2018 Firebrand Community Conference

September 25-27, 2018
Portsmouth, NH

It’s time for Firebrand’s bi-annual Community Conference! Join industry colleagues, Firebrand team members, and special guests for an intense three days of practical training, innovative thinking, and in-depth discussion on topics that will impact your business.

The Community Conference this year will include two deep-dive Master Classes and four conference tracks that will help you and your team get the most out of Firebrand’s tools and services, while expanding your understanding of the publishing industry and current trends that will help you grow your business.

NOTE: Master Classes are included in the base conference cost, but the space in these rooms is limited. Register today to reserve your spot in one of these in-depth training sessions.

Basic Schedule:

Full conference agenda and session descriptions are coming soon. This basic schedule will assist you with travel planning.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
11am-5pm Master Classes

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Conference Begins
5:00pm Keynote
6:30pm Community Party

Thursday, September 27, 2018
6:15am Dawn Patrol — run, walk through town, or yoga
9:00am Sessions Begin
3:15pm Conference Ends

I’ve been a Firebrand customer for seven years, and the Community Conferences have always been where I’ve made the biggest leaps in my TM skills. Not to mention that, I’ve always come away with a fresher understanding of trends in metadata and very often strategies I can put into practice immediately to give sales a boost.

JD Wilson Director of Marketing and Sales, Northwestern University Press February 21, 2018

Master Class #1: Reporting and Data Analytics

This workshop will take you on a practical deep dive into utilizing reporting tools and data analytics with Title Management. It will include hands-on training with Crystal Reports, explanations of TM Web Processes and Eloquence on Alert data, and tips and practical examples for engaging your data in outside tools like Tableau and Smartsheet. This workshop is included in the conference cost, and is open to anyone who wants to attend.

Master Class #2: Eloquence on Demand

Annie Johnston and Catherine Toolan will discuss how metadata management has changed in the last couple years and how to best adapt to those changes using Title Management and Eloquence on Demand (EoD). Come and learn about the newest ways to fine tune your data and boost visibility, and how to stay in line with metadata best practices. This practical workshop will give your metadata managers the tools they need to take your metadata to the next level. This workshop is included in the conference cost, and is open to anyone who wants to attend.

Track #1: Eloquence

Practical information and training about metadata best practices, Eloquence on Demand, and Eloquence on Alert.

Track #2: Strategic Planning and Business Development

Designed for those seeking to take their organization to the next level. Think outside the box about industry trends, data management, and other strategic topics.

Track #3: Title Management Enterprise

Grow your understanding of how the different parts of Title Management work, how they interrelate, and how they mesh with other Firebrand services.

Track #4: Marketing and Sales Analytics

Learn more about Audience Analysis and Keyword Creation, generating reviews with NetGalley, printing Catalogs from Title Management, direct to consumer ebook sales, exam copies, and promotional downloads.


Early Bird Conference Cost: $275
Regular Conference Cost: $375
A Group Discount is available. The first person will pay full price and each person to register after that will receive 25% off the registration fee. Once the first person has registered you can access the discounted registration fee by clicking on Register, then click on Enter Promotional Code, and enter GroupDiscountEarlyBird.


Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel
Portsmouth, NH

The Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel is located in the heart of Portmouth’s historic downtown district. This picturesque town provides the perfect setting for the Community Conference. We have secured a special conference rate of $209 per night at the hotel. Please visit the Sheraton website to make your reservations or call the hotel (603-431-2300) and refer to the Firebrand Community Conference.

Travel Information

Most attendees fly into Boston Logan International Airport (BOS – 70 mins.), Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT – 50 mins.), or Portland International Jetport (PWM – 50 mins.). Car rentals are available at all three airports.

Paid parking is available at the hotel for guests and non-guests. If the lot fills up, there is metered on-street parking available around the hotel, or you can use the City of Portsmouth’s parking garage in downtown.

From Logan (BOS), the C&J Bus service offers hourly buses to the Portsmouth bus terminal every day, with round trip tickets usually under $50. You can catch a taxi or Uber from the bus terminal to the hotel.

There are also Amtrak stops in Dover (13 miles away) and Exeter (19 miles away) if you prefer to take the train.

If you have any questions, please email info@firebrandtech.com.