The LavaCon Content Strategy Conference | 24-27 October 2021 | Virtual

Call for Speakers

The 19th Annual LavaCon Conference on Content Strategy and TechComm Management

LavaCon started in Hawaii (hence our name) to help organizations reduce costs and generate revenue by leveraging state-of-the-art authoring and publishing technologies.

However, LavaCon is more than just a conference. It’s a gathering place where content professionals share best practices and lessons learned, network with peers, and build professional relationships that will last for years to come.

Call for Speakers in PDF Format

LavaCon Local

While we can’t have an in-person conference this year, we should be able to meet in small groups by October.

I’m happy to announce we will be hosting a network of “LavaCon Local” Meetup group where attendees can gather locally to watch the live sessions, have viewing parties of the on-demand sessions, or simply meet and network over happy hour cocktails!

The LavaCon Local groups will also enable LavaCon attendees to stay in touch after the conference.

We highly encourage speakers to participate at (or host!) a LavaCon Local near you.

Audience

LavaCon attendees are senior content professionals: Directors and VPs of User Experience, User Experience Designers, UX Writers, Senior Technical Writers, Marketing Writers, Instructional designers, and so on.

We are specifically looking for speakers from the following industries this year:

  • Manufacturing
  • Agriculture
  • Life Sciences / Pharma
  • Consumer electronics
  • SaaS

Mastering the Content Development Lifecycle

From Content Strategy to Content Marketing, the theme for LavaCon 2021 is: Mastering the Content Development Lifecycle

This year’s program will focus on how content can be created, shared, and curated across multiple departments in an organization. Thus, we are looking for speakers who have:

  • Successfully implemented enterprise content strategies
  • Created content ecosystems spanning multiple silos such as marketing, technical communication, and training
  • Built organizational bridges, overcame resistance to change, and so on

Tell us worked and what didn’t!

Tracks

Sessions will be organized into the following tracks:

  • Creating Unified Content Experiences
  • The Convergence of Marketing, Training, and Technical Content
  • Integrating Content into the User Experience (UX Design, UX Writing)
  • The Business of Content
  • Tools and Technology
  • People and Project Management

How to Propose

We are soliciting proposals for breakout sessions (20 minutes), case studies (20 minutes), and workshops (half day or full day).

Submit Your Proposal

Notes:

  • The proposal deadline is 9 April 2021, 5 pm PDT (UTC -7:00 hours)
  • Live sessions will be streamed 9am to 1pm PDT, 25–27 October 2021
  • Virtual conferences necessitate shorter programs, so we will be accepting fewer proposals than we do for our in-person events.
  • Sessions should give practical information or advice that attendees can apply in their day-to-day work.
  • Case studies should show before-and-after results of a problem solved or a success achieved.
  • Speakers are comp’ed into the conference in exchange for speaking. Workshop facilitators will receive additional compensation.
  • We welcome first-time speakers. We will provide first-time speakers a speaking coach and art resources for building your slide deck.

Questions? Email or call me: [email protected] 1+ 562-726-1800 x201

See you in October!

 

Jack Molisani
Executive Director
The LavaCon Conference