Drupal 7 is nearing end of life and some Drupal 7 sites simply don't need modern Drupal and are unlikely to make the switch. Backdrop CMS is strong alternative for many of these sites. Backdrop CMS is a fork of Drupal that very much resembles Drupal 7, but has added a new layout system and some modern Drupal features, such as config management and views in core.
There is an upgrade path from Drupal 7 to Backdrop that is similar to the Drupal 6 to Drupal 7 upgrade path. In this session we'll briefly introduce Backdrop CMS and how it compares to Drupal and walk you through the steps to plan, prepare, and complete a Drupal 7 to Backdrop CMS upgrade.