Each year, HxGN LIVE brings together thousands of thought leaders, innovators and peers for an incredible four days of learning, networking and inspiration. These attendees join us from around the world and for some, it will be their first time experiencing HxGN LIVE. Going somewhere new is always exciting – but the anticipation often leaves us with questions. What should I expect? Where will I go? Who should I talk to? Get the most out of your HxGN LIVE experience by reading these tips crafted for our first timers.
Go into conference feeling prepared by setting goals for what you would like to get out of your week. Perhaps you would like to learn something new? Maybe find a solution to a business challenge? Whatever your reasons may be, understanding what you’d like to gain from conference will help ensure your success.
With so many sessions available, it’s a good idea to carefully consider which ones you would like to attend. Check out Hexagon’s sessions catalog and look into which sessions sound the most interesting and applicable. These can also be found in the HxGN Mobile App, where attendees can browse and access other conference items. Just go to hxgnlive.com/app to download.
Make the most out of your experience:
Arriving to HxGN LIVE a day prior will give you time to become familiar with the venue and ensure you’re prepared for what’s to come that week. Registration begins Monday, 12 June at 01:00 p.m. and is an excellent chance to beat the rush on Tuesday. On the first day of conference, the earliest sessions begin at 8 a.m. – be sure to have an idea of your session locations for each day. While making your way to the next session or agenda item, stop by The Zone and explore over two football fields of innovative technology. Make new acquaintances, watch live technology demos and walk through the The Hub, located in the center of The Zone, and browse and enjoy its social media lounge and activities between sessions. No matter where you find yourself at conference, there will always be something to participate in, a new area to explore or someone to speak with.
What expert conference goers wish they knew their first time:
- Wear comfortable shoes! Make sure your feet stay comfortable throughout the week as you attend sessions, trainings, events and other items on your conference bucket list.
- Pack your chargers. Exchanging numbers and making plans with attendees will start to wear on your battery. Be sure to pack your phone, laptop, iPad and all other chargers you may need throughout the week.
- Network, network, network! HxGN LIVE is a great opportunity to make new acquaintances and build your professional portfolio of connections. Attend the evening events and make acquaintances while walking through the venue.
- Most important, have fun and take in all the energy Las Vegas has to offer at this year’s HxGN LIVE.
Making the most of your first-time experience and taking part in all HxGN LIVE has to offer – now that’s shaping smart change.
Corporate Communications & Marketing
Jessica Watkins, conference coordinator for Hexagon Corporate Communications & Marketing, plays an integral role in planning Hexagon’s HxGN LIVE programme. She holds a bachelor’s degree in technical communications from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She has been with Hexagon Corporate Marketing since 2014.