The Conference Scene

As a follow-up to my critically acclaimed post on The Meetup Scene, I present the web conference scene around Charleston.

GIANT Conference

July 11-14, 2014 in Charleston, SC

GIANT Conference is an event that brings together world-class speakers and talented professionals to talk about creating rad experiences and how to make those experiences even radder. It’s coming to Charleston, South Carolina June 11-14, 2014 for four days of sessions about user experience, visual design, information architecture, branding, music, e-commerce, retail and more. Oh, and there’ll be free beer.



April 9-13, 2014 in Charleston, SC

The 5-day Festival will include a 2-day interactive conference with high-level presenters, innovative startups and the Wild Pitch event, a 2-day tech and creative industry expo, a 1-day Culturama featuring the Digathlon plus the HACKCharleston Challenge, national touring bands, Space Walk tours, Halsey microcinema, dine arounds, craft beer gardens and unlimited networking opportunities.


Converge SE

May 1-4, 2014 in Columbia, SC

ConvergeSE is three days of immersive web design, development & business workshops and inspiring keynote style talks.


WordCamp Charleston

May 17, 2014 in Charleston SC

WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like you. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other.



Fall 2014? in Charleston SC

BarCampCHS is the ad-hoc, user generated fUN-conference where attendees determine what will be presented. Sessions, discussions, demos, and interaction occur from everyone attending, not a pre-selected panel of speakers. BarCampCHS provides local area techies, developers, designers, entrepreneurs, and more with an open environment for learning and sharing.


Keep an eye out for the Blue Ion crew either speaking, attending or sponsoring at all of these events.