Conference Program

The call for papers is now open. We're accepting proposals for presentations for all tracks. Below is the framework for the conference that will be filled with content over the coming weeks.

 Workshops, Tuesday June 24, 2014
09:00 - 17:00

Workshop #1 - Developing Apps for Magnolia CMS

Senior Magnolia Engineer Jan Haderka will teach the audience how Magnolia's Apps framework will let them rapidly create new, custom applications integrated with the rest of Magnolia CMS.
09:00 - 17:00

Workshop #2 - Migrating from Magnolia CMS 4.x to 5 

Migration expert Nicolas Barbé from Magnolia’s Services team will demonstrate how to migrate Magnolia 4.x installations to Magnolia 5 utilizing the recently-released Migration Module. Working knowledge of Magnolia CMS required.
09:00 - 17:00

Workshop #3 - Rapid Website Development with Magnolia STK

Magnolia trainer Natascha Desmarais will show designers and developers how to use Magnolia’s Standard Templating Kit to rapidly produce upgradable, SEO optimized websites. CSS and HTML experience required.

09:00 - 17:00

Workshop #4 - Spring Framework Integration with Magnolia Blossom

The author of Magnolia's Blossom module, Tobias Mattsson, will show attendees how they can add Magnolia CMS's robust feature set to new and existing Spring apps, while using ordinary Spring code to configure and extend Magnolia.

Workshops are limited to 6 participants.
Register now to reserve your place. More workshop details to follow soon.

Conference Day One, Wednesday June 25, 2014
09:00 - 09:45 Keynote - Boris Kraft and Pascal Mangold
  Technical Track Business Track Digital Marketing Track
10:00 - 10:45

Personalization with Magnolia: Create Relevant Customer Experiences

Philipp Bärfuss, Magnolia International

Upgrade or Rebuild: The World Steel Association's Upgrade to Magnolia 4.5

Remmert Stipdonk,

Making the Transition From WCM to CEM - And Why Resistance Is Futile

Tim Walters, Digital Clarity Group
11:00 - 11:45

How to Build and Design Powerful Apps with Magnolia 5.3

Andreas Weder, Magnolia International

Mikael Geljic, Magnolia International

ClinicSite: Developing a Virtual Healthcare Presence with Magnolia

Marcos Sabourdin, CYSNet Software

Jesus Redrado, Clinica Universidad de Navarra

A/B Testing - How to Break Things and Fail Fast... Without Breaking Things

Mark Halvorson, Atlassian

12:00 - 13:30

Lunch Break

Lunch Break Lunch Break
13:30 - 14:15

Use Cases and Technologies for Integrating Magnolia with Alfresco

Axel Faust, PRODYNA


Content Marketing at Switzerland’s Biggest Retailer

Kevin Lancashire, Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund

14:30 - 15:15

Magnolia Performance Tuning and High Availability Best Practices

Marc Korthaus, SysEleven


Creating Trackable Digital Experiences with Magnolia CMS

Christopher Justice, Magnolia International

15:45 - 16:30

Integrating Magnolia with E-Commerce Platforms: Patterns, Strategies, Pitfalls

Grégory Joseph, Magnolia International

Samuel Schmitt, Magnolia International


The Cloud - More Than Just Vapour For Your Magnolia Instance

Jan Haderka, Magnolia International

Daniel Menges, ETECTURE@Ogilvy

16:45 - 17:30

Migrating Belgium's Largest Telecommunication Company to Magnolia

Benoit Poncelet, Web-eMotion

Roundtable: Customer Experience Management

Roundtable: Customer Experience Management

Magnolia Conference Party

On the evening of the 25 June, Magnolia invites everyone to get together for food, drink and good times at the Magnolia Conference party. Don't miss it!

Conference Day Two, Wednesday June 26, 2014
09:00 - 09:45 Introduction to the unconference format and voting of the sessions.
Read more about Magnolia unconferences.
  Technical Track Unconference Track
10:00 - 10:45

Magnolia & Konakart: Integrated in One SaaS Solution

Gerton ten Ham, Tricode

Unconference Track - up to 5 ongoing discussions
11:00 - 11:45

Magnolia Kickstart – Develop Magnolia Websites Faster, Better and Easier

Vivian Steller, Lemonize

Unconference Track - up to 5 ongoing discussions
12:00 - 12:45

Running Magnolia on Jelastic Cloud Hosting

Edgar Vonk,
Unconference Track - up to 5 ongoing discussions
14:00 - 14:45 Technical Track presentation #4 Unconference Track - up to 5 ongoing discussions
15:00 - 15:45 Technical Track presentation #5 Unconference Track - up to 5 ongoing discussions
16:15 - 17:00 Technical Track presentation #6 Unconference Track - up to 5 ongoing discussions


Social Activities on the 27 June

Planning on sticking around on the 27 June?
For anyone who is interested we're planning a few social activities to make the most of everyone's time here.

Details to follow soon