Industry conferences are essential for web designers and developers looking for new experiences, new connections, and new learning opportunities. Unite, Shopify’s developer and partner conference, is no different. But it takes serious planning to get the most out of attending a conference. Without the proper preparation, freelancers and agencies could miss out on the opportunities that make conferences a valuable investment for themselves and their businesses. Cat Hunter, IRL Marketer at Shopify, describes it best: “Get the most out of your conference attendance by defining your goals: are you going to learn? Get business? make contacts? Topics and content are important, but remember that we learn most from the ‘corridor track’: conversations and chance encounters.”
To make sure you’re in tip-top shape for Unite, we’ve created this checklist for you. Follow us to make sure you’re prepared for the best conference of 2017. Shopify United 2018 Tickets for Unite 2018 are sold out! In the coming weeks, we’ll have more information on how you can virtually participate in Shopify’s 3rd Annual Developer & Partner Conference, taking place Croatia Email List May 7-9. In the meantime, join our ticket waiting list or relive the magic of last year’s conference. See last year’s keynotes Download the Unite 2017 app How to Maximize Your Time in Unite 2017: Unite App In typical Shopify fashion, we’ve upped Unite by 10. There’s a lot going on this year: more activities, more follow-up sessions, and more Shopify Partners to meet and network with.
The Unite Checklist
To keep up with all the excitement, you’ll need to download. The Unite 2017 app (attendees will receive a password to access their profiles before the conference. Android DownloadApple Download At just 58.3 MB. There are many benefits to downloading the app. No need to carry business cards (unless you really want to. Get instant access to the Unite attendee list and the ability to message them in real-time. Always find the best seats for keynotes and follow-up sessions. We will notify you when the different activities start and. where you can find them, with push notifications. Book exclusive 1:1 meetings with Shopify employees – You’ll only be able to schedule office hours through the Unite 2017 app. Nowhere else.
FOMO no mo’ – The Unite 2017 app features an attendee-driven activity feed and up-to-date information on follow-up sessions and keynotes. You will never miss even the smallest moment in Unite. Your ticket to the best Unite experience – The above is just a sample of how the Unite 2017 app will change your conferencing experience. With tons of on-site activities, a customizable schedule, and much, much more, you’ll want the app close at hand at all times. Make sure you have your app downloaded and ready to use when you arrive at the Fort Mason Center; you’ll need your powerful information to prepare for the next items on this checklist. Create a networking strategy How to maximize your time in Unite 2017.
Download the Unite 2017 App
Networking You’re probably pretty good at finding out about people before you meet them, right? How else would you prepare for client meetings or potential interviews? Take a look at the Unite attendee list and do your research: make a list of partners you’d like to meet, collaborate with or discuss an issue with. Get to know their businesses, customers and the work they do. Identify what you can do for them and how a potential relationship with them could grow your business. By doing this, you’ll quickly discover that focusing your efforts on networking will lead to more impactful interactions with other members of the Shopify partner ecosystem. Here are some things to consider when developing your network strategy for Unite: