November 6 - 8, 2019
Des Moines Central Library
1000 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa


Suggested Topics

  • How to create a Drupal environment
  • Gettings Started with Drupal - What is a content type?
  • Exploring Views - How do I make a view? What can views do?
  • Changing my Drupal Theme and making small tweaks
  • Updating from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 - Best practices/ approaches
  • Twig - what is it? How to use it
  • When should I use Drupal instead of another CMS?
  • Getting started in the Drupal community - channels, contribute, learn
  • Project Management - leading developers to be their best
  • Backend things!?
  • What does headless Drupal mean? When should headless Drupal be an option?
  • How to make editing a breeze for content editors
  • How is Drupal already accessible? How can I develop sites that maintain WCAG 2.1 AA compliance?
  • Designing re-usable Drupal components
  • CMS design for different types of users

See last year's schedule to get a feel for the topics we like to hear. Sessions are scheduled for 45 minutes (which can include Q&A time), with at least 15 minutes between sessions.


Submit a Session!


Speaker Diversity Workshop

Hesitant about presenting? The Drupal Diversity & Inclusion group is hosting a Speaker Diversity Workshop to help speakers from underrepresented groups prepare to speak at conferences. We want to see you present at DrupalCorn!

Training Proposals

If you would like to provide training on Wednesday, November 6th please email

Submission deadline is September 21st 11:59pm (Central).

Proposed Sessions

Upgrading from Drupal 7 to Backdrop CMS

Looking for upgrade alternatives for your Drupal 7 site. We'll walk through the upgrade process from Drupal 7 to Backdrop CMS.


Dancing with the Dragon: What I’ve Learned Contributing to the Backdrop CMS Project

Lessons for the Drupal community from what I've learned through my involvement in the Backdrop CMS community over the last year.


Case Study: Building an Equity Crowdfunding Portal with Drupal

Learn how a Twin Cities based company has leveraged the power of Drupal to create a crowdfunding platform with while label client landing sites.


Paragraphs, Layout Builder, Gutenberg: a tour of content editing paradigms

A guided tour of various content editing strategies for the modern Drupal site.


Live Captioning Initiative: Make Your Next Event Accessible for Everyone

The Live Captioning Initiative makes events more accessible for people with disabilities using voice to text. It helps reach an even wider audience once the event is over by providing transcripts for videos and SEO value for event sites.


The Case for Drupal

The "Case for Drupal" will lead attendees through the real world decision process clients make. Helping attendees better communicate and sell the value of Drupal to all those they interact with.


SEO Considerations for Drupal 8: How to Help Sites Rank and Help Users Find You

Interested in learning how to make your site SEO friendly and easily adjustable by editors? Learn more in our session about SEO considerations for Drupal 8!


Themes: Standardize Without Compromise

"One size fits all" does not apply when it comes to themes. Choosing based on your last project is dangerous. Rolling your own theme is inefficient. In this session we establish criteria to pick a theme and create a theme plan.


Building SEO-Friendly Sites with Drupal

In this session, I will talk about modules and settings you can implement while building your site to make search engine optimization even better.


Personal Internet Security Basics

In this session, I will go over some common phishing attacks that you should be aware of. Also, I will highlight some simple, practical ways to protect yourself while browsing the Internet for fun or work.


Layout Builder: Beyond the Basics

Layout Builder: Beyond the Basics – In this code-based session, you’ll learn how to create layouts, add settings to layouts, alter block forms, write a custom Layout Builder Restrictions plugin, and much more.


How to become a distributed company: a step-by-step guide

This session will review the process of becoming a distributed company from the point of view of someone who was fully committed to not being one, but whose point of view changed.


Return of the Clustering: Kubernetes for Drupal

Defeat Lord Hosting by learning the ways of the k8s


Great Drupal 8 Websites are made before the first line of code is written

The world's greatest Agile process can't save a Drupal project that was a bad idea from the start. Learn what you can do before you even install Drupal to ensure a positive outcome for your project.


Gatsby & Drupal Sitting in a Tree

Have you heard the talk about Gatsby? Learn how to build a blazing fast Gatsby website powered by Drupal!


Best Practices for Securing Your Site

Attendees will learn how to protect against SQL injection attacks, sanitize user generated input, and come away with other practical tips that can immediately be implemented to secure their sites.


45 modules in 45 minutes

We'll spend up to a minute talking about the 45 most popular modules for Drupal 8


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