At Diagram, we love a good user conference. We love the opportunity to learn some new things, get out from in front of our computers to engage with our clients and meet new people, and of course check out the awesome swag. 2014 marks the 7th year for Ektron’s worldwide user conference, Synergy, and, having attended all of them, Diagram is excited to be a Platinum Sponsor again this year.
Have you been thinking about attending Synergy? In our mind, it’s a “must do” when we put together our budget and plans for time away from the office each year, but if you haven’t attended yet or are on the fence due to time or expense, here are 5 reasons why you shouldn’t miss this conference.
1. Make New Connections
wouldn’t it be a great if there was an opportunity to meet and talk to other people who use the same software platform to run their website that you do? You are in luck! Synergy is all about bringing together Ektron users for learning, networking, and building a stronger community. With over 500 attendees, you are sure to meet people that have the same questions you do, can help you with questions you have, and, after the conference, be a great resource as you continue to evolve your site on the platform.
2. Get Inspired
One of the best things about Synergy is to see how other companies are maximizing the potential of the Ektron platform. If you are even the tiniest bit curious about how you can make your site stand out in this very crowded digital world, then you simply have to be there. Whether you are hearing from Joe Pulizzi of the Content Marketing Institute or Krista MacDonald from Jazz Airlines (full disclosure: they are a Diagram client), you are sure to be inspired to go back to work and do something new and exciting with the Ektron platform.
3. Get Smarter
Let’s face it, how many of you have read the Ektron User guide cover to cover? How many of you are using an older version of the platform? Synergy is the key place to get fully informed on all of the features of the latest and greatest version. Plus, it’s a lot more fun than reading the guide.
4. Get Refreshed
You work hard at your job! Conferences are a time to learn but also a time to relax and have fun. Synergy let’s you take a mental break from the day-to day-grind and focus on your growth in your job – to get better at what you do. Add in an opening reception and a dinner cruise around the Boston Harbor and it’s a great mix of fun and learning.
5. Meet the Diagram team!
Of course I have to include the opportunity to meet us as a reason to attend. Chris Osterhout, our Director of Enterprise Solutions, will be giving an epic presentation on DIY Tactics to drive business to your site using Ektron. Who doesn’t want their website to do that! Be sure to check it out and drop by our booth in the Exhibitor area to say Hi (and take home some amazing swag!).
So, are you ready to register? We hope to see you there!