We allocate thousands of free tickets for each brightonSEO conference via our ballot system.

We had to introduce a ballot because demand for our free tickets kept crashing ticketing platforms then selling out in minutes which was all a tad too frantic for us and the internet.

April 2023 ballot

The ballot for April’s free tickets is now closed.

Ballot tickets will be valid for a single specified day of the conference only. When you enter the ballot you can specify which event you’d prefer – Thursday brightonSEO, Friday brightonSEO, MeasureFest, Search Advertising Show, Online PR Show or Paid Social Show.

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Why a ballot?

One way to avoid the scramble for tickets would be to scrap the free tickets but that’s not our style and we like having different ticket types for people to choose from:

  1. A free ballot option that’s great for people starting out in the industry
  2. Friends tickets, which give people a chance to secure a ticket easily (particularly valuable if their time is precious) and enjoy perks like our famous merch
  3. Training tickets, for people who really want to get the most from the event. They arrive a day early for a full-day of training to delve deep into one topic and then get the variety of the conference as well
  4. Fringe conference tickets, for people who want to spend the day before the conference focused on web analytics and CRO at MeasureFest, paid social media at the Paid Social Show, digital PR at the Online PR Show, and PPC at the Search Advertising Show. Fringe tickets (excluding fringe ballot tickets) include entrance to the brightonSEO conference too, for three days of learning.

How the ballot works

Instead of all that drama we now open a ballot registration form for 48 hours a few months before each conference. If you’d like a free ticket you just enter your details then we randomly select people who will be offered free tickets.

Typically around 20% of the people who join the ballot get a free ticket so if you want to ensure you get a ticket you can buy one of our training or Friend tickets or grab one for our fringe conferences which include entrance to the main brightonSEO conference.

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