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Joomla! Day Chicago 2012 Business Expo and Learning Conference: August 10 - 11, 2012

Written by | Sunday, 01 July 2012 00:00 | Published in 2012 July
Joomla Powers the Web in Chicago and Beyond: August 10 - 11, 2012 2 full days of Joomla Content Management System fun and excitement. This event is the LARGEST  Joomla Day conference in the United States. Connect with Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, Industry Experts, and Visionaries to Learn New Sales, Growth, and Marketing Techniques.
Joomla! Day Chicago, August 10-11, 2012 Joomla! Day Chicago, August 10-11, 2012

The second annual Joomla! Day Chicago 2012 Business Expo and Learning Conference event is a highly Joomla focused 2 day event that will have two levels of focus this year. The venue is at the luxurious Chicago Marriott Midway Hotel only 5 minutes from the Chicago Midway Airport. This venue offers us the opportunity to host a very professional event at a convenient and cost effective location for travelers and attendees.

What is the format of Joomla Day Chicago 2012?

On the first day (The Business Day) we will be showcasing how Joomla is a solution for big business. We will be focusing on large corporate enterprise, government, and education solutions that are using Joomla within their businesses. This first day will have a very professional “white glove” type of atmosphere focusing on the professional community. Come see what Joomla is doing for big companies.

The second day of the event will be a more generally relaxed and really fun community day. This day will be more focused on the users and site implementers and casual attire. This will be more like a typical unconference style day that most other Joomla Day events are like. This day will be focussed on learning about various extension comparisons and how to types of sessions.

Throughout both days there will be multiple keynote speakers discussing whe latest and greatest of how Joomla is being used and presented around the world. many case study sessions are also on the schedule.

Who should attend?

Business Owners, Independents, Sales Teams, Webmasters, Web programmers, Website Administrators, Content Management Professionals, Non-Profit Organizations, Marketing Agencies, Government Agencies, Educational Institutions, Joomla Extension Developers, and People with a Vision

Why should you attend?

Learn, Network, and Grow your business, sales, and brand in today’s “New” Economy. Learn how to leverage the open source Joomla CMS to reach your business goals.

When is it?

Friday, August 10th, 2012 - 10am to 6:15pm
Saturday, August 11th, 2012 -  9am to 6:15pm

Where is it?

We are very pleased to have the Joomla! Day Chicago 2012 Business Expo and Learning Conference at a top quality location this year like the Chicago Marriott Midway Hotel. We felt that it was very important for our venue to convenient as possible for our attendees. The Chicago Marriott Midway is only 2 blocks from the Chicago Midway Airport and offers a free shuttle service from the airport to the hotel. Make sure you take advantage of the majorly discounted hotel rates on our website as well.

Chicago Marriott Midway
6520 South Cicero Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60638 USA

How much does it cost?

This even is the most affordable Joomla Day event in the USA for 2012. Early bird pricing is only $119.00 for BOTH days. That's less than $60 per day of top notch Joomla learning and business networking opportunities.

At these prices along with the discounted hotel rates, you really can't get any more affordable for a Chicago business event like this.

How can I register?

Visit the Joomla Day Chicago 2012 website at http://joomladaychicago.com

Can I sponsor this event?

Yes, of course! Sponsors are the ones who keep these events affordable for the Joomla Community.
Please visit http://joomladaychicago.com/sponsors/sponsorship-packages to learn more about our many levels of sponsorship opportunities.

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Mike Carson

Mike Carson

A long-time training expert in vertical markets, Mike Carson is the CEO of Integrated Technology and Design Inc (itdwebdesign.com), and the well-known online storefront called JoomlaShowroom.com where they develop and distribute their Joomla extensions.

Mike has been designing Joomla websites and developing very popular Joomla extensions since the infancy of the Joomla project (the Mambo days). Mike cannot even think of developing a website using any other framework other than the Joomla! Platform. Mike also speaks at various Joomla CMS related events and has a real passion for teaching people about this award winning content management system we call Joomla! Mike's unique entrepreneurial experience, combined with his uncanny ability to listen to the market and deliver winning solutions on a consistent basis make him a "must-attend" session for business people and developers alike at the conferences he speaks at.

Mike is also an active member of the Joomla Events Team, the Joomla Capitol Committee, and the Joomla Regional Community Coordinators team.

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