Where to find Widen in 2016

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We value attending and participating in live events because we know that face-to-face time is one of the best ways to connect our value, our culture and our vision with current and future customers. That’s why we are hitting the ground running with a 2016 event plan including three Widen customer regional meetups in New York City in May, Chicago in July and Los Angeles in November.

Check out our exciting line-up and be sure to let us know if you are attending any of these events or if you live nearby and want to connect with the #WidenRoadCrew. We’d love to connect with you while in town. Seriously, we would love to arrange a dinner, visit your office or get together. Contact us!

National Sports Forum

Speaking, sponsoring, exhibiting
February 14-16: Portland, OR, #NSF16

Widen at the National Sports ForumThe National Sports Forum is the largest annual cross gathering of top team sports marketing, sales, promotions and event entertainment executives in the country. Michael Benford, the Manager of Creative Services with the Atlanta Falcons will share his DAM story as part of the Tech Tank series – sharing how WIDEN helped his team manage, distribute, organize and analyze their valuable visual content. We’re excited to debut a new exhibit space this year and the National Sports Forum will be the first setup.


Attending and accepting an award  
February 15 - 17: Scottsdale, AZ, #C2C16 

Widen at B2B/C2C Conference 2016We were delighted to learn that our infographic How to effectively use visual storytelling for your brand in 2015 was selected to win a Killer Content Award within the Design/Concept category at the B2B/Content2Conversion conference. In addition to accepting the award, we’re looking forward to learning more on content strategy and increasing demand generation. It will be great to connect with other award-winning marketing teams and attend the Killer Content Award luncheon.

Crain360: From Marketing 101 to 1:1 Marketing

March 8: Cleveland, OH #C2C16 

Crain360Craig Bollig from our Advisor team will be speaking in a session at this half-day conference focused on how to transform your marketing strategy for optimal performance within a customer-driven marketplace. Hosted by Widen customer, Precision Dialogue, Craig will cover topics on how DAM can help you power the content that builds your brand.



 Intelligent Content Conference

Speaking, sponsoring, exhibiting
March 7-9: Las Vegas, NV, #intelcontent

Intelligent content is a business asset and people at the Intelligent Content Conference have made it a priority to develop repeatable, systematic approaches for producing effective content. We’ll be exhibiting, sponsoring and leading a breakout session about how DAM plays a valuable role in the intelligent content process.

Join Widen customer Jay Pongonis, Marketing Communications Manager at Hexagon Geospatial, and Jake Athey as they lead breakout session Content Marketing Wars: The DAM Awakens on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 8. We can’t guarantee that we won’t incorporate a nerdy Star Wars Storm Trooper costume during the session!

BMA Milwaukee 

March 16: Milwaukee, WI, @BMA_Milwaukee
Sponsoring keynote speaker Joe Pulizzi

Content Marketing Institute founder Joe Pulizzi will keynote the Business Marketing Association (BMA) of Milwaukee’s annual meeting in March, focusing on the latest content marketing research and the essentials for all marketers to follow in 2016. Pulizzi keynoted at the Widen Summit back in 2014 and we are thrilled to sponsor an event that will bring him back to Wisconsin.


March 21-22: San Francisco, #MarTech
Sponsoring and exhibiting

MarTech continues to tackle topics at the intersection of marketing and technology and as a marketing/content technology company, we align ourselves with the MarTech conference and other thought leaders in the marketing technology space. Topics will cover everything from the future of MarTech to innovation and scale as it relates to the agile process and more. Drop by booth #605 and say “HI.”

Widen Customer Regional Meetup NYC

May 4: New York City, NY, #WidenSummit

Widen Icon CMYKIn 2016, we are offering Widen Customer Regional Meetups in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles! Come spend the day with other Widen Customers at the first Widen Customer Regional Meetup in NYC. Our goals are to provide opportunities for Widen customers to connect and learn from each other as well as Widen staff. We can't wait to keep growing the Widen community. Register to attend here!


Henry Stewart DAM New York

May 5-6: New York City, NY, #DAMNY
Sponsoring and exhibiting

Widen at Henry Stewart DAM New YorkRight after the Widen New York meetup we will participate in Henry Stewart New York as sponsors and exhibitors. The Henry Stewart New York DAM conference is the world's largest conference dedicated to digital asset management and as a leader in DAM, we wouldn’t miss it.

HSNY will include several keynote presentations, panel discussions, case studies, workshops, roundtables and tutorials on the latest industry trends and resources – all for the DAM user. We look forward to Widen customer, Brooke Emley with Seaworld to participate on the Metadata panel. Will you be at DAM NY? 

Mirren Live New York 

May 17-18: New York City, NY #MirrenLive

MIRREN New YorkHyper-focused on driving agency growth and new business innovation, Mirren Live New York is dedicated to the creative agency world. With big brands presenting like Unilever, Visa and Fast Company, we are excited to attend two full days of breakout sessions on topics for that audience. Since we have many creative agencies as customers and we ourselves are hyper-focused on our amazing customers, we look forward to joining in the conversation at Mirren so that we can continue to learn from and provide for this audience.

Confab Central 

May 18-20: Minneapolis, MN, #ConfabMN

Widen at Confab CentralConfab Central draws top thinkers, thought leaders and pioneers in content and brand strategy. We led a breakout session at Confab 2015 with Corey Chimko of Cornell University and recognized right away that it’s a conference we would like to support and to learn more from.

From top-notch keynote speakers ranging from topics of UX, analytics and workflow, we’ll be at Confab in 2016 to learn and apply new techniques to our process at Widen.


