WebFirst Conference 2017 Set for July 17 at University of Arkansas

Americas, Events, July 6 2017

FAYETTEVILLE, ARK.: The fifth annual WebFirst Conference will take place from 8 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Friday, July 14, at the Donald W. Reynolds Center at the University of Arkansas.

Conference participants sitting and listening in lecture hall This conference is designed to bring campus web content contributors and managers together to network, learn more about web best practices and share ideas with their fellow campus web community. The conference is free and open to all University of Arkansas employees as well as neighboring Arkansas colleges and universities.

The conference will kick off at 8 a.m. on Friday, July 14 with breakfast round tables covering topics including WordPress, content, social media and more. Tables will also be open for additional discussion or networking opportunities.

Presentations will take place from 9 until 11:50 a.m. with nine different topics to choose from, including Content, OU Campus, Sharepoint & Office 365, Social Media, WordPress, Web Accessibility and more. Our presenters include campus experts in various areas from several departments as well as a representative from OmniUpdate.

This year’s conference has been extended to include an afternoon panel discussion on Content Marketing, Mobile First, User Stories and Story Boarding. The Panel includes Blake Puryear, CTO of Hayseed Ventures, Kendall Curlee, director of communications at the Honors College, Taylor McGillis, digital media for Athletics and Chris Nixon, director of digital design and development.

Following the panel discussion are three afternoon workshops to choose from: Digital Accessibility, Writing for the Web and Site Help/Cleanup for OU Campus and WordPress. The workshops will last an hour and a half and will include hands-on exercises so be sure to bring your laptops.

This year’s conference is sponsored by Chartwells and Arsaga’s Coffee Roasters.

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