The Emerson Global Users Exchange, or Emerson Exchange for short, is coming up once again. This year it is a month earlier than normal, September 10-14. I wanted to give it a mention here so you can make your plans to attend. On-line registration is now open. Two benefits of acting early are that you can save over 25% on the conference fees through July 30th and you can reserve your room in the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center and not be in an overflow hotel near the DFW Airport.
Like in years past, I expect that late night, spirited discussions will happen around some of the Gaylord Texan watering holes. It’s much better if you don’t have to leave the hotel to return to your room if you join in these.
I’ll have an opportunity to present for the second year in a row, this time with Deb Franke who was instrumental in helping me get this Emerson Experts blog approved and launched. Our presentation is entitled, Getting the Most Value from the Internet: How New Web 2.0 Tools and Techniques Can Help You Innovate. The synopsis:
Explore the personal impact of the internet’s latest communications technologies, dubbed Web 2.0. This session includes:
- A basic overview of each technology, its benefits and steps to give them a try
- Lessons learned from individuals and organizations already using Web 2.0 applications
- How to enhance your reputation by sharing you sharing your expertise through blogs, wikis, and tools
The presentation will cover some of the ways the internet is changing the way we consume and produce information and how we can use this to our advantage. It is becoming easier than ever for us to discover expertise via search and to make our expertise available. Given there are all kinds of innovations happening on a daily basis, we’ll focus our discussions on what we have personally used and find valuable. We hope you’ll join us.
Please add a comment or send us a note if you are using any of the tools dubbed Web 2.0 and find them valuable. We’re always looking for good ideas to improve our presentation!
Also, check out this spreadsheet of over 300 workshops, short courses, and industry business forums that will take place. There is definitely something for everyone. Later this summer as the times and rooms are set and available on the EmersonExchange.org site, you’ll want to map out what would be most valuable to you to make the most of the exchange.