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Three tips for planning an amazing Xerocon New Orleans experience

Posted 2 months ago in Advisors by Xero
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After nearly three long years, Xerocon is back, and may not be quite as you remember it. With a riverfront venue and a summer date, we can’t wait to welcome you – whether you’re a Xero user, or a cloud accounting enthusiast – back for two days of insights, inspiration and networking.

With a schedule packed with exciting things to do, from keynotes to exhibitors, breakout sessions and, of course, a much-anticipated party, you might be wondering how you can make the most of the event. Well, wonder no more because we’ve pulled together these suggestions to help you get the best experience possible at Xerocon New Orleans 2022.

1. Catch up with your Xero Account Manager and team like the good ol’ days

Face-to-face meetings have become something of a lost art these last few years. However, Xerocon New Orleans is a fantastic opportunity to speak with your Xero Account Manager and the Xero team the old fashioned way. 

In person, they’ll be able to point you towards exhibiting app partners who may be able to help you address specific challenges, or connect you with other accountants or bookkeepers who have similar experiences or useful insights. One of the best ways to learn is from each other!

This is what Xerocon is all about – a community event where everyone comes together to share and discuss ideas. And perhaps most importantly, you’ll be able to do this over a coffee and a delicious beignet, rather than straining your eyes over a computer screen. As one of our ambassadors, Amanda Aguillard, so kindly said, “This is an accounting conference? These are my people.” 

2. Plan your days and make time to connect with others

With a fully packed agenda, take some time beforehand to figure out which talks and breakouts will be most valuable to you, and have an understanding of where you’ll need to be and when. And with the venue in the heart of New Orleans, you can plan the time you need to meet with our team and community in all the good views! 

You’ll also want to carve out some time for networking opportunities, and visit any exhibitors you’d like to chat with. While we do have a packed agenda, there are break times set aside for you to catch up with your peers. After all, the return of Xerocon New Orleans has been a long time coming and we’ve all come to miss the good ol’ days: we know how valuable it is to connect in person. 

3. Check out the keynotes, but don’t stop there: there’s credits waiting for you

The centerpiece of Xerocon New Orleans is the keynotes – which promise to be inspiring and informative in equal measure, with amazing speakers lined up to share their knowledge and experiences. Since we are all about being #human, we want you to have a real #human experience both professionally and personally. However, there’s still so much more to see at the event. 

First is the breakout sessions, tackling everything from product updates, to discussions on everything from the macro issues impacting the accounting industry, to better understanding and supporting mental wellbeing. There’s something for everyone, especially since we know you like the sound of earning up to 10 CPE/CPD credits. Talk about a benefit you can take home!

In addition, a whole range of app partners will be in one room, giving you the opportunity to speak with representatives for solutions from a range of industries, whose products may be perfect for your practice and your clients. 

That should be all the information you need to start building your own perfect Xerocon New Orleans experience. Now, the countdown is on, so why not join the conversation on social media, using the hashtag #Xerocon, or check out our Twitter or Instagram for live updates during the event.

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