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
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|
|11:30AM - 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.
- 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
- Writers and Bloggers
- Anyone interested in building a website and online strategy for the first time.
Full Lineup To Be Announced Soon!
Mary Beth Huffman
Gareth E. Gollrad
Marshall & Daniel SpillaneDAR3
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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,
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.
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.
Contact us: 312-884-9673 or email@example.com (email preferred)
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When & Where
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.