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

Thank You for Joining Us at Activate 2018

Previous Speakers

Ann Handley

Marketing Profs

Nir Eyal

Author, Hooked

Oli Gardner


Laura Atkins

Word to the Wise

John Jantsch

Duct Tape Marketing

Ryan Bonnici

G2 Crowd

Cody Jones


Dave Knox

Author, Predicting the Turn

Elly Moody


Megan Uithoven


Kurt Elster

Senior E-commerce Consultant, Shopify

Obele Brown-West

Weber Shandwick

Daniel Mintz


David Pearson


Michelle Via

iVelocity Marketing

Luke Reynebeau

Sprout Social

Scott Sharp


Melanie Chapman


Jovana Vujnic

Bumper Leads

Mike Rome


John Warwick


Carl Taylor

Automation Agency

Katerina Burke

Phusion Projects

Jason Grodsky


Joe Mathieu


Courtney Graham


Chris Davis


Kelly O'Connell


Jason VandeBoom

CEO, ActiveCampaign

Jen Busenbark

VP Product, ActiveCampaign

Prior Agenda

  • June 24th
  • June 25th
  • June 26th
5:30PM - 8:30PM
Opening Party - Kaiser Tiger
8:00AM - 9:00AM
9:00AM - 9:20AM
Welcome to Activate! - Jason VandeBoom
9:25AM - 10:05AM
Opening Keynote: The Big, Bold, Brave New World of Marketing - Ann Handley
10:10AM - 10:55AM
General Session: Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products - Nir Eyal
10:55AM - 11:15AM
Morning Break
11:15AM - 12:00PM
Activation Session: >>>Click Here<<< to BLAST your mail to the Inbox! - Laura Atkins
Activation Session: Stages of the Customer Journey - John Jantsch
12:00PM - 1:00PM
1:00PM - 1:35PM
General Session: Marketing Automation in Action: Panel Discussion - David Pearson, Scott Sharp, Courtney Graham (moderator)
1:40PM - 2:25PM
General Session: Building Your Best Stack: Panel Discussion - Cody Jones, Daniel Mintz, Kurt Elster, Ryan Bonnici (moderator)
2:25PM - 2:45PM
Afternoon Break
2:45PM - 3:25PM
Activation Session: DIY ABM - Melanie Chapman
Activation Session: Marketing Hacks - Ryan Bonnici
3:30PM - 4:00PM
Activation Session: Customer Success Story: Building a Stack - Cody Jones, John Warwick
Activation Session: Building a Growth Machine - Mike Rome
4:10PM - 5:00PM
ActiveCampaign Product Update and Roadmap - Jen Busenbark
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Happy Hour
6:00PM - 9:00PM
Reception: WAYDOWN at the Ace Hotel
8:00AM - 9:00AM
9:00AM - 9:50AM
General Session: Content Marketing Is Broken and Only Your M.O.M. Can Save You - Oli Gardner
9:55AM - 10:40AM
General Session: Making your own social media megaphone - Megan Uithoven, Elly Moody, Obele Brown-West, Luke Reynebeau (moderator)
10:50AM - 11:30AM
Activation Session: Sales Funnels Made Simple - Carl Taylor
Activation Session: Consistent Growth with Automations - Michelle Via, Jovana Vujnic, Chris Davis, Kelly O'Connell (moderator)
11:30AM - 12:30PM
12:30PM - 1:15PM
General session: Optimizing your ad spend - Katerina Burke, Jason Grodsky, Joe Mathieu (moderator)
1:20PM - 2:05PM
General Session: Semantic SEO - Andy Crestodina
2:10PM - 2:50PM
Closing General Session: Predicting the Turn - Dave Knox
2:50PM - 3:00PM
Closing Remarks


Kicked it off in style on Sunday evening

Kaiser Tiger

Networked with a view to end day one

Ace Hotel

Previous Partners


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.”

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