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Widen: Widen Summit 2017 will bring together hundreds of top DAM practitioners

CONTACT: Jake Athey
VP of Marketing, Widen

MADISON, Wis., Oct. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Widen Enterprises, a content technology company specializing in digital asset management (DAM) software, will host its 2017 Widen Summit user conference October 16-18 at the Monona Terrace convention center in Madison, Wisconsin.

The Summit, which is free for customers to attend, provides an opportunity for Widen Collective admins and other customers to network, learn about expanded offerings, and hear presentations from experts on the Widen team and customers across a range of industries.

“The Summit delivers a chance for the Widen user community to build their skills while having fun,” says Jake Athey, Widen’s VP of Marketing. “We have a full agenda comprised entirely of speakers from within the Widen community this year, with an amazing lineup and several new offerings to share.”

The theme of the 2017 Summit is “Explore New Trails.” Widen staff will introduce expanded offerings that go beyond DAM to include new business solutions comprised of Portals, Templates, and Workflow apps. Widen will also debut a new line of professional services and support advances as the company expands its global reach.

New customers got a jump on the Summit with Assets Essentials, a two-day intensive training course on Saturday and Sunday at Widen headquarters. Participants gained an in-depth understanding of core concepts in DAM and the administrative functions of the Collective.

On Monday, the opening day of the Summit, attendees will take part in an optional content lifecycle workshop and then participate in a variety of optional recreation activities. Fun events include a group bike ride, a downtown Madison scavenger hunt, a tour of Capital Brewery, portrait painting, and a service project with Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin. The first day will wrap with a 5:30 p.m. welcome reception on the convention center terrace with food, drinks, and an improv show performed by Monkey Business Institute.

The conference officially kicks off Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. with an opening presentation by Widen CEO Matthew Gonnering. The rest of the day will feature educational sessions and keynote presentations from Widen customers and staff. Tuesday night will see the return of last year’s hit performers Piano Fondue.

Wednesday will also begin with opening remarks from Matthew Gonnering, followed by a keynote featuring Widen’s connectivity research, a customer panel, and more educational breakout sessions.

Tuesday and Wednesday will also feature one-on-one “office hours” with Widen team members, who are ready to work with customers on problem-solving for specific needs and use cases.

The full schedule of events and other details can be found at WidenSummit.com. Follow all the social activity with #WidenSummit.

About Widen

Widen is a content technology company that powers the content that builds your brand. Leveraging cloud-based resources, Widen delivers configurable, scalable, and cost-effective digital asset management solutions to help you easily store, search, and share your digital content. Organizations of all sizes use Widen's cloud-based DAM solution, the Widen Collective, to streamline their marketing and creative workflows and make their content work harder. Widen is trusted by hundreds of thousands of users around the world at organizations like LG, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Trek Bicycle Corporation, Cornell University, New Orleans Tourism Marketing, the Atlanta Falcons, Red Gold Tomatoes, Electrolux, and Yankee Candle. To learn more about Widen, go to http://www.widen.com


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