Resources you should know about
This is location #1 you should find when you arrive (although you may want to check in to the hotel if you’re staying there first). You’ll get your badge, bag of swag, and information you need to navigate the conference. Don’t forget to pick up a button (or a few) as a conversation starter. Look for them to easily spot people with similar interests or specialties as you!
A must-stop spot throughout the event. Visit the social center throughout EMPOWER for:
- Swag giveaways
- Questions about sessions & session tracks
- EMPOWER2018 mobile app help
- How to engage with Quickbase
- To become a Quickbase Hero
- To participate in our customer survey (you can view our State of Business Apps report from 2017 here)
- Some friendly conversation
- And much more!
This is at the heart of the conference, and there’s always a reason to stop in. Meet with Quickbase partners, watch demos in the Demo Theater, network, and participate in a scavenger hunt here for the chance to win an Apple Watch! (And make sure to turn in your completed scavenger hunt card at the Social Center.)
Need technical help with your apps? Make a 1:1 appointment with a Customer Success Engineer while you’re at EMPOWER!
There’s a designated dining area where main meals will be served (meals are included with your registration). You will find coffee, tea, water and drinks at stations throughout the event.
Where to go for help
If you find yourself unsure of where to go, have questions about the EMPOWER mobile app, or need assistance with deciding on a session, you can always stop by the social center. There will be a table there dedicated to EMPOWER mobile app support and questions about sessions. When in doubt, look for a Quickbase employee or EMPOWER staff member (usually someone wearing purple) and they can assist you.
Meet other Quickbase builders like you
This is a great opportunity to meet with people who are in a similar job function and solving similar problems as you are with Quickbase. People travel from all over the country and come from all types of industries and job functions; you would be amazed by how much you can learn by having casual conversations with other Quickbase builders. This year, we’ll be providing buttons to wear to easily identify others who have similar Quickbase experience or interests. While you’re there, don’t be afraid reach out to speakers in person, on social media (don’t forget to use #QBEMPOWER18), or via the EMPOWER mobile app with any questions from sessions!
You may be able to catch up with coworkers on your team that you don’t directly work with day-to-day. Diversify the sessions you attend, and then talk about what you learned at one of the networking events or as you’re exploring the city.
Time management – staying connected with the office
While you’re at a conference, you want to be present and focus on getting value out of your time there. This can make it challenging to make time for your regular job. A good strategy is to block off times in your schedule to check emails and catch up with what is happening at the office. Making this choice ahead of time will alleviate any stress you may have about feeling like you need to balance both. This will be easy at EMPOWER since there will be wifi available throughout the venue for attendees, as well as many lounge areas to utilize for a quiet moment.
Being in downtown Austin, EMPOWER attendees will be at the heart of the most vibrant areas of the city. This provides a great opportunity to explore if you’re interested in doing some sightseeing. From the entertainment district to world class restaurants to live music, Austin has a lot to offer! Take a look at austintexas.org for ideas and inspiration. (We’ll be arranging a group to walk over and watch the 1.5 million Mexican free-tail bats emerge from the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge on Tuesday night. Look out for us in the JW Marriott lobby as the day is winding down after sessions are over!)