Gartner Digital Marketing Conference

May 17-19: San Diego, CA, #Gartner

Widen at Gartner Digital Marketing ConferenceThis year, the Gartner Digital Marketing Conference theme is “Mastering Marketing: The Intersection of Insight, Execution, and Vision.” From data-driven design to digital commerce to customer experience, the Gartner Digital Marketing Conference will be an exciting two days of learning from the best digital marketers in the industry and we look forward to doing just that.  


May 19-23: Atlanta, GA, #HOWLive
Sponsoring and exhibiting

Widen at HOW Design LiveHOW Design Live is sure to continue to live up to its reputation of value with keynotes covering innovation, design, management and leadership. We’re excited to be there to connect with creatives and take in a few sessions ourselves. And as the largest annual gathering of creative professionals, HOW Design Live is the perfect place for our Smartimage brand to exhibit and sponsor this year.  Attending HOW Design Live? We hope to see you there. 


BMA16: Masters of B2B Marketing

June 1-3: Chicago, IL, #BMA16

BMA Business Marketing AssociationThe Business Marketing Association’s (BMA) annual conference is a highlight in the marketing industry, with sessions on strategy, content, user experience and more. BMA16 is sure to deliver a quality conference and we are excited to be attending this year to meet and learn from the brightest thought leaders out there.

 Special Librarians Association 2016 Annual Conference

June 12-14: Philadelphia, PA, #SLA2016
Speaking and attending

Widen at the Special Librarians Association MeetingWe are looking forward to being at the Special Librarians Association (SLA) again this year as Lexy Spry from our training team (and also a librarian) participates in two panel discussions: "The Role of Taxonomy in Digital Asset Management Systems" in the taxonomy division and “Solo Success Stories” within the Solo Librarian division. SLA is a good conference and a chance to spend time with the quirky librarian crowd.  


 Elements: The Web Conference at Penn State 

June 13-15: College Park, PA, #PSUWEBCONF
Speaking with Cornell University

We look forward to pairing are bringing Corey Chimko from Cornell University with us looking forward to being at the Special Librarians Association (SLA) again this year as Lexy Spry from our training team (and also a librarian) participates in two panel discussions: "The Role of Taxonomy in Digital Asset Management Systems" in the taxonomy division and “Solo



 Widen Customer Regional Meet Up Chicago


Summer 2016 (date TBD): Chicago, IL, #WidenSummit

Widen MeetupIt will be a day of learning, engagement and fun for Widen customers at the second Widen Customer Regional Meetup in Chicago. Our goal is to provide more opportunities for Widen customers to connect and learn from one another and Widen staff while growing the Widen community of users.



Content Marketing World

September 6-9: Cleveland, OH, #CMWorld
Sponsoring and exhibiting

DAM is a critical piece of the content marketing process, so Content Marketing World (CMW) is a key place for us to connect with other content marketers and thought leaders.
The 2016 CMW keynote speakers haven’t been disclosed yet but last year actor John Cleese, content strategy maven Kristina Halverson and hype-free marketing strategist Jay Baer spoke, just to name a few. We look forward to the 2016 lineup as we know it won’t disappoint!

Widen Summit 2016

September 12-14: Madison, WI, #WidenSummit

Widen Summit 2016The annual Widen Summit is our biggest and best event of the year. Join us in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin for three days of enrichment inside and outside the conference room. We always provide a lot of learning and networking with other Widen DAMsters and always some fun opportunities – in the past we’ve had rock climbing, nature walks, pizza making and laser tag. This year we will host at the new Edgewater Hotel. For more info, see the 2016 Summit save the date article or the Widen Summit website. Registration will open in the spring.

Henry Stewart Chicago

September 15: Chicago, IL, #DAMCHI
Sponsoring and exhibiting

Widen at Henry Stewart DAM ChicagoThe Henry Stewart Chicago DAM conference is the region’s largest conference dedicated to digital asset management and Chicago is pretty much a neighbor to us in Madison, so we’ll be there. Henry Stewart conferences are known for lots of content: keynote presentations, panel discussions, case studies, workshops, roundtables and tutorials on the latest industry trends and resources. 

High Ed Web

October 16-19: Memphis, TN, #HEWEB16
Sponsoring, speaking and exhibiting

Widen at High Ed Web 2016We have a lot of great higher ed customers who save oodles of time and money by using DAM to execute their marketing strategy. With a combined audience of technologists and higher ed personnel, High Ed Web bridges the gap and shows how technology can help higher ed marketing departments centralize, organize, analyze and distribute content. DAM plays a significant role in that journey! 


B2B Marketing Forum 2016

October 18-21: Boston, MA, #MPB2B

B2B Marketing Forum 2016 is a conference full of industry leaders, innovators and the “make-it-happen” people there to learn and share about the latest in business to business (B2B) marketing success. Naturally we were drawn to attend this conference this year to learn and come home with ideas to apply to our own marketing.

Widen Regional Meetup LA

November 16: Los Angeles, CA, #WidenSummit

Widen MeetupCome spend the day with other Widen customers at the third customer regional meetup of 2016. It’s a chance for our customers to connect with one another and our staff, grow the Widen community of users, and create more personalized experiences for customers.  



Henry Stewart Los Angeles

November 17-18: Los Angeles, CA, #DAMLA
Sponsoring and exhibiting

Widen at Henry Stewart DAM LAWhile we’re in LA for our regional meetup, we wouldn’t miss the chance to go to Henry Stewart DAM Los Angeles (and not just because we get to leave Wisconsin for California in November). It’s another opportunity to connect with the DAM community and learn from some of the best. 


Needless to say, we are looking forward to a great year of learning, sharing and engaging our communities in new ways. If there is a chance for you to meet up with us, whether you are a customer or thinking about DAM, please get in touch.


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