Acquia Engage North America Heads to Texas, Opens November 7 in Austin

Unprecedented Gathering of Marketers and Digital Experience Pros Share Insights for Optimizing the Journey at Fifth Annual User Conference

BOSTON -- August 23, 2018 -- Acquia today announced registration is open for its annual North American user conference, Acquia Engage. Austin, Texas, will serve as host city for this year’s annual gathering, which is the premier event for the leaders in digital. With the theme of “Optimize the Journey,” this year’s program will provide actionable insights and lessons from practitioners that aim to inspire and guide the changemakers in digital transformation who attend the conference.

“Acquia Engage gathers an unprecedented audience of marketing, technical and business leaders, all of whom are tasked with creating powerful digital experiences for customers,” said Acquia CMO Lynne Capozzi. “Our conference program is focused on empowering attendees with the information they need to bring innovative, scalable digital solutions to market. Every attendee will leave Austin inspired by the work of their peers and ready to tackle the greatest customer experience challenges facing brands today.”

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Extending the theme of Optimize the Journey will be mainstage presenter and celebrated adventurer Erik Weihenmayer, who in 2001 became the first blind person in history to climb Mount Everest and all of the Seven Summits – the tallest peak on each of the seven continents. His best-selling memoir “Touch the Top of the World,” was made into a feature film. His latest book “No Barriers” dives into the heart and mind at the core of the turbulent human experience.

The agenda also features speakers from the American Medical Association, AMD, Panasonic, Pegasystems, Nestlé Purina North America, UL, Voya Financial, Wendy’s, Workfront and more, all of whom will showcase winning strategies for optimizing the customer journey. Acquia CEO Mike Sullivan and Acquia Co-founder and CTO Dries Buytaert will be among the Acquia executives featured throughout the conference. The conference agenda features hands-on best practices sessions, technical and executive business sessions all focused on helping organizations succeed with their digital initiatives.

Attendees are invited to participate in one of three pre-conference workshops on Wednesday, November 7. Workshops include Driving Engagement Throughout the Customer Journey, Building for the Future of Digital Experiences, and Enabling Accessibility. Advance registration is required for pre-conference workshops, which are expected to sell out. A full slate of Acquia Certification exams will also be offered at discounted rates throughout the conference.  

Acquia Engage once again features a world-leading collection of agencies, web development companies, system integrators, and technology providers with whom attendees can network in the Acquia Partner Pavilion. Acquia Engage is presented by Diamond sponsor VML and Platinum sponsor MRM//McCann. Breakout session sponsors include FFW, Hero Digital, HS2, Mediacurrent, Mirum, Siteimprove. Joining these sponsors are digital agency and technology partners including: Blue Fountain Media, Digital Echidna, Elevated Third, EPAM, GeekHive, Horizontal Integration, ICF Olson, ImageX, Phase2, Palantir.net, R2I, Srijan, TechAspect, Third & Grove, and Wunderman.

This year’s agenda also features mainstage appearances from winners of the annual Acquia Engage Awards, sharing their lessons learned and best practices for success. The awards celebrate the creative and technical mastery of Acquia partners and customers. Award finalists will be announced on September 10. Winners will be revealed prior to the conference.

Special pricing for lodging at the Fairmont Austin is available to registered attendees through October 10. For more information and to register, see http://engage.acquia.com.

About Acquia

Acquia is the open source digital experience company. We provide the world’s most ambitious brands with technology that allows them to embrace innovation and create customer moments that matter. At Acquia, we believe in the power of community - giving our customers the freedom to build tomorrow on their terms. To learn more, visit acquia.com.

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