Conference season is here, but it looks a lot different than the past years. No luggage tags or extra-early mornings, definitely fewer handshakes, and we surely miss the bright lights of the exhibit hall.
While it may feel a little less glamorous, moving conferences into the virtual sphere is necessary as we continue to monitor the global impacts surrounding COVID-19. Luckily, The IT Nation team is working to deliver high-quality virtual events keeping your safety and business success as our top priorities.
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The beauty of virtual conferences is that there are fewer limitations. You don’t have to worry about sneaking in snacks between sessions or running out of the exhibit hall to be on time for a breakout session. Virtual conferences allow you to create your own adventure. You can log in and out at your leisure and still guzzle down a fair amount of (good) coffee.
While we’ll miss the chance to meet and interact with conference attendees in person, we’re excited to continue to allow you to transform your business and learn from experts and peers (no travel required).
We have two big IT Nation virtual events coming up in October and November—IT Nation Secure and IT Nation Connect. Now, you may be asking yourself, “Which one should I register for?” This blog post will help you answer that question. Spoiler alert: There's going to be fantastic content at each event, so you might want to attend both—don't say we didn't warn you!
IT Nation Secure – October 14-15, 2020
Our newest conference, IT Nation Secure, is a two-day event focused on enabling a more cybersecurity-focused TSP community with security-rich and technical-in-nature material.
This virtual conference brings cybersecurity to your home or office with thought-provoking content designed to help TSPs reduce risk, transform their cybersecurity business, and streamline the service delivery of cybersecurity solutions.
IT Nation Secure is open to everyone, but individuals focused on cybersecurity efforts won’t want to miss out on the exciting new breakout tracks covering the following areas:
- The Human Element
- Security Operations
- Virtual Chief Infosec Officer (vCISO)
- Marketing & Selling Cybersecurity
- Partner-Led Thought Leadership
- Cybersecurity Products Designed for TSPs
Attendees can also expect two security-boosting keynotes, breakout sessions, security briefings, live labs, tabletop exercises, and product demos from ConnectWise and sponsoring vendors. You’ll also get the opportunity to face cybersecurity challenges firsthand at our “Secure Games & Experiences” session.
IT Nation Connect – November 10-12, 2020
IT Nation Connect 2020 will be a three-day virtual event designed for business owners and leaders committed to driving their organizations to the next operational maturity level. We’ve based this year’s content on the success of last year’s content framework with new insights on content tracks focused on:
- Leadership & Talent Development
- Sales & Marketing
- Growth & Scalability
- Service Delivery
IT Nation Connect attendees will be able to log in, choose their experience, and interact with live Q&As and polls, group chats on specific topics, and more. As a bonus, TSPs in EMEA and APAC will have the opportunity to stream localized content at convenient times.
Our speaker lineup is top-notch this year with world-class speakers including, Gino Wickman, Aileen Allkins, Nate Austin, Don Crawley, Paul Dippell, Gary Pica, and more that will be added in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!
Attendees can also extend their knowledge with access to an on-demand library of brand-new sessions, as well as learn about exciting products and services at the interactive virtual Solutions Pavilion.
Your Virtual Adventure Awaits
If you’re having trouble deciding which virtual conference to attend, we get it. There are a lot of opportunities to gather great insights from both. For instance, each conference offers cybersecurity content—whether it be best practices for securing your operations or how to approach security conversations with confidence—this is the knowhow you need for all-around success. So, why not attend both? Each event will be entirely virtual with various ticket options to help you curate your ideal experience to match your budget.
With the convenience of logging on from the comfort of your own home, you already have a first-class seat to reach your goals in the new year. Register now for your virtual adventure.
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