Digital Summit DC 2019 -  Going Back In 2020!

Digital Summit DC 2019 - Going Back In 2020!

Digital Summit DC 2019 was a fantastic time. Two days of learning. I wished there were three of me so I could have attended the simultaneous presentations, but the good news is that most of the presentations are available to registrants online afterward!

Getting to the conference. I couldn’t drive in because all of I-66 becomes HOV in the mornngs, and I didn’t want to pay the tolls. I ended up taking The Metro in from the Vienna/GMU Station on Nutley St which took every bit of and hour and half from Gainesville, VA leaving at 6 AM (or 6:30 AM). Then, it was the Orange Line to McPherson Square where I then took a Lyft to The Washington Convention Center. Next year, I’ll leave the house even earlier to get on the road to the metro because I was a little late each day. (The Conference started at 8:30). Here are some of the highlights from this year’s event.

Each of the rooms had a lot of seating and great stage support. Several of the talks were still standing room only!

Each of the rooms had a lot of seating and great stage support. Several of the talks were still standing room only!

The mandatory step & repeat event photo.

The mandatory step & repeat event photo.

Randi Zuckerberg gave the keynote and she was AMAZING. She’s a real pioneer. We heard the story of how she invented Facebook Live, and she closed with a hilarious song. And, guys, Randi Zuckerberg can seriously SING.

Randi Zuckerberg gave the keynote and she was AMAZING. She’s a real pioneer. We heard the story of how she invented Facebook Live, and she closed with a hilarious song. And, guys, Randi Zuckerberg can seriously SING.

The Swag was pretty sweet. Loving that “Get Digi With It” Tagline. I can’t say it without hearing the actual song in my head.

The Swag was pretty sweet. Loving that “Get Digi With It” Tagline. I can’t say it without hearing the actual song in my head.

So, this selfie was taken during a break in one of the coveted recharge station chairs. The chairs were hot real estate during breaks. One thing there is a lot of at a Digital Summit, is ELECTRONICS. Everyone has them, and everyone is charging them. There was even a provided recharge station for laptops, phones, and ipads where you could sign your equipment in, and it was secured and charged by dedicated staff.

So, this selfie was taken during a break in one of the coveted recharge station chairs. The chairs were hot real estate during breaks. One thing there is a lot of at a Digital Summit, is ELECTRONICS. Everyone has them, and everyone is charging them. There was even a provided recharge station for laptops, phones, and ipads where you could sign your equipment in, and it was secured and charged by dedicated staff.

Got My Pass!

Got My Pass!

Here are some of my fave talks from the conference!

This was a great talk by Facebook’s Creative Strategist! We received some insight about how to craft Facebook Creative Campaigns.

This was a great talk by Facebook’s Creative Strategist! We received some insight about how to craft Facebook Creative Campaigns.

The Winning With CRO: Key Pillars Of A Successful Conversion Optimization Program by VWO gave great information about tools to help assess a the customer’s digital journey.

The Winning With CRO: Key Pillars Of A Successful Conversion Optimization Program by VWO gave great information about tools to help assess a the customer’s digital journey.

Can’t get enough info on A/B Testing & Optimization!

Can’t get enough info on A/B Testing & Optimization!

The “Capturing Content In An Algorithmic World” was probably one of my fave talks. Super informative, and funny in all the right parts.

The “Capturing Content In An Algorithmic World” was probably one of my fave talks. Super informative, and funny in all the right parts.

Some good insights into modern measuring of social.

Some good insights into modern measuring of social.

And, information about leveraging Influencer Marketing.

And, information about leveraging Influencer Marketing.

“The Magic Of Tidying Up Your Content: How To Declutter Your Website To Grow “ was my FAVORITE talk of the two days. Brilliant demonstration of what it took Alli Berry to move a single keyword up in search results.

“The Magic Of Tidying Up Your Content: How To Declutter Your Website To Grow “ was my FAVORITE talk of the two days. Brilliant demonstration of what it took Alli Berry to move a single keyword up in search results.

By the end of the conference, we were all pretty beat. But, it was worth it. If you’re thinking about going next year, let me know!

By the end of the conference, we were all pretty beat. But, it was worth it. If you’re thinking about going next year, let me know!

It was a great time- I’ll be back!

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