Our speaker line-up

  • Our speaker line-up includes men and women from five continents. They represent companies like Twitter, Facebook, Opera, MailChimp and Razorfish. Some have consulted to huge corporations, several have written books, and many have spoken at conferences all around the world. Here they are:

    Keynotes

    • Kristina Halvorson

      Kristina Halvorson CEO, Brain Traffic

      Kristina Halvorson is widely recognised as one of the most important voices in content strategy. She is the CEO of Brain Traffic, author of Content Strategy for the Web, and the founder of the Confab content strategy conference.
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    • Luke Wroblewski

      Luke Wroblewski Digital Product Design Leader, LukeW Ideation & Design

      Luke Wroblewski is an internationally recognised digital product leader. He is the author of Mobile First and Web Form Design, and most recently co-founded Bagcheck, which was acquired by Twitter just 9 months after launch.
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    Single-track speakers

    • Bruce Lawson

      Bruce Lawson Web Evangelist, Opera

      Bruce Lawson evangelises open Web Standards for Opera. He was previously content editor and technical lead for The Law Society and the Solicitors Regulation Authority websites. He began converting his own site to HTML5 at Christmas 2008, and co-wrote the first book on HTML5, Introducing HTML5.
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    • Elizabeth McGuane

      Elizabeth McGuane Lead Content Strategist, LBi London

      Elizabeth has worked in UX and content strategy since 2007. She has written and edited articles for industry journals such as A List Apart and Contents Magazine, and has spoken widely at web conferences across Europe and in the US.
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    • Jonathon Colman

      Jonathon Colman Principal Experience Architect, REI

      Before shifting his focus to content strategy, standards, research, and prototyping, Jonathon Colman was REI’s in-house SEO, where his strategy and tactics made organic search the largest contributor to online and offline traffic and engagement.
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    • Rachel Lovinger

      Rachel Lovinger Experience Director/Content Strategist, Razorfish

      Rachel Lovinger is an Experience Director/Content Strategist at Razorfish in New York. She’s dedicated to exploring a future in which content is more effectively structured and connections more easily discovered.
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    • Randall Snare

      Randall Snare Head of Content Strategy, iQ Content

      Randall is Head of Content Strategy and lead UX designer at iQ Content, a user experience agency based in Dublin. She has worked as a writer and web producer for Conde Nast, Reader's Digest and the Onion, and has spoken at conferences around the world.
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    • Relly Annett-Baker

      Relly Annett-Baker Content Strategist, Supernice Studio

      Relly Annett-Baker has spent the last couple of years content strategising for the Cabinet Office, CERN, Environmental Defence Fund, and a handful of startups. For fun, she has spent time speaking at over a dozen conferences, and teaching a heap of workshops for designers, developers and content folk.
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    Multi-track speakers

    • Angela Colter

      Angela Colter Principal of Design Research, Electronic Ink

      User researcher and usability consultant Angela Colter has been designing information for people online and in print since 1997. She is a principal of design research at Electronic Ink in Philadelphia.
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    • Corey Vilhauer

      Corey Vilhauer User Experience Strategist, Blend Interactive

      Corey Vilhauer is a User Experience Strategist at Blend Interactive in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He specialises in content strategy, information architecture, and editor/end user quality assurance.
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    • Diane Murphy

      Diane Murphy Content Strategist, Facebook

      Diane Murphy has nearly a decade of experience developing content for some of the best-known user interfaces in the world. After spending time at both PayPal and eBay, she joined the content strategy team at Facebook at the beginning of 2012.
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    • Frances Gordon

      Frances Gordon Director, Simplified

      Frances Gordon is the co-founder of Simplified, a content training and consultancy firm based in Johannesburg. She belongs to the International Plain Language Working Group, as well as the advisory committee for IC Clear, and specialises in financial and legal content.
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    • Heléne Lindsay

      Heléne Lindsay Head of Strategy, New Media Publishing

      Heléne is the Head of Strategy for New Media Publishing, South Africa’s leading custom publishing agency. Over the past 20 years she has worked on most major South African brands, providing input on marketing, information architecture, web content, usability, client services, communication and publishing.
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    • Ibrahim Cesar

      Ibrahim Cesar Content Strategist, Luxfacta

      Ibrahim Cesar is a Brazilian content strategist, with experience in advertising, news and marketing. He lives at the intersection of technology and liberal arts, and change in technology, society and business is what fascinates him.
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    • Joaquín Moreno

      Joaquín Moreno Team Lead: Copywriting and Localization, XING AG

      Joaquín Moreno has managed copywriting and localisation at XING, Germany’s leading professional network, since 2007. Prior to that, he managed the localisation of Last.fm into nine languages, and translated sports news for FIFA.com.
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    • John Alderman

      John Alderman Director, supereverywhere

      John Alderman is a writer and content strategist, and founding director of communication agency supereverywhere. He's written two books, Sonic Boom and Core Memory, and writes about culture and design for Boing Boing, Domus, Étapes and Make.
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    • Jonathan Kahn

      Jonathan Kahn Principal, Together London

      Jonathan Kahn, principal of Together London, organises events, presents worldwide, and writes about the revolutionary changes facing organisations, through the lens of user experience, content strategy, and governance.
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    • Kate Johnson

