The day is here.. We are happy to introduce our final round of speakers.
On the Main stage: Joshua Eichorn, Karim Marucchi, and Maura Teal will enlighten us with topics around efficient plugin development, longevity in business, and breaking into the developer scene.
Pat Ramsey will be leading our Code/Software/Tech King’s corner – a 1.5 hour breakout session to dive deep into discussion on this topic.
Finally, our lighting talk presenters are: Scott Deluzio, Seth Carstens, Karthikraj Magapu, Chris Wallace, April Holle, Scott Bolinger,Kyle Maurer, and the best dressed man in WordPress – Aaron Jorbin.
We are finalizing the schedule, and all the other things that go on behind the scenes to bring you a great event. If you have not yet done so.. purchase your ticket now. CrowdFavorite snuck in as a community sponsor at the last minute.
Do you have the wit and team work skills to escape the room? On Saturday April 8th we’ll be golfing, but also taking a group to participate in an escape the room challenge at Dare to Escape. This is a pretty fun activity, one we did as a team on our last company retreat. A $50 ticket is required if you’d like to join us – lunch will be provided [menu].
Lawdan Shojaee is CEO of the software company AxoSoft and an advocate for workplace diversity. Chris Hooley is a walking contradiction in the best way possible – huge sports fan, weightlifter, recovering affiliate marketer of supplements and SEO legend, now turned community activist working to help the Phoenix homeless population. John Eckman of 10up will share his insight and acumen on running a scalable business. Neill Feather of SiteLock and Robert Rowley of Pagely will both be to breaking it down for us about the threats we face in digital security.
Additional speakers announced soon – Maybe your name? We’re still looking for a few more great lightning talk submissions. Have something to share? Do it.
Please welcome hosting co’s: DreamHost (Travel Sponsor), BoldGrid (C Sponsor), and Liquid Web (Coffee Sponsor), and SiteGround (Community) to the fold. Finally welcome Astoundify as a community sponsor.
We’re happy to share with you our first round of speakers. We are pleased to welcome: Jeanette Maré, Chris Lema, Sean Tierney, JR Farr, Andrew Norcross, Jason Coleman, Syed Balkhi, and James Giroux. Some of these folks have spoken before, some will be new to the PressNomics stage.
Look for additional speakers to be announced in the coming weeks.
Alex King suggested this idea to us a couple years ago. Essentially we will take the latter part of the first conference day and split the room into 4 quadrants and a facilitator in each will lead a bar-camp style breakout session. The topics are Business Administration, Security, Positioning/Marketing, and Code/Tech. Bring your thinking caps and get ready to dive in.
On the second day after lunch we thought it would be fun (and interesting) to open the floor for lighting talks. These will be 10-12 minute presentations on 1 Big Idea. Virtually no topic is off limits and presenters will attempt to share/communicate one idea, concept, thing, skill, or belief in the time allotted. Wish to participate? Great please pitch us your topic here – extra points for originality and humor.
It’s 2017, and that means the clock is ticking down to April 6-8 for PressNomics 5. The team here at Pagely is once again working hard to bring you all a great event. If you want to get a feel for prior events, scroll the social page here. Over the coming weeks we’ll have announcements of speakers that will be joining us and the schedule will be populated as well. We have a few ideas this year to mix up the format a bit.
One thing that stunned me was how quickly sponsors stepped up when we announced the first PressNomics 6 years ago. It was a new idea, untested, unsanctioned, and unruly – yet they all took a chance. PN5 was no different. Within a few days of sending out the sponsorship prospectus this year we met our sponsorship goal. These fine companies make this event possible, and help us share the proceeds with worthy charities.
MOJO Marketplacestepped up huge and is the title sponsor this year. Brady and J.R. are class acts.
PressNomics is the event for the WordPress Business professional. The annual gathering of the best and brightest in our ecosystem is back for v5. Dates have been secured at Tempe Mission Palms Hotel in Tempe, Arizona for April 6th – 8th. Tickets on sale soon.
It was my pleasure to know and learn from Alex. He was the first name I came across in the young WordPress community, the first person we asked to be interviewed on our blog, and the first person we asked to speak at the first PressNomics. He was legendary to many in our community. Alex Passed away after a fight with cancer 10 days after we filmed this video.