The CMS Expo, held in the Chicago area, is a fantastic conference for web and marketing professionals that focuses on Content Management Systems, as well as online marketing strategies. The two audiences that typically attend are:
- Website design and development professionals
- Marketing/communications professionals who want to learn more about online marketing
Because of this great mix of technology pros and business people, it is called a “Learning and Business” conference. In my experience, it is just the right mix of both.
The CMS Expo features tracks centered around many of the leading open source CMS systems, like Drupal, Plone, and Joomla. Additionally, there will be some new faces at this year’s conference, including my friends from Accrisoft who represent my favorite CMS: Accrisoft Freedom.
In addition to the technology tracks focused on the various CMS systems, other business-related tracks focus on social media, SEO, blogging, usability, design, and more.
The event is full of great people, and a perfect mix of business and fun. Whether you want to further your skills in your particular area of expertise or you want to learn more about Content Management Systems or online marketing, the CMS Expo has something for everyone. The early bird discount ends February 1.
I hope to see many great folks from Indiana there! Give me a shout if you are going.