Beginner’s guide to HxGN LIVE 2016

It’s conference season, and with that in mind, you might be looking for a reason to get out of the office (for professional development, of course!). Look no further: HxGN LIVE is the industry-leading conference for industrial and geospatial technologies. When you register for this conference, happening 13-16 June in Anaheim, CA, you take the first step in gaining an all-access pass to out-of-the-office education like none other.

Don’t miss out on one of the best opportunities to not only learn about the dynamically changing world, but how you can influence change in it. While there’s likely a book of reasons why you should attend this international conference, here are the top five:

The Inspiration

At HxGN LIVE, inspiration is endless. Each day you spend at the conference is a facilitator for ideas, thoughts and concepts to introduce at your own organisation. Attend executive keynote sessions to hear directly from industry experts and discover how your peers are solving business problems and creating new ways to implement solutions. Our alumni attendees have never been shy about telling us that after four days, they leave the conference inspired by our speakers – returning home motivated to tackle challenges. We also give you the opportunity to expand your learning past HxGN LIVE with our HxGN channels – watch panel discussions led by industry experts and executive keynotes on HxGN TV, listen to thought-provoking interviews on HxGN RADIO or read about trending topics on the Shaping Smart Change Blog. We update these channels year-round so you can stay up to date on what’s happening in your industry long after you’ve left the conference.

The Learning

There is an incredible journey of learning ahead of you. Each of our five tracks features hundreds of enriching learning sessions for you to get the most out of your time at HxGN LIVE. Experts from around the world fly in to present information specifically targeted to your industry, field and function. There are opportunities not only to attend these sessions, but also to enroll in hands-on workshops that are sure to challenge and enhance your professional growth. Take some time before you arrive to review the session catalog, put together a game plan and, most importantly, pencil in some free time to check out The Zone—our impressive 55,000-square-foot exhibit space.After you get done exploring and networking, you’ll thank us for the reminder.

The Connections

While social media is a great place to keep you connected to your peers, HxGN LIVE is THE place to expand your network personally. HxGN LIVE is home to thousands of industry professionals who are just as passionate about their industry as you are. We also understand that in between keynotes, visits to The Zone and sessions, you may be exhausted. As tempting as it may be to head back to your hotel room after a long day, there are plenty of opportunities around the conference centre for some well-deserved downtime and networking. We plan our networking activities with a relaxed atmosphere in mind, so you can enjoy yourself while making new connections, rather than it being another task on your conference to-do list. Network during our evening events and track-sponsored parties,  and engage with like-minded attendees during breaks and meals.

The Countless Technology Solutions

HxGN LIVE has designed a technology expo just for you, boasting 55,000 square feet of wall-to-wall innovation. In The Zone, we keep you ahead of the game when it comes to the latest solutions, tools and development techniques. Have any questions about Hexagon Smart M.App, or always wanted to see a ROMER Arm in action? The Zone presents an array of booths and life-size product models to showcase Hexagon’s newest and most reliable innovations. Don’t forget to attend LIVE Ideas, open-forum sessions in The Zone, to get the answers to all your burning questions.

Listen to what else will be featured in The Zone on HxGN RADIO here! 

The Experience

Step away from your phone screen and embrace the California sun! This year’s setting for HxGN LIVE couldn’t be more perfect. How can you say “no” to a conference hosted in a picturesque city like Anaheim? We have a full schedule of evening events, food and on-site contests for you to experience. There’s no shortage of ways to enjoy yourself at HxGN LIVE!

In a nutshell, HxGN LIVE is more than just a conference, it’s a unique experience meant to inspire the next great story in your industry, access the latest technology and solutions, and create lasting strategic connections  – now that’s shaping smart change.


Aaron Sutton
Conference Manager
Aaron Sutton, conference manager for Hexagon Corporate Communications & Marketing, manages Hexagon’s HxGN LIVE programme. He holds both a master’s and bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He has been with Hexagon Corporate Marketing since 2010. Prior to joining Hexagon, Sutton was part of Intergraph’s Corporate Marketing team helping organise their annual user’s conference.

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