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Marketplaces 2010 takes place just seven weeks from now in San Diego (March 22-24). We are putting the finishing touches on the program, and have added MANY exciting new speakers in just the past few weeks.

The event is totally dedicated to the higher value/conversion/engagement ethos of vertical media. For sure, this isn’t one size fits all of newspapers and Yellow Pages anymore (but then again, these traditional media are rapidly verticalizing too).

Featured sessions include five big keynotes; Mike Boland’s Mobile Vertical SuperForum; and a preconference session on the Tools of Marketplaces, including experts on search, video, enhanced calls, online scheduling, promotion and classifieds.

We also have cutting-edge panels on new directories and city guides; small-business marketplaces; vertical ad networks; vertical search; content aggregators (a great session with CEO Rick Blair); and local retailers and marketplaces. To top it all off, there is a special “making money” session with Classifieds Master Tony Lee, chief alliance officer of Adicio.

Basically, everyone is on board. Our five big keynotes will come from:

Mike Boland’s Mobile Vertical SuperForum has eight great speakers:

  • Sam Altman, Cofounder and CEO, Loopt
  • Alec Andronikov, CEO, MoVoxx
  • Craig Hagopian, President, V-Enable
  • Scott Jampol, Senior Director of Consumer Marketing, OpenTable
  • Steve Larsen, CEO, CallSpark
  • Alexander Muse, Cofounder, Big in Japan (ShopSavvy)
  • Eric Singley, Mobile Product Manager, Yelp
  • David Sturtz, Cofounder and CEO, RepairPal

Other featured speakers include:

  • Ethan Anderson, Cofounder, Redbeacon
  • Jeff Beard, President and GM, Localeze
  • Rick Blair, CEO,
  • Reed Brown, President and CEO, Matchbin
  • Jim Delli Santi, Cofounder and CEO, AlikeList
  • Craig Donato, CEO, Oodle
  • Todd Dubner, Senior VP, Development, NCI
  • Jennifer Dulski, CEO, Center’d
  • Sean Fox, COO,
  • Jordan Glazier, CEO, Eventful
  • Krista Glotzbach, VP, Marketing,
  • Martin Herbst, GM, Kijiji U.S., eBay
  • Greg Isaacs, Executive Director and GM, AT&T Interactive
  • Jaan Janes, CEO, Pulse 360
  • Joelle Kaufman, Senior VP, Marketing, Adify
  • Warren Kay, VP, Fox Audience Network
  • David Kidder, Cofounder and CEO, Clickable
  • Tony Lee, Chief Alliance Officer, Adicio
  • Colin Pape, CEO,
  • Ben Saren, Cofounder and CEO, CitySquares
  • Julie Smith, Group Product Manager, SuperMedia
  • Mat Stover, CEO, Local Matters
  • David Vazdauskas, President, Local Thunder

Do you think it will be a great conference? Do you think you can do major business? Please get more info here or sign up to register here. Rates are better in advance than at the door.

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