2018 Content Strategy Conferences

  Speaker Q&A at Confab 2017. Photo by Confab on Flickr.

Speaker Q&A at Confab 2017. Photo by Confab on Flickr.

In my Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Content Strategist, I recommend attending Content Strategy conferences as an important way to network within the industry and sharpen your skills. I even include advice for getting into industry conferences (legally) for free. 

In the interest of making it easier to find great conferences, I've been recommending Shelly Bowen's awesome list of 2017 conferences. Recently, I decided I loved it so much that it would be a shame not to have a similar list for 2018.

So here's my list of 2018 conferences of interest to Content Strategists!

Some focus on Technical Communication, some on Content Marketing, some on design, and some on User Experience or Information Architecture. What they have in common is that they're all relevant to some facet of Content Strategy.

January, 2018

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August, 2018

  • UX Week. August 21–24. San Francisco, CA, USA. Design and User Experience.
  • An Event Apart. August 27–29. Chicago, IL, USA. Design and User Experience.

September, 2018

October, 2018

  • An Event Apart. October 8–10. Orlando, FL, USA. Design and User Experience.
  • ComNet18. October 10–12. San Francisco, CA, USA. Communications for nonprofits.
  • Midwest UX. October 11–13. Chicago, IL, USA. Design and User Experience.
  • Content Leadership. October 18. Atlanta, GA, USA. Content Strategy.
  • LavaCon. October 21–24. New Orleans, LA, USA. Content Strategy with an emphasis on technical communication.
    • Note: I'm planning to give a talk at LavaCon on content design for conversational UIs.

November, 2018

  • CanUX. TBD. Ottawa, CA. User Experience and design.
  • tcworld. November 13–15. Stuttgart, Germany. Technical communication.

December, 2018

  • An Event Apart. December 10–12. San Francisco, CA, USA. Design and User Experience.

Whether you're looking to get into Content Strategy, or you're an experienced Content Strategist who wants to keep up on the latest trends, I encourage you to find an industry conference that works for you.

Did I miss any? Let me know in the comments!