Two-days of inspiring talks on multi-platform content strategy, conversion optimization, SEO and more.


Create next-level campaigns with actionable tactics and insights to help you stand out from the competition.


Connect with the region's top-tier agencies, entrepreneurs, digital strategists and more at Philadelphia's premier venues.


Get exposed to the latest industry trends first and future-proof your business for the road ahead.


Jason Falls

Senior Vice President, Digital Strategy, Elasticity


Chris Ducker

Owner, ChrisDucker.com


Gene Marks

President and CEO, The Marks Group PC


Peter Shankman

Founder, Shankminds Business Masterminds


Ardath Albee

CEO and B2B Marketing Strategist, Marketing Interactions Inc.


Andy Crestodina

Co-Founder and Strategic Director, Orbit Media


Oli Gardner

Co-Founder, Unbounce


Justine Jordan

Marketing Director, Litmus


Noah Kagan

Chief Sumo, SumoMe


Tom Kulzer

Founder and CEO, AWeber


Nathan Latka

CEO and Founder, Heyo


Brian Meece

Founder, RocketHub


Jason Miller

Sr. Content Marketing Manager, LinkedIn


Jerod Morris

VP of Rainmaker.FM, Copyblogger Media


Tim Paige

Conversion Educator, LeadPages


Andrea Vahl

Social Media Consultant and Speaker, Andrea Vahl, Inc.

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Sunday, October 18th

05:00 - 07:00 PM

Registration and Welcome Reception

Mary Cassatt Lounge, The Rittenhouse Hotel

Monday, October 19th

08:00 - 09:00 AM


09:00 - 09:15 AM

Opening Remarks

Tom Kulzer

09:15 - 10:15 AM

There is No Fresh Broccoli: A No-Nonsense Blueprint for Digital Marketing Success

Jason Falls

10:15 - 11:00 AM

How to Achieve Face-Melting Content Marketing ROI

Jason Miller


11:15 - 12:00 PM

From Content to Conversion: Content Strategy that Moves the Needle

Ardath Albee


01:00 - 01:45 PM

Crowdfunding Fuels "Big Change"

Brian Meece

01:45 - 02:30 PM

The 12-Step Landing Page Rehab Program

Oli Gardner


03:00 - 03:45 PM

Mobile Email Best Practices: Optimizing for Conversion

Justine Jordan

03:45 - 04:45 PM

YOUPRENEUR: The 'No BS' Guide to Building the Business of You!

Chris Ducker

04:45 - 05:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Tom Kulzer

Networking on Tap

Brü Craft & Wurst
05:30 - 07:30 PM

Tuesday, October 20th

08:00 - 09:00 AM


09:00 - 09:45 AM

5 Enormous Sales and Marketing Technology Trends that are Changing the Way SMBs Do Business

Gene Marks

09:45 - 10:15 AM

Become a Showrunner: Create a Remarkable Audience Experience Through Your Blog

Jerod Morris

10:15 - 10:45 AM

Using Contests to Add 10,000 Subscribers to Your Email List in 48 Hours

Nathan Latka


11:00 - 11:45 AM

Content Hubs: 5 Ways to Dominate in Search and Social Media with Interconnected Content

Andy Crestodina


01:00 - 01:30 PM

4 Channels To Quickly Grow Your Email List (Hint: You Need All 4 To Be 100% Effective)

Tim Paige

01:30 - 02:00 PM

How I Got 50,000 Email Subscribers in 8 Months

Noah Kagan


02:30 - 03:00 PM

7 Surprising Ways Companies are Winning on Social Media

Andrea Vahl

03:00 - 04:00 PM

Ain't No Customer Like a Zombie Customer

Peter Shankman

04:00 - 04:10 PM

Closing Remarks

Tom Kulzer
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The Venue

The Rittenhouse Hotel
210 West Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 546-9000

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Located in the heart of the city, The Rittenhouse Hotel is walking distance from major museums, cultural attractions, world-class shopping and more. It's no surprise that The New York Times ranked Philly the 3rd best place to travel in the world this year.

We've reserved a limited amount of rooms at a special rate of $299/night. To book your room, please call The Rittenhouse Hotel and mention "ASCEND". This offer ends Friday, September 18, 2015.

Ticket Information

Your ticket includes:

All-Access Pass

2-days of inspiring keynotes, sessions and 2 networking events

Conference Meals

Breakfast, lunch, snacks and an unlimited supply of coffee

ASCEND Exclusives

One-on-one time with digital marketing experts, live product demos and round table talks

The Perks

Including the 2015 ASCEND video package, conference swag and more!

  • John Langan, Business Service Manager, Penn Emblem Company

    "The conference attendees were the cream of the crop... The networking opportunities were fantastic. Few conferences give this much bang for the buck... Can't wait until my expectations are exceeded again next year."

  • Jenni Glenn, Account Supervisor, Slice Communications

    "[We] learned what works and what doesn't when it comes to designing email newsletters, tips for better email deliverability and a whole host of great strategies that every digital marketer should know... namely, not to miss this summit when it comes around next year!"

  • Stephanie Vermillion, Senior Account Executive, Public Relations, Wordsworth Communications

    "I found myself avoiding every bodily need (e.g. bathroom breaks) to make sure I didn't miss a single minute of the top-notch speakers and valuable takeaways."

  • Jessica Jackson, Digital Marketing Specialist, InfoComm International

    "The size of the event allowed for more intimate networking and idea-sharing opportunities. I came away with contacts that I will keep in touch with long after. Overall, a great experience filled with amazing people and a ton of inspirational and professional advice."

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