The calendar is moving fast toward one of my favorite content management focused conferences, the CMS Expo which is hosted every year in Evanston, Illinois (near Chicago). This year, the conference will be held on the 14th, 15th, and 16th of May once again at the Hilton Orrington Hotel. This event is billed as a "Learning & Business" conference showcasing some of the world's leading content management systems and the people who power them. Whether the CMS you favor is proprietary or open source, focused on small business or enterprise, non-profit, government or commercial applications, there is something for everyone at CMS Expo.
This will be CMS Report's third year attending the conference and it is one of our favorites. The diversity of people and professions attending this conference is amazing. Lots of people like to focus on the software, design , and content strategy (which is why we're there), but for me content management is also about people. CMS Expo has historically been the place for CMS leaders, CMS developers, analysts, site users, and business owners to meet all under one roof. The Expo offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn about today's leading CMSs, and allows you to get to the truth about what works, from both a vendor and a user perspective.
There are over a half a dozen content management systems that will be showcased at CMS Expo. The CMSs that we are aware of include; Drupal, Jahia, Joomla!, OpenText, SageFrame, and WordPress. Don't see the CMS you're looking for in the Showcase? No worries as there is a good chance the CMS you are looking for might be there as an official sponsor for the event. At the Expo you not only have the chance to learn more about your favorite CMS but also to possibly discover your next CMS that is an even better fit for your business.
If you plan to attend this conference, do not forget to register for 2013 CMS Expo. As with the past couple years, CMS Report is proud to be a media sponsor for the 2013 CMS Expo Learning & Business Conference. This year, John Coonen also slipped us a super-secret discount code which you can use to get $100 off the Full Registration price. When prompted for the discount code, be sure and whispered the following: CMSX75130. The full registration price also includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, and an endless supply of soft drinks, coffee, and tea!