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Wrapping up Confab, unwrapping CS Forum: a special event

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The Mermaid Centre

Puddle Dock · London EC4V 3DB

How to find us

Nearest tubes: St Pauls (Central line), Mansion House (District & Circle lines). Overground: Blackfriars, City Thameslink.

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Calling all content strategists, user experience designers, information architects, web writers and editors, web developers and technologists, marketers, communications pros, product managers, publishers and entrepreneurs: this is an event you won’t want to miss.

In a series of lightning-style talks of 5 minutes each (with plenty of pauses for drinks), eight speakers (including two international guests) will fill you in on what they learned at Confab, the groundbreaking U.S. content strategy conference, earlier this month—followed by a sneak peek of what’s to come this September at CS Forum 11 in London.

Hosted in the stunning Mermaid Centre, join us to learn, talk, socialise, discuss, network, pow-wow, postulate and surmise. And did we mention it’s free?

What we learned at Confab 2011

Fresh from the Confab content strategy conference ( in Minneapolis - the first event of its kind in the USA - these Confab speakers & attendees will share what they learned, what inspired them, and what it all means for the future of our organisations - as well as why content strategists are obsessed with cake.

Sara Wachter-Boettcher ( (@sara_ann_marie): special guest visiting from Phoenix, Arizona. Director of Interactive Content & Marketing Strategy at Off Madison Ave (, blogger, and Phoenix Content Strategy Meetup organiser. Richard Ingram ( (@richardjingram): Partner at ( (, diagrammer extraordinaire, and content strategy advocate. Elizabeth McGuane ( (@emcguane): Lead content strategist at ( London (, writer (, and editor. Relly Annett-Baker ( (@rellyab): Writer, content strategist, co-founder of ( Studio (

Content Strategy Forum 11: A preview

Whether you’ve already registered or debating whether to attend, you’ll enjoy these three Content Strategy Forum ( speakers (and one organiser) each giving a tantalising five minute preview of what’s coming in September.

Destry Wion ( (@wion): special guest visiting from Strasbourg, France. Organiser of Content Strategy Forum (Paris 2010 & London 2011), co-organiser of the CS Paris meetup, UX designer, and writer. Diana Railton ( (@dianarailton): Founder of ( (, specialist in corporate communications and content strategy. Cleve Gibbon ( (@cleveg): CTO of ( (, content management expert, and marketer. Charlie Peverett ( (@cpev): Content strategist at ( (, online journalist, and editor.


6pm-6:30pm: Drinks in the Mermaid Centre’s Bridge Bar (cash bar) Presentations start in the auditorium at 6:30pm sharp. 7:45pm-9pm: More socialising and networking in the Bridge Bar (cash bar) After 9pm, anyone who’s still standing can head to a nearby pub.

Thanks to our sponsors, Cognifide & Textprovider

This event is made possible by the kind support of our sponsors.

Cognifide is a European digital technology agency ( that specialises in planning, building and supporting medium- and large-scale digital marketing technology platforms.

Textprovider is a specialist content agency (, focusing on information quality and user experience, and working in international and multi-channel projects.

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