When we talk about ecommerce events and meetups, the most popular event the community awaits is Magento Imagine. This is THE event that the entire community eagerly awaits because it offers the perfect platform to hear experts on all things Magento. The community gets to know the latest in product updates, the latest developments in ecommerce in general and the expert opinion on how online business.
The first Magento Imagine happened eight years ago (in 2001), and since then with every passing year, the event has become bigger, better and offers more value to the attendees (and the community in general).
In 2019 Magento Imagine is happening at Wynn, Las Vegas on May 13 – 15. This year’s Magento Imagine will host 3500+ attendees from 60+ countries with 150+ speakers in 100+ sessions.
Magento Imagine 2019 Objectives
Magento Imagine 2019 will revolve around the following five objectives
Inspire: The attendees will hear from leading ecommerce speakers, visionaries and Inspiring personalities discuss the challenges and opportunities in online commerce. This year, Gary Vaynerchuk will be there to awe and inspire the attendees.
Advance: The Magento executives will share the company’s strategies and announcements for the current year. The idea is to induce users to migrate to a better Magento platform and increase the trust of the users.
Educate: ecommerce is a rapidly evolving industry and Magento has to keep pace with the latest developments to retain its market edge. Magento Imagine is the perfect opportunity to offer users interactive tutorials and demos to the community. For this, the event provides three days with keynote speakers, breakout and special sessions, and networking events, all designed to educate the attendees.
Collaborate: Magento is all about collaboration. This involves the sharing of expert advice and ideas, new technologies and strategies from industry experts.
Enjoy: All work and no play makes Jack a very dull boy. Thus, Magento Imagine 2019 offers a lot of opportunities to unwind and fun. There are multiple parties planned that bring the community members closer with special emphasis on the fun networking activities.
What is Magento Community Saying About the Event
People went early to the event
Said my goodbyes to Queenie and @PolarMETHOD. Now off to Vegas! See you all at #PreImagine tonight and #MagentoImagine this week! I'm super friendly, please say hello! Bribes with food also works. #adobeinsiders pic.twitter.com/2XhQBZBc5P
— Amber Osborne @ #MagentoImagine (@MissDestructo) May 12, 2019
Some sacrificed for it
— Goldie 💚 #DNDLive (@GoldieChan) May 13, 2019
And some couldn’t make it
— Vinai (@VinaiKopp) May 12, 2019
Then, there are those who couldn’t miss it
— Lindy Kyaw (@lindykyaw) May 12, 2019
There are new attendees too
— Creatuity Corp. (@Creatuity) May 13, 2019
Finally, Magento Imagine starts!
— Magento (@magento) May 12, 2019
Everyone is Loving it
Also, aren't me and @sherrierohde just the cutest?!
The answer is yes. pic.twitter.com/TS9QEhTPj6
— Rebecca Brocton 🦸♀️ (@RebeccaBrocton) May 12, 2019
— Soumya N Ashok (@SouNagAsh) May 13, 2019
— Aron Stanic (@aronstanic) May 13, 2019
Magento Imagine 2019 Memories, Thankyou and Goodbyes
The Magento Imagine 2019 has concluded with a bang! The three day event provided all the attendants an opportunity to share their learning and insights with community. It was a real fun. In the end, we are left with everlasting memories that we all will cherish for the lifetime.
Till then, another 365 days to go!
We at Cloudways, would like to send a big shoutout to Magento Imagine team who made this event a huge success. We also thank the ever-growing Magento community for showing their unwavering trust and all the hard work behind this successful mega event.
Here are few moments that the community has shared on social platform
Some Good Memories
— Andreas von Studnitz (@avstudnitz) May 15, 2019
— Piotr Kaminski (@piotrekkaminski) May 15, 2019
— Magento (@magento) May 15, 2019
— Erik Hansen (@erikhansen) May 15, 2019
— Phillip Jackson @ #magentoimagine (@philwinkle) May 15, 2019
Thank You Note for the Organizers
— Sherrie Rohde (@sherrierohde) May 15, 2019
Everything good must one day come to an end…
A cycle closes (my #magentoimagine with which I grew up since 2011), but another one begins. That's ok… I'm a little sad but I trust the future. Thanks to all of you who are part of this fantastic Magento family. See you in 2020! pic.twitter.com/fXWAtyVfIF
— Giuseppe Filice (@pinofilice) May 15, 2019
Hey there #MagentoImagine!
Reminder that the changes in people, companies, strategies, markets, & consumers… Where we are today, it all began with a grand vision steeped in humble roots.
— Ben Marks @ #Home (@benmarks) May 15, 2019
The 9th #MagentoImagine was definitely one for the history books. It takes a massive village to achieve what we have over the years and there are countless people to thank, internally and externally. So many great memories, laughs and joy along with the sweat and tears. pic.twitter.com/cbap5Tnyi4
— Brittany Mosquera (@brittanycarnes) May 16, 2019
— Sherrie Rohde (@sherrierohde) May 14, 2019
Looks like the new release of #Magento documentation will be featured with high quality entertaining graphics. @LoriAKrell is just amazing! Love all the stuff happening around @MagentoDevDocs right now!#MagentoImagine pic.twitter.com/H5kGEXBzXQ
— Igor Miniailo (@iminyaylo) May 15, 2019
— John Knowles (@knowj) May 15, 2019
Changes in support policy of #Magento starting from #Magento2.3.
Thus, the end of support for Magento 2.3 = GA Release Date of Magento 2.4 + 12 months / + 18 months for security updates
Announced by @ChrisHedge4 at#MagentoImagine pic.twitter.com/Un34f0G2jQ
— Igor Miniailo (@iminyaylo) May 14, 2019
People Didn’t Want to Leave
Sign of a very healthy ecosystem – I’ve never seen #magentoImagine this busy this late into event. Last year we closed up before 11 – it’s 2pm and feel it could go on all afternoon. Great effort @magento pic.twitter.com/LoHLBvg8sp
— Karen Baker (@wsakaren) May 15, 2019
Next Magento Imagine Will be Bigger and Better in Collaboration with Adobe Summit
— Brent W. Peterson (@brentwpeterson) May 15, 2019
Some Share the Special Moments During Magento Imagine
— Rob Tull (@robtull) May 15, 2019
12 years ago, @MagentoJenna became my wife. 11 years ago, when we were figuring marriage out, she helped found @Creatuity. When life throws us many challenges & I have to be so bold as to ask her to celebrate our anniversary on a flight home from #MagentoImagine, she’s there. pic.twitter.com/SG5U1w893t
— Joshua Warren (@JoshuaSWarren) May 16, 2019
— gui.do 👨🏼💻 (@guido) May 14, 2019
We Are Excited Too
With such an overwhelming response from the Magento community. The community is filled with memories, key learnings, feedback, and insights
Let’s hope for bigger and better Magento Imagine 2020 and how Magento community plan for it.
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