Chicago, IL | Your Destination this March for GPUG Amplify (And Other Fun!)

By Ginny Lebeck posted Feb 13, 2018 10:19 AM


Chicago, IL | Your Destination this March for GPUG Amplify (And Other Fun!)

Welcome to Chicago, Illinois, a dynamic and thriving business community! On behalf of GPUG I’m thrilled to welcome all of you to the “Windy City” for GPUG Amplify 2018.

With a vast list of award-winning restaurants, several professional sports teams, miles of outdoor enjoyment, and world-renowned attractions, Chicago is an exciting location for this year’s GPUG Amplify conference.

Odds are that you know Chicago is the home of Willis Tower, but there are many other reasons to visit Chicago this March 20-21:

  1. GPUG is offering top notch Microsoft Dynamics® GP education at the Marriott Marquis.
  2. Chicago was recently dubbed “the ultimate hub of innovation” and is one of the highest-ranked tech hubs in the world.
  3. Approximately 30 ISV’s and VARs will be sponsoring GPUG Amplify – browse the list!
  4. Chicago is ranked as the 3rd best sports city in the US – it has 28 championship titles and five major league teams!
  5. Microsoft support staff will be at GPUG Amplify to offer solutions to your support issues (bring a list of pain points/questions!).

GPUG Chicago Chapter Leader Katie Graves had some more recommendations in this post. Katie said:

“As a local to the area, Chicago is a great location for GPUG Amplify because not only is it a beautiful city to get out and see but Chicago is also a natural epicenter for meeting of the minds. You never know who you might end up networking with, or other ideas you may stumble upon.

While staying at the Marriot Marquis, you will be just a little over a mile from the Chicago Museum Campus. Here you will find the Field Museum of Natural History, Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium and Solider Field. A little farther away is my personal favorite- the Museum of Science & Industry. If you are coming to Amplify with a spare day, you can't go wrong with any of these choices!”

When asked what he was most looking forward to regarding Chicago, GPUG Amplify speaker Kerry Hataley said: “Real PIZZA! I love Deep Dish Pizza and yes, I know I will get into trouble here, but that thin, foldable cardboard is not pizza. Pizza needs to be eaten with a fork and weigh at least 4 lbs!” Read more in an exclusive Q&A.

So come on out to Chicago and join fellow users, experts, and the Microsoft Support team in “Chicagoland” for two days of invaluable Dynamics GP training at GPUG Amplify - register today.

I'll be there and I'd love to meet you and your colleagues (did I mention this is a great place for team building - come early or stay later after the conference and visit some or all of the top 10 attractions to see while in Chicago!)

See you in March!

(Photo credit: Choose Chicago)