You’re invited to join us May 9-10, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota for two full days of content strategy ideas, insights, and inspiration.
We have a name. We have a logo. We have a roster full of extraordinary speakers.
We are very, very excited. And—if we’re to believe the emails, phone calls, and tweets we’re constantly getting—so are you.
WHAT IS CONFAB?
After hundreds of conversations with professionals all over the world about content strategy—what it is, why it matters, what it can do for our companies and careers—the folks at Brain Traffic decided it was time to get all of you under one roof.
Here’s the thing: you’re a diverse crowd. You come from a variety of backgrounds. You come at content a hundred different ways. You have divergent perspectives. You have insights that other people need to hear.
Marketing. User experience. Social media. Technical communications. Content management. Editing and writing. Media planning. If you work in content, your time has come. Content strategy is hot, and it’s only getting hotter.
What’s great is that content strategy gives us the opportunity—the responsibility, even—to get to know our fellow content professionals, no matter what their role within our organizations. We need to work together if we’re going to help our companies and clients realize that content is a business asset worthy of strategic planning and consideration.
We also need to throw a few parties for ourselves. As one recent Content Strategy Meetup attendant said, “I’ve never met so many cool people in one place at once.” Multiply that times a few hundred, and you’ve got Confab.
WHO’S IT FOR?
If you design, plan, create, publish, or care for content, then this is your conference. Whether you’re a content strategy convert or curious about where to start, there are plenty of sessions you won’t want to miss. You’ll walk away from Confab full of ideas and opportunities for both your company and your career.
Oh, we’re so glad you asked.
We’ve gathered a diverse crowd of the brightest minds we know in the world of content professionals. Some names you’ll recognize. Some you won’t. But every single speaker is on our “A-List” of people you want to hear from. Here are just a few of our 32 confirmed speakers…
- Scott Abel, Content Wrangler
- Margot Bloomstein, Appropriate, Inc.
- Sarah Cancilla, Facebook
- Blake Eskin, The New Yorker
- Ann Handley, author, Content Rules/CCO, MarketingProfs
- Erin Kissane, author, The Elements of Content Strategy
- Valeria Maltoni, Conversation Agent
- Karen McGrane, bond art + science
- Joe Pulizzi, author, Get Content, Get Customers/CEO, Junta 42
- Ginny Redish, author, Letting Go of the Words
- Ann Rockley, author, Managing Enterprise Content: A Unified Content Strategy
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
The Confab 2011 website—and early-bird registration!—will launch the week of November 15. Details on pricing and sponsorship packages will be announced at that time.
For now, you can…
- Join the Confab email list to receive conference updates
- Email us to find out how you can sponsor Confab
Stay tuned. More content strategy goodness is yet to come!