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Vancouver's Open-Source Drupal Community Attracts International Summit

Experts Converge to Share Why Drupal's CMS Is Gaining Popularity Worldwide (April 11, 2012)

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/11/12 -- Drupal experts and enthusiasts from around the world will converge at the Vancouver Drupal Business Summit on Friday June 1 at UBC Robson Square to discuss the phenomenal range of business solutions offered by this Content Management System (CMS). Executives, marketing directors, IT leaders and corporate decision makers are invited to join in this one-day action-packed event.

"The Vancouver Drupal Business Summit will explore the many ways Drupal enables organizations to create vibrant communities, get closer to their target audience, and improve their overall business ROI," explains Summit Organizer, Glenn Hilton, President & CEO of ImageX Media. "At this event, we'll be taking an in-depth look at the specific business solutions Drupal provides to organizations such as the Whitehouse, Mac's Convenience Stores, Portland State University, and Oncology Nursing Society."

Says Nick Bialaszewski, Senior Technical Lead, Oncology Nursing Society, "Drupal has vastly improved our online presence and our ability to engage our target audience. I would highly recommend the Drupal Business Summit to other organizations, as it provides an unparalleled opportunity for groups of like-minded people to get together, share ideas and return to implement Drupal in a much more creative and effective way within their organizations."

Conference at a glance:

- A panel of international speakers including Kristin Boden-MacKay, Portland State University; Kate Daly, Oncology Nursing Society; Towagh Behr, Integral Ecology Group; Jeff Walpole, Phase2 Technology; Mike Barter, 612 Creative; and Kieran Lal, Acquia.

- Presentations by these experts will explore Drupal's offerings in the areas of customer experience management, interactive media, social/digital media, web application management, marketing and branding, internal communications, content management and more.

- Location: UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street

- Information and registration:

Drupal is a leading open-source web content manage platform that is maintained and developed by a community of 630,000+ users and developers. This open development model means that people are constantly working to make sure Drupal is a cutting-edge platform that supports the latest technologies the Web has to offer. There are now over 10,000 free downloadable modules available, creating significant savings for users. Over a million websites use Drupal, ranging from Fortune 500 companies (, the largest developer communities (Paypal and Twitter), large entertainment companies (MTV and Grammy Awards), government agencies (, and many more.

Vancouver Drupal Business Summit is a volunteer-led initiative that relies on the generous support of sponsors and volunteers. This event is organized by Vancouver based web agencies: ImageX Media, Factory Interactive, Agentic, Affinity Bridge, and The Jibe.

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