaker list have not yet been published.
Press release follows:
SAINT LOUIS September 13, 2012 – GEO.FUTR announces the first annual GEO.FUTR Geodomain & GeoTLD Investors and Operators Conference will be held in Fall 2013. Attendees will learn strategies, techniques and best practices for maximizing the value of GeoTLDs and Geographic domain names. Conference participants will benefit from the select networking opportunities made available only to conference participants.
“With the internet addressing space expanding into thousands of top level domains, a new world of possibilities has opened for Geodomain owners,” said Patrick Carleton, President and co-founder, GEO FUTURE LLC. “Finding and evaluating the paths that lead to value creation will be a major challenge for both established and new Geodomain entities. The conference agenda will be tailored to the specific issues and needs facing GeoTLD and Geographic domain name registries, owners, developers and partners.”
GEO.FUTR is for individuals and organizations involved in the management and growth of Geodomains. The conference will cater to registries, Geodomain and GeoTLD operators and investors, hotel, travel and tourism entities, municipalities and governments, brands and advertisers with local reach as well as digital professionals and service providers.
“The complexity of operating a sustainable Geodomain- based business is increasing significantly, and making personal connections in this evolving world will be critical to being successful in the new, multidimensional Geodomain landscape,” says Josh Metnick, Chairman of both Chicago.com, Inc. and dotChicago, Inc. and co-founder of GEO.FUTR.
The GEO.FUTR conference team has issued a call for proposals for presentations on desired topics including but not limited to: (a) Best practices in the operation of GeoTLDs (b) General and specific industry-related technology issues (c) Geodomain SEO (d) Mobile and social media strategy (e) Legal, regulatory, trademark & government compliance issues (f) GeoTLD and Geodomain development & investment trends and (g) Revenue maximization.
To submit a topic for presentation or speaker proposal, visit http://geofutr.com/speakers to complete the form. The submission deadline is October 1st, 2012.
For sponsorship opportunities, contact Alexis Evelyn, VP of Business Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or Patrick Carleton, President, at email@example.com.
GEO.FUTR LLC was founded in 2012 in St. Louis, MO, to develop media products and services to benefit the Geodomain and GeoTLD industry. The founders of the GEO.FUTR Conference have over thirty years of collective Geodomain conference planning experience.