Apr 16 2018

Going to Imagine 2018?

What do Jamie Foxx, the CEO of Magento, and Rocky the Squirrel all have in common?

They’ll all be in Vegas next week for one of the most epic ecommerce events of the year! Magento Imagine is back at The Wynn Las Vegas April 22-25th and the Blue Acorn team is ready. This year, we’re bringing a larger than ever team to inspire, advance, educate, collaborate and enjoy with our friends in the Magento Community.


It may be hard to top Serena Williams, keynote speaker of Imagine 2017, but the newly announced headliner, Jamie Foxx, could be a good contender. My hope is he can inspire us with details on how his brand of sunglasses is doing on Magento 2 and of course, some good laughs!


If you’ve been studying for the new M2 Certification exams, but suffer from severe procrastination, it’s time to advance your personal knowledge by taking the exam at the show. The promise of a free t-shirt should help you finally commit. Our own Kevin Krizan is taking the certification exam a full team squad of co-workers cheering him on!


In my experience, nearly every conversation at Imagine, from the big keynotes to cocktail party chitchat, is a chance to learn something new about the ecommerce industry. So get out of your comfort zone and try to meet some new faces to learn how others utilize Magento. If you are interested in B2B, don’t miss Chris Guerra’ s session on ‘Segmenting and Personalizing the B2B Experience for More Loyalty and Revenue’ Tuesday at 2PM in Latour 4. He’ll be sticking around for a Q&A afterward as well.


The Magento Community grows every year and the annual #BigDamRun is proof of that. This unofficial 5k and 10k run is an awesome example of how the ecosystem comes together in collaboration on the #RoadtoImagine. Be sure to follow the hashtag so you can see all of the pictures in front of the Hoover Dam. Personally, I am not a runner but this year I’m hoping to join everyone at the Mage Yoga Tuesday morning. More info on both activities here.


Everyone knows to pack some party pants for Vegas, but make sure you choose party shoes that don’t give you blisters! Imagine is known for going all out each night. Be sure to catch our team at Pre-Imagine this Sunday to kick off the parties.

Is this your first Imagine experience? If so, reach out to our team. We’d love to help show you a good time! You can email me at emily@blueacorn.com or just stop by booth #305! See you there!

Emily Wilhoit

Head of Business Development

As a Head of Business Development, Emily is responsible for managing key partnerships with our largest ecommerce platforms and technologies. When she's not traveling the country meeting with our partners and clients, she helps lead the Community Involvement Committee at Blue Acorn. Emily is the team foodie and loves to try new restaurants and cuisines. She's even endorsed for 'snacking' on LinkedIn.

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