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Acquia Engage Miami

Miami Beach, FL
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Engage Miami is at the Fontainebleau on Miami Beach. We're back together in person for a day and a half of content, workshops, and socializing — surrounded by tropical views. Keep your eyes open for the full schedule.


We Found Your Beach 🏖

Engage Miami is at the gorgeous Fontainebleau on Miami Beach, Florida. Beachside bike rides, some of the best dining and nightlife on the planet, plus infinitely beautiful views. What more could you want?

Your beachside hotel room awaits so be sure to book now and take advantage of room rates starting at $269. Book by October 3rd.

Reserve Your Room Today!


Fontainebleau Miami Beach
4441 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33140

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Conference Fees

Engage Pass

Super Early Bird: $99 (August 25 - September 15)
Early Bird: $199 (September 16 - October 11)
Regular: $299 (After October 11)

Includes access to the Welcome Reception on October 25 and all sessions and activities on October 26. 

Add-on Workshop: $50

Includes access to lunch and a workshop of choice on October 25.


Event Schedule

Tuesday, October 25th


8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Partner Empowerment Summit
*Invite only


11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Registration Open


11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
1:1 Meetings
Are you interested in meeting with an Acquia executive or other team member? To sign up, simply indicate you'd like one-on-one time when you register and an Acquia team member will follow up with you to book an exact time. Meetings are available on a first come, first serve basis.


12:00 - 1:00 PM
*Workshop ticket required


1:00 - 5:30 PM
Introduction to Drupal 10 Workshop - SOLD OUT
*Workshop ticket required


Acquia’s Introduction to Drupal 10 is Drupal in a half-day. This interactive course is meant to provide a brief but comprehensive introduction to the power of the latest version of Drupal. By the end of the training, you will be able to:

  • Describe key features and functionality provided by Drupal 10 core
  • Define Drupal terminology and describe basic concepts
  • Explain and summarize how Drupal websites are constructed and themed
  • Search for and use Modules to extend Drupal’s functionality
  • Articulate the benefits of using Drupal to develop websites
  • Model content types
  • Create lists of content and other data


Speakers: Rob Martin


1:00 - 5:30 PM
Introduction to Acquia Developer Experience with Code Studio and Acquia IDE Workshop
*Workshop ticket required | 12 seats available


This workshop is a hands-on introduction to Acquia’s Code Studio (for Git and Continuous Integration powered by Gitlab services) and Cloud IDEs (cloud-based integrated development environment (IDE) and development container) and includes a free trial of the products. Acquia will train technical users, marketing users, and strategists to get started with using Acquia Code Studio. The training covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to Code Studio and Cloud IDEs to provide a familiarization of the user interface and integrated Acquia products.
  • Initial configuration of the Drupal optimized Auto DevOps CI/CD pipeline.
  • Assistance with discovering and implementing Acquia Code Studio powered by GitLab features, including Automatic Updates, Approvals Rules, and Issue Kanban Board, for one customer application.
  • Best practices overview of using CI/CD tools and IDEs for Drupal development with the Acquia platform.


Speakers: Mike Madison, Emily Herr


1:00 - 5:30 PM
DAM Smart: Uncovering Automation Opportunities with Metadata, Integrations, and Portals Workshop
*Workshop ticket required | 12 seats available


Digital assets – graphics, videos, presentations, etc. – are critical to communicating ideas and telling great stories. But making them accessible, findable, and synced across systems can be a challenge. If you are an Acquia DAM (Widen) customer, join us to explore how to use Acquia DAM to automate more of the asset lifecycle. We will:

  • Evaluate the structure of your metadata for finding, organizing, archiving, and sharing assets.
  • Look at integration opportunities to make assets available in the tools your teams use.
  • Learn how to quickly design portals that make finding assets a breeze for internal users and stakeholders.


Speakers: Jake Athey, Nate Holmes, Chris Schroeder


1:00 - 5:30 PM
Battle For The Frontend: Low Code Tools vs Headless Workshop

*Workshop ticket required | 12 seats available


Acquia Content Management System (CMS) can take your application where you want to go, but how do you decide on your framework? Decoupled, hybrid headless, low code – what does it mean and how do you decide? In this workshop we will:

  • Get an overview of Acquia CMS's three starter kits: Enterprise low-code starter kit, Community starter kit, Headless starter kit (beta)
  • Review the differences between each starter kit
  • See real world examples
  • Learn some strategies on how to pick the right one for your project


Speakers: Allie Jones


1:00 - 5:30 PM
Introduction to Site Studio Workshop

*Workshop ticket required | 12 seats available


Acquia Site Studio is a game changing new addition to the Acquia family, enabling our customers to deliver projects faster, with less resources than traditional development. Site Studio offers a bespoke, best-in-class, page building and editing experience for your content and marketing teams; finally allowing developers to focus on more complex functionality, interactivity and integration. Join this interactive workshop to:

  • Get an orientation to the Site Studio interface
  • Learn about key architectural components and best practices
  • Build a next-gen website in a matter of minutes


Speakers: Aaron Ellison


1:00 - 5:30 PM
Customer Data Platform (CDP) 101 Workshop
*Workshop ticket required | 12 seats available


More details to come


Speakers: David Donatelli, Christine Dolce, Keith Potter


5:30 - 6:00 PM


6:00 - 9:00 PM
Welcome Reception
Meet new colleagues, reconnect with old friends, enjoy dinner stations and drinks, and get ready for a great day!

Wednesday, October 26th


7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Registration Open


7:30 - 9:00 AM
Breakfast and Wellness Activities
More details to come


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Break and Exhibition


10:00 - 10:25 AM
Event Kickoff
Join our host, Mark Jeffries, and Acquia CEO, Michael Sullivan, as they kick off Acquia Engage Miami.


10:25 - 10:45 AM
Product Roadmap
Hear the latest updates to the Acquia Digital Experience Platform (DXP) and what's in store for the future from Dries Buytaert, Acquia Co-founder and CTO, and Deanna Ballew, SVP, DXP Products.


10:45 - 11:05 AM
Bounteous Keynote
More details to come




11:05 - 11:30 AM
Mars Customer Story
More details to come

Mars Logo


11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Lunch and Exhibition


1:00 - 2:10 PM
Product Deep Dives and Customer Stories
Get a deeper look into the latest updates and future plans for each Acquia product area, including Drupal Cloud, Marketing Cloud, and digital asset management (DAM) from Acquia's general managers. You'll also hear from a customer in each area on how they've achieved success.

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2:10 - 2:40 PM
DAM Customer Panel
More details to come

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2:40 - 3:05 PM
TA Digital Keynote
More details to come





3:05 - 3:30 PM
Break and Exhibition


3:30 - 4:15 PM
Roundtable Discussions
Spend time networking with others on a topic of choice. Come prepared to discuss your biggest challenges, compare notes, and make long-term connections.


4:15 - 4:35 PM
Bayer Customer Story
More details to come

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4:35 - 5:05 PM
Big Ideas in Digital Panel
More details to come





5:05 - 5:20 PM
Closing Remarks
We'll wrap up Engage Miami sessions with a recap and toast to our Engage Award winners.


5:20 - 7:30 PM
Farewell Party
Celebrate the end of Engage Miami with food, drinks, and entertainment. This will be a great opportunity to network with fellow attendees and connect with any of the speakers from the day who you'd like to follow-up with or have questions for.