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Six Reasons to Attend ThoughtSummit 2019

ThoughtSummit attracts a variety of Communications, HR, and IT professionals from around the world. If you need a little help trying to decide if this conference is right for you, here are six reasons to attend.

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Looking to make real progress with your internal communication strategies in 2019? Interested in learning about the future of the digital workplace?

ThoughtSummit is an inspiring intranet conference that brings together Communications, HR, and IT professionals for two days of learning, networking, and fun.

If you need a little help arguing your case, we’ve compiled the top six reasons to attend ThoughtSummit this year.

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1. Renewed purpose and inspiration

Managing an intranet is no easy task. To be successful you require new solutions to old problems and actionable solutions to new problems. ThoughtSummit will leave you feeling inspired, energized, and ready to tackle your intranet with strategies and tactics that you can implement the minute you return to the office.

You’ll also be in good company! The community is devoted to putting best practices, workplace trends, and key technologies into action. With high-impact sessions and solid networking opportunities, ThoughtSummit is the best place to find like-minded peers working towards the same goals. But don’t take our word for it. Hear what some of our past attendees’ had to say:

  • “I feel like I’ve established a community of practice after leaving the event.”
  • “There’s so much more we could be doing with our intranet that we aren’t, and I don’t think I would have had any idea without attending ThoughtSummit.”
  • “I loved all of the client presentations. I found it really interesting to see how other clients are using ThoughtFarmer.”

2. Diverse speakers

We have an incredible line-up of speakers who are excited to lead skill-building sessions, thoughtful discussions and give you hands-on experience. One of the headliners this year is Chuck Gose, founder, and host of ICology. He’s the co-creator of “The Very Hungry Communicator” and The Periodic Table of Internal Communications. Chuck’s talk titled “You can’t Commsplain Your Way to Success” is an uncomfortable yet humorous conversation where communicators learn to take ownership and overcome the denial we all have about explaining away our challenges.

3. The best city in the world

As one of the most beautiful cities in the world, there is no shortage of amazing sights in Vancouver. From walking the scenic seawall to exploring our diverse food scene to sampling some of the city’s finest craft breweries, Vancouver has something for everyone. We also have a diverse and eclectic population and are passionate about bike lanes, hiking, and of course hockey.

4. Networking opportunities

Attendees will have the opportunity to network with others, participate in interactive discussions, and meet like-minded people with all the same passion (and frustrations) as you! During our last conference attendees were whisked away to explore the great outdoors at the Capilano Suspension Bridge. And on day two, everyone enjoyed great food and drinks at the Tap & Barrel in North Vancouver.

5. It’s affordable

Conference prices start at $650.00. And yes, that’s Canadian dollars, which makes it all the more affordable for those of you traveling up from the United States or (almost) anywhere around the world.

6. It’s NOT just for ThoughtFarmer Customers

ThoughtSummit is not a sales pitch. It is an opportunity for intranet managers, communications professionals, and IT folk to learn and network with each other. Our sessions cover a range of topics from internal communication, workplace productivity, and employee engagement. The conference began back in 2015 when we recognized the challenges related to intranets were unique, and absent from other traditional comms/HR focused conferences.