Did you know that October 1 is International Coffee Day? The good news is that coffee is typically a free amenity at any of the following events. You’ll want to remain alert to ensure that you capture every tidbit of information while meeting other wide-awake people who might help you to further your business interests.
Events Around the Country
What it is: Two days of personal and professional development focused on building healthy mental habits for sustained high performance and wellbeing, This program, which was developed at Google, teaches attention and mindfulness training that helps build the skills needed for effective leadership.
When and where: October 4th – 5th, 2019, Cambridge, MA
Why it’s worth attending: This is a chance to develop the innermost skills that are necessary to create impressive leaders.
Cost: $1,250 (general admission for ticked purchased up to September 21st)- $1,350 (late purchase until October 5th) plus fees
What it is: This event is four conferences under one roof. Startup Grad School explains the most important parts of entrepreneurship. VC & Investing assists early stage investors with a heavy focus on networking, investor-only roundtables, and more. , Growth & Marketing provides the opportunity for marketers and founders to learn from the world’s brightest minds within these disciplines. Finally, the SaaSummit addresses the needs of Ascent 2018’s largest demographic by addressing SaaS-specific content.
When and where: October 7th – October 8th, 2019, New York, NY
Why it’s worth attending: Provides the opportunity to meet other senior leaders in the East Coast tech community to accelerate innovation through education and networking.
Cost: $95 – $945, depending on options
What it is: An acclaimed training workshop, which uses a lively, interactive format that includes hands-on activities and practice exercises. The sessions include exposure to the latest applications of VOC, such as machine learning and journey mapping.
When and where: October 16th-17th, 2019, Chicago, IL
Why it’s worth attending: Attendees can learn from veteran product development and market research experts how to use the research to accelerate innovation in B2B markets. A post-conference online tool kit is available to attendees to help them successfully complete a VOC project.
What it is: The largest CX event in Atlanta features more than 20 speakers and presenters from leading Atlanta-based brands that are well known for providing great customer experiences.
When and where: October 21st, 2019, Atlanta, GA
Why it’s worth attending: Presentations are only part of the experience. Attendees have the opportunity to learn from each other, with more than 400 people from a wide variety of disciplines. They also get to meet and network with CX leaders and association representatives. You will leave with a more-informed understanding and appreciation of what it takes to create world-class customer experiences
Cost: $225 – $275 for different options
What it is: Held the third Wednesday of every month, this is a free networking event for small business owners and related professionals.
When and where: October 28th, 2019, Cambridge, MA
Why it’s worth attending: Provides a no-cost way for you to meet other professionals and share ideas and advice at the end of your work day.
What it is: A gathering of all of Maryland’s entrepreneurial resources, including small and large business executives, angel and venture capital investors, economic development officials, and more. Choose from concurrent sessions, and spend time visiting exhibits from a robust group of companies.
When and where: October 29th, 2019, College Park, MD
Why it’s worth attending: Offers an opportunity to pitch, network, and learn from individuals who know how to create, finance, and grow a business.
Events in Austin
What it is: A two-day training session that prepares leaders, makers, and anyone in between to guide, sponsor, and participate in Agile/Scrum initiatives while earning 16 SEU’s or PDUs for certification.
When and where: October 1st – 2nd, 2019, Austin, TX
Why it’s worth attending: Formerly known as a tool used primarily in the software development field, Scrum is gaining popularity in other fields of business. Anyone seeking agility, particularly in a team-based environment, can benefit from the knowledge delivered in this training.
Cost: $975 – $1,300 with group and early-bird (until September 17th) discounts available
What it is: A class that overviews the legal forms of business, name registration and taxes, business licenses, permits, and regulations as well as the laws related to contracts and purchase orders.
When and where: October 4th, 2019, Austin, TX
Why it’s worth attending: Even if you prefer to retain a lawyer to handle your business law needs, this workshop can help you understand the legal issues that your business faces regularly. This understanding can help you recognize potential legal liability risks and how you can minimize them.
What it is: Presented by representatives from the Comptroller’s Office, this session helps explain tax rules, records, reports, remittance, and resources. It also covers Texas sales, use taxes, and permits, as well as required recordkeeping, and many other rules related to doing business in the state.
When and where: October 8th, 2019, Austin, TX
Why it’s worth attending: Even when small businesses use the services of accountants, owners and managers can develop better strategies when they have a basic understanding of how tax rules can affect business decisions.
What it is: Instructor-led training covering the basics of developing an effective business plan.
When and where: October 17th, 2019, Austin, TX
Why it’s worth attending: Attendees will learn how business plans help to think clearly about business ideas, confirm that their financial models are realistic, create a long-term vision and strategy, and more.
What it is: The premier event for customer support and customer experience professionals, consisting of education, community, and social time.
When and where: October 18th – 19th, 2019, Austin TX
Why it’s worth attending: The event offers the opportunity for Customer Support Managers, Directors of CS, Customer Advocates and more to become part of a lasting community to continue learning and sharing information on how to elevate the customer experience.
Cost: $425(Group) – $450 (Single)
What it is: A conference designed by and for freelance business owners that offers interactive sessions, workshop, networking, mentoring and more. The purpose is to provide freelancers with connections that are typical of larger businesses.
When and where: October 27th, 2019 (Kick-off party) – October 29th, 2019, Austin, TX
Why it’s worth attending: Between the pre-conference kick-off party and the closing happy hour, participants gain the mentorship, collaboration, and comradery that are the typical benefits of working in more traditional workplaces.
Cost: Full Access Pass: $305 (early bird until September 14th), with Add-0n Catalyst Sessions at $95.