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Web Weekend Expo

Front & Social

Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 8:30 AM - Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 4:30 PM (CST)

Web Weekend Expo

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
2-Day WWE Conference Pass
Access Pass to the main conference sessions on Saturday, Jan. 11 and Sunday, Jan. 12. Some extra sessions may require an additional fee.
12 Tickets Ended $65.00 $4.57
Sunday Only Ticket 10 Tickets Ended $15.00 $1.82

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Event Details

If there’s one New Years resolution you should make for 2014, it’s buying a ticket to the Web Weekend Expo and learning about building a website and elevating your online reach.

What is the Web Weekend Expo & Conference?

The Web Weekend Expo is a fun, 2-day interactive event focused exclusively on building your footprint online and sharpening digital marketing skills. Learn the basics to getting a website setup and how to promote your business online. 

This event is not just a conference for learning, it's also a workshop for doing.

A small business startup weekend to optimize your business on the web.

We set out with a plan to create an event that aimed at helping others learn, grow and inspire. So we crafted the Web Weekend Expo exclusively for individuals who are excited to learn about all the web has to offer and who are ready to supercharge their efforts in the new year!

The conference lineup and every presenter was hand selected by our team to provide attendees with a maximum experience but also promise to not over do the techie talk.

Here's a sample of the forthcoming conference agenda:

  • Domains and hosting and the web
  • Getting into blogging and WordPress
  • Branding strategy and content
  • Setting goals
  • How to take great smartphone photos for content creation
  • Small business attorney Q&A panel
  • Search engine strategy

Conference Schedule:

Saturday, January 11, 2014 | 8:30AM - 5PM

Sunday, January 12, 2014 | 11AM - 4PM

830AM   Opening Welcome Scott Winterroth; Stephanie Gandsey [Goals]
9 - 10:00AM   Make IMPACT and Crush 2014 Mary Beth Huffman, IMPACT Marketing PR
10:00 - 10:15AM   Break  
10:15AM - 11:15 AM   Domains, Hosting and the web. Stephanie Gandsey, Front & Social
11:15-11:30 AM   Break  
11:30AM - 12:30PM   Getting into WordPress Claire Parkinson, GreenBee
12:30 - 1:30   Lunch Break/Consult Sessions  
1:30PM - 2:30PM   Expert Content Marketing Strategy Valeria Basso, Symphonic Comms
2:30 - 2:45   Break  
2:45 - 3:45   Public Relations  Debra Caplick, Quick Silver PR
3:45 - 4:00 PM   Break  
4:00PM - 5PM   Create, Capture, and Sustain Success Marshall and Daniel Spillane
5PM - 7PM   On Your Own Dinner  
7PM - 9PM   WordPress Headway Theme Workshop (Addl Ticket Required) Scott Winterroth, F&S
11AM - 12PM   Great smartphone photography using an iPhone Anna Aaron, Chicago Photoshop Meetup Group, Co-Admin for NAPP-Chicago
12PM - 12:15PM   Break  
12:15PM - 1:15PM   Legal Panel for Small Business and Startups Gareth Gollrad, Chris Werner
1:15 PM - 1:30PM   LUNCH  
1:30PM - 2PM   So you want to build an app? Fuel Startup Team
2PM - 2:30PM   Break  
2:30PM - 4:00PM   SEO Strategy & Workshop Scott Winterroth, Front & Social 

SPECIAL EVENT: Saturday Evening WordPress Theme Building Workshop!

When: January 11, 2014: 7PM - 9PM

Join Scott Winterroth for a special Headway Themes Build-A-Thon and learn how to build amazing WordPress themes with this intuitive framework. This session will cover the basics of how to get started developing with Headway, the languages behind it, and the very basics for how you can get started. This is a very entry-level workshop but it's helpful if you have an understanding of how to use programs like Photoshop and/or even know a little CSS. Not required but recommended.

Just $199 conference ticket upgrade (A $150 savings off the normal price!)

Please note, while it's not required for this workshop, the a headway licence is required to use this software. For more info, visit here: Headway Themes


Get Ready to Make 2014 a Great Year for Your Business!

Come to the 2-day Web Weekend Expo to build, learn and get inspired to help supercharge your digital strategy in 2014!

Bring a laptop, bring lots of questions, and be ready to learn a lot in just 2 days. Since you will be working while learning, you will learn by doing and have something to show for it by the end of the weekend.

Also, be ready to declare your challenge you want to accomplish by the end of the weekend.

Sample challenges:

  • I want to build a website.
  • I want to learn how to update my own website.
  • I want to foot traffic info my business.
  • I want to grow my social media following.
  • I want to find more sales leads.
  • I want to finally understand search engine optimization.
  • I want to get into creating content for my business.
  • I want to build my personal brand.

Who Should Attend the Web Weekend Expo:

  • Small Business Owners
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Writers and Bloggers
  • Anyone interested in building a website and online strategy for the first time.

Organizing Sponsor:

Front & Social Chicago

Speaker Lineup:

Full Lineup To Be Announced Soon!

Valeria Basso

Symphonic Communications

Stephanie Gandsey

Front & Social Chicago

Mary Beth Huffman

IMPACT Marketing & PR

Scott Winterroth

Front & Social Chicago

Clare Parkinson

Greenbee Web

Chris Werner

Werner Business Law

Gareth E. Gollrad

Gareth E. Gollrad, LLC

Derek Phillips

 BBB - Chicago

Anna Aaron

Chicago Photoshop MeetupNAPP-Chicago

Marshall & Daniel Spillane





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University Center - Conference Center Chicago

525 S. State Street, Chicago | Google Maps

University Center is located in downtown Chicago at the intersection of State
Street and Congress Parkway.

University Center does not have its own parking. However, there are a number of
parking garages and lots all around the building.

From Midway Airport

Take CTA (subway/"EL") Orange Line to Library/Van Buren stop; walk 1
block south on State Street to Congress Parkway.
Take a taxi, expect to pay around $25-$30 from Midway to University
From O'Hare International Airport

Take CTA (subway/"EL") Blue Line to LaSalle/Congress stop; walk four
blocks east on Congress to State Street
Take a taxi,

Lodging Options:

Hilton Chicago



Q: What should I bring?

A: We suggest bringing a laptop so attendees can follow along step-by-step when applicable. Free WiFi available.

Q. How much previous experience do I need?

A: As long as you come with a desire to learn, you will be able to follow along and learn how to build a website and promote it.

Q: Is lunch provided?

A: No, dining options are on your own unless otherwise indicated. There's a Panera Bread, Epic Burger, Panda Express, Wing Stop and 7-11 Located inside of the University Conference Center plus many other options located near by.


Refund Policy:

Prepaid tickets are not refundable if cancelled within 9 days of the event. We will do our best to find someone who can exchange your ticket if possible.

Event Questions?

Contact us: 312-884-9673 or scott@frontandsocial.com (email preferred)


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When & Where

UC Conference Center
525 South State Street
Level 2 Conference Center
Chicago, IL 60605

Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 8:30 AM - Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 4:30 PM (CST)

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Front & Social

Front & Social Chicago is a creative public relations agency specializing in content creation, blogging and digital marketing especially for startups and digital properties. For more information, please visit our website at frontandsocial.com.

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