Acquia Engage 2017: The Lineup


We’re about two months out from Acquia Engage 2017, and are so excited to share this year’s conference! We’ve put together an incredible line-up of main stage and breakout session speakers, incredible partners, and a host of networking activities to help maximize your time at the conference. Check out the highlights below, and see the full agenda here.

Pre-Conference Workshops
This year’s Pre-Conference Workshops feature half- and full-day options at Acquia’s headquarters in downtown Boston. For the morning sessions, you can choose from Digital Portfolio (all about digital strategy and building a roadmap) and Implementing Continuous Delivery. Afternoon sessions will cover two topics: personalization with Acquia Lift and multisite management with Acquia Cloud Site Factory.

These workshops are designed to provide an intimate learning environment, where you can collaborate with peers and develop practical strategies and tools to apply to your own digital journey. You can learn more about them and register here!

Talk Tracks
As in previous years, Engage will feature three talk tracks, with sessions covering everything from the business-end of digital, to the more technical side of implementation. This year’s tracks include:

Build: You live and breathe digital experiences, and are constantly on the lookout for the latest technology. Attend this tech-focused track to get under the hood of Acquia’s products and gain detailed knowledge that will take your sites and applications to the next level.

Share: The best way to learn about amazing digital experiences is by hearing about amazing Acquia customers. This eye-opening track will expand your thinking to new and creative ways, through learning how industry peers are tackling complex and interesting digital challenges.

Inspire: Together let’s explore the “art of the possible,” think outside the box, and become visionaries. New innovations, technology, and ideas are what shape our future, and this track will explore it all.

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Keynote Speakers
We’ve got great mainstage keynote speakers lined up:

  • Scott Galloway, Professor at NYU Stern, and the expert in brand strategy and digital marketing
  • Eric Black, CTO at NBC Sports
  • Jeff Srour, CDO at Johnson & Johnson

Main Stage Sponsors
In addition to standout keynotes, several of our awesome sponsors will take the main stage — POSSIBLE, Accenture, MRM/McCann, Mirum, and VML.

Customer Speakers and Breakout Sponsors
We’ve rounded up a diverse group of customer speakers to tell you about their journeys with digital, and how they’re each leading the way in their respective industries to create new and exciting digital experiences. Here’s a sampling of the customer stories you can look forward to hearing:

  • DocuSign
  • Planet Fitness
  • Nestle/Purina
  • University of Minnesota
  • Powdr
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Princess Cruises
  • Centura Health
  • GeorgiaGov Interactive

And a big shout-out to our breakout sponsors, including HS2, Magento, Wunderman, and Digitas, who will be covering key concepts in digital during their sessions.

After-Hours Blue Drop Lounge Party
After a full day of conference activities and dinner in the city, we’ll be taking the Blue Drop Lounge outdoors for a fun and conversational after party. Enjoy fall-inspired cocktails, activities, and tunes mixed by a local DJ under the Boston skyline.

Of course, there’ll also be plenty of time to mingle with conference friends and meet our sponsoring partners. Register today! We really look forward to hosting you in October.

Taryn Collins, Acquia Events Marketing

Taryn Collins

Former Senior Manager, Events Marketing Acquia