Why attend a pre-conference program?

Every year thousands of people attend conference programs looking to learn about the latest trends, best practices and technologies driving our industry.  Many attend as they also look at the  opportunity to expand their business and personal networks.

Everyone wants to walk away with that one idea, that one nugget, the contact that can drive revenue, reduce costs or solve a problem.

Conference attendance and education is an investment.  Registration, travel, hotel costs can add up but if you get that one idea, that one nugget or meet than one person, it can pay big dividends.

Hidden Gems

Often overlooked at these events are pre-conference programs. Whether you call it a program or intensive these half day (sometimes full day) events can pack a punch as they typically present  a lot of information in a relatively short period of time.

This year Xplor International is pleased to be hosting two very different pre-conference programs put on by acadami™ and Madison Advisors. Both programs are a half day and run from 1pm to 5:30/6:00 pm. If you are East of Dallas, you can catch an early flight, have lunch on the beach and be on time for the start of the program.

Two Very Different Programs

Madision Advisors, returning for their third year, will present the results of their latest market research on multi-channel delivery, business process assessments, service provider alternatives, and multi-channel solution options. The intensive will include real-world use cases on what leading organizations are doing to maintain a competitive edge with their customer communications. Madison will also discuss industry-leading services and technologies for customer communications in 2012 and beyond.

Madison is known for their great research and vendor independent approach. For more information http://tinyurl.com/777bvh4

acadami  will be presenting a ½ -day session which introduces the “Host to Post” processes and steps that gives the Xplor attendee a broad grounding in the terminology and processes that both users and vendors will be talking about over the course of the conference.

This is a GREAT program for people that are new to the industry or who even seasoned veterans who would like to better understand “the document lifecycle”.  For more information http://tinyurl.com/777bvh4

Putting it all together

The combination of the pre-conference programming and the three day Xplor Conference andVendor Forum WILL provide ideas, nuggets and contacts that will pay huge dividends. Listen to what the 2011 attendees have to say http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2inI3zeKXM

For more information on the acadami or Madison Advisors pre-conference program or the 2012 Xplor Conference and Vendor Forum please visit: 2012 Xplor Conference and Vendor Forum.

Hope to see you in beautiful St. Pete Beach in March.

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About Skip Henk

President/CEO Xplor International
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One Response to Why attend a pre-conference program?

  1. Skip, we at acadami definitely look forward to presenting the pre-con at Xplor. As you know, I have frequented other conferences in related industries, and pre-cons often constitute an important and healthy part of the overall event. The sessions in the conference itself allow attendees to learn something about a lot of subjects, the pre-cons allow attendees to dig deeper into more focused subjects, and the exhibits allow attendees to apply the knowledge learned both as an overview and in depth to actual products in the marketplace.

    See you in St. Pete Beach!

    Bill

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