The LavaCon Content Strategy Conference | 27–30 October 2024 | Portland, OR

2020 LavaCon On Demand

Pre-recorded sessions will drop weekly starting in early October. You can watch single sessions on demand, binge watch related sessions, or participate in organized viewing parties where you can chat with speakers and other attendees.

UX Writing and Hip Hop: A Love Story
Mike Walkusky
Senior Content
Designer Intuit

Has Value? Prove It.

Joe Gelb and
Lawrence Orin
Zoomin Software

Pandemic-proofing Your Customer Self-Service Support
Andrew Douglas
Sales Manager

Smarter Content in Weird Places
Bill Swallow
Director of Operations

Building Content, Building Success
Joe Gollner
Managing Director
Gnostyx Research Inc.

How to Re-engineer Your Localization Workflow to Reduce Errors and Significantly Cut Costs
Ian Henderson, Rubric
Rachel Clark, Rubric
Dominic Spurling, Rubric

Matthew Vermillion PhotographIs ROI the Right Metric for Content Marketing?
Matthew Vermillion
Director of Content Strategy

Liz Fraley PhotographTopic Writing Without Borders
Liz Fraley, CEO
Janice Summers, VP of Operations, Sales, Training
Single-Sourcing Solutions

Care and Feeding of Your Taxonomy
Sabine Ocker
Senior Consultant
Comtech Services

From Steampunk to High-speed Rail: Connecting Content Silos with Information Architecture (IA)
Amber Swope
President and DITA Specialist

DITA Strategies, Inc.

Organic Strategy Lead
Kat Shereko
Content Strategy Team Lead

Bigger and Better: Scaling DITA Content in a Brave New World
Peggy Sanchez
Senior Technical Publications Manager
Cray, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Communicating Knowledge Through Chat (and Bots, Too)
Patrick Bosek
Jorsek Inc.

Making Choices when Migrating Content
Helen St. Denis
Conversion Services Manager
Stilo International

A Match Made in DITA
Karen Brothers, 3M
Gretyl Kinsey,
Scriptorium Publishing

Next Era of Anylytics for Technical Content
Fabrice Lacroix
Fluid Topics

From Content Silos to Content Venn Diagrams
Michelle Wu
Global Content Strategy Manager

Breaking Content Bottlenecks: How to Achieve the Real Value from Component Authoring
Paul Trotter
Founder and SVP of Tech Pubs
Author-it Software

Leveraging Technology to Create Training Content that Can Make a World of Difference
Scott Youngblom
Executive Vice President
Oberon Technologies

Creating Intelligent Microcontent
Joyce Lam
Information Architect 
Precision Content

Get Out of (Content) Debt! Creating Content Models that Meet Business, User, and Author Needs
Meridel Walkington
Staff UX Content Strategist
Firefox, Mozilla


SME Collaboration: An Analysis of Current Working Practices in 150 Companies
Jean-Luc Borie, CEO
and Frank Shipley, CTO
Componize Software

How to Ace Collaboration in a Web Environment
Scott Kush, Development Manager,
North America

and Sharon Figueira,
Pre-Sales Consultant