On the 8th and 9th June 2017 I attended CMA Live 2017, the best conference I’ve ever been to. Big statement? Let me tell you why.
Let’s go back to June 2016
It’s the 2nd June 2016 and I’m sat at work (which is fairly quiet due to being within a redundancy situation) and I tune into a content marketing conference I’d heard a number of people talking about on Twitter and Snapchat.
It was the first morning of the conference and the opening keynote was by YouTube star Amy Schmittauer. As I sat at my desk, following whatever hashtag was used for that conference, I was totally struck by the wave of energy that was coming from people at the conference. Amy was killing it and it sounded AMAZING.
Hooked immediately by this, I continued to follow the conference via the hashtag and was even scribbling notes as people shared what they’d learned across numerous tweets!
The conference looked fantastic. The venue looked great, you could tell the rapport between attendees was great and people were learning a lot. You could sense the energy and vibe through the hashtag.
The conference ended and I then became aware of an early bird ticket scheme. It was a no brainer, I signed up immediately.
That was August 2016 and to be honest, I’d almost forgotten I’d signed up for it until March 2017 when I remembered I needed to arrange a flight and a hotel!