Gaining approval from your boss to attend a conference can be a scary topic. Some may try to divert the conversation while others may ask bluntly, “Can I go?” No matter your comfort level, there are ways to achieve your conference goal. Workday Rising 2013 is a user conference with 4 days full of information that is worth the effort. This conference can supply the knowledge to fuel your fire.
These four days are packed with product training, technology updates, customer case studies, hands-on demos, and peer-to-peer networking. More than 75% of the global customer community attends this annual education conference, and attendees consistently comment that Workday Rising is absolutely worth the investment of time and resources.
"Rising was an absolutely fantastic experience this year (2012). I have heard from everyone on my team about the quality and the depth of sessions they attended. I also talked with several prospects and customers, and they seem to all agree that there is a buzz, an anticipation, a genuine excitement about Workday and this conference, unlike anything anyone else experiences elsewhere." - Mark Newsome, McKee Foods Corporation and Affiliates
Workday Rising 2013 will offer over 175 sessions and forum discussions, the all-new Workday Stratosphere staffed by dozens of Workday product experts, a robust Partner and Product expo, industry and geography-based networking opportunities, and more. Attending the conference is a great way to discover new ideas to maximize your Workday investment.
"The biggest benefit for me was the knowledge share between Workday users who have mastered specific functions within the platform." – Mike Poarch, OneSource Virtual
To ensure you’re getting the most out of your time at the conference, specifically focus on finding solutions or best practices that will benefit your projects .
To ensure you make the most of the entire Rising experience, look into ways to keep your expenses to a minimum, including airfare sales, additional registration discounts, public transportation to and from the airport, and conference-hosted meals. Submitting a post-conference report that includes a summary of your sessions and a set of recommendations based on best practices is an excellent way to share all your juicy tidbits with others and of course your boss!
Asking your boss to consider your attendance at the cloud conference of the year should be a simple task after reviewing these details. In fact, these details could sell themselves. When you get the approval to attend, stop by OneSource Virtual’s booth, we would love to meet you!