This may be kind of short notice, but those of you near Atlanta might be interested in the Business of WordPress Conference, taking place next week (June 22-23, 2010). The venue is the Georgia Tech Research Institute’s Conference Center, on 14th Street (Midtown). This conference is aimed at non-technical users who are interested in learning more about the benefits of using WordPress to drive a business web site.
Over the past few decades the web has become an essential tool for business yet until recently it’s been very costly to continuously embrace the benefits the web has to offer business. Most small-to-medium sized businesses, departments in larger companies, non-profits and local and regional government agencies have just “made do” and not gained most of the benefits the web has to offer. Fortunately, WordPress changes all that. WordPress has emerged as the defacto-web presence platform for business and not learning what WordPress has to offer presents a huge opportunity lost cost.
This conference bills itself as having a “curated” agenda, meaning that the topics were chosen first, and presenters chosen based on the topics, rather than the other way around. Some of the talks will cover subjects like: eCommerce, choosing a consultant/agency, social media, membership sites, and incorporating photos and video.
Keep in mind that this is a paid, professional conference, not a WordCamp or other low-cost un-conference type of event. However, as professional conferences go, admission cost is pretty reasonable ($299 for the main conference day, $399 if you also want access to the “Boardroom Pass” roundtables on both days).
Disclaimer: there is a paid ad on this site for the conference, but I had planned to write something about it before I ever knew that the ad was going to be placed. Also, I would have liked to attend the event, myself, but will be unable to do so, due to timing issues.