2015 list of content, comms & web conferences

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Whether you’re intending to boost your professional development by attending a conference in 2015, or just looking to follow along online, here is our 2015 conference calendar for digital communication professionals. There are 38-plus events listed below, many of which take place on our home ground in Europe, focusing on all the key areas we recruit in:

  • tech comm
  • content strategy and marketing
  • IA and UX
  • augmented reality
  • intranet, CMS, mobile and more.

JANUARY

Agile Content Conf, London, 19 January 2015
All about using agile methods to work together digitally and move away from linear workflows where publication of content is the final step.

FEBRUARY

SES (Search Engine Strategies) London, 9-11 February 2015
#seslon
Hone your search strategy with more than 50 speakers and panels on all aspects of paid, owned and earned media.

Mobile Trends Conference, Krakow, Poland, 11-13 Feb 2015
#mtc2015
Poland’s biggest IT conference dedicated to mobile solutions and technologies offers more than 30 lectures across three days: development, inspiration and business.

XML Prague, Czech Republic, 13-15 February 2015
#xmlprague
A conference on markup languages and data on the web featuring topics such as: web markup, semantic visions and reality, publishing for the 21th century, XML technologies and big data, and the state of the XML union.

An Event Apart, Atlanta, US, 16-18 February 2015
One for web designers, the Atlanta event kicks off the first of eight events that take place throughout the year and across cities in the US.

Webstock, Wellington, New Zealand, 16-20 February 2015
#webstock
Lively conference that attracts some of the biggest (and most interesting new) names in digital to New Zealand.

MARCH

SXSW Interactive, Austin, US, 13-17 March 2015
#sxswi
One of the biggest and best web festivals in the world, famous for its parties as much as its panels. So good we’ve been twice.

Content Marketing World Sydney, Australia, 16-18 March 2015
#cmworld
Content Marketing World has expanded from its US roots and is running its third Australian conference – claimed to be the largest gathering of content marketing professionals in the world.

rethink conf, Stockholm, Sweden, 17 March; Oslo, Norway, 19 March 2015
#rethinkconf
Conference on strategic business use of digital marketing and social media, featuring international experts and lots of networking opportunities.

Intelligent Content , San Francisco, US, 23-25 March 2015
#intelcontent
Last year, the Content Marketing Institute took over this annual content conference, founded by Ann Rockley and Scott Abel, who’ll both be speaking at the 2015 event.

ICC covers how to create structurally rich, semantically aware, intelligent content to make more of your marketing communications.

Social Media Marketing World, San Diego, US, 25-27 March 2015
#SMMW15
A mega-conference for 2,500 marketers put on by leading business blog, Social Media Examiner. The 2015 event features 100+ sessions as well as talks by luminaries such as Chris Brogan, Guy Kawasaki, Brian Clark (Copyblogger) and Joe Pulizzi (CMI).

Click Z Live, New York, 30 March-1 April 2015
Digital marketing conference series looking at latest trends in marketing and advertising, plus tools, tips, and tactics to help streamline marketing campaigns in 2015. Others in the global series include SES London (see February).

APRIL

MadWorld 2015 Worldwide Learning Conference, San Diego, US, 12-14 April 2015
#MadWorld2015
Technical communication and content strategy conference for technical writers, documentation managers and content strategists.

TCeurope Colloquium 2015, Brussels, Belgium, 17-18 April 2015
An event for technical communicators, hosted by STC-France, featuring information delivery, emerging technologies relevant to technical communicators and methods for engaging users. New for 2015 are the Saturday workshop sessions.

UX Poland, 20-23 April 2015, Warsaw, Poland
#uxpoland
Central Europe’s largest conference on user experience.

Digital Media Europe, London, 20-22 April 2015
#dme15
One for European publishers to discuss digital impacts in mobile, social, paid content, business innovation and advertising. This year the focus in on media for Millennials, video, data, programmatic and media measurement.

The IA Summit, Minneapolis, US, 22-26 April 2015
#iasummit
The 16th IA Summit for professionals in information architecture and experience design shifts to Minneapolis in 2015. Good for IA veterans and newbies who want to make sense of their mess of content.

Intra.NET Reloaded 2015, Berlin, Germany, 27-28 April 2015
#intra_reloaded
Leading event for 250+ intranet professionals and internal comms teams to discuss the latest issues in digital internal communication and knowledge management. Features more than 40 speakers and over 55 sessions, plus multiple networking opportunities.

Adobe Digital Marketing Summit EMEA, London, 29-30 April 2015
#AdobeSummit
A chance to connect with more than 3,000 digital marketing leaders and explore the latest tools and trends in digital marketing.

