Friday, May 2

Check-in & Opening Keynote

You will check in at the Columbia Museum of Art then go upstairs for the welcome keynote.

The Free Paycheck

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Jennifer Dary

Jennifer Dary

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@jenniferdary

Let's Be Brutally Honest About Operations and Pricing for Web Agencies

Let's face it—most of us running web shops did not study business. We just love building things, so we started companies where we could build on our own terms. Unfortunately, being a great builder of web things does not necessarily equip us to make sound business decisions.

Co-managing Sparkbox the past five years, I've made plenty of mistakes. From an operations and pricing perspective, let's discuss what didn't work and what is working for us at Sparkbox. We'll talk about different pricing strategies, work estimates, and how we run business operations. My hope is that you can learn from our mistakes—and our successes.

This will be a brutally honest discussion, so please come armed with questions.

Rob Harr

Rob Harr

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@robertHarr

Lunch - Lunch will be a food truck rodeo outside the Columbia Museum of Art. Bring some lunch money.

How Business Works

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Hiten Shah

Hiten Shah

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@hnshah

The Social Media Landscape

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Ryal Curtis

Ryal Curtis

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@ryalcurtis

Clients and Responsive Design

Based on his recent A List Apart article Matt will take us through how he navigates his client relationships and the multi-device web.

Here's a great quote: "When you step into the room with a client, you are a visitor from the future. You, web professional, spend your days immersed in the new paradigms of the multi-device web. Yet even for you, the constant change and adjustments that come with living on the internet can feel overwhelming. So how do you think your clients feel?"

Matt Griffin

Matt Griffin

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@elefontpress

Closing Keynote - The closing keynote by Carl Smith.