The best way to make the most of Engage

Looking for More? Join our Post-Conference Workshops


Want to get even more out of your Engage experience? Our post-conference workshops are the perfect way to go even deeper and learn even more about the topics that matter most to you.

In addition to all the useful information and insider insights, this year, our post-conference workshops are available to every registered Engage attendee at no additional cost.

The schedule includes in-depth discussions of the most important subjects in digital today. From best practices for Site Studio Architecture to a closer look at Acquia CMS to a seamless transition to Drupal 9, you’ll hear directly from the experts, and come away with knowledge you can put to work, right now.

Don’t miss this opportunity to maximize the benefits of Engage - register now.

October 21, 2:00 - 2:55pm Eastern

Free the Developers: Supercharging Development with Cloud IDEs and Managed Tools


Every day, development tools become more and more complex. As a result, development teams are forced to spend less of their valuable time on actual development, and way too much of it maintaining tools and development environments. Acquia’s Cloud IDE can flip that balance, and give developers back that precious time, so they can do more of what they do best. In this session, we’ll discuss how Acquia’s Cloud IDE solves common local development concerns, while unlocking new ways for your team to develop and manage your application. 

Planning for Success: Site Studio Content Best Practices


In this informative session, we’ll step back and take in the big picture. We’ll start with an overview on what Site Studio actually is and what it can do. Then, we’ll detail how to audit existing sites to get them ready for a Site Studio transformation. That preparation will include finding, documenting, and prioritizing patterns in your content, and understanding how these patterns can map to Drupal content types, vocabularies, and Site Studio components. We’ll take a look at the different approaches to working with Site Studio components and Drupal's structured data. And, we’ll finish up with a discussion of best practices for determining when to use structured data to build out content types, and when an unstructured approach may be the right path.


Talk to Me: Inside a Great Personalization Strategy


Most companies understand the importance of personalizing a customer's experience. But too few understand how to actually succeed at it. Whether you’ve already started to incorporate personalization, or you’re just now considering adding it to your strategic roadmap, this session is for you. We’ll review Acquia personalization capabilities, share best practices, provide a framework for creating your own personalization strategy, and review some customer success stories. And, we’ll take time at the end to answer your personalization questions. This is an invaluable opportunity to learn how to really speak to customers, and ensure you’re telling them exactly what they want to hear.

October 21, 3:00 - 3:55p Eastern

Building it Better: Best Practices for Site Studio Architecture


To get a great result, you have to start with a rock-solid foundation - your architecture. So you won’t want to miss this chance to learn some of our best practices for architecting your project using Acquia Site Studio. Whether you’re building a single bespoke website, or a platform for hundreds of sites on ACMS, you’ll come away from this session with valuable tips that can help ensure your project is a success. Topics will include:

  • How and when to use the different types of Site Studio templates.

  • Designing and using base styles, custom styles, and style helpers.

  • Planning a system of components and helpers for maximum flexibility and re-use.

  • Creating a cohesive user experience throughout your component forms.

  • Building a common platform using style guides and the style guide manager.

Acquia CMS Deep Dive


Acquia CMS combines the Acquia DXP with the best of parts of Drupal, providing the ultimate starting point for building digital experiences. Join us for a deep dive on Acquia CMS features and learn about the value it can bring to your next project.


A Streamlined Switch: Tips for Moving from D7 to D9


Migrating from Drupal 7 to Drupal 9 is a big jump. (After all, D9 is nearly a decade newer!) This session is all about preparing for that move, and ensuring it’s as simple and hassle-free as possible. In this session, we’ll provide answers to the big questions: How should you review your code? What should you focus on in your content? What's new in D9 that you need to know about? We’ll also have time for Q&A with Acquia’s Drupal superstars, Angie Byron (AKA webchick) and Mike Madison.