How To Make The Most Out of #SDSummit 2015 in Nashville

May 8, 2015 James Thomas

The event is fast approaching, and I’m sure most of you have already started packing your business suits and cowboy boots to head down south to Tennessee. But hold your horses! It’s a jam-packed week in a new, foreign city for many of you, so be sure you have a read through this outline on exactly how to make the most of your week. Ya’ll listen up, now!

1. Treat Yourself to Some Southern Hospitality
Conferences always provide ample opportunity to network with partners, customers and other industry professionals, and this event will be no exception. There is at least one event per night, at different venues in Nashville. So get out and see the city, and kick your heels up! (Love of country music not required.)

We are proud to be kicking off the social calendar with our Wine & Cheese Tasting on Monday night.

RSVP here to reserve your spot now and join us for an exclusive evening with SiriusDecisons peers, marketing leaders and our own team including Sean Sullivan, Resident Sommelier and Customer Success Manager at Allocadia.

Other evening events include:
Sirius Decisions LIVE Karaoke After-Party by the Pedowitz Group
B2B Marketing Fusion by Demandbase
The Green Tie Gala by SiriusDecisions
Titanium Block Party by SiriusDecisions

2. Go (Window) Shopping at The Marketplace
The marketing landscape today is full of marketing technology to streamline your campaigns and activities and provide extensive analytics and data. There will be a ton incredible B2B products and services to help your business work smarter, faster and better, so go out and educate yourself on them all! Most booths even offer giveaways, so you’ll probably walk away with new information, free trials and some free swag.

Allocadia will be at booth #536 (right next to the SiriusDecisions Booth), so pop by and say howdy!


Barry’s Bootcamp

3. Kick Up Your Heels And Stay Active
At conferences, it’s easy to drink too much and sleep too little. Your body and mind can end up exhausted and incapable of absorbing all the great information at each day’s presentations.

Getting out there for a jog in beautiful Nashville is a great way to explore the town.

Or, you can join me at my all-time favorite, Barry’s Bootcamp (the best workout in the world) as I get my sweat on during the week.

4. Magic Lessons In Music City
The keynote at this year’s event is the one and only Earvin Magic Johnson.

While it may not be obvious how this basketball star relates to marketing, Mr. Johnson is actually a very successful venture capitalist having raised $600 million to go towards urban development – the first and the largest fund of its kind.

As a keynote speaker, he’s there to come in, lift us up, and get us geared up and ready for a brilliant week of learning and networking, so be sure to score a good seat! (Score… get it? See what we did there?)

5. Become a Honky-Tonk Heartthrob in Your Market
(Plan Ahead to Learn as Much as Humanly Possible)
There’s so much to learn at this event! (Tuesday and Thursday are especially busy.) Dozens of sessions will be eager to get you in their doors, so get the most out of this opportunity and attend something incredible.

Read up ahead of time and find out which sessions are the MOST valuable to your business.

Have more than one person in your company attending? We reckon you split up! Cover them all, and share stories and learnings with each other over evening cocktails later on.

Miss a session? Follow along with us @allocadia on Twitter as we share some of our favorite takeaways from the event!

And don’t forget: Networking is all about first impressions and conferences are busy. That means you’ll likely be fueled by coffee, adrenaline and joyful determination. This leads to, unfortunately, bad breath and unwillful B.O. Luckily for you, our booth comes fully equipped with packs of Allocadia gum, the number one choice of marketers everywhere*. If you’re fixin’ to stay fresh next week, pick up a pack while you’re in town!

*By everywhere we mean our office space. Also – make sure you wear deodorant just in case!

If you’re not from around Tennessee, you may be a little worried about not being able to follow along with all the Southern accents and catch phrases! Be sure to review this list here so you’re at the top of your game.

See you next week, ya’ll!

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