I can’t believe it has been six months since the last Aptify Users Conference and we are halfway to AUC2016. Planning is in full swing, and we are confident it is going to be the best AUC yet. Our focus now is on registration, which will be opening within the next few weeks. In the meantime, we wanted to give you a sneak peek into what’s in store for Miami.
1. Welcome to Miami (Bienvenidos a Miami)
I don’t know about you, but it has been just a tad too chilly these past few days, and it has got me dreaming about sitting on a warm beach—Miami sounds just about right. AUC2016 is being held at the beautiful and newly remodeled Hilton Miami Downtown, in the heart of Miami’s Brickell District with views of Miami’s Biscayne Bay. Just a few minutes across the bridge from the hotel is Miami’s famous (or infamous?) South Beach, where we will be hosting our Monday evening event. (Look for more information on that in the coming weeks).
If you are as excited as I am and want to get a jump on the conference, you can go ahead and book your hotel room today. Spend these last few chilly weeks (was that snow last weekend in Chicago?) dreaming of a trip to the warm climate of South Florida. Book you room today!
2. Supplier Showdown
New this year to AUC is the Supplier Showdown. This is an opportunity for our attendees to have a live side-by-side comparison of our sponsors’ offerings. They will be showcasing their products on stage in the Exhibitor Plaza. Sponsors will be grouped with their competition, offering attendees a one-stop shop to compare, contrast, and ask questions about the products and learn which ones would be the best fit.
3. Discussion Dens
If you have attended AUC in the past few years, you have experienced our Collaboration Labs. This has been an attendee favorite, and so we’re taking it even further. These Dens will be an area to continue the conversation and have focused discussions throughout the conference on some of our more popular Collaboration Lab topics. This will also be an area where you can meet with the Aptify Support, Training, and Client Success teams.
4. Even More Featured Speakers
Since we are still in the planning phases, I cannot say exactly how many featured speakers we’ll have, but we are trying to get as many industry experts from across the association industry to come share their knowledge with you. AUC2016 will be bigger and better in every way, giving you even more valuable content than ever before.
5. New and Improved AUC Website
As of today, we have officially launched this year’s AUC website. It’s a great source of information for all things AUC. Visit the site regularly to see updated information regarding the conference. Here, you’ll find the registration portal, see the latest version of the agenda, learn about our Sunday workshops, and visit our sponsor pages. We also have a template for you to use to help justify your request to attend AUC.
6. AUC Blogs
How can you stay up to date and in the know on all things AUC? By following our blog, of course! This year I will be keeping everyone updated on what we are doing and what we have planned for AUC, so check back often to see what we are up to and what exciting things you can look forward to at AUC2016. Scroll to the bottom of this page to subscribe.
About Amanda Palmer
As Event Marketing Specialist, Amanda was in charge of the Aptify Users Conference (AUC) and managing all of the events Aptify participates in through 2016. Whether it is through planning a spectacular event or playing trains with her son and making faces at her new daughter, Amanda spends most of her life making sure other people are having fun.