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The insider’s guide to Xerocon San Francisco

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Xerocon San Francisco is fast approaching, and with two days packed with exclusive content, awards, networking events and a long lineup of inspiring speakers, it pays to have a plan for what you want to get out of your Xerocon experience.

1. Meet the exhibitors

Allow yourself plenty of time to check out the Xerocon exhibitor space. With over 40 exhibitors showcasing their products and services, you don’t want to miss out on one that might be able to help you and your firm grow.

Take a look at our exhibitor list and shortlist the ones you’re keen to find out more about. You’ll have plenty of time over the course of the conference to get to know them, starting with our Welcome Reception on Monday night from 5.30pm. This is a great chance to get registered early, grab a drink and have a chat with the exhibitors. Registration will then open again at 8am each day before the keynotes begin at 9am.

Plus you’ll have morning, lunchtime and afternoon breaks to check them all out!

2. Plan your breakout sessions

You’ll have a chance to choose five 60-minute breakout sessions across the two days, covering topics from product, growth and productivity. To avoid rushing to decide at the last minute, take a look at the sessions ahead of time and suss out which ones sound the most interesting to you.

And if there are a few of you from one firm attending, consider each heading off to different sessions. This way you can each network with different people, take notes and report back to your team with insights – getting the most out of the sessions for your practice!

3. Download the Xerocon app

The Xerocon app, which is being released in July, is your single source of information on all things Xerocon, putting the full conference agenda at your fingertips, including speaker and exhibitor lists – as well as easy access to conference maps. You’ll also have exclusive access to tools that make it easy to: add items to a personal agenda, access a personalized timeline of engagement at the event, quickly locate others at Xerocon, give feedback and more.

4. Book a time with your account manager

For many Xero Partners, you might not get many opportunities to catch up with your dedicated account manager in the flesh. But Xerocon is a great time for you to meet face to face, say hi, have a coffee and a good chat about how Xero can help your business grow.

Just flick your account manager an email and they’ll get back to you with their availability across the two days of Xerocon. And if you don’t know their name or email address, just send a note to and we’ll point you in the right direction.

5. Stay well-fed and hydrated

Keep hydrated with cold-pressed juice and suitably caffeinated with fine espresso coffee.

We’ll also make sure there’ll be no tummy rumbles, with plenty of snacks, a hearty lunch each day and a tasty dinner to put you in good stead for a night of dancing at the Xero party.

6. Get social

Xerocon gives you the perfect chance to network in person, but it’s also a good chance to get social online too.

Share your photos, insights, learnings and fun times using the #Xerocon hashtag – we’ll be giving out some great spot prizes across the conference for insightful tweets, beautiful Instagram photos and fascinating Facebook posts.

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

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