Brace yourself for some unbridled enthusiasm, because it’s the most wonderful time of the year and I am genuinely excited.
If you were among the lucky few to snag a ticket to this year’s sold-out Xerocon in Austin, you are in for quite a treat. This year will be jam-packed with amazing speakers, networking opportunities galore, and, of course… BBQ! Since Xerocon is being held in the (unofficial) barbecue capital of the world, I’ll be carrying sauce in my purse in the event of a brisket emergency.
If you haven’t taken a glance at the schedule, I will break it down for you.
If you are a new Xero user or are ready to build your dream practice, you can’t miss this. There are several tracks going on at once, so rest assured that there is going to be something perfectly suited for you. Here are a few of the sessions on Tuesday:
If you are at all on the fence about going to Precon- just go for it! Here is the link to register.
Don’t forget the Welcome Event at 5:30pm. It really lives up to its name and serves its purpose. There will be so many enthusiastic, intelligent peers there- it is not to be missed!
Keri Gohman will be opening the day with her Keynote speech, followed by Xero CEO Rod Drury, who will be speaking about his two favorite topics- machine learning and automation. Seriously, they are like the dynamic duo. #fangirl
Wednesday will be rounded out with product updates, industry trends, and keynote speeches galore! If you like to keep pace with cutting edge developments in accounting, Xero, or tech, you are going to love this day!
Thursday begins with a special breakfast event- Inclusion as Innovation. This really piqued my interest because building a culture of inclusivity is what we are all about at Accountingprose. It’s an early event (7:15am, eek!) but I am going to spring out of bed to head to this breakfast.
The rest of the day is all about inspiring us! From the looks of it, there are some heavy hitters on the lineup! I personally cannot wait to see Marcus Lemonis from CNBC’s investment-based reality show “The Profit” talk about the power of relationship building or to have the Xero Ambassador team teach us to be cherished advisors.
The day ends with a farewell dance-a-thon (granted, I might be the only entrant!) at Brazos. I better dig up my cowboy boots and hat, so I can shake a leg in style!
Before you make the journey to Xerocon, here are a few tips to consider:
As I ready myself for Xerocon 2017, I can’t help but think about how much fun I had learning and networking last year. Every year I go with no expectations and am totally blown away. Though I’ve studied the schedule and have tried to uncover top secret info (no dice!), I am sure that this year will be something totally unexpected.
Want to see what happened last year? Check out the whole Xerocon 2016 album here.
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