January 22, 2019
Top 10 Reasons to Attend iConnect 2019
With iConnect 2019 quickly approaching, it’s time to submit your registration and book your hotel. Taking place in vibrant Nashville, TN (aka Music City), this conference will have everything from training sessions to a client appreciation dinner cruise. If you’re still not convinced, read on for the top 10 reasons why you need to attend.
10. Your iConnect registration gives back to the Red Cross
For every iConnect registration we receive, KUBRA will be donating $50 to the Red Cross for disaster relief efforts across the country. Being in the utility industry, our clients and peers see the devastating effects of natural disasters firsthand. We realize how much this impacts our clients, and KUBRA is working to do our part to give back.
9. It’s very affordable
With the costs of attending a conference averaging $1,500-$3,000, iConnect’s registration rate of $395.00 is a steal! Not to mention that this price includes the cost of meals and other KUBRA organized events. As a bonus, you can bring your spouse along for an additional $50.00. If the 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.
8. The Hutton Hotel is undeniably cool
As if staying in Nashville wasn’t enough reason to allure you, iConnect’s venue, the Hutton Hotel, is sure to do the trick. Located in the city’s lively West End neighborhood and steps from the heart of Music Row, this Four-Star Four Diamond hotel is a delightful mix of hip, musical vibes and good ol’ Southern hospitality. Reserve your room now before they’re all gone. Remember, you must book by February 25 to get the discounted rate.
7. Nashville is the perfect city to explore
The volatile winter weather often stretches into March, so what better time to escape to Nashville? The temperate climate is great for exploring all the city has to offer. Besides hitting up historical sights to see, KUBRA will also be organizing group events including a trolley tour with a stop at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, a welcome dinner at Analog in the Hutton Hotel, and a client appreciation dinner on the General Jackson Showboat Cruise.
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 generational differences. Monica Whiting, Vice President of Customer Experience for Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas, brings years of customer experience strategy and operations experience. Hayden Shaw is the leading expert on understanding, working with, and selling to different generations and will discuss the differences between all of the generations present in the workplace today, from the Silent Generation to Millennials.
5. Shark Tank’s Daymond John
Fans of ABC’s Shark Tank will know him as the People’s Shark. Daymond John, founder of lifestyle brand FUBU, will give an inspirational motivational speech on how he transformed his business from its humble beginnings in his mother’s basement to the multi-million dollar brand it is today. Daymond is sure to awe and inspire everyone in the audience with his tales of successes and failures on his path as a business owner.
4. The opportunity to hear from industry peers
The landscape of the utility industry is rapidly changing as new technological developments emerge. iConnect breakout sessions will include presentations from current KUBRA clients highlighting how our solutions have enhanced their end users’ customer experience. From bill redesigns to KUBRA IQ Artificial Intelligence implementations, KUBRA utility clients will be presenting their experiences with the products, and how it can help your company, too.
3. The interactive workshops
In addition to training sessions, iConnect will also be offering workshops on various subjects to keep you updated on the latest industry trends and what the future of utilities will look like. Topics will include data security, utility payments, outage communications, customer experience, and more! Regardless of what you’re looking to get out of iConnect workshops, there is sure to be valuable takeaways and educational opportunities.
2. Free hands-on training sessions
If all the presentations and workshops weren’t enough, KUBRA is also offering training sessions designed to better educate you about using our solutions to the fullest. KUBRA will be offering training on the KUBRA iDoxs, KUBRA DocWeb, and Storm Center solutions. Receiving this training firsthand from the people that know the solutions best is a great opportunity to see what our products can really do for your business and get direct answers to any questions you have.
1. Valuable networking opportunities
In today’s digital world of video conferences and remote employees, face-to-face interactions are more important than ever. Being at iConnect in person means getting facetime to network with utility industry peers, KUBRA product experts, and maybe even a keynote speaker or two! This conference will be sure to provide you with invaluable networking opportunities that will have you walking away with meaningful connections.
With the wide array of benefits iConnect provides, it’s hard to find a reason not to attend. Don’t just take our word for it, 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!