CONVERGE 20 is just days away. As you prepare for the new conference format, we want to share some tips to improve your experience and ensure you get more out of the one-day, virtual event.
Read on for a rundown of what to expect and ways to make the most of the sessions, virtual platform, and engagement opportunities.
Not Your Average Virtual Event
You’re probably thinking this is just another webinar or virtual conference in 2020. It’s not. Like many of you, we are exhausted with pre-recorded “virtual events” that have become the norm this year. Which is why we’re doing things differently at CONVERGE 20.
Everything you see on screen during the event will be happening LIVE. That means you can ask questions, interact with other attendees, and connect with the expert panelists. During the event, you’ll hear from leading security and identity experts as they share their insights, lessons learned, and best practices for implementing world-class identity programs. You’ll also be able to tune into our industry keynotes and see the latest product announcements in real time.
To get a glimpse of what you can expect on the big day, check out the full agenda jam-packed with Saviynt customer and partner content here.
Making the Most of CONVERGE 20
We want you to enjoy this event and walk away with the insights and advice you need to succeed in 2021. Here are our top tips to help you get the most out of CONVERGE 20.
Bring a Buddy
In-person or online, it’s always more fun with a friend or colleague. Whether it’s a coworker or a friend from another company, inviting someone to join you at the conference increases what each of you learns. You can split up and attend both breakout tracks, compare notes, and get your questions answered by the speakers you are most excited about.
After the conference, review the on-demand material together to bring the conversations and learnings back to your organization. Plus, if you invite a friend to join, you can score some sweet Saviynt swag. Once you have registered yourself, go here and fill out the Invite-a-Colleague form. When your colleague registers, we’ll drop your T-shirt in the mail.
Jump into the Conversation
Being online doesn’t mean that you have to sit back and watch passively. The CONVERGE breakout sessions and expert panels are equipped for interactivity. Get involved in the Live Q&A portions, and participate in the chat with your fellow attendees. Don’t pass up your chance to share your thoughts and pick the brains of the identity experts presenting at the event. This is your opportunity to get office hours with some of the industry’s top minds.
Take a Break from Work & Minimize Distractions
It’s hard to focus when being inundated with messages or trying to answer emails. Let’s face it; you deserve a break. Work will still be there later. Don’t break up the flow and lose out on top executives’ insights from companies like Marriott, Baker Hughes, American Express Global Business Travel, MassMutual, and more. See the full lineup here.
We’re live, so be sure you don’t miss a moment. Block out your work schedule or calendar, so you tune in on time to the keynotes, product spotlights, and your favorite breakout sessions. So mark your calendar and tune in on time. We also recommend closing your inbox and quieting your phone so that you can stay engaged and free from distractions.
Werk it, Win Prizes & See the Event From Multiple Perspectives
CONVERGE 2020 also has some great entertainment lined up to keep the fun rolling between sessions. Don’t miss out on our live DJ and sketch artist capturing the day on a living digital canvas.
Dance with DJ Tessa
CONVERGE attendees get to enjoy the musical stylings of DJ Tessa as she drops sick beats between sessions. As a bonus, attendees can add their favorite tunes to the playlist ahead of time through the virtual platform and contribute to the fun. Whether you ‘werk’ it, bang your head, bust-a-move, or just boogie down, get up and dance like nobody’s watching in your own private club from home. Not only is it a great stretch between sessions, but according to Harvard, dancing is great for the brain.
Get Visual with the Sketch Effect
If dancing and music aren’t your jam, there will also be games, free SWAG, and a live sketch artist. Talented and creative artists from The Sketch Effect will be doing live sketches of presentations, speeches, ideas, or discussions based on crowd-sourced input from attendees. Attendees will have access to the art created after CONVERGE if you want to show a friend what they missed.
Test Your Luck and Win Raffles
There will be hot prizes served between the sick beats, so be sure to get in on the raffles. Whether it’s a hashtag competition on social media or an online ISpy game, there will be plenty of opportunities to win. It might be your lucky day. You could walk away with a facemask, a hat, a t-shirt, or other fun SWAG.
Like many things in business, planning is a great way to get ahead. Here are several steps you may want to take before the event gets underway:
- Plan your day: Review the conference schedule in advance and find the sessions that speak to you. Avoid picking and choosing on the fly. Targeting your interests and your business needs means you walk away with more value for your time.
- Build your virtual profile: Take some time before CONVERGE to build out your profile. A filled out profile shows you’re interested in participating and getting to know others. It offers a glimpse into you and your interests, which opens up great networking opportunities with peers.
- Come with questions: Many events are interactive, so once you know the sessions you’ll attend, make the most of the Live Q&A by bringing questions with you. This allows you to ask things that are meaningful to you and your organization.
- Stay energized: Conferences, even virtually, can take it out of you. Keep your head in the game by staying fueled up with snacks, coffee, and water. We recommend stocking the pantry with your favorite snacks, making sure there’s plenty of coffee in the cupboard and a pitcher of water at the ready.
Connect with Our Innovation Partners
Stop by the sponsor booths and meet some of Saviynt’s innovative partners. Our sponsor area is packed with value-added content, including videos, downloadable content, and information on technologies that can assist your organization on its road to future success. Our sponsor will also be taking part in some of the raffles and giveaways, so be sure to check them out.
Relive the Magic with On-Demand Access
When the event is over, your opportunity to learn is not. Make the most of the conference and squeeze out every drop of value from the event by reviewing sessions you attended or watching ones you missed with CONVERGE on-demand. Watch your email in the days after CONVERGE for details on how to access this information. On-demand will be available for everyone who registers, so even if you can’t attend live, register to guarantee access to all the great sessions and speakers.
There’s Still Time to Register
If you haven’t registered yet, don’t worry! There is still time. Identity has become the modern security perimeter. Change is coming. So be ready as your organization adapts.
Learn from those who have walked the modernization path before you. Find out what works, what to avoid, and come out ready for the next phase of modern IT. We can’t wait to see you there!