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IT Nation Connect

IT conference by ConnectWise

Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2019 – Orlando, FL

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Frequently Asked Questions

General

keyboard_arrow_down When is IT Nation Connect?

IT Nation Connect is happening from Wednesday, October 30 through Friday, November 1, 2019. If you plan on participating in any pre-conference workshops or events, double check which days those are on!

keyboard_arrow_down Who should attend?

Are you a ConnectWise partner looking for better ways to lead your technology teams? A technology solution provider looking for better ways to run and grow your business? An IT professional looking to connect with like-minded peers? Come to IT Nation Connect! If you run your business or manage a key technology team in your organization, this is your chance to attend the largest technology solution provider conference of its kind in the channel. There is something for every leadership role: sales, service, HR, finance, owner/exec, marketing, and more. Plus, endless opportunities to connect, collaborate, and learn.

keyboard_arrow_down I’m not a ConnectWise partner. Can I still attend?

Absolutely! Everyone in the industry is welcome to attend IT Nation Connect. Business leaders and managers will find the information and tools they need to empower their teams with sessions focused on business building, industry trends, thought leadership, and so much more. We’re revolutionizing the way technology workers deliver their services and solutions, and it begins at IT Nation Connect – the best place to see everything that’s new in the industry.

keyboard_arrow_down What's the difference between IT Nation Connect and IT Nation Explore, formerly Automation Nation?

IT Nation Connect is our annual industry conference and has content geared more towards business growth, leadership, marketing, and sales roles. IT Nation Explore, formerly Automation Nation, is where you go to get specific ConnectWise product training, hands-on lab experiences, and in-depth sessions geared toward excelling in your technology role. Learn more about who should attend and why!

keyboard_arrow_down What's the dress code?

IT Nation Connect is a casual conference. Think jeans, company polo, and comfortable shoes for all the walking between sessions.

Registration

keyboard_arrow_down How do I register?
keyboard_arrow_down How much does it cost?

IT Nation Connect prices are tiered based on when you register for the event. The earlier you register, the more you save!

  • 2018 Early Bird: November 10 through December 31, 2018 - $749
  • Early Bird: January 1, 2019 through June 27, 2019 - $799
  • Advanced: June 28, 2019 through August 30, 2019 - $899
  • Standard: August 31, 2019 through October 29, 2019 - $999
  • Onsite registration is $1199

Your conference pass includes access to keynotes, breakout sessions, and all meals during the event, including our Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday night networking events with dinner and drinks.

Bring more and save! Additional attendees from the same company who register together get 20% off the price to attend, after the first person registers (discount automatically applied during registration).

keyboard_arrow_down What’s included in the price?

Your conference pass includes access to keynotes, breakout sessions, and all meals during the event, including our Wednesday and Friday night networking events with dinner and drinks.

keyboard_arrow_down I only want to attend the keynote sessions and the Solutions Pavilion. Is this an option?

Yes! We offer a limited-access pass for just the keynote and Solutions Pavilion for $325. This pass doesn’t give you access to breakout sessions, labs, evening social events, or meals.

keyboard_arrow_down Can I bring my spouse/guest/significant other?

Yes! Register your guest as a Social Guest for access to our Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evening networking events for $325. The social pass does not have access to keynotes, breakout sessions, or breakfast and lunches.

keyboard_arrow_down What meals are included in my registration?

Dinner is included on Wednesday, October 30 at our Welcome Reception. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included on Thursday, October 31 and Friday, November 1.

keyboard_arrow_down Can I register and not pay for a hotel room?

Yes. Registration does not include the cost of your hotel room. Feel free to stay anywhere you’d like, but don’t forget that we’ve negotiated special room rates at our conference hotels.

keyboard_arrow_down Cancellation Policy

Registrations cancelled before Thursday, October 11, 2019 will be refunded except for a $50.00 processing fee. No refunds will be issued after the October 11 cutoff.

Travel & Hotels

keyboard_arrow_down When should I travel?

Arrive on Wednesday, October 30 before 5:00PM EST for the main event. Participating in any pre-day sessions? Get here on Tuesday, October 29 instead. IT Nation Connect wraps up with an awesome party on Friday night so aim for a Saturday departure, with a little recovery time padded in.

keyboard_arrow_down Where are the hotel rooms and how do I get the special room rates?

We are working on securing special rates just for you at our conference hotels. Once we have those finalized, we’ll send you the link to access our room block and special negotiated hotel rates.

Important Alert: Beware of Unauthorized Hotel Solicitations

It has come to our attention that travel agencies may be contacting you to solicit hotel reservations for IT Nation Connect. Please be advised that the only way to book into our conference hotel blocks is by using the links provided in your confirmation email. No other company has access to the discounted room blocks at our conference hotels. Finally, please be aware that ConnectWise takes your privacy very seriously and will not sell or rent your email address to any third parties.

keyboard_arrow_down Will transportation be provided from the hotels?

Our partner hotel, the Rosen Centre is just a short covered 5-minute walk from the Hyatt Regency.

Workshops, Labs & Sessions

keyboard_arrow_down What are the pre-conference workshops?

We normally have several pre-day learning opportunities for our attendees. Once finalized, they will be posted here.

keyboard_arrow_down Where can I find the breakout sessions?

We will have more than 100 breakout sessions that will cover partner-driven sessions, thought leadership, and third-party content focused on business best practices and industry success stories. Sessions will be posted in summer 2019.

This year, in response to your great feedback, we've curated five breakout themes that will help you take your business to the next level. From mergers & acquisitions to acquiring and retaining talent, plus everything in between, there is something for every role at IT Nation Connect. Explore our breakout themes.

keyboard_arrow_down What’s the difference between a breakout session and a lab?

A breakout sessions is a theater-style learning experience with 45 minutes of content and 15 minutes of Q&A. A lab is a more hands-on learning experience; expect to bring your computer for a working session.

keyboard_arrow_down Are the sessions recorded?

Yes, some of our most popular sessions are recorded and will be posted after the conference wraps up for all attendees.

keyboard_arrow_down Can I register for breakouts and labs ahead of time?

No, all breakouts and labs are first come, first serve. Adding a session to your schedule on the mobile app does not guarantee you a seat!

Networking

keyboard_arrow_down What kind of networking can I expect?

We pride ourselves on our community and have networking events throughout IT Nation Connect. Our featured events are the Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening, the Pub Crawl and IT Nation Connect Celebration on Thursday evening, and our finale Off the Grid party on Friday night. We also offer a variety of smaller networking opportunities throughout the conference and our networking sessions during the breakout rounds. You’ll have no problem finding like-minded people to network with!

keyboard_arrow_down Is transportation to the Friday night off-site party included?

Yes! We will arrange transportation for all attendees.

keyboard_arrow_down Will there be dinner at the parties?

Yes! Dinner is included at the Welcome Reception and IT Nation Connect Celebration.

Miscellaneous

keyboard_arrow_down What is the M&A Deal Crawl and how can I be included?

Our first ever Mergers & Acquisitions Deal Crawl happened this past year at IT Nation Connect where we matched potential buyers with potential sellers. Check back closer to IT Nation Connect to see if we'll be repeating this event in 2019!

keyboard_arrow_down How do I exhibit at IT Nation Connect?
keyboard_arrow_down What is IT Nation Gives and how can I get involved?

IT Nation Gives and the ConnectWise Foundation work together to provide our partners, sponsors, and colleagues a one-day volunteer event on Wednesday, October 30. Find out more!

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