Announcing A Day with Shopify 2017 — A Conference for Partners by Partners

A Day With Shopify 2017

Last year in the heart of Bristol, UK, we held a one-day conference dedicated to networking, learning, and celebrating our ever-growing Shopify Partner Ecosystem.

A Day With Shopify was an instant hit (see for yourself below).

Over the years, our educational and networking events — like Shopify Meetups and Shopify Unite — have brought together web designers, developers, marketers, and ecommerce professionals of all stripes to learn and share advice on growing a business alongside Shopify.

So who are we to argue with the ecosystem? Back by popular demand, A Day with Shopify not only has new dates, but we’re taking it on the road.

Later this year, we’ll stop in five cities across five countries to give you, our Shopify Partner community, a full day of Shopify Partner-specific networking and programming.

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What to expect at A Day with Shopify

This full-day conference is dedicated to helping you become a more successful Shopify Partner, and focuses on peer collaboration and connection. Attend presentations curated by Shopify, and brought to you by fellow Shopify Partners.

At A Day with Shopify, you can expect:

  • Tangible takeaways. Learn from successful Shopify Partners in various formats. Get actionable advice, and hear how they found growth opportunities and navigated their path to success.

  • Sneak peeks. Get an insider's view on key Shopify projects and initiatives that will help you better position and plan for your business’ future.

  • Get together. Make invaluable connections and meet fellow Shopify Partners and Shopify employees, including Shopify leadership and members of the Shopify Apps Team.

  • Skill sharing. Position yourself as an expert in your domain by showcasing your know-how with our five-minute lightning talks. Benefit from skill exchanges that will help you grow, and continue your professional development in the field of ecommerce.

  • Office hours. Get some invaluable face time with Shopifolk and conference speakers. Chat about your business’ growth, the challenges you face, or what opportunities are on the horizon.

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Where we’re heading in 2017

We’ve picked five locations across the world to reach as many Shopify Partners as possible. All creative professionals working in the ecommerce space are welcome to attend, including web designers, developers, marketers, agency heads, freelancers, and affiliates.

Here’s where we’re heading this year.

September 4 — Birmingham, UK

A Day With Shopify 2017: Library of Birmingham Studio Theatre

Library of Birmingham Studio Theatre — Centenary Square, Broad St., Birmingham B1 2ND, UK

Since opening in 2013, this modern library has been described as the largest public library in the United Kingdom, and is the largest public cultural space in all of Europe.

Birmingham tickets

September 28 — New York City, US

A Day With Shopify 2017: New York City

The Greenpoint Loft — 67 West St., Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA

Originally a pre-WWII rope factory, this Brooklyn venue has been restored to its original raw appearance, and boasts a magnificent view of the Manhattan skyline overlooking the East River.

New York tickets

October 2 — Vancouver, Canada

A Day With Shopify 2017: Vancouver

Vancouver Performance Works — 1218 Cartwright St., Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8

This 1920s machine shop on Granville Island, just outside of downtown Vancouver, was transformed into a beautiful performance arts theatre in 1992.

Vancouver tickets

November 3 — Bangalore, India

A Day With Shopify 2017: Bangalore

Vivanta by Taj, MG Road

The Vivanta by Taj — part of the Taj hotel chain — is known for its refined luxury and central location. Located in the heart of the city’s business and entertainment district, you’ll experience the buzz of Bangalore during your stay.

Bangalore tickets

November 30 — Melbourne, Australia

A Day With Shopify 2017: Melbourne

Deakin Edge — 1 Flinders St., Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Located in Federation Square, downtown Melbourne, Deakin Edge is a glass theatre looking across Yarra River to the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Alexandra Gardens.

Melbourne tickets

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Spend A Day with Shopify

Tickets to each a A Day with Shopify event are now on sale. Your city-specific conference ticket includes:

  • Seven value-packed sessions
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Lunch
  • A post-event mixer

We’re also offering a 15 percent discount to groups of two or more. Please enter the discount code GROUP when booking.

Spots for A Day With Shopify are limited, so make sure to secure yours today!

Call for speakers

In addition to multiple dates and new locations, A Day with Shopify will also include new speakers. We’re actively looking for speakers who want to share their advice, insights, and successes with other Shopify Partners.

This is an opportunity to position yourself as a leader within the ecosystem, and to share your invaluable experience with your peers.

This is an opportunity to position yourself as a leader within the ecosystem, and to share your invaluable experience with your peers.

We’re looking for a wide array of talks that touch on different aspects of web design, development, and marketing. Topics could include growth, marketing, pitching, account and client management, or anything that would be of value to others in your industry.

These 30-minute presentations will take place on stage at A Day with Shopify events. They should include actionable advice, knowledge sharing, or inspiration, and benefit your wider peer group (no self-promotion please).

Not a big talker? Consider doing a lightning talk: a five-minute, lightning quick presentation that covers a tip or trick of the trade.

If you’d like to speak or do a lightning talk at any A Day with Shopify event, or you’re interested in sponsorship opportunities, fill out the application form linked below. If you have questions on speaking opportunities, please contact adws[at]shopify[dot]com.

The submission period for speakers is now closed. Keep an eye on the Web Design and Development Blog for more information on A Day with Shopify.

More to come

City-specific information is coming soon. A detailed schedule of the day, including speakers, teasers for each talk, and office hours, will be available soon on the A Day with Shopify website. Also, for further updates, keep an eye on the Web Design and Development Blog, as well as our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Want to learn more about A Day with Shopify? Check out last year’s talks.


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