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Ascend USA 2018

Agenda Overview

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  1. - Education Sessions
  2. - Partner Day
  3. Welcome Reception

    Sponsored by Amaze/Realise

  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. Kirsten Newbold-Knipp
    - Keynote: Kirsten Newbold-Knipp

    Research Director, Gartner

    Martech’s Role on the Journey to Exceptional Customer Experiences

  5. - Break
  6. - Labs & Sessions
  7. - Lunch & Expo
  8. Troy Hunt
    - Keynote: Troy Hunt

    Microsoft Regional Director & Author at Pluralsight

  9. - Labs & Sessions
  10. - Break & Expo
  11. - Labs & Sessions
  12. - Reception in the Village

    Sponsored by Microsoft

  1. - Breakfast & Expo
  2. Shawn Achor
    - Keynote: Shawn Achor

    Former Harvard professor & bestselling author

    Positive Psychology Expert

  3. - Break & Expo
  4. - Labs & Sessions
  5. - Lunch & Expo
  6. - Labs & Sessions
  7. - Break with food
  8. - Labs & Sessions
  9. - Final night party: Episerver Rising

    Sponsored by Luminos Labs

  1. - Breakfast
  2. - Sessions
  3. Lunch


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  • Kirsten Newbold-Knipp

    Research Director, Gartner

  • Troy Hunt

    Microsoft Regional Director & Author at Pluralsight

  • Shawn Achor

    NYTimes bestselling author of the Happiness Advantage and positive psychology researcher

  • Jessica Fardin

    Vice President Worldwide Marketing Episerver

  • Mark Duffell

    Chief Executive Officer, Episerver

  • James Norwood

    Chief Marketing Officer, Episerver

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  • Welcome Reception Sponsored by Amaze

    Enter the awesome world of Ascend. Eat, drink, and network at the Aria Liquid Pool. Grab food, enjoy entertainment, share ideas, and network with your peers around the inspiring and creative pools.

  • Monday Night Reception & Code Bash Sponsored by Microsoft

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

  • Episerver Rising Sponsored by Luminos Labs

    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.

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Advance Rate:       $1,000.00       September 13 - December 15

Standard Rate:         $1,170.00       December 16 - January 31

Last Minute:              $1,300.00       February 1 - March 11


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Book Your Room! 

Episerver has secured a special room rate at Aria Resort & Casino for Ascend. This rate is available through February 16, or until our room block runs out. Book your room today!

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Which agenda track is right for you?

  • Marketer

    Be motivated and inspired by how some of today's leading brands are using Episerver to create competitive advantage. Attend discounted editor and digital marketing training course. Learn about full range of marketing topics such as mobile, social, SEO and personalization..

  • Developer

    Be the first to see exclusive previews for newly announced product releases, updates and APIs. Attend hands-on product labs and training with our product experts and EMVPs. Compete in the Code Bash hackathon: meet and collaborate with like-minded developers.

  • Merchandiser

    Learn why experience-driven commerce is your only chance against Amazon. Find out how to differentiate your brand with customer-centric experience. Scale your content personalization/product recommendation effort.

  • Tech Leader

    See how to create a technology roadmap to support your organization's digital transformation program. Learn the difference between cloud deployment strategies and what's best for your organization Ensure data security and compliance.

  • Business Leader

    Get exclusive access to the Episerver senior management team. Attend Leadership roundtable and dinners. List to analyst keynotes on the latest digital marketing and commerce trends that you need to know lead and realign your organization for growth, and much more!

  • Ektron Customer

    Preview of new products such as Episerver Campaign for omnichannel campaign orchestration and Advance for content personalization. Learn best practice for digital and social marketing. Get expert advice from our product specialists on how to evolve your digital platform to meet customer needs.


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Ascend in the Press

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CMS-Connected - Mar 6, 2017
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CMSWire - Feb 27, 2017
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