Atlanta

Watch video

12 April 2024
Atlanta Tech Village

Get your ticket now

EvolveDrupal Atlanta Summit April 12, 2024: Get your ticket now

Explore the best of

Open source, tech, design & higher education

EvolveDrupal is an energizing one-day summit where you can absorb fresh knowledge, recharge your creativity, and spark valuable connections

You’ll get access to dozens of sessions on relevant topics—from web development, site building, and AI to digital strategy, UX design, and content creation. Our Atlanta summit will also feature a Higher Education Track and a UX Design Track. See the full agenda.

EvolveDrupal summits welcome around 100-200 participants from various professional backgrounds. You’ll have incredible opportunities to network with peers and experts, including our many knowledgeable speakers.
Students and job seekers are welcome & get a free ticket as part of our job fair.

Already in Atlanta or getting in early? Join us for the Pre-Summit Networking Reception at the Iberian Pig in Decatur. Please RSVP here.

Audience attending an event

The EvolveDrupal story

A unique opportunity

EvolveDrupal made its debut in May 2023 in Montreal, where it united professional communities in person for the first time in 2+ years. The summit’s success has grown quickly with further events in Toronto, Ottawa, and now Atlanta. We’ve hosted expert speakers from the tech, government, higher education, non-profit, and other sectors—including special guests like Dries Buytaert, the founder of Drupal.

Why attend

Unleash your potential

EvolveDrupal will accelerate your career beyond the ordinary. It could be an innovation that overhauls your workflows. A clever idea that fixes a problem you have. A case study that inspires your next project. Or a new relationship that elevates your career or sales. More significantly, it includes a career fair tailored to foster connections with leading employers in the tech industry.

Explore what the career fair offers.

Audience attending an event

Featured Speakers

April 12, 2024

Agenda

Doors open at 8 am,  with sessions starting at 9 am and wrapping up at 5 pm, followed by a afterparty on the rooftop.

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
5:00 pm
-
8:00 pm

Thursday, April 11 -  Pre-Summit Networking Reception

9:00 am
-
9:50 am
Keynote

EvolveDrupal Atlanta Keynote

Suzanne Dergacheva
-
Evolving Web
Nikhil Deshpande
-
Georgia Technology Authority
Morgan Guegan
-
Evolving Web
Don Lalicon
-
Evolving Web
Shane Collier
-
Evolving Web
Maggie Paquette
-
New/Mode
Sarrah Bandukwala
-
New/Mode
Acquia Event Center
10:00 am
-
10:45 am
Higher Ed & Communications

Mary Bablaum

Mary Blabaum
-
Acquia
-
Morgan Guegan
-
Evolving Web
Don Lalicon
-
Evolving Web
Shane Collier
-
Evolving Web
Maggie Paquette
-
New/Mode
Sarrah Bandukwala
-
New/Mode
Acquia Event Center
10:00 am
-
10:45 am
Technical & Digital Strategy

Steve Persch The Fourth Decade of Website Deployments

Steve Persch
-
Pantheon
-
Morgan Guegan
-
Evolving Web
Don Lalicon
-
Evolving Web
Shane Collier
-
Evolving Web
Maggie Paquette
-
New/Mode
Sarrah Bandukwala
-
New/Mode
Pantheon Community Center
10:50 am
-
11:10 am
Higher Ed & Communications

James Leonard-Considerations in the Journey from Cascade to Acquia and Drupal

James Leonard
-
Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University
-
Morgan Guegan
-
Evolving Web
Don Lalicon
-
Evolving Web
Shane Collier
-
Evolving Web
Maggie Paquette
-
New/Mode
Sarrah Bandukwala
-
New/Mode
Acquia Event Center
10:50 am
-
11:10 am
Technical & Digital Strategy

Jason Green - Ditching SaaS to Develop Our Own Platform

Jason Green
-
City of Sandy Springs
-
Morgan Guegan
-
Evolving Web
Don Lalicon
-
Evolving Web
Shane Collier
-
Evolving Web
Maggie Paquette
-
New/Mode
Sarrah Bandukwala
-
New/Mode
Pantheon Community Center
10:50 am
-
11:35 am
UX/UI Design

EvolveUX Design Unconference

Morgan Guegan
-
Evolving Web
-
Morgan Guegan
-
Evolving Web
Don Lalicon
-
Evolving Web
Shane Collier
-
Evolving Web
Maggie Paquette
-
New/Mode
Sarrah Bandukwala
-
New/Mode
Evolving Web Design Room
11:15 am
-
11:35 am
Higher Ed & Communications

Kristen Everett - What's in a website? 10 content tips to take higher-ed sites from procedure to poetry

