8 Reasons You Can’t Miss Extreme Connect Americas 2020

Kendra Luciano Specialist, Content Marketing Published 6 Feb 2020

“The Extreme Connect conference is intimate, which I really like! Several of the key executives have taken the time to sit down at the lunch table and strike up a conversation, you don’t get that at other industry conferences.” – Vince Anderson, Director of Enterprise and Network Solutions, Nazareth College

After the acquisition of Aerohive Networks and the launch of ExtremeCloud IQ, we’re set to be the industry leader in cloud-driven enterprise networking. As such, there has never been a better time to advance with us or meet with us at our global user conference, Extreme Connect.

This year we’ll be back with our Americas customers and partners in Music City, renowned for its music and famous honky-tonks. Extreme Connect 2020 – Americas takes place in Nashville, TN, Monday, June 1st – Thursday, June 4th at the Omni Nashville.

There are endless reasons to attend Extreme Connect, but here are NINE to get you as excited as we are:

  1. Advance with Us

The networking industry is advancing at lightning speed and it can be hard to keep up with the evolving technologies. We have the solution (literally), Extreme Connect offers 30+ breakout sessions, from technical deep dives to future advancements coming your way. But don’t just take our word for it… you will also have the chance to chat with industry experts from leading analyst and technology firms as well as our executive and product leaders..

  1. Explore Interactive and Immersive Demo Halls

Last year’s demo hall was a hit with conference attendees and this year we’ve turned it up a notch! In addition to technology-specific demos, we’ll also showcase industry-specific scenarios, such as hospitals using their network to protect patient data and a retail store utilizing locationing technologies to track consumer behaviors.

  1. Be an MVP – When You Win the Extreme X-Factor Awards

And the X-Factor award goes to… You? Nominations are now open for the 2020 X-Factor Customer Awards. Earn yourself a free conference pass and a 3-night hotel stay along with discounted passes for your team members. Submitting yourself is easy, but don’t wait nominations close on April 1, 2020.

  1. Prepare to be Promoted – When You Bring a New Certification Back to the Office

Four days of learning, connecting, and exploring just isn’t enough… so join us early for our Two-Day Pre-Conference Training to get certified. We are offering trainings on many of our platforms, including two new courses, Extreme Cloud IQ and ExtremeWireless Cloud, along with Extreme Management Center, ExtremeControl, Campus Fabric and so much more!

  1. Get Inspired by Olympic Champion Lindsey Vonn

Yes… four-time women’s world cup champion, all-time leader in World Cup victories, three-time Olympic Winter Games medalist, eight-time world champion medalist, alpine skier Lindsey Vonn will be on the main stage. Lindsey has always had the drive to push for greater successes, and most importantly, is no stranger to facing adversity and overcoming it in ways that exceeded everyone’s expectations. We have no doubt she’ll quite a few words of wisdom with attendees.

  1. Hear From Your peers During Birds of a Feather Sessions

You asked, we delivered! Attendees from previous Extreme Connects enjoyed the dedicated peer networking time so much, they wanted more, and we heard you loud and clear. This year, along with the Birds of a Feather sessions led by your peers you will have the opportunity to connect over breakfast and lunch throughout the week. During these vertically focused sessions, you will have the opportunity to meet with IT experts from your industry to discuss common issues and compare notes on solutions.

BoF sessions include: Education, Healthcare, Retail, Transportation & Logistics, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Service Provider, and State and Local Government. Bring your own topics to discuss, or submit them in advance!

  1. (Kid) Rock It Out on Broadway

Do you like the sounds of a Honky Tonk & Rock ‘n’ Roll Steakhouse? Us too, that’s why Extreme is hosting an exclusive party to celebrate our customers at Kid Rock’s Honky Tonk & Rock ‘n’ Roll Steakhouse. Wind down from your action-packed week of learning and networking by relaxing with delicious food, great drinks, and new friends!

  1. Acquaint yourself with the future: the Cloud

With our recent acquisition of Aerohive Networks, we have become the first cloud-driven end-to-end enterprise network delivering automation, insight, and assurance in the industry. Get a first-hand glimpse of the capabilities of the cloud with our ExtremeCloud IQ demos and sessions.

Those are nine pretty great reasons, right? But wait! I haven’t even given you the greatest reason to attend… there’s something there for every IT professional to experience! This event is the ideal space for network professionals to learn more and develop their skills in Extreme Networks technology and industry trends. 

Don’t miss out on this opportunity! Register now for Extreme Connect Americas 2020, and prepare yourself for a jam-packed week of knowledge, fun, and networking!

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