Are 2020-2021 content strategy conferences, webinars, and virtual events worth it?

July 30, 2020
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Let's Go Virtual Post-It on Clock: Time for virtual content strategy conferences

Yes, Professional Learning Is Still Worth It

Before March of this year, I highly advocated for attending one or two content strategy, communications, or marketing conferences. Meeting people, having conversations with people from all over the world, discovering new content strategy and communication technology ideas. So invaluable.

But the novel coronavirus has changed all that.

Now, many in-person events gone virtual, and will likely be virtual through 2021. Should you still attend face to face, via video conference? Sure. Is it worth it to pay?

We may not be meeting people in person, but we are still being introduced ... to new solutions, new perspectives, new voices.

Discover what might be missing from your content and communication strategies at these online events. Then take a little extra time to follow up with them on social media, email, or old-fashioned phone: this is what it takes right now to keep learning and growing.

And while you're at it, let's be optimistic and plan to attend an event in-person either late this year or next!

2020-2021 Virtual Content Strategy Events (and Related)

Design/Content Conference: Virtual: July 15-16, 2020

ContentTECH Summit: August 10-21, 2020; use code SDCONTENT to save $100

Inbound Marketing: Sept 22-23, 2020

Content Marketing World, 100% Virtual: October 13-16, 2020

LavaCon UX: A Virtual Content Strategy Conference: October 23-28, 2020

SXSW Sessions on Demand

San Diego Content Strategy Meetup, Now Virtual

Los Angeles Content Strategy Meetup: Online Events

Content and Communications Related Webinars

Unconscious Bias: How to Beat the Bias That Gets in Your Way: Orange County Society for Technical Communication, August 11, 2020

Conscious Content: Bringing Awareness to Language and Voice in Digital Spaces, Content Strategy Los Angeles, August 12, 2020

A Path Forward: How Do We Talk About Race that Unifies Us as a Society, NCRC, August 20, 2020

2020-2021 In-Person Content Strategy Events (as of today)

Traffic & Conversion Summit: December 15-17, 2020, San Diego, CA

Confab: The Content Strategy Conference: May 2-6, 2021

See an important event missing? Let me know.

About the Author: Shelly Bowen

Shelly Bowen, content strategist

Shelly Bowen, MFA, is a content writer, content strategist, and founder of Pybop.

For decades, Shelly has written for businesses on complex topics from disease prevention and medical devices to alternative energy and leveraging data. Today, she's hyper-focused on supporting B-B technology businesses. In her spare time, she hikes, kayaks, draws, and works on her T-Bird.

A wide variety of brands rely on Shelly as an essential freelance writer and content strategy resource.

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