Ascend USA 2017

Thank you for a successful Ascend 17!

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
February 26 – March 1, 2017

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Agenda Overview

  1. - Education Sessions
  2. - Partner Day
  3. Welcome Reception, sponsored by Amaze
  1. - Breakfast & Expo
  2. Mark Duffell
    - Keynote: Mark Duffell

    CEO Episerver

    Opening Welcome

  3. James Norwood
    - Keynote: James Norwood

    CMO Episerver

    Episerver 2017 Product Strategy

  4. The Passing Zone
    - Keynote: The Passing Zone

    Corporate Entertainers and Speakers

    The Power of Partnership, Innovation, Collaboration & Execution

  5. - Break
  6. - Labs & Sessions
  7. - Lunch & Expo
  8. TBA
    - Keynote: Scott Hanselman

    Principal Program Manager, Microsoft

    JavaScript, The Cloud, and the Rise of the New Virtual Machine

  9. - Labs & Sessions
  10. - Break & Expo
  11. - Labs & Sessions
  12. - Reception in the Village & Expo, sponsored by Rightpoint
  1. - Breakfast & Expo
  2. Mel Robbins
    - Keynote: Mel Robbins

    Award Winning CNN On-Air Analyst, Best-Selling Author

    The 5 Second Rule

  3. - Break & Expo
  4. - Labs & Sessions
  5. - Lunch & Expo
  6. - Customer, Partner & Analyst Panel
  7. - Labs & Sessions
  8. - Break with food
  9. - Labs & Sessions
  10. - Episerver Rising, sponsored by Making Waves
  1. - Breakfast
  2. - Episerver Code Bash, sponsored by Microsoft
  3. Lunch

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Featured Speakers

  • Anjali Yakkundi

    Senior Analyst Analyst Serving Ebusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals, Forrester

  • Bernardine Wu

    Founder & CEO, FitforCommerce

  • James Norwood

    Chief Marketing Officer, Episerver

Networking & Entertainment

  • Welcome Reception, sponsored by Amaze

    Enter the awesome world of Ascend. Eat, drink, and network at the Marquee Day Club. Grab dinner, enjoy entertainment, share ideas, and lounge with your peers around the inspiring and creative pools.

  • Reception in the Village & Expo, sponsored by Rightpoint

    As the 1st day comes to an end, step out of the sessions and into the fun with the Monday night Mixer, featuring good conversation and even better libations.

  • Episerver Rising, sponsored by Making Waves

    As the sun sets and the night begins at the close of the second day of Ascend, there’s only one place to go to be seen. We’re taking over the legendary Las Vegas Marquee Night Club to create a movement of our own.

Who is this event for?

Browse our detailed agendas to find the one that is right for you!

  • Marketers

    Learn how to easily manage multichannel campaigns for great results.

  • Developers

    Get up to speed with the latest product releases, updates, and APIs.

  • Business Leaders

    Elevate your brand with transformative strategies and technologies.

About Ascend

Episerver Ascend is an annual user conference that will host around 800 digital marketers and commerce leaders.

Ascend will feature nearly 100 sessions across six separate and comprehensive persona-based tracks, including hands-on labs, customer led presentations, and product and industry expert discussions.

There will also be a solutions and partner exhibition hall, an Epi Code Bash competition, and a panel of industry analyst guest speakers and Episerver Digital Ninety-Nines. 

Ascend in the Press

Find out what people are saying about Ascend.

An Epic Episerver Ascend 2015 conference

The Hub
Episerver begins its ascent

Website Magazine
“Fun”-ctionality Customers Can’t Resist

B2B e-commerce world
AAoP cures its e-commerce site

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Book Your Room!


Episerver has secured a special room rate at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for Ascend. This rate is available through Friday, February 3, or until our room block runs out. Book your room today!

Ascend Sponsors

Episerver Ascend sponsors showcase products and services to Episerver customers, partners and employees. Sponsors will be exhibiting in the Partner Village.

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