      Kate Johnson Senior Web Content Strategist, University of Denver

      Kate Johnson has been a content specialist at the University of Denver since 2006, where she serves as team lead on centralised web projects, develops and manages content strategies, and provides guidance on content issues to departments across campus.
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    • Kate Kiefer Lee

      Kate Kiefer Lee Content Curator, MailChimp

      Kate Kiefer Lee is a writer, editor, and content curator at MailChimp. A former magazine writer and editor, Kate makes storytelling a central part of the company's website.
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    • Lucie Hyde

      Lucie Hyde Head of Content, Europe, eBay

      Lucie has headed up the European content team at eBay for almost four years. She's watched it grow from a handful of content managers to a team that is now almost 30-strong and includes translators, content strategists, and web developers.
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    • Max Johns

      Max Johns Web Enablement Advisor, National Australia Bank

      In 2009 Max Johns left the software world and became the first web-only content writer at National Australia Bank (NAB) in Melbourne. Since then he's worked on both the editorial and strategic sides of content for NAB's websites, apps, social media channels, and more.
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    • Melissa Rach

      Melissa Rach Co-founder, Dialog Studios

      Melissa Rach is co-author of Content Strategy for the Web (second edition) and co-founder of Dialog Studios—a consultancy devoted to solving messy content problems. She has been working as a communications and content specialist for nearly 20 years, including four years as vice president of content strategy at Brain Traffic.
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    • Richard Ingram

      Richard Ingram Information Designer, ingserv

      Richard Ingram is a writer, information designer, and content strategy advocate hailing from the sleepy English seaside town of Hastings. Richard is perhaps best known in the community for his content strategy diagrams and infographics that have helped to define and explain the discipline to a diverse audience.
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    • Sara Wachter-Boettcher

      Sara Wachter-Boettcher Independent Content Strategist

      Sara Wachter-Boettcher is an independent content strategist, writer, and rabble-rouser based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She’s working on her first book, Content Everywhere, and speaks regularly about content strategy and related topics at conferences worldwide.
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    • Thomas Bevan

      Thomas Bevan Managing Editor, Western Cape Government

      Thomas is the Managing Editor for the Western Cape Government’s official website. He and his team are responsible for ensuring that all the provincial government’s online content is accurate, current and can be used and understood by the average person.
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    • Tracy Ulin

      Tracy Ulin Content Strategy Lead, Rearden Commerce

      Tracy has created and executed content strategies for companies like eBay, Intuit, Shutterfly and the Newspaper Association of America. She leads content strategy at Rearden Commerce and runs a consultancy on the side.
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    Lightning talk presenters

    • Alex Maughan

      Alex Maughan Lead Front-End Developer and Interaction Designer, kalahari.com

      Alex Maughan - a nerdy lover of literature, linguistics, anthropology and philosophy - spends most of his time happily focussed on front-end UI design and development work.
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    • Meghan Seawell

      Meghan Seawell Independent Content Strategist

      A lifelong lover of words, Meghan Seawell came to content strategy by the usual route: quite accidentally. She hails from the nonprofit world of marketing and communications, where she specialised in interactive strategy and cross-platform storytelling.
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    • Rebekah Cancino

      Rebekah Cancino Communication Strategist and Web Writer, Forty

      Rebekah Cancino started out in marketing, gradually fell in love with UX and IA, and eventually ventured out on her own for a bit as an independent content strategy consultant. These days, she works with a tight-knit team to help design clear, delightful content.
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    • Rick Yagodich

      Rick Yagodich Director, Excolo

      Rick, who knocked together his first website in 1995, bills himself as an IA. His approach to dealing with information is all about asking why, what, who, where, why, and when.
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    Workshop presenters

    • Cennydd Bowles

      Cennydd Bowles Product Designer, Twitter

      Cennydd Bowles is a product designer at Twitter, and the author of Undercover User Experience Design. Over the past decade – including a stint at acclaimed consultancy Clearleft – he has advised dozens of companies on the benefits of customer-focused design.
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    • Cleve Gibbon

      Cleve Gibbon CTO, Cognifide

      Cleve Gibbon is CTO at Cognifide, a marketing technology agency based in London and Poland. With over 15 years delivering digital platforms for major brands and global creative agencies, Cleve's passion for content architecture focuses on enhancing the author experience and using technology for effective content management.
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    • Luke Wroblewski

      Luke Wroblewski Digital Product Design Leader, LukeW Ideation & Design

      Luke Wroblewski is an internationally recognised digital product leader. He is the author of Mobile First and Web Form Design, and most recently co-founded Bagcheck, which was acquired by Twitter just 9 months after launch.
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    • Margot Bloomstein

      Margot Bloomstein Brand and Content Strategy Consultant, Appropriate, Inc.

      Margot Bloomstein is the principal of Appropriate, Inc., a brand and content strategy consultancy based in Boston, and the author of Content Strategy at Work (Morgan Kaufmann, 2012). She's been working as a content strategist for more than a decade, and speaks regularly about the evolving challenges for content strategy.
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    • Rachel Lovinger

      Rachel Lovinger Experience Director/Content Strategist, Razorfish

      Rachel Lovinger is an Experience Director/Content Strategist at Razorfish in New York. She’s dedicated to exploring a future in which content is more effectively structured and connections more easily discovered.
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