Conferences and Presentations

The Content Wrangler produces and participates in a variety of content industry conferences around the globe. We provide conference speakers, presentations, promotions, and management services to events in the content strategy, content marketing, content management, content engineering, intelligent content, digital publishing, localization, translation and technical communication arenas.

Information Development World 2015
September 30-October 2 | San Jose, CA

Information Development World is the first—and only—conference dedicated to helping organizations create exceptional customer experiences centered around content. Our goal is to bring together the brightest minds in the content arena—content strategists, technical communicators, content marketers, product managers, customer assistance specialists, translators, localizers, taxonomists, and user experience professionals—to demystify the methods, standards, tools and technologies needed to deliver exceptional omni-channel customer experiences.

Information Development World is one of the best and most well-organized events in the content industry. The conference includes over 80 presentations, case studies, and training workshops covering a wide variety of subject matter, delivered by folks in the trenches; content professionals with knowledge and experience to share.

The conference takes place October 1 and 2, 2015 in San Jose, CA. Each day kicks of with a light continental breakfast, an opening keynote, and two featured presenters. Break-out sessions make up the remainder of the day, with lunch, a mid-afternoon snack, and networking and entertainment activities included in the mix. In addition, this year’s event also includes special focus events — the DITA Summit (all about DITA, all the time), the Software Localization Summit (covering issues related to translating and localizing software products), and the Medical Devices Summit (tackling issues of importance to creating content in medical device companies).


Pre-Conference Workshops | Sept 30 | San Jose

At Information Development World, we have eight Pre-Conference Workshops covering a variety of topics related to creating exceptional customer experiences. Workshop size is limited to encourage deeper exploration and maximum time for discussion. All workshops run from 9:00am until 5:00pm with morning and afternoon breaks, as well as a lunch break. Workshops can be purchased as part of an ALL-ACCESS pass or individually.


Previous Conferences and Presentations

Publishing Business Conference & Expo – New York, NY: September 23-25, 2013

Scott Abel brings Ann Rockley and Bob Glushko to Publishing Business Conference & Expo.

Content Marketing World: September 10-12, 2013 in Cleveland, OH

Scott Abel broke it down: Five Revolutionary Technologies Content Marketers Can’t Afford to Ignore… Why content strategy is NOT the same thing as content marketing. Learn more about Content Marketing World. It’s big. And, orange.

Content Strategy Workshops Vancouver: July 11-12, 2013 in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Scott Abel and Rahel Bailie partner to bring you this hard-core content strategy education event. Eight workshops over two days. A technical and an editorial track. This ain’t your grandma’s content strategy event.

Acrolinx User Conference: June 26-27, 2013 in San Jose, CA

Scott Abel to delivered the opening keynote address and acted as host/moderator for the annual event.

TAUS Industry Leaders Forum on Automated Translation

Scott Abel moderated an industry panel discussion on the changing roles of translation service providers — and of their customers — in a world where translation is delivered as a service, automatically.

Localization World London: June 12-14, 2013

Scott Abel lead two full days of sessions dedicated to the discipline of content strategy and its importance to global organizations hoping to reach multinational, multilingual audiences.

Adobe Day at the Society for Technical Communication Summit, May 5, 2013 in Atlanta, GA

Scott Abel moderated a panel discussion on the trends impacting the technical communication industry today. Learn more about the Society for Technical Communication Summit.

Content Marketing Retreat: May 9-10, 2013

Scott Abel provided the opening keynote address (Video Reigns Supreme: Why it works, how it works, and how to get started) and acts as co-host for this annual content marketing event, held at the Langley Center for New Media, Langley, Washington. Learn more about the Content Marketing Retreat.

MLove Confestival: April 24-26, 2013 in Monterey, CA

Scott Abel interviewed the movers-and-shakers powering the mobile revolution.

Localization World Singapore: April 10-12, 2013

Scott Abel led the content strategy track and presented a 45 minute session entitled Thinking Strategically About Content.

Dallas Content Strategy Meetup: March 28, 2013

Scott Abel kicks it up a notch at the Dallas Content Strategy meetup by delivering Avoiding The Content Strategy Silo Trap.

Intelligent Content 2013

The Content Wrangler and The Rockley Group partner to bring the 5th annual Intelligent Content Conference to San Francisco, February 7-8, 2013.

tcworld India Conference

Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, delivered the opening keynote address (The State of the Technical Communication Industry: Highlights from The Content Wrangler 2012 Technical Communication Industry Benchmarking Survey) at tcworld India, held in Bangalore, February 21-22, 2013.

2012 Technical Communication Industry Benchmarking Survey Summary by Scott_Abel_9584

Scott also delivered a 45-minute session entitled It’s All About Structure: Why Structured Content Is Increasingly Becoming A Necessity, Not An Option.

Technical Communication UK

Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, delivered the keynote address at TCUK, the annual gathering of technical communication professionals in the United Kingdom. The event takes place in Newcastle, UK October 2-4, 2012.

Localization World

Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, coordinates two days of sessions dedicated to the emerging discipline of content strategy at Localization World, October 17-19, 2012 in Seattle.

Adobe Day LavaCon 2012

Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, presents the keynote address at this annual, pre-conference, Adobe-sponsored event focused on the future of the technical communication profession. This year’s Adobe Day LavaCon takes place October 6, 2012 in Portland.

LavaCon Conference on Digital Media and Content Strategies

Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, moderates a panel discussion, with Jack Molisani, at the LavaCon Conference on Digital Media and Content Strategies in Portland, October 6-9. In addition, The Content Wrangler and Intentional Design, will provide a two-day post-conference program, Content Strategy Workshops, October 9-10.

tcworld Conference and tekom Trade Fair

Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, presents the second annual Content Strategy Day at tcworld Conference and tekom Trade Fair, the world’s largest gathering of technical communication professionals, October 23-25, 2012 in Wiesbaden, Germany. The Wrangler and his team of industry experts also provide two full days of specialized training workshops dedicated to topics of importance to professionals working in the emerging discipline of content strategy.