Aug. 7-8: Local Markets on the Web, Grand Hyatt on Union Square, San Francisco. Hosted by the Internet Local Advertising & Commerce Association, the conference focuses on community-based Internet services. Featured discussion topics include vertical opportunities for local markets, how to build traffic in a competitive marketplace and local advertising sales. Call (609) 921-7200 or go to www.kelseygroup.com.
Aug 12-14: Online Advertising 2 Conference & Expo, Sheraton, New York, Hotel & Towers. Organized by Jupiter Communications, this conference will debate whether the Web is ready for prime time. Confirmed speakers include Mark Kvamme of CKS Group and Scott Kurnit of The Mining Co. Call (800) 733-4545 or go to www.jup.com.
Sept. 8-10: Fourth Annual Business-to-Business Database Marketing Conference, Fairmont Hotel, New Orleans. Sponsored by iMarket, the conference is for marketing, list management and sales executives. Call (203) 857-5660 or go to www.netplaza.com.
Sept. 16-18: Interactive Sports New York, New York Hilton Towers, organized by World Research Group. Conference will discuss sports marketing and Webcasting. Panelists include Michael Levy, CEO, president of SportsLine USA and Mike Slade, chairman, CEO of Starwave Corp. Call (212) 869-7231 or go to worldrg.com.
Sept. 22-24: Maximizing ROI for Internet Marketing, Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort, Scottsdale, Ariz. Sponsored by the International Quality & Productivity Center, the conference will discuss how to create a return on investment business model for the Web. Featured speakers include Richard Sutton, director of advertising sales, Warner Bros. Online; Jim Hughes VP-marketing, creative development, E! Online; and Grant Smith, Internet program manager, Hewlett-Packard Co. Call (800) 882-8684 or go to www.iqpc.com.