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Drupal North Regional Summit 2017

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Ottawa Conference and Event Centre

200 Coventry Road

Ottawa, ON K1K 4S3


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Drupal North is a FREE 3-day conference focusing on a variety of Drupal related topics and the Community that drives the Drupal Project.

Training Sessions

Component based theming with Twig by Forum One

10:15 - 5:30, Friday, August 25 ($450)

Join us as we walk through the theming variations that started with the traditional theme-centric design and has quickly moved into component-based design. Together we will master Component-based theming with Twig as we work to identify patterns, define components, utilize command line tools such as Composer, NPM and Grunt to quickly create a PatternLab managed theme. Learn how to work smarter in developing components that can easily be integrated into project after project without having to recreate yourself.

All attendees will receive a digital copy of Chaz' book "Drupal 8 Theming with Twig".

Read the full details for Component based theming with Twig.

Introduction to Drupal 8 by Evolving Web

1:00 - 5:30, Friday August 25 ($225)

Drupal is known for being a powerful platform with a steep learning curve. This course will give you an introduction to the world of Drupal and soften that learning curve so you can get up-to-speed with Drupal quickly. We'll cover fundamental Drupal concepts and terminology and give you the hands-on experience you need to get comfortable using Drupal.

Whether you're a developer using Drupal for the first time, a content editor looking for an introduction to Drupal administration, or a site builder wanting to know how to structure a new Drupal website, this course will get you started on the right foot.

Hands-on exercises and one-on-one support will guide you through the process of creating your first Drupal site.

Read the full details for Introduction to Drupal 8.


Full Registration ($0)

Did we mention this was free?

You'll receive access to all of the code sprints, keynotes, networking events, sessions AND a goodie bag. All for the great price of $00.00. What a deal!

+ Lunches ($25)

You'll receive a tasty catered lunch for the Friday and Saturday:

Friday: Montreal smoked brisket with swiss cheese on kaiser, and grilled portobello mushrooms with baby spinach, bocconcini cheese, pesto-sundried tomato aioli.

Saturday: Homemade macaroni and cheese baked with seasoned bread crumbs, and traditional country sausage sautéed with peppers and onions.

(We can accommodate any additional dietary or allergy restriction, including Halal and Kosher.)

+ Individual Sponsorship ($75)

You'll receive our eternal gratitude, a shout-out at the opening keynote, and a few extra surprises just for you during the event. Drupal North remains strong and free because of the community like you!


Alex Benay - Chief Information Officer of the Government of Canada

Alex Benay currently serves as the Chief Information Officer of the Government of Canada. Prior to this appointment, Alex was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation since July 2014.

From 2011 to 2014, he was Vice-President of Government Affairs and Business Development at OpenText. He has played a leadership role in Canada’s digital industry, as well as in promoting the global shift to digital in organizations such as the G20, the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Olympics. Before joining OpenText, Alex managed various teams and programs at the Canadian International Development Agency, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, Natural Resources Canada, and Library and Archives Canada.

Alex Benay est le dirigeant principal de l’information du gouvernement du Canada. Avant d’obtenir ce poste, Alex était président et chef de la direction de la Société des musées de sciences et technologies du Canada depuis juillet 2014.

De 2011 à 2014, Alex était vice-président, Affaires gouvernementales et développement des affaires, à OpenText. Il a joué un rôle de chef de file dans l’industrie numérique canadienne et a fait la promotion de la transition vers le numérique à l’échelle mondiale pour divers organismes, dont le G20, le Secrétariat pour les pays du Commonwealth et les Jeux olympiques. Avant son passage à OpenText, Alex a géré bon nombre d’équipes et de programmes à l’Agence canadienne de développement international, à Affaires étrangères et Commerce international Canada ainsi qu’à Ressources naturelles Canada et à Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.


  • Third consecutive year running the event (Inaugural in Toronto, last year in Montreal).

  • Largest Drupal Summit in Ontario and Eastern Canada.

  • Annual attendance of over 200+ individuals and businesses.

  • Projected attendance for 2017 is 300+ individuals and businesses.

  • Attendees profile: Developers/IT Professionals; Marketing/ Web Communications Managers from Corporations, NGO’s and Government Departments; IT and Web Businesses.

  • Over a dozen sponsorships of both local and international firms.

  • Attendees from all over North America.

  • Past keynotes include….

    • Karen Mcgrane, Content Strategy Expert
    • Michael E. Meyers, Vice President of Large Scale Drupal at Acquia
    • Jeff Eaton, Digital Strategist at Lullabot
    • Cathy Theys, Drupal Community Liaison at BlackMesh
  • Held at the Ottawa Conference and Events Centre (OCEC) (www.ottawaconferenceandeventcentre.com).

  • Official event from the Drupal North Association.

The Drupal North Regional Summit is a not-for-profit event, organized and run entirely by volunteers from the Drupal North Association. Sponsorship is vital for our success. We thank you for your support!

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