Dates for your diary: Events we recommend

By Posted in - CASE Europe & Events & SXSW on May 21st, 2015 0 Comments

Here at Pickle Jar we attend (and often speak at) lots of great events around the world, not just within the education sector but across digital marketing, advertising and communications.

We’ve put together a round-up of some of our favourites:

CASE Europe Annual Conference

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This is a great event for an all-round view of marketing, alumni relations and communications in the education sector and there are usually a number of sessions on social/digital media. The event is taking place at the end of the summer and there are still places available, so get it in your diary!

Next event: 31 August – 4 September 2015, Manchester, UK

CASE “Social Media and Community”

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This year, CASE Europe added a new two-day event to their agenda focussing specifically on social media and community. For her talk, Tracy was joined by Rowena Boddington, Marketing Manager at Imperial College Business School. They shared how they worked together as a consultancy-business school partnership to develop a social media strategy for Imperial College Business School.

Next event: The first event took place in Brighton in April 2015 but the next one is TBC

SXSW Interactive


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This is arguably the biggest digital conference in the world and takes place every March in Austin, Texas. If your role is digital, then this is the conference you want to be at. However, it’s broader than just social media and communications – it covers all aspects of digital. Our director, Tracy has attended for the past six years and no doubt will be back there next year.

Next event: 11 – 15 March 2016, Austin, Texas, USA

Confab Central

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This is a huge US content strategy conference that Tracy has spoken at in the past and will be speaking at again this Friday! Her talk will look at the different approaches to combining your content strategy with humour to help engage with audiences. Tracy’s ‘You’re Having a Laugh’ talk kicks off at 1.40 CDT or 7.40 GMT for us over here in the UK. This event is being streamed live, so if you’re not attending the event, you can still catch Tracy’s and other exciting talks here. They do also have a Higher Ed version (Confab Edu) in November.

Next event: This event is happening now (20 – 22 May 2015) in Minneapolis, MN, USA. Confab Edu is 4 – 6 November 2015.


Which conferences or events would you add to this list? Follow us on Twitter to see which other events we’re attending throughout the year.

Note: these are events that we would endorse as we have attended or spoken at them. We are not being paid to advertise these events.


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