Accelerate Your Business with Integrated Content, Search, and Social Media Marketing
(Plus Invaluable Networking)

Brian ClarkA note from your host,

Brian Clark

Copyblogger Media Founder/CEO

In 2014, we produced a different kind of online marketing conference.

Not an event where you suffer overwhelm from fascinating facts, figures, and tactics. Then get back home … and realize you have no comprehensive roadmap to implement otherwise valuable tips.

Rather, a carefully designed educational experience that presents a complete and effective online marketing strategy. This approach provides you with exactly what you need to take your business to the next level.

This year, we’re doing it again … except bigger, better, and smarter.

Authority Rainmaker runs on a single track over two days, covering the topics of Design, Content, Traffic, and Conversion. You won’t need to pick and choose which presentations you’ll want to see or have to miss. It’s an integrated agenda that will help you to immediately accelerate your business.

And let’s not forget the secret sauce: real-world relationships. You’ll mingle with some of the smartest online marketers on the planet, and meet like-minded people to trade ideas, forge partnerships, and even create new companies.

Ultimately, an event such as this is defined by the speakers. You’ll be enlightened by the likes of Dan Pink, Ann Handley, Danny Sullivan, Sally Hogshead, Joe Pulizzi, and Sonia Simone. Plus more of the finest handpicked online marketing experts who are not only at the top of their game — they can teach it as well (a rare combination). We’ve even got a rocking closing keynote from Henry Rollins.

I’m looking forward to seeing you in May. You’ll find that Colorado provides the perfect setting for an exceptional business-building experience.

Best –
Brian Clark

P.S. We’re known for throwing great parties, and this will be no exception. In addition to comprehensive education and meaningful networking, you’ll enjoy the fantastic food, excellent ambience, and creative cocktails that ensure a remarkable event.

Authority 2015 Speakers

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Day One:

Opening Keynote: Daniel Pink

Daniel H. Pink is the author of five provocative best-selling books about business, work, and management. His books have been translated into 34 languages and have sold more than two million copies worldwide.

Pink’s latest work, To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, offers a fresh look at the art and science of sales.

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Design is a crucial component of an effective content marketing strategy, and yet it’s often under-appreciated. Beyond pretty graphics and snazzy effects, your site design must take into account the total customer experience, the possibilities presented by interactive web pages, and landing pages that produce action. Get uncommon design advice so you can make smarter choices for your own sites.


Content is the foundation of effective online marketing, but not just any content. Instead, you need content that attracts the right audience, satisfies initial questions, overcomes objections, and creates the trust and affinity that leads to higher revenue and profit. Our selected content speakers are some of the best in the business, and their honed teaching skills will transfer that valuable knowledge to you.

Closing Keynote: Chris Brogan

Chris Brogan is CEO of Owner Media Group, a highly sought after professional speaker, and the New York Times bestselling author of eight books and counting, including The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth and Trust Agents.

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Day Two:

Opening Keynote: Sally Hogshead

Sally Hogshead believes the greatest value you can add is to become more of yourself.

World-class branding expert Hogshead has discovered a new way to measure how people perceive your communication. Find out what makes you intensely valuable to others, so the world will see you at your best.

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Unless you attract the right people to your site in the first place, you’re going nowhere. Given the rapid pace of change happening with Google, you need the latest guidance from those in the know. Plus, discover the social media strategies that are working right now to create the word-of-mouth network effects that smart online marketers enjoy.


Great design, stellar content, and loads of traffic don’t mean anything without sales. And even before that goal is achieved, a step-by-step process of conversion is occurring as prospects move closer to customer or client. Our selected speakers will share the latest in pricing strategies, smarter email marketing, copywriting tips for conversion, and more.

Closing Keynote: Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins was the lead singer of seminal punk pioneers Black Flag, then later headed the breakthrough Rollins Band. He went on to become an author and founder of his own publishing house, and an enthralling spoken-word artist. And then, naturally … print, film, radio, and television personality.

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Highlights from Authority 2014

The Stunning New Venue Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Amazing Atmosphere

Originally named the Municipal Auditorium, the venue now known as the Ellie Caulkins Opera House was completed just in time to host the 1908 Democratic National Convention. More than 100 years and $100 million later, the Ellie has combined cutting edge technology and breathtakingly beautiful architecture, making it one of the most extraordinary venues in the world.

With phenomenally comfortable seating, exceptional acoustics, and uninterrupted sight lines from every seat in the house, our new venue is an absolutely perfect setting for an unforgettable experience.

Unmatched Comfort

Whether you have a favorite hotel brand or simply prefer a particular array of amenities, Authority Rainmaker has you covered. We have negotiated discounted rates with eight amazing hotels within walking distance of the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, so you can enjoy everything that downtown Denver has to offer without hassle or compromise.

Be sure to reserve your first choice as soon as you secure your seat at Authority Rainmaker, as rooms are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.

Early Bird Price:


Returning attendees log in to get the Alumni discount.