18-21 May, Phoenix AZ
The 2014 Summit will be here before you know it! Mark your calendars now for 18-21 May 2014 in sunny Phoenix, Arizona. Registration opens 1 December with special Really Early Bird rates!
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Persuade Your Company to Pay
Your company may consider paying for you to attend the Summit if you can demonstrate ROI. See this sample memo and executive summary to show what you can bring back to your company to make it worth the investment.
Plan Your Time
The 2014 Summit Program Committee has published the preliminary program for the 2014 Summit, organized by track. More will be added at a later date, but get an early review of what to expect in Phoenix
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The 2014 Summit takes place 18-21 May in Phoenix and officially begins Sunday evening, 18 May, with a general session and keynote speaker.
The Summit consists of two important parts. The first part is the over 60 educational sessions, organized in tracks, which begin Monday morning, 19 May, and continue until midday on 21 May. New this year: In addition to the traditional presentations, workshops, and progressions, we're added 20-minute Spotlight Talks! The second important part of the Summit is the Expo, with more than 50 companies represented; this will open on Sunday evening, 18 May, and run through 5:00 PM on Tuesday, 19 May.
Summit registration includes two receptions (Opening Reception and Communities Reception) plus morning and afternoon refreshment breaks in the exhibit hall. Also included in your registration is access to STC's SUMMIT@aClick. This unique feature is audio/graphic synchronized recordings of most all sessions. SUMMIT@aClick takes away the problem of only being able to attend one session per hour. You can listen and watch the other sessions on SUMMIT@aClick after you get home.
Additional education opportunities are also available on Saturday and Sunday, 17-18 May, in the form of preconference certificate sessions and preconference workshops/tutorials.
Networking opportunities include not only the receptions but the Honors Banquet and Closing Lunch. Both events require a separate ticket. In addition, most of STC's Special Interest Groups (SIGs) have networking events and meetings.