Angie McCormick
-
Mindpower Inc.
-
Morgan Guegan
-
Evolving Web
Don Lalicon
-
Evolving Web
Shane Collier
-
Evolving Web
Maggie Paquette
-
New/Mode
Sarrah Bandukwala
-
New/Mode
Acquia Event Center
11:15 am
-
11:35 am
Technical & Digital Strategy

Ryan - Drupal Commerce Unifies the Association Digital Experience

Ryan Szrama
-
Centarro
-
Morgan Guegan
-
Evolving Web
Don Lalicon
-
Evolving Web
Shane Collier
-
Evolving Web
Maggie Paquette
-
New/Mode
Sarrah Bandukwala
-
New/Mode
Pantheon Community Center
11:35 am
-
11:45 am

Morning break

11:45 am
-
12:05 pm
Higher Ed & Communications

Suzanne Dergacheva Case Study: Georgia Tech Library Rebuild and Upgrade: In Review

Heather Jeffcoat
-
Georgia Tech Library
Suzanne Dergacheva
-
Evolving Web
Morgan Guegan
-
Evolving Web
Don Lalicon
-
Evolving Web
Shane Collier
-
Evolving Web
Maggie Paquette
-
New/Mode
Sarrah Bandukwala
-
New/Mode
Acquia Event Center
11:45 am
-
12:05 pm
Technical & Digital Strategy

Andy Waldrop Creating a Scalable Drupal Distribution for Multiple Clients

Andy Waldrop
-
WebMD
-
Morgan Guegan
-
Evolving Web
Don Lalicon
-
Evolving Web
Shane Collier
-
Evolving Web
Maggie Paquette
-
New/Mode
Sarrah Bandukwala
-
New/Mode
Pantheon Community Center
11:45 am
-
12:30 pm
UX/UI Design

Sophia Prater How to Fix UX Fails with Object-Oriented UX

Sophia Prater
-
Rewired
-
Morgan Guegan
-
Evolving Web
Don Lalicon
-
Evolving Web
Shane Collier
-
Evolving Web
Maggie Paquette
-
New/Mode
Sarrah Bandukwala
-
New/Mode
Evolving Web Design Room
12:10 pm
-
12:30 pm
Higher Ed & Communications

Bridget Hornsby DIY website audit: How to Excel in Selling Your Organization

Bridget Hornsby
-
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
-
Morgan Guegan
-
Evolving Web
Don Lalicon
-
Evolving Web
Shane Collier
-
Evolving Web
Maggie Paquette
-
New/Mode
Sarrah Bandukwala
-
New/Mode
Acquia Event Center
12:10 pm
-
12:30 pm
Technical & Digital Strategy

Mike & Dharizza The Future of Theming

Mike Herchel
-
Agileana
-
Morgan Guegan
-
Evolving Web
Don Lalicon
-
Evolving Web
Shane Collier
-
Evolving Web
Maggie Paquette
-
New/Mode
Sarrah Bandukwala
-
New/Mode
Pantheon Community Center
12:35 pm
-
1:30 pm

Lunch & Job Fair

Pantheon Community Center & Acquia Event Center
1:30 pm
-
2:15 pm
Higher Ed & Communications

Misha Sulpovar This is Not a Drill: Seeing the Real Opportunities Among the AI Hype

Misha Sulpovar
-
Cherre & Wired Cognition
-
Morgan Guegan
-
Evolving Web
Don Lalicon
-
Evolving Web
Shane Collier
-
Evolving Web
Maggie Paquette
-
New/Mode
Sarrah Bandukwala
-
New/Mode
Acquia Event Center
1:30 pm
-
2:15 pm
UX/UI Design

Morgan From Chaos to Clarity: The Benefits and Challenges of Design Systems

Morgan Guegan
-
Evolving Web
Bryenne Kay
-
Evolving Web
Morgan Guegan
-
Evolving Web
Don Lalicon
-
Evolving Web
Shane Collier
-
Evolving Web
Maggie Paquette
-
New/Mode
Sarrah Bandukwala
-
New/Mode
Evolving Web Design Room
1:30 pm
-
2:15 pm
Technical & Digital Strategy

Simon, Jesse: Seamless Shifts: Mastering the Art of Migrating to Drupal 10

Simon Morvan
-
Evolving Web
Jesse Dyck
-
Evolving Web
Morgan Guegan
-
Evolving Web
Don Lalicon
-
Evolving Web
Shane Collier
-
Evolving Web
Maggie Paquette
-
New/Mode
Sarrah Bandukwala
-
New/Mode
Pantheon Community Center
2:20 pm
-
2:40 pm
Higher Ed & Communications

Penny Kronz WCAG 2.2: What changed? What do I need to know?