MAY

J. Boye Philadelphia 14, Philadelphia, US, 5-7 May 2015
#jboye2015
Web and intranet conference for web managers, web project managers and intranet managers. Themes this year include content strategy, customer experience design, digital leadership, intranet and digital workplace, marketing transformation and social business.

Confab Central, Minneapolis, US, 20-22 May 2015
#confabMN
Billed as ‘The content strategy conference’, this is the main flagship event of four taking place in the US in 2015.

JUNE

PePcon 2015, Philapdelphia, US, 1-4 June 2015
#PePcon
A conference focused on print + ePublishing with insights on eBooks, print, iPad/tablets, interactive documents, and more.

UXLx: User Experience Lisbon 2015, Portugal, 3-5 June 2015
#uxlx
User experience workshops and talks for around 500 attendees.

UA Europe, Southampton, UK, 4-5 June 2015
#uaeurope
An annual conference covering the latest developments in software user assistance and online help for technical communicators, user assistance specialists, information architects, technical authors, software developers and documentation managers.

Augmented Reality World Expo aka awe2015, Santa Clara, US, 8-10 June 21015
#awe2015
Now in its 6th year, AWE brings together the world’s largest gathering of augmented reality (AR) professionals to ‘make the world more interactive’. In 2015, expect wearable computing, smart eyewear, gesture and sensors devices, and The Internet of Things.

Interop London, London, 16-18 June 2015
Part of London Technology Week, this event was formerly known as Internet World but has relaunched in 2015 as a tech event featuring IT infrastructure, cloud computing, mobility, cyber security, data-defined business intelligence and software applications.

STC Technical Communication Summit, Columbus, US, 21-24 June 2015
#STC15
STC’s 62nd annual conference moves to Ohio this year with 80+ sessions talking tech comm at this popular event.

JULY

WebVisions, Barcelona, Spain, 2-4 July 2015
#webvisions #wvbcn
One of five WebVisions events in 2015; the other European event is in Berlin later in the year. WebVisions explores the future of design, content creation, user experience and business strategy for an audience of designers, developers and industry leaders.

AUGUST

Write The Docs, Prague, Czech Republic, 31 August – 1 September 2015
A two-day event exploring the art and science of documentation, from documentation systems and tech writing theory to information delivery.

SEPTEMBER

Content Marketing Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland, 3-5 September 2015
#TCMA2015
TCMA is aimed at helping business owners, marketers and entrepreneurs become better marketers through sharing resources, examples and case studies.

Content Marketing World, Cleveland, US, 8-11 September 2015
#cmworld
The largest content marketing conference, organised by the Content Marketing Institute, also gets bonus points for its follow-up Video on Demand option to see all the presentations. Last year, Kevin Spacey did a keynote. Who will it be in 2015?

EuroIA, Madrid, Spain, 24-26 September 2015
#euroIA
Europe’s 11th annual information architecture/user experience summit features presentations, panels and plenty of networking opportunities for IAs.

Technical Communication UK, near Glasgow, Scotland, 29 September – 1 October 2015
#tcuk #tcuk15
The annual TCUK conference is the leading event for technical communicators in the UK. This year’s special focus is Breaking the Boundaries of Technical Communication.

OCTOBER

Soap! Conference, Krakow, Poland, 7-9 October 2015
#soapconf
Poland’s technical communication conference goes into its third year and expands to two days of workshops, speakers, networking and great coffee.

InboundCon 2015, Toronto, Canada, 8 October 2015
A one-day inbound marketing event with plenty of digital focus, from landing page rehab to lead generation through content.

LavaCon: The Conference on Content Strategy and TechComm Management, New Orleans, US, 18-21 October 2015
#lavacon
Founded in 2002, LavaCon has grown from its technical communication roots to include sessions on project management, content strategy, UX, social media, mobile devices and more.

UCD ’15, London, 23-24 October 2015
A packed programme looking at how user-centred design is applied in a variety of disciplines.

WebVisions, Berlin, Germany, 22-25 October 2015
#webvisions #wvbln
The last of five WebVisions events in 2015, exploring the future of design, content creation, user experience and business strategy for an audience of designers, developers and industry leaders.

Velocity, Amsterdam, Denmark, 28-30 October 2015
The European wing of four Velocity conferences taking place this year for web professionals working in web operations and performance.

NOVEMBER

J. Boye Aarhus 15, Denmark, 3-5 November 2015
The global knowledge-sharing community returns to Aarhus for the 11th time for a three-day event covering content strategy to UX to tech trends you should know about.

TC World and Tekom, Stuttgart, Germany, 10-12 November 2015
#tekom #tcworld
The TCWorld conference and the Tekom fair is the largest global event and marketplace for technical communication.

Marketing Festival 2015, Brno, Czech Republic, 26-28 November 2015
#mktfest
The biggest online marketing festival in central Europe, covering SEO, analytics and more.

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