Over here at Mintent, we are getting pumped for 2018’s Unbounce Call to Action Conference!
This event is something we look forward to every summer. Since getting it’s start just 5 years ago, Unbounce CTA Conference has become one of the largest and most highly sought-after marketing events in North America. The conference prides itself on disrupting the status quo when it comes to marketing conferences. CTA is not your typical conference- it merges carefully curated, usable content with fun. It’s single track, non-fluffy, and it ensures that attendees walk away with leading-edge tactics, all wrapped into an amazing experience that you’ll actually enjoy. The tracks are designed to deliver practical know-how and future-proof strategies from experts covering every aspect of digital marketing. It includes hands- on workshops, a concert atmosphere (cool!), all-you-can-eat snacks and food trucks, networking, and it’s all run by a genuinely friendly team of good people in the beautiful setting of Vancouver BC!
- Less expensive than most conferences of its caliber (tickets range from $749—$999 CAD), it’s also designed for high-impact learning: you walk away with leading-edge tactics you can actually use when you get back to the office. (PSST.. read on for a special Mintent promo code!)
- The Call to Action Conference, insofar as the speaker’s talks, takes place August 28—29th at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. There’s also an optional day of hands-on marketing workshops on August 27th at Unbounce HQ.
Check out this awesome video from the folks at Unbounce:
We had an awesome time last year, and learned a ton! Here is a picture of our CEO, Matt, in front of the donut wall (hoping that will make an appearance again this year!).
This year, Unbounce has some incredibly talented marketers lined up to deliver talks on topics such as:
- Paid Advertising
- Campaign Strategy
- Content Marketing
- Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO)
Here are some of the speakers that we are super excited to see at CTAConf:
Hana Abaza, Head of Marketing, Shopify Plus
- Topic: Product Marketing, Inside and Out
- Twitter: @HanaAbaza
Ross Simmonds, Digital Marketing Strategist and Founder, Hustle & Grind
- Topic: Beyond Google: How To Attract Relevant Traffic Through Diverse Channels
- Twitter: @TheCoolestCool
April Dunford, Founder, Rocket Launch Marketing
- Topic: Wind at Your Back: Making Your Market Category Work for You
- Twitter: @aprildunford
Krista Seiden, Product Manager, Google Analytics
- Topic: Measurement for Growth
- Twitter: @kristaseiden
KEY DATES & TICKET PRICES
- May 31: Early Bird Ticket Sale Ends ($649-$749)
- June 30: Regular Ticket Sale Ends ($749-$899)
- August 20: Last Minute Ticket Sale Ends ($849-$999)
Lucky for you, since you stumbled across this blog post, you can use our special promo code: Use “MintentSentMe” for 15% off the ticket prices!
If you’re not from Vancouver, you’re in for an even bigger treat. We’ve put together this quick reference guide for our fellow Marketers to get the most out of the city that us Mintent-ers call home!
Marketers guide to Vancouver for CTA conf:
- Seawall- rent a bike or walk or jog -No need to bring the gear—rent a bike at Yes Cycle or Cycle City Tours, two of the many rental shops in this area.
- Granville Island is a must-do for any Vancouver tourist (or local!). Peruse an art gallery, watch a play, go on a whimsical shopping spree at the many artisanal shops, and—most importantly—eat your heart out. There are tons of restaurants to hit, and be sure to poke around the Granville Island Public Market, an overwhelming spread of fresh local fare.
- That BBQ life…on a boat!
While you’re at the Granville Island Public Market, load up a picnic basket and hop on Joe’s BBQ Boat. There really is nothing better than floating around on the open water and soaking up the sunshine. Tip from the good folks at Unbounce: find some fellow BBQ enthusiasts to join you in the CTAConf Facebook group, and fill that boat up! Conference networking at its finest.
- Visit an East Van brewery (or two)
With fantastic breweries boasting some of the best craft beers in the world, a good old fashioned crawl beckons any beer lover who visits Vancouver. East Vancouver is your best bet for variety and walkability/bike-ability. Be sure to check out: Strange Fellows Brewing, Andina Brewing Company, Parallel 49 Brewing, Postmark Brewing, Doan’s Craft Brewing, Callister Brewing Company, and Strathcona Beer Company.
- Brunch… that is all.
Whether you’re looking for a casual greasy spoon diner or fancy high-end locale, we’ve got you covered. Yolks is a mainstay for most brunch enthusiasts, as well as Chambar, Medina Cafe, and Fable Restaurant. Jam Cafe, Wildebeest, Catch 122, and The Distillery are also extremely popular brunch spots. Not from here? It’s a Canadian brunch custom to have a Caesar (the drink, not the salad)- make sure to try it!
- Vancouver Aquarium
This is also a great indoor option in case of rain. Tucked inside beautiful Stanley Park, the Vancouver Aquarium is a must-see. Watch giant sea lions and playful seals, see penguins, starfish, manta ray, octopus, and more, as you learn about B.C.’s fascinating underwater world!
- Capilano Suspension Bridge
The Capilano Canyon suspension bridge and cliff walk might make your palms a little slick, but it is well worth it. It’s just a quick trip across the Lions Gate Bridge from downtown. If you drive a little further into North Van, there is also another canyon and suspension bridge in Lynn Canyon Park—a little less crowded, 100% free, and just as breathtaking.
Hope you enjoy! If you are coming to town, drop us a line, we’d love to meet you! Email: email@example.com.