Penny Kronz
-
DubBot
-
Morgan Guegan
-
Evolving Web
Don Lalicon
-
Evolving Web
Shane Collier
-
Evolving Web
Maggie Paquette
-
New/Mode
Sarrah Bandukwala
-
New/Mode
Acquia Event Center
2:20 pm
-
2:40 pm
UX/UI Design

Melba Searcy Griffin User Personas & Journeys: The Value They Add (and How to Convince Others)

Melba Searcy Griffin
-
Prime Therapeutics
-
Morgan Guegan
-
Evolving Web
Don Lalicon
-
Evolving Web
Shane Collier
-
Evolving Web
Maggie Paquette
-
New/Mode
Sarrah Bandukwala
-
New/Mode
Evolving Web Design Room
2:20 pm
-
2:40 pm
Technical & Digital Strategy

Drupal 7 End of Life: Navigating Security Risks After D7's Sunset

Allison Vorthmann
-
HeroDevs
-
Morgan Guegan
-
Evolving Web
Don Lalicon
-
Evolving Web
Shane Collier
-
Evolving Web
Maggie Paquette
-
New/Mode
Sarrah Bandukwala
-
New/Mode
Pantheon Community Center
2:45 pm
-
3:05 pm
Higher Ed & Communications

Chris Sweigart Reach and engagement with corporate communications content

Chris Sweigart
-
Delta Air Lines
Mike Madison
-
Acquia
Morgan Guegan
-
Evolving Web
Don Lalicon
-
Evolving Web
Shane Collier
-
Evolving Web
Maggie Paquette
-
New/Mode
Sarrah Bandukwala
-
New/Mode
Acquia Event Center
2:45 pm
-
3:05 pm
Technical & Digital Strategy

Collin Brittle Keeping Odd Hours

Collin Brittle
-
Emory University, Libraries and Museum
-
Morgan Guegan
-
Evolving Web
Don Lalicon
-
Evolving Web
Shane Collier
-
Evolving Web
Maggie Paquette
-
New/Mode
Sarrah Bandukwala
-
New/Mode
Pantheon Community Center
2:45 pm
-
3:05 pm
UX/UI Design

How to Design Under the Constraints and Bureaucracy of Higher Education

Adrienne Smith
-
Evolving Web
-
Morgan Guegan
-
Evolving Web
Don Lalicon
-
Evolving Web
Shane Collier
-
Evolving Web
Maggie Paquette
-
New/Mode
Sarrah Bandukwala
-
New/Mode
Evolving Web Design Room
3:05 pm
-
3:15 pm

Afternoon break

3:15 pm
-
3:35 pm
Higher Ed & Communications

Designing for Scale - A University of Chicago Case Study

Monty Mullig
-
IfThen
-
Morgan Guegan
-
Evolving Web
Don Lalicon
-
Evolving Web
Shane Collier
-
Evolving Web
Maggie Paquette
-
New/Mode
Sarrah Bandukwala
-
New/Mode
Acquia Event Centre
3:15 pm
-
4:00 pm
UX/UI Design

EvolveUX Design Unconference

Adrienne Smith
-
Evolving Web
Shane Collier
-
Evolving Web
Morgan Guegan
-
Evolving Web
Don Lalicon
-
Evolving Web
Shane Collier
-
Evolving Web
Maggie Paquette
-
New/Mode
Sarrah Bandukwala
-
New/Mode
Evolving Web Design Room
3:15 pm
-
4:00 pm
Technical & Digital Strategy

Guiding Teams through CMS and DXP Choices: Differentiating Agile, Monolithic, Composable & Headless

Karim Marucchi
-
Crowd Favorite
-
Morgan Guegan
-
Evolving Web
Don Lalicon
-
Evolving Web
Shane Collier
-
Evolving Web
Maggie Paquette
-
New/Mode
Sarrah Bandukwala
-
New/Mode
Pantheon Community Center
3:40 pm
-
4:00 pm
Higher Ed & Communications

John Cloys: Revamp or Redesign: Navigating the Crossroads of Website Evolution

John Cloys
-
Princeton University
-
Morgan Guegan
-
Evolving Web
Don Lalicon
-
Evolving Web
Shane Collier
-
Evolving Web
Maggie Paquette
-
New/Mode
Sarrah Bandukwala
-
New/Mode
Acquia Event Center
4:05 pm
-
4:50 pm
Technical & Digital Strategy

Landing Page Builder Battle

Acquia Event Center
5:00 pm
-
5:15 pm

Closing Remarks

Atlanta Tech Village Rooftop
5:15 pm
-
8:00 pm

After-Party - complimentary food, drinks & live music

Atlanta Tech Village Rooftop

Any questions? Contact us.

Location

Atlanta Tech Village
Event Location

Atlanta Tech Village Buckhead

3423 Piedmont Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
United States

View it in Google Maps

Organizing Sponsors

Event Sponsors

Support Sponsors

Media Sponsors

Upcoming Event

June 14, 2024

Montreal

Sign up to receive updates

Past events