San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 29, 2012
Conference Hound, the global conference discovery platform announced today that its curated database of conferences, trade shows, festivals and conventions now exceeds 80,000 listings. This is up from just over 64,000 two weeks ago.
Conference Hound CTO Jay Hung commenting on reaching the 80,000 conference mark said, “We are continuing to build our own proprietary set of processes for the timely aggregation, curation and surfacing the world’s conference data. This benchmark is a significant for us in that by tapping into the Eventbrite® API, we’ve dramatically increased the percentage of future conferences discoverable on our platform. Combined with our constantly improving algorithms for conference-specific search, this is a major step forward.”
Adding his voice, Bruce Carlisle, CEO of Conference Hound said, “Our best estimate is that there are as many as 500,000 conferences held globally every year of one sort or another. This information is incredibly disaggregated, difficult to source and is available in widely disparate formats and depth – which is why other attempts to build a global conference discovery brand have fallen short. While it is doubtful anyone will ever find all of these conferences, trade shows festivals and conventions, this brings us one step closer to providing our users with the best possible discovery experience. As we do this, of course, conference organizers are increasingly incented to enter or claim their own events making their job and ours easier.”
About Conference Hound
Conference Hound is the first attendee-centric conference discovery engine that helps attendees find conferences, trade shows, festivals and connections all over the world by a variety of criteria including date, industry, city, venue, speakers, colleagues and social network friends.
Conference Hound helps attendees connect with the conferences that enable them to grow their careers, enrich their professional lives and to have fun, while making the most of the conference-going experience. Based in San Francisco, Conference Hound is a seed stage company founded by Bruce Carlisle, former CEO & co-founder of pioneering digital marketing agency, “SF Interactive”. Jay Hung, formerly of Yahoo!, Scripps Network sites including The Food Network, and social startup, Mixture, is the company’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO). The ‘Houndsm currently offers a platform of more than 80,000 curated and filterable conference listings including social connection information for speakers and attendees. Its growing database of conference speakers exceeds 6,000. In addition, the platform provides localized leisure and entertainment opportunities, editorial coverage of conferences and conference culture and a variety of branded tools for conference organizers. Sniff out The ‘Hound at: http://conferencehound.com and follow on Twitter @conferencehound.