Acquia Engage Takes Over Austin in 2018

Acquia Engage is back for 2018. For the fifth-annual conference, we’ll take the show on the road, exploring a new city, a new format, and our most content-packed agenda ever. From Nov. 7-9, we’ll take over the beautiful new Fairmont Austin for three jam-packed days.

Acquia Engage Austin Texas 2018

Our customer conference is designed to showcase creative, forward-thinking digital experiences that Acquia customers and partners are creating today.

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Austin promises great music, great food, great entertainment, and of course, warmer weather. There’s no doubt it’ll be another great year of programming, networking, learning, and fun.

Whether this is your first year at Engage or your fifth, there will be new and exciting features. Here’s a peek at the lineup, but keep an eye on our website for the most up-do-date content, speakers, sponsors, and more.

An Expanded Agenda

For the first time ever, we’ve added a fourth talk track — Focus On — for Engage Austin, where we’ll feature a schedule of dynamic panels, all focused on specific topics we think are critical to the success of any business diving into the digital landscape. This is, of course, in addition to our regular three-track lineup, which includes the following talk tracks: Build, Manage, and Optimize. Our session schedule is available online now, so check it out for a taste of what’s to come.

We’re also offering our pre-conference workshops, and we’ll have three daylong tracks to choose from:

  • Driving Engagement Through the Customer Journey
  • Building for the Future of Digital Experiences
  • Enabling Accessibility

These workshops are a fantastic opportunity to take a deeper look at specific areas of interest when working with Acquia, and add immense value to your time at Engage.

Acquia Engage Austin Texas 2018

Compelling Keynotes

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We are excited to have Erik Weihenmayer joining us as a headliner on the Engage mainstage this year. Weihenmayer is one of the most celebrated and accomplished athletes in the world. In 2001, he 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. He’ll be with us to share an inspiring story of his own journey, and will share the stage with a handful of other awesome keynotes, which we’ll be announcing shortly.

Acquia Certification for Drupal

Interested in becoming Acquia Certified for Drupal and the Acquia Platform? For the first time ever at Engage, we’ll be offering certification — 10 different exams, all at 40 percent off. This is the perfect way to use up those training dollars as we get toward the end of the year. You can read more about which exams we’ll be offering and how to register on our certification page.

All-Star Customer Speaker Lineup

In years past, we’ve been fortunate to showcase an agenda full of digital pioneers from our pool of incredible customers, and this year is no different. Expect to hear sessions from Panasonic, DraftKings, Voya Financial, Pegasystems, Workfront, Nestlé Purina, AMD, UL, American Medical Association, and more of our great customers.

Incredible Sponsors

Engage wouldn’t be what it is without our partner sponsors, who allow us to produce great programming, bring amazing customers to participate in speaking sessions, and share their own stories of digital success and best practices. A big thanks to our main stage sponsors, including VML and MRM//McCann, and the many other sponsors supporting Engage this year. We couldn’t do it without you.

This is just a taste of what’s to come, and we’ll be announcing more in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.

Taryn Collins, Acquia Events Marketing

Taryn Collins

Senior Manager, Events Marketing Acquia