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Jonathon Colman

Product UX + Content Strategy at Facebook

Jonathon Colman isn’t ignoring you, he’s just introverted. Despite this, he’s a Webby Award-winning UX content strategist at Facebook—the social network. Yeah, he’s surprised by that, too. Jonathon served overseas in the Peace Corps and worked in conservation nonprofits for almost a decade. Previously, he was the principal user experience architect at REI and managed…

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Kate Kiefer Lee

Director of Communications at MailChimp

Kate Kiefer Lee is MailChimp’s Director of Communications and coauthor of the book Nicely Said: Writing for the Web With Style and Purpose (New Riders, 2014). Her team is responsible for MailChimp’s internal and external communications. A former magazine editor, Kate was MailChimp’s first writer and developed the company’s voice and tone guide as well…

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Melissa Breker

Founding Partner at Content Strategy, Inc.

As a founding partner, Melissa manages business development and client engagement to help organizations meet their business and customer-experience goals through great content. With over 10 years of experience leading marketing, content strategy, and social media projects for agencies and large corporations, she’s passionate about making a difference through content strategy. She has worked in multiple…

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Ahava Leibtag

President & Owner at Aha Media Group

Ahava is passionate about content and prides herself on tackling the toughest content projects—from healthcare to higher education to hip-hop (seriously). She has more than 15 years of experience in writing, messaging, and marketing, and is a well-recognized content expert. Her first book, The Digital Crown: Winning at Content on the Web was published by…

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Colleen Jones

CEO at Content Science

As CEO of the content strategy and intelligence firm Content Science and a Star Wars fan, Colleen regularly advises top organizations on becoming Jedi Masters of content. Colleen cofounded ContentWRX, a software service that has collected more than 25,000 data sets to assess content effectiveness. She also is the publisher of Content Science Review, a…

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Steve Fisher

Founder at Republic of Quality

Steve is the Founder and Experience Architect at The Republic of Quality. He leads the charge on coordinating research, visual and interaction design, and content strategy. He’s also the founder of The Design & Content Conference in Vancouver, Canada. Steve has over 18 years experience in research, business strategy, experience strategy, visual and interaction design,…

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Ron Bronson

Director at Nordic Strategy Lab

Ron Bronson is the director of Nordic Strategy Lab. He is a trusted advisor for digital transformation, marketing & strategy for senior stakeholders across education, startups & beyond. With a decade of experience leading large-scale, award-winning interactive teams across silos, Ron is passionate about the intersection where customer experience, business goals & common sense meet….

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Hazel Jennings

Content Strategy at Instagram

Hazel Jennings is the founding member of the Instagram content strategy team and spends her days articulating and evangelizing Instagram’s voice. In her spare time, she writes and directs films. Talk Title: Postmodern Culture Meets Content Abstract: As user experience designers, we’re redefining how people interact with content. What could a 1960’s counterculture novelist teach us about onboarding…

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Keri Maijala

Content Strategist at Financial Engines

Keri Maijala is a content strategist at Financial Engines in Sunnyvale, CA. She’s been working in user experience since the days of the Dancing Baby, helping companies like eBay, PayPal, and Intuit find and use their voices. You can usually find her on Twitter as @clamhead, but if she’s not there, check the line for…

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Kathy Wagner

Co-founder at Content Strategy, Inc.

As a founding partner of Content Strategy Incorporated, Kathy is responsible for business and project strategy. She’s the one on the hook for the quality and success of all content projects that come through the door. Kathy has more than 10 years of experience leading content strategy, technical communication, and customer experience research projects for…

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Clair Byrd

Head of Content at InVisionApp

Clair has always ended up writing for any job she’s held—menus for the ubiquitous part-time greasy spoon restaurant job, ecommerce and ad copy for large retailers, UX/UI copy for SaaS products, and most recently, at InVision, where she heads up Content—creating assets for designers that drive the InVision brand. Clair believes that thoughtful design, well-considered…

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Kerry Crawford

Director of Research and Strategy at Simple Focus

Kerry Crawford is the Director of Research and Strategy at Simple Focus in Memphis. She’s responsible for creating and conducting research and overseeing the strategic direction of each project. She’s passionate about useful content, great customer experience and bringing order to chaos. Kerry has a background in content strategy, social media and journalism. When she’s…

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Kerry-Anne Gilowey

Content Strategist at August Sun Projects

Kerry-Anne lives in Cape Town, South Africa, where she has been working as a content strategist since 2009, first as the owner of a small content development agency, and for the last four years as an independent consultant. She is increasingly drawn to work that allows her to facilitate content-related efforts and help teams develop…

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Alaina Wiens

Marketing Director at Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce

Alaina Wiens is the marketing director for the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, and draws from nearly 15 years of experience in marketing, communications, special event planning, and project management for nonprofit and higher education institutions. She ultimately sees herself as a storyteller whose passion for digital strategy drives innovation and progress toward business…

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