Earlier this year I read Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek. At one point, it’s as if Sinek is writing about Connect, our annual EAM user conference. One of Sinek’s main points that stuck with me is his theory of abstraction – why it’s critical to have real, live human interaction.
In the book, Sinek recalls an event he researched in which bloggers discussed what was so great about physically attending an event. He cites a few common themes: “sharing ideas,” “getting to meet so many people,” and “meeting people who do what I do, who are on the same journey.” I couldn’t have said it better myself.
Our progressive, tech-centric society often leads us to believe things like “it’s easier to communicate online,” “it’s cheaper to do a video conference,” or even “it’s acceptable to have a serious conversation over a text message.” But our Connect conference shows us that this isn’t always the case!
Connect brings us together to network. It is such a special week we spend with the EAM community sharing stories, ideas, lessons learned, and struggles overcame – face to face. The value of meeting in person is not lost on us or the people who attend Connect, and we hope that you will mark your calendars and join us for Connect 2018.
We are thrilled to announce that Connect 2018 will be held in Greenville, SC from April 30 to May 3, 2018.
At our 6th annual Infor EAM user conference, we are investing more into your experience than ever before. We have great things planned for next year, so stay tuned for some big announcements. In the meantime, be sure to reserve your spot today so you don’t miss out!