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  • 1.  WHY I attend Summit

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    Posted Jun 07, 2018 03:43 PM
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    With this being the last month to take advantage of the Early Bird registration discount (ending on June 28) for the 2018 Summit​ being held in Phoenix in October, I want to take a moment to let you know a little about why I attend Summit.

    Last year (2017) was my very first Summit experience. I really wasn't sure what to expect. I heard A LOT about Summit from our local Chapter Group meetings as well as the Regional meeting in Orlando last year... but honestly I'm not really the type of person to take someone else's word for things, I'm more in favor of learning for myself, you know hands on experience and all that. :)

    I was given all the advice...
    a) "Book your hotel early, the special nightly rates for Summit can get booked up pretty fast"
    b) "Research what your organization needs and wants to look at before you get there"
    c) "Register for your sessions and check then recheck your agenda to make sure you don't overlap anything"
    d) "Plan, plan, plan, so that you don't miss out on something that you want or need"
    d) "Take advantage of the Delta flight meeting discount code for your flight"

    Luckily for me, I actually did heed enough of the advice given that I was able to make a very good-go of my first Summit experience.

    So now for the WHY of it all...
    I attend Summit because after only my first Summit, I am able to better understand and utilize our GP software.
    I attend Summit because I gain a better understanding of third-party software that works with GP, those pieces that offer an opportunity for more efficiencies within our organization.
    I attend Summit because I am able to network with other GP users, trainers and experts, in a setting that promotes learning and growth. The varied interactions/sessions/games with these people provide insight into their use of GP, their struggles, their successes and their best practice models. I gain such wealth of knowledge from their experiences and various expertise that I honestly can't determine a very good reason why I wouldn't attend Summit. :)

    That's a little about WHY I attend Summit. I want to ask a favor of you all. Let's keep this thread going, please. I'd like to hear from those of you who have attended a Summit. Tell me why YOU attend Summit. Maybe your experience can give me, or others in our group, some pointers and/or additional motivation for this year's Summit.

    I've also got a little something extra for any of you that might be looking to save even more on the Early Bird registration discount.
    Available now through June 28, you can SAVE AN ADDITIONAL 10% OFF THE ALREADY REDUCED EARLY BIRD PRICE!!
    All GPUG user members, subscribers and former members can use the COUPON CODE: BESTSUMMITEVER to save an additional 10% off the Early Bird rate.

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    Tasha Orange
    Senior Financial Analyst
    US Assure
    Jacksonville FL
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