There’s a little secret we keep here in Seattle: it doesn’t actually rain all the time (we just want people to think that so we can keep the beautiful summers all to ourselves). Those of you who have been to a MozCon before are in on that secret; those of you who are joining us for MozCon 2017 on July 17–19 will soon find out!
It can be hard coming to a new city and trying to find food and experiences off the beaten path, which is why Mozzers have come together to share some of their favorite places, both new and old, to help you make the most of your time in Seattle this summer. If you don’t have your ticket and don’t want to miss out on all the fun, grab yours now — they’re selling out!
Unfamiliar with MozCon and not sure what you’ll learn? Scope out the full agenda with all the juicy details on who’s speaking and what topics we’re covering.
Official MozCon activities
We want you to enjoy yourself, make new industry friends, and get the most out of your MozCon experience — which is why we have an assortment of events and activities to keep you busy.
Monday night #MozCrawl
Monday night is all about exploring and making new friends. Join us from 7–10pm for our annual #MozCrawl. This year we’re bringing it back to the Capitol Hill neighborhood! Get to know your fellow attendees and our six MozCon partners hosting the fun. You’ll be able to go at your own pace and in any order.
Bonus points: have your MozCon Passport stamped at all of the stops and enter our drawing to win a ticket to MozCon 2018.
Tuesday night MozCon Ignite
You’ll definitely laugh, you’ll likely cry, and most importantly you’ll enjoy yourself at MozCon Ignite. Listen to twelve of your fellow attendees share their journeys, life lessons, and unique hobbies in our five-minute Ignite-style passion talk series. MozCon Ignite will take place at Benaroya Hall from 7–10pm, where you’ll have time to relax, unwind, and mingle.
- My Life with Guinea Pigs with Britt Kemp at Bishop Fox
- A Disastrous Camping Trip with the Best Partner with JR Ridley at Go Fish Digital
- My Wife, Actually: A Story of Being Gay Enough with Joy Brandon at Nebo Agency
- Homebrewing 101: A 5-minute Primer on DIY Alcohol with Erin McCaul at Moz
- This Too Shall Pass: The Blessing of Perspective with Yosef Silver at Search Interactions
- The King of Swing: A Guide to Creative Fundraising with Cameron Rogowski at Double Dumplings
- How Finding my Sister’s Mother Changed my Life with Ed Reese at JEB Commerce
- Living My Life with an Identical Clone with Christopher Beck at Internet Marketing Inc.
- How to Change Sex the Easy Way with Maura Hubbell at Moz
- 5 Signs Your Friend or Loved One is a Birder with Jeremy Schwartz at MediaPro
- How to Save Humanity in Twenty Minutes a Day with Andrea Dunlop, author & independent book marketing consultant
- Traumatic Brain Injury & Why Self-Diagnosis Sucks with Blake Denman at RicketyRoo Inc.
Wednesday night MozCon Bash
Bowling: check! Karaoke: check! Photobooth: check! Join us for one last hurrah before we meet again at MozCon 2018. You won’t want to miss this closing night bash — we’ll have plenty of games, food, and fun as we mix and mingle, say “see ya soon” to friends new and old, and reminisce over our favorite lessons from the past 3 days.
Birds-of-a-feather lunch tables
At lunch, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with your fellow community members around the professional topics that matter most to you. There will be seven tables each day with different topics and facilitators; find one with a sign noting the topic and join the conversation to share advice, learn tips and tricks, and make new friends.
Monday, July 17
- B2B Email Marketing hosted by Steve Manjarrez at Moz
- E-commerce hosted by Everett Sizemore at Inflow
- In-house SEO hosted by Kristin Fraccia at Magoosh
- It’s Just Me — Digital Departments of One hosted by Liz Reuth at Le-vel
- Linkbuilding hosted by Rachael Brandt at Magoosh
- On-Page SEO hosted by Cyrus Shepard at Fazillion
- Travel Website SEO hosted by Michael Cottam at Visual Itineraries
Tuesday, July 18
- In-house SEO hosted by Jackson Lo at Tripadvisor
- Link Building hosted by Russ Jones at Moz
- Mobile Marketing hosted by Bridget Randolph at Hearst Magazines
- Perceiving Brand Through Digital PR hosted by Manish Dudharejia at E2M Solutions
- Product Marketing hosted by Brittani Dinsmore at Moz
- Search Trends hosted by Gianluca Fiorelli at IloveSEO.net
- Technical SEO hosted by Corey Eulas at Factorial Digital
Wednesday, July 19
Even more ideas for your Seattle adventure!
There are so many wonderful places to see, food to eat, and yes, coffee and craft beer to be consumed. Lots and lots of coffee and craft brews. That’s why a few Mozzers have pulled together their favorite places to check out during your stay in the Emerald City.
Marination Ma Kai
“Marination is one of the top food trucks in the country and now they have several brick and mortar restaurants. Marination Ma Kai is located in West Seattle and has a big outdoor patio with gorgeous views of downtown Seattle, it’s a summer hotspot for a cool beverage and noms. Why is it quintessential Seattle? Not only is the food life changing, the view amazing, but getting there is an adventure! Just walk down to the waterfront and hop on the wonderful Seattle Water Taxi. The trip from downtown drops riders off right at the restaurant.”
“If you LOVE bicycles this place is a must-visit. One of only five US Rapha Clubhouses, Rapha Seattle is home to delicious coffee, fine food, and bicycle events.
The atmosphere is cool and inviting. Visitors are surrounded by the coolest bicycle gear and memorabilia. You can rent a Canyon bicycle to explore the city (Which is a big deal because you cannot buy Canyon bikes in America, yet). Rapha also does guided bike rides for the public and member only rides.”
– James Daugherty
Taylor Shellfish (Pioneer Square, Capitol Hill, or Queen Anne)
“The Puget Sound offers the best oysters in the world. What’s great about Taylor Shellfish is that it’s all about the oysters, the drinks and the people you’re with in a simple, unpretentious, come-as-you-are atmosphere. There’s nothing more quintessential to Seattle than that.”
The Point in Burien
“An all-around great bar to grab a bite and a drink if your flight is delayed or you need to kill some time near the airport. The Point is 10 minutes from SeaTac, has a fantastic menu (including lots of gluten free options), a great cocktail menu, tap list, and big-screen TVs.”
– Brittani Dinsmore
“Ballard was an old fishing village. Hattie’s Hat bar has been in continuous operation for over 100 years and the bar that you sit at was installed in 1907 or something. Incredible. The bartenders are all in Seattle bands, some of them moderately famous from the 1990s. Go in the early afternoon. Ask for Lupe or Lara. Sit at the bar. You’ll thank me for it.“
– Brian Childs
The Whale Wins, Revel, Joule, and Fremont Brewing
“All are in the Fremont area and are each tasty in their own right. Besides if you don’t like those options there are plenty of places to choose from in Fremont”
– Steve Manjarrez
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