AUSTIN, Texas – June 3, 2019 – WP Engine, the WordPress Digital Experience Platform (DXP), today announced registration is open for its signature annual event, WP Engine Summit/2019, June 25-26 at the Fairmont Hotel in Austin. With over one thousand attendees throughout its four years, the WP Engine Summit/2019 is the premier event for digital leaders at agencies and brands of all sizes exploring what’s possible with WordPress in the enterprise.

This year’s theme, “Digital Breakthroughs,” sums up the unique Summit/2019 experience, providing attendees the opportunity to learn from expert speakers from the world’s leading brands and agencies. Attendees will also hear from industry thought-leaders who are driving innovation, delivering breakthrough growth and inventing the future of how brands connect with consumers online.

“33% of the web is currently run on WordPress, and that is expected to grow to over 40% by 2021. We believe it’s crucial for marketers, developers and digital technologists to gather to exchange ideas and discover better ways to drive their business forward faster with WordPress,” said Mary Ellen Dugan, Chief Marketing Officer at WP Engine. “We are honored to host some of the most innovative, forward-thinking experts in business, technology and marketing to share their lessons and advice, so the attendees leave informed, educated and prepared to bring those lessons to life in their organizations and grow their business online.”   

In keeping with this year’s “Breakthrough” theme, the Summit/2019 keynote speaker will be the NFL’s all-time leading rusher, Emmitt Smith. Smith’s keynote, titled “My Personal Breakthrough: How Dreaming and Goal-Setting Made the Impossible a Reality,” will cap an exciting agenda that features speakers Heather Brunner, Chairwoman and CEO of WP Engine; Nicholas Thompson, Editor-in-Chief from Wired magazine; Dr. Chris Brauer, Director of Innovation at Goldsmiths, University of London; Jason Cohen, Founder and CTO of WP Engine, Jonathan Chen, Senior Mobile Solutions Consultant at Google; Chris Broomall, SVP and Group Head of Edelman’s Development and Technology Division and many more.

Your Next Breakthrough Awaits

The WP Engine Summit/2019 will feature several mainstage speakers combined with a lunch and learn workshop on Gutenberg for Advanced Developers and breakout sessions with content specifically targeted to agencies, brands and product marketers. Summit/2019 speaker topics include:

  • The Wired Future: Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Privacy, Web Tech, and More
  • Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation: A Panel Discussion with Gen Z Leaders about Expectations and Predictions
  • Predictive, Personalized: AI and The Path Towards a More Human Web
  • Frustrated to Frictionless: How to Reduce Time to Launch, Increase Efficiencies and Empower Teams via WordPress
  • Thinking Outside the Blocks. The Future of WordPress
  • Forget the CMS. Building an End-to-End DXP

Attendees will join the brand trailblazers, agency innovators and industry visionaries that are shaping the digital world, as they explore new trends, technologies, and campaigns to inspire the next breakthrough moment. Summit/2019 attendees will also be the first to see and demo new WP Engine products and features that will power their future digital experiences. Check out last year’s highlights here.

Secure your spot now!

Attendance at the Summit/2019 is free but space will quickly run out. Register today at WP Engine has reserved a special room rate specifically for Summit/2019 guests. Book your hotel room here.