Events Made for Storytelling

Searching for your corporate story. Here’s some inspiration!

PRE-EVENT: Content Marketing Workshops

CMW 2012 is offering five limited-attendance workshops on Tuesday, September 4th for those truly committed to the art and science of content marketing.  We have a bit of something for everyone.

All workshops will be held 1:00 PM ET – 4:30 PM ET on September 4th, and are only available to conference attendees. Workshop fees are $395.

Find out more here.


“Vegas Night” Party sponsored by Skyword

Meet the who’s who in content marketing in a Vegas style atmosphere.  Join us for a night of networking, food, drinks and prizes.  Includes gambling (for fun!), Vegas style entertainment and much more!


Wednesday Backyard BBQ & Rock Concert at the LC Pavilion

Bob EvansAfter the first day of the conference, we’ll all be inspired to take the next step in discovering our stories.  To fuel that fire, you’ll enjoy a night of backyard BBQ and rocking out at the the first indoor and outdoor concert venue in America, The LC Pavilion.

You will be treated to a scrumptious backyard BBQ meal, provided by the one and only Bob Evans.  Then it’s time to party like a rock star!

Featured Entertainment: Rick Springfield

To date, Rick Springfield has sold over 19 million records with a whopping 17 top-40 hits. He has performed for millions of devoted fans over the last three decades and continues to play over 100 shows a year. Attracting new fans wherever he goes with his unique brand of audience interaction, unstoppable energy, and unforgettable songs that have become part of the soundtrack to people’s lives.

There’s something about Rick Springfield that is and always has been very real. His songs about love and loss, greed and envy, elation and heartbreak spoke to that part of human nature that hasn’t changed in 3,000 years. They still do.

In 1981 after years of struggle, the stars perfectly aligned and Rick Springfield found himself sitting on top of the world. In the midst of recording what would become the quintessential pop/rock album Working Class Dog, Rick was cast to the play the young, eligible Dr. Noah Drake on the popular daytime drama “General Hospital.” That same year, MTV debuted and changed the dynamic of the music industry forever. Rick skyrocketed to the top of Billboard’s charts with “Jessie’s Girl” and “I’ve Done Everything For You,”. The following year, he won a Grammy for “Best Male Rock Vocal Performance.”

In 1982, Rick followed the success of Working Class Dog with Success Hasn’t Spoiled Me Yet. The album contained a string of top-40 hits, including “Don’t Talk To Strangers” which charted at #2. He was also nominated for a second Grammy and in 1983 was nominated for a third, in addition to garnering an American Music Award. His 1983 album Living in Oz went platinum, resulting in the hits “Human Touch” and “Affair of the Heart.” The following year, his single “Love Somebody” from the soundtrack album to the movie “Hard to Hold” (in which Rick made his big screen debut) hit #5 on the Billboard singles chart. Rick Springfield had solidified his place as the preeminent power-pop artist of the decade and today remains the genre’s greatest pioneer.

After years of balls-to-the-wall live performances, grueling tour schedules, and recording back-to-back hit albums with chart-topping singles, Rick decided to take a break to spend time with his family when his first son was born in 1985. During his hiatus, he released the albums Rock of Life and Sahara Snow. He returned to the concert stage in 1998 with the release of his album Karma. Immediately, Rick was performing to sold out crowds as fans clamored to the Internet, hungry for word of Rick Springfield’s triumphant return to their hometowns.

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Thursday Night Awards Dinner

Just unveiled for the Magnum Opus Awards 2012 program, honorees of the Grand Awards category will be recognized and celebrated with a marvelous evening reception, dinner, and awards ceremony – the new Content Marketing Institute Awards celebration, a grand finale to the annual CMI Content Marketing World event.

Awards Celebration (reception, dinner, recognition ceremony), September 6, (limited reservations available) $150 individual or $1000 table of eight. For awards celebration and event details and reservations, click here.