February 4, 2020

Top 10 Reasons to Attend iConnect 2020

iConnect is fast approaching which means it’s time for you to register and book your hotel before it’s too late! We’re marking iConnect’s 10th birthday in scenic Scottsdale, AZ. This conference will have everything from training sessions to a client appreciation dinner at one of Arizona’s finest restaurants. If you need more convincing, read on for the top 10 reasons why you need to attend.


1. Valuable networking opportunities

Video conferences, telecommuting, and webinars mean we don’t see people face-to-face much anymore. Attending iConnect gives you the facetime you’re looking for with utility industry peers, KUBRA product experts, and maybe even a keynote speaker! This conference will provide invaluable networking opportunities that will leave you with meaningful connections.


2. Free hands-on training sessions

KUBRA offers training sessions designed to make sure you get the most out of our solutions. Training will be available on the KUBRA iDoxs® Suite, DocWeb, and Storm Center solutions. Receiving this training from the people that know the solutions best is a great opportunity to see what our products can do for your business and get answers to any questions you have.


3. The interactive workshops

iConnect will also be offering workshops on various subjects to keep you up-to-date on the latest industry trends and what the future holds for utilities. Topics include solutions for waste and water companies, what’s trending for utilities, and more! The workshops will provide valuable takeaways and educational opportunities for everyone.


4. The opportunity to hear from industry peers

The utility landscape is continually evolving as new technologies emerge. iConnect breakout sessions feature current KUBRA clients highlighting how our solutions have enhanced their end users’ customer experience. From e-billing best practices to increasing mobile app adoption, hear KUBRA utility clients share their experiences with our products and reveal how they can help you too.  


5. Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk

Tony Hawk has turned a lifelong passion into a successful career as a sports icon, author, and entrepreneur. Tony may seem like an unlikely CEO, but that hasn’t stopped him from creating a billion-dollar video game franchise, a clothing line, and a popular touring action sports exhibit. Tony’s lessons of leadership, perseverance, and initiative are sure to inspire everyone in the audience.


6. The captivating keynote speakers

In addition to all the educational opportunities the workshops and training sessions provide, the conference will also feature keynote speakers discussing topics related to the utility industry and improving customer service. Erica Orange, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of The Future Hunters, helps audiences develop actionable strategies to capitalize on future trends. Jason Young, former senior-level manager at Southwest Airlines, explains how a service-driven culture can transform the service experience.

7. Scottsdale has it all

If March leaves you wondering where spring is, leave the last of winter behind by escaping to sunny Scottsdale. With over 300 days of sun a year, we’re going to go out on a limb and predict blue skies while you’re there. On top of exploring the sights on your own, KUBRA will be organizing group events including a Food and Drink Tour of Old Town Scottsdale, a welcome dinner on the Kasbah Patio, and a client appreciation dinner at El Chorro. 


8. The Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa is a little slice of paradise

Scottsdale, with its art, food, and lively Old Town is probably enough to lure you to iConnect. If the location alone hasn’t tipped the scales, the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa surely will. Nestled at the base of Camelback Mountain, this five-star resort boasts picturesque desert views and upscale dining options. With golf courses as far as the eye can see, an onsite spa, and nearby hiking trails, we guarantee that no matter what you have in mind, this resort can deliver! Reserve your room now before they’re all gone. Remember, you must book by March 16 to get the discounted rate. 


9. It’s very affordable

The average conference costs between $1,500–$3,000, making iConnect’s registration rate of $595 a real bargain! Especially since the price includes meals and other events. If you’re feeling guilty about leaving your significant other behind, you can bring them along for an additional $100. If cost alone isn’t enough to convince your boss to let you go, we’ve written an editable “Convince Your Boss” letter to help make your case.


10. Your iConnect registration gives back to the Red Cross

For every iConnect registration, KUBRA donates $50 to the Red Cross for disaster relief efforts across the country. Being in the utility industry, our clients and peers often see the devastating effects of natural disasters firsthand. We recognize the impact this has on our clients, and KUBRA is working to do our part to give back.


At this point, we’re having difficulty finding reasons why you shouldn’t attend iConnect. We might be biased, so check out the video of last year’s event to hear what past attendees had to say about their iConnect experience. The conference is quickly approaching, so don’t wait to register!