12Mar Regional Training vs. User Conference: What’s the Difference? Last year, we invited all of our customers to a three-day User Conference where they had the opportunity to mingle, pick up some useful business tips and receive hands-on training on the Ideal software. This year, we decided to try something different: we are adding a Regional Training in spring and we’re still hosting our annual User Conference in the fall. Mark your calendars: Here is a breakdown of the key differences between the two events: *We’d love to see you at both events. So, if you do register for Regional Training and User Conference, you’ll get a 20% discount for the Conference, and you’ll be able to apply your registration fees for both events towards software purchases. To help you decide which event suits you best – below outlines the key differences in detail. You also get some perks if you attend both! 1. What You Get Regional Training: As the name suggests, this two-day event will focus on intensive user training for those who want to gain in-depth knowledge of the Ideal software and in turn maximize their profits during the busy season. User Conference: This two-and-a-half-day event is the more diverse of the two. Like Regional Training, it involves intensive software training, including our computer lab, where you can spend one-on-one time with our trainers to resolve specific questions or challenges. It’s also your chance to meet our team, mingle with your peers, attend educational sessions hosted by industry experts, share your feedback with us and learn more about our future plans and latest developments for the Ideal software. 2. Why You Should Attend Regional Training: This is a great opportunity to spend some dedicated time with our training staff and pick up practical knowledge on the key Ideal features you may not be using effectively. It’s purely for educational purposes – so if you’re ready to learn, don’t hesitate to join us! User Conference: This is where you get to learn and have fun at the same time. If you’d like to hang out with us and other dealers like you, see our product roadmap, participate in brainstorms on future product development and gain useful business tips along with additional software training, then this is your chance to do so! 3. The Location – We Just Added Nashville Regional Training: We’ll be hosting this event in Nashville, Tennessee – a city well-known for its legendary music venues, such as the Grand Ole Opry House, appropriately nicknamed as the “Music City” and “Athens of the South.” It’s always nice to listen to some great tunes – especially after an intensive training session. User Conference: Like the Conference last year, we’ll be hosting this event in our hometown of Cedar Rapids, Iowa – the perfect place for some peace and quiet after the busiest time of year. 4. The Dates – Before & After the Busy Season! Regional Training: This event will take place on April 30th – May 1st, right before the busy season. We want you to walk away with enough practical understanding of the Ideal software to ensure a smooth and profitable summer. User Conference: This event will happen on October 1st – 3rd, right after the busy season – when you get to unwind a little. This is where you get to reflect on everything that has and hasn’t worked throughout the year, share what you’ve learned with others and come up with new strategies for the year ahead.