Conference attendance means something different for everybody. It’s a stretching of one’s comfort zone; something that must be done to satisfy one’s employer that one is truly invested in one’s job; or it may even be an excuse to get out of the office and breath ‘fresh’ air. Whatever the reason that tips the scales for you in terms of conference attendance, there is much to be gained, if you attend with an open mind.
REVOLVE offers something for everyone. Here’s some of what you can expect to achieve by attending Revolve Conference 2017:
Well, duh! But seriously, when was the last time you invested in a learning experience to improve your skill set or knowledge of a certain topic? REVOLVE prides itself on offering quality content, and our speakers will deliver new information and fresh ideas that you can take back to your team.
Broaden Your Knowledge Base
It’s very likely that you’ll be exposed to new things and people – from techniques and tools, to unpublished data, to that speaker who hadn’t yet crossed your radar. At REVOLVE, you’ll be in a forum that facilitates an exchange of ideas that may enhance not only your own work, but that of fellow attendees. You’ll have the opportunity to ask presenters questions about their work and the rationale behind it, which you can’t do when reading articles.
Expand Your Horizons
REVOLVE embraces, promotes and fosters the interdependence between Experience Design, Strategy, and Marketing disciplines. It therefore stands to reason, that in addition to occupation-specific enlightenment, you’ll gain insights into the ‘why’ and ‘how’ the other featured disciplines impact your career path. With the actionable takeaways built into the various sessions, expect to glean helpful career advice, even as you engage in both personal and professional development.
To Present Your Ideas and Work to Others
Whether you’re at REVOLVE in the capacity of speaker or general attendee, it’s good practice to talk about what you do with a variety of people from similar, related and/or completely different disciplines. Presenting on, or conversing about the work that you do will make you more confident, and possibly give you a new perspective on your work, as people may ask questions that make you think about your project differently. At a conference you have the opportunity to get feedback on your work from people who have never seen it before and may provide new insight.
Make Resourceful Connections
Conferences bring together people from all different geographical areas who share a common discipline or field, and they are a great way to meet new people in your field. At REVOLVE, you will be surrounded by innovative designers, creative thinkers, savvy marketing technologists, top-notch business strategists and others from a wide range of backgrounds that you may not encounter in your everyday life. Simply put, REVOLVE is an ideal place to extend your professional network. REVOLVE offers interactive sessions, and an organized opportunity to socialize with fellow attendees at the mid-event party. These connections could lead to new job opportunities, business partners, and friends.
To Solicit Business
People need people! REVOLVE is the place where Design & Creativity meets (and meshes with) Marketing & Strategy! From speakers to attendees, organizers to event staff, you’re sure to encounter crème de la crème business opportunities.
For People to Meet You
It may not seem like a notable thing, but conferences are also a good way for people to meet you. Whether you are the CEO of a multinational corporation; a second year graduate student; or even presenting for the first time, you may meet someone between sessions, in the exhibit hall, or at REVOLVE’s mid-event social, and within a few minutes, you can make a connection with someone that could dramatically impact you personally and/or professionally. This is especially important when you are looking for collaborators, job prospects, looking to recruit skilled personnel or even committee members. Conferences are another way to get your name and your work out there as you begin to establish yourself in your discipline.
A Great Alternative to Working in the Office on a Thursday and Friday
REVOLVE has been strategically scheduled at the end of the work week, giving attendees a legit (boss-approved) reason to escape the four walls while leaving the weekend wide open for a fun, mini vacation in The Holy City. Come for the Conference, Stay for the Weekend! In addition to timely, in-depth sessions, REVOLVE is known for its amazing swag, and delicious lunches and refreshments throughout the event. Ha! Your out of pocket food budget will be minimal – reserved for your explorations of the city.
Location, Location, Location
Did you notice that REVOLVE is taking place at the Charleston Marriott, which is located on the banks of the Ashley River in downtown Charleston, South Carolina? The conference venue offers easy access to beautiful downtown historic Charleston, the old city market, local area beaches, The Citadel, and of course, great dining, and entertainment. (The hotel offers free shuttle service to historic downtown Charleston).
Come immerse yourself in Lowcountry culture! If you’re a foodie, you’ll want to check out Charleston Culinary Tours. They offer something for the gourmet, the amateur mixologist, and even the farm-to-table crowd. If walking tours is your thing, there’s a variety to choose from. In essence, think of Revolve Conference as Your custom-made opportunity to combine professional development, with a much needed sanity break! Come for the Revolve Experience, then stay and play in Charleston for the weekend!
To paraphrase it … Your Revolve Conference Experience will feature quality Content and opportunities to make resourceful Connections, all while enveloped in the southern charm that permeates beautiful Charleston!
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About the Event
Revolve Conference embraces, promotes and fosters the interdependence between the Experience Design, Strategy, and Marketing disciplines. The event will feature innovative designers, creative thinkers, savvy marketing technologists and top-notch business strategists who will inspire you to do great work, move your ideas from concept to execution, and perhaps change your perspective on how you position your brand.
Moreover, Revolve delivers timely, relevant content, and provides opportunities for you to make connections that you’d deem valuable, both personally and professionally.