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Program

May 18: Schedule

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EDT

Keynotes and conversation

David Dylan ThomasDavid Dylan Thomas

Conversation design to save civil discourse

David Dylan Thomas

Principal, Content Strategy, Think Company

Panel discussion: Under the hood: How to power your content project with process and structure

Listen in as our speakers talk through considerations for content strategy at every stage of a project.

Malaika Carpenter
Malaika Carpenter
SayCred Media Group, LLC
Clay Delk
Clay Delk
Shopify
Tracy Playle
Tracy Playle
Pickle Jar Communications
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT

Confab Book Club

Q&A with Sarah Richards, author of Content Design.

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT

The Confab Cake-Decorating Contest

Hosted by Leslie Mac

confab cake - do you get the joke?

Courageous Confabbers aim to impress our celebrity judges with their amazing—or endearingly tragic—decorating skills! (Think Nailed It, not Cake Wars.)

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT

Content Strategists in Quarantine

Kristina gets real with Anna Pickard (Slack) about life in lockdown, and how we can learn from—and lean on—each other during These Uncertain Times™.

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT

Cocktails, mocktails, and more!

Join this unconventional happy hour as we toast to our first day of Confab with beverages in every time zone.

May 19: Schedule

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EDT

Keynotes and conversation

Colleen T. ReeseColleen T. Reese

On optimization and idleness: Why content strategists should do less

Colleen T. Reese

Senior Content Strategist, Think Company

Meghan CaseyMeghan Casey

Tough talks and how to have them

Meghan Casey

Owner and Principal Consultant, Do Better Content Consulting

Panel discussion: SEO, analytics, and measurement

Listen in as our speakers talk about the different ways they approach content measurement and success.

Aaron Baker
Aaron Baker
Harvard University
Dana DiTomaso
Dana DiTomaso
Kick Point

Confab Book Club

Q&A with Michael Metts and Andy Welfle, authors of Writing Is Designing: Use Words to Build Better Experiences.*

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EDT

The Confab Pet Show

Hosted by Margot Bloomstein

confab cake

Dogs! Cats! Chickens! Tricks! Costumes! Join our celebrity judges as we enjoy at all the critters who are keeping Confabbers company these days.

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT

Content Strategists in Quarantine

Kristina gets real with Eileen Webb (webmeadow) about life in lockdown, and how we can learn from—and lean on—each other during These Uncertain Times™.

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT

Confab Trivia!

Hosted by Benjamin Kjos

Relive the joy of Confab trivia, including a special guest appearance.

May 20: Schedule

10:00 a.m. –11:30 a.m. EDT

Keynotes and conversation

Kathrine BeckerKathrine Becker

Think like a songwriter to tell better stories

Kathrine Becker

Narrative Strategist, Capital One

Keri MaijalaKeri Maijala

Bring it in: Creating a strong community of practice

Keri Maijala

Manager, UX Writing, LinkedIn

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. EDT

Panel discussion: UX writing and content design

Listen in on a lively conversation about how our panel speakers approach UX writing and content design in their work.

Beth Dunn
Beth Dunn
HubSpot
Ariba Jahan
Ariba Jahan
The Ad Council
Scott Kubie
Scott Kubie
Independent
Amanda Mohlenhoff
Amanda Mohlenhoff
GetYourGuide
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT

Confab Book Club

Q&A with Gerry McGovern, author and CEO of Customer Carewords.

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT

Content Strategists in Quarantine

Kristina gets real with Erika Hall (Mule Design)  about life in lockdown, and how we can learn from—and lean on—each other during These Uncertain Times™.

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