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October 24, 2022

Content Strategy Seattle + Button pre-conference party recap


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Content Strategy Seattle’s last in-person Meetup event was in January 2020. When everything changed in those early months of 2020, we pivoted to doing virtual events and have kept going strong–even growing!

Nonetheless, we’d missed the experience of being in the same place, at the same time, enjoying conversations with other content folks. That’s why we were thrilled when the Button conference came to town and the organizers asked if we would be interested in doing a pre-conference event.

On the evening of Sunday, October 9th, we welcomed 60-ish Button speakers, attendees, and local Seattle content folks to the Wunderman Thompson office with tacos, beverages, and good cheer. We had talk previews from several of the Button speakers. Eight guests went home with some of the best books in the field, courtesy of their authors. So many happy reunions and new connections were made.

It was a warm, exciting, fabulous time and we’re so grateful to everyone who came and made it the event we’d dreamed of. Speaking of gratitude, some well-deserved shout-outs:

  • The folks at Wunderman Thompson were incredibly generous and we can’t thank them enough for providing the perfect venue. Laura, Shannon, Claudia, Giancarlo, Tionna, Rafael, and Chris, you rock!
  • Our volunteers Nicole Martinez, Rebecca Kraus, and Marietta Szubski for wrangling the door like champs. You managed lots of people and lots of ambiguity with grace and smiles. We couldn’t have done it without you.
  • Larry Asher from the School of Visual Concepts generously sponsored our beverages. We’ve been so lucky to have SVC’s support over the years and we think super highly of their UX writing and content design courses. Check them out!
  • And finally, Elless Media for sourcing and sponsoring the tacos, and the fine folks at Manu’s Tacos who made, delivered, and set them up. Those tacos were out of this world. We’ve been ruined for all others.

We look forward to seeing you at our next meetup, and maybe at Button 2023 in Portland, OR!

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