Top 4 Reasons To Attend a Conference
By Kristen Mery on April 8, 2015
Whether you’re attending a HUGE conference like the annual ASUG/SAPPHIRENOW in Orlando, or a smaller, more targeted SAP event, taking a few days away from the office to learn about new opportunities and engage with fellow SAP users might be just what you need to re-energize and discover new ways to get the most out of your work day.
During our daily grind, we often forget how valuable being in an interactive face-to-face setting with others from the business community can be. Staying connected to individuals in your line of work is powerful, and being active in your community can be very beneficial. Participating in the annual Winshuttle User Group Conference (WUG) is a great opportunity for you to get out of the office and mingle with your peers.
Here are the top four reasons you should consider attending:
- Learning Opportunities
No matter how refined or experienced you are, there is always something new to learn. The WUG offers diverse training courses ranging from Beginner 101 classes to Advanced, in-depth sessions for all of our products. Whether you need help writing a script, or are interested in learning how to dynamically update a row in an SAP table, there are educational opportunities for everyone in the SAP ecosystem.
- Success Stories & Best Practices
There’s no better way to learn best practices than from people who actively use the tools themselves. Over 20 Winshuttle customers will share their successes, big ideas, and best practices at the WUG. What new ideas will you bring home to implement?
Networking is one of the most popular reasons people cite for attending a conference; after all, who doesn’t enjoy the opportunity to get to know and meet new people who work in the same field? There’s an incredible amount of sharing, learning and leveraging that can happen when you meet with others who share the same objectives.
- Have fun!
All work and no play gets old fast, and can lead to stale ideas. Conferences add a layer of enjoyment by mixing social activities into the in-depth learning and networking aspect of the event, and can truly boost creativity, generating new ideas to share and implement. The WUG always incorporates fun activities such as parties, trivia, games, and much more, and encourages you to interact with new people. Never underestimate the power of a little fun.
About the author
Kristen is the Field Marketing and Events Manager at Winshuttle. She is responsible for the company's North American field marketing and events programs.
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