June 25 - 26, 2018 - Morgan Manufacturing - Chicago, IL

Activate and grow your business

Join us for the first ever ActiveCampaign user conference! This two-day event will feature educational talks and idea-sharing to help you grow your business.

Speaker Preview

Ann Handley

Marketing Profs

Oli Gardner


Laura Atkins

Word to the Wise

John Jantsch

Duct Tape Marketing

Jason VandeBoom

CEO, ActiveCampaign

Jen Busenbark

VP Product, ActiveCampaign

Interested in speaking at Activate? Contact us at events@activecampaign.com.


  • June 24th
  • June 25th
  • June 26th
6:30PM - 9:30PM
Opening Party
8:00AM - 9:00AM
9:00AM - 9:20AM
Welcome to Activate! - Jason VandeBoom
9:20AM - 10:00AM
Opening Keynote
10:00AM - 10:30AM
Morning Break
10:30AM - 11:15AM
General Session: Viral Success Story
11:15AM - 12:00PM
Activation Session: Let's Talk Deliverability - Laura Atkins
Activation Session: Stages of the Customer Journey - John Jantsch
12:00PM - 1:15PM
1:15PM - 1:45PM
General Session: How to Kill It with Your Small Business
1:45PM - 2:30PM
General Session: Building Your Best Stack: Panel Discussion
2:30PM - 3:15PM
Afternoon Break
3:15PM - 3:45PM
Activation Session: Create Your Funnel Strategy
Activation Session: Marketing Hacks - Ryan Bonnici
3:45PM - 4:15PM
Activation Session: Maximizing your marketing with expert support - Panel Discussion
Activation Session: Customer Success Story
4:15PM - 5:00PM
ActiveCampaign Product Update and Roadmap - Jen Busenbark
5:00PM - 6:30PM
Happy Hour
8:00AM - 9:00AM
9:00AM - 9:45AM
General Session: Content Marketing Is Broken and Only Your M.O.M. Can Save You - Oli Gardner
9:45AM - 10:30AM
Activation Session: Your Social Media Megaphone
Activation Session: Consistent Growth with Automations
10:30AM - 11:30AM
General Session: Learn from the Experts: Panel Discussion
11:30AM - 1:00PM
1:00PM - 1:45PM
General Session: Having the Right Conversations
1:45PM - 2:30PM
Activation Session: Optimizing Your Ad Spend
Activation Session: Beyond Marketing Automation
2:30PM - 3:15PM
Closing Keynote: The Big, Bold, Brave New World of Marketing - Ann Handley
3:15PM - 3:30PM
Closing Remarks - Jason VandeBoom

Agenda and sessions subject to change

Event Pricing

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    Early Bird


    Full conference registration. From now until April 30, 2018.

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    Full conference registration. Begins May 1 until June 24, 2018.

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    Consultant Onboarding


    Full conference registration included with ActiveCampaign Certified Consultant onboarding. Learn More

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Current ActiveCampaign Certified Consultants

Already a Certified Consultant? Connect with your program manager for more details on special pricing.


Activate is the first ActiveCampaign user conference. This two-day event will feature a mix of of keynotes, panels and breakout sessions centered around providing actionable insights to grow your business.

Whether you are a solopreneur trying to get your business going or part of a well-oiled team, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from the best and help your business grow.

At Activate, attendees will:

  • Learn from industry experts, and come away with a tool kit of smart, actionable strategies on your improving marketing for you to take back to your company.
  • Network with other ActiveCampaign users and partners
  • Meet the ActiveCampaign team, get one-on-one help, and leave with tips and tricks that you can put into place immediately.
  • Peek into the future. Be the first to hear about some of ActiveCampaign’s upcoming products and features.
  • Click here to register now.
  • Early registration pricing of $450 is available for a limited time until April 30th. On May 1, registration prices will increase to $650.
  • If you would like to request a copy of your receipt, have any questions about group registrations, how to cancel your registration, or if you need to send someone in your place, please contact us at events@activecampaign.com.

Attendees will include:

  • ActiveCampaign customers
  • Partners building strong integrations with ActiveCampaign
  • Certified Consultants from top marketing agencies
  • ActiveCampaign staff who can help you get the most out the Platform


Chicago has two major airports that offer thousands of non-stop flights to the area. Area airports include O’Hare International (ORD), a hub for United and American Airlines, and Midway International Airport (MDW), the hub for Southwest. Both airports offer quick and easy access to the city, via taxi service, ridesharing or public transportation.


  • From O'Hare take the Blue Line towards Forest Park.
  • From Midway take the Orange Line towards the Loop.
  • Morgan MFG is just a short walk from the Morgan Green and Pink line stop.

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Chicago is a city full of hotel options to meet your travel and budget needs. While we do not have an official hotel room block set up for Activate, here are a few of our recommendations:

Ace Hotel Chicago
311 N Morgan St, Chicago - 0.1 miles from Morgan MFG

The Publishing House Bed and Breakfast
108 N May St, Chicago - 0.6 miles from Morgan MFG

The Crowne Plaza Chicago
733 West Madison, Chicago - 0.8 miles from MFG

Kimpton Hotel Allegro
171 W Randolph St, Chicago 1.3 miles from Morgan MFG

Airbnb is also another great option for those looking for a different experience while visiting Chicago. If you want to stay close to Morgan Manufacturing, check out places in the following neighborhoods: West Loop, West Town, The Loop, Bucktown, Wicker Park.

Interested in becoming a sponsor at Activate? Please contact our team at events@activecampaign.com.


About Morgan Manufacturing

Housed in a completely renovated, pre-Chicago Fire building, Morgan Manufacturing is located in the heart of Chicago's West Loop neighborhood, just steps away from Chicago's “Restaurant Row.”

Learn more about Morgan MFG
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