Countdown to Convergence: Customize Your Conference Experience
11 September 2020
Cornerstone Convergence is only six short days away! Since it’s an all-virtual event this year, you have the unique opportunity to personalize your Convergence experience by designing a custom schedule and choosing the sessions that most interest you.
Below you’ll find details on the different tracks you can attend this year, along with a video guide for customizing your schedule.
This is your Convergence—here’s how to make the most of it!
Introducing the Convergence Virtual Event Platform
Before you start designing your conference experience, take the time to explore your options and access the full agenda on the Convergence website. In addition to the keynote sessions, there are five different tracks to choose from: Product Training Labs, Product Discussions, Bold Thinkers, Tech Talks and Client Spotlight.
And keep in mind—you don’t have to commit to one track. Feel free to mix and match your session options! Maybe you start the day in the Bold Thinkers track, and then shuffle to Product Discussions or Tech Talks tracks later in the day.
Here’s a little more information on each track:
Product Training Labs: Go beyond "what’s new" to "how to" with guidance from our training experts. Each lab will explore a variety of practical use cases and provide tips and tricks for better administering your current solutions, helping you develop a sharper understanding of your current products and expand your proficiencies in managing them for your organization.
Product Discussions: Learn more about the latest capabilities and plans for your current solutions and the new offerings your organization might want to explore. You’ll not only get exclusive looks at our upcoming product roadmap but you'll also get to explore several hidden gems that can help you drive adoption and make the most of your current products.
Bold Thinkers: Cornerstone and other industry bold thinkers discuss topics that will help you align your talent strategy to your evolving business strategy. Covering the latest talent research and the bold concepts shaping industries, these talks are designed to inspire you with new ideas about the future of work and your role in shaping it.
Tech Talks: These sessions focus on some of the most popular topics your IT experts want to explore — from cloud and products to data and privacy — you’ll hear firsthand from our technology team about our latest platform advancements and technology direction.
Client Spotlights: Imagination. Innovation. Inspiration. These sessions bring together industry peers from across our customer community to share ideas and success stories. Hear about lessons learned in using Cornerstone solutions to attract, develop, and retain talent, and how these clients delivered strategic outcomes for their organizations.
Choose Your Convergence Adventure!
Once you’ve explored the conference agenda and have an idea of which sessions you’d like to attend, it’s time to choose your Convergence adventure!
Start by signing into the Convergence platform using your login information, which will be sent Monday, September 14th to all registered attendees via email. If you haven’t received an email by September 14th, try searching your inbox (including your spam folder!) or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Once you’re logged into the event platform, you’ll want to create your profile and make sure that your time zone and region are correct. Then, it’s time to select the sessions you’d like to attend! To add events to your agenda, simply enroll in the sessions you’d like to attend and they will be added to your ’My Agenda’ page.
Network with Speakers and Peers Throughout Convergence
Once the conference starts, follow your agenda to attend the sessions you’ve selected. In between sessions, use the chat bubble icon at the top of the homepage to chat with peers and Cornerstars. Each session will also have a chatroom where you can engage in discussions with fellow attendees. Some sessions will also have live Q&A to engage speakers too!
Announcing a Cook-Along with Curtis Stone!
You’ll want to get shopping for the latest addition to the agenda: an exclusive LIVE cook-along with celebrity chef Curtis Stone on September 16 from 1:30–2:30 pm PT / 4:30–5:30 pm ET / 12:30-13:30 pm BST.
Chef Curtis is a master when it comes to rolling pasta dough, and he’ll share his tips and tricks while teaching you how to make handmade ricotta cavatelli with sage brown butter and parmesan. Yum.
No need to sign up for the live cook-along in advance. You already have free access to the session because you registered to attend Convergence; simply enroll in the activity when you access the platform—along with the 40+ other sessions you won’t want to miss. ;)
Here are the ingredients you need to cook along with Chef Curtis:
115 g (4 oz) fresh, very soft ricotta cheese
5 g (≈1 1/2 tbsp) beaten egg
15 g (≈1 1/8 tbsp) parmesan cheese, microplane
100 g (≈3/4 cups) plain flour
13 oz broccoli florets with 1-inch stems
8 tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 cup coarsely chopped basil
1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
Salt and pepper
Extra virgin olive oil for serving
3 oz grated parmesan cheese
Don’t fancy getting your hands dirty? Then join the session to pick up tips and tricks, save a new recipe for later and have a good time!
Join in on the Fun and Games!
While Convergence is virtual this year there is still tons of opportunity to network and engage in fun experiences throughout the conference.
From the Convergence platform select the "Fun and Games" icon to join a yoga or meditation session, check out what people are saying on social, or as mentioned earlier, cook along with Curtis Stone!
Every action you take during the conference, whether it's participating in Fun & Games, completing your profile, attending sessions, participating in chats or visiting our sponsor booths, will help you earn points. And you’ll want to collect as many points as you can because they will put you in the running for some amazing prizes—like a Peloton bike package, a Breville Express machine, Apple Airpods and more!
Join the Convergence Experience From Anywhere, At Any Time
We’re excited to offer you a global conference this year, enabling attendees to watch from anywhere in the world. And if you can’t make all of the live sessions, that’s okay! They will all be made available on-demand, so you can watch them at a later time.
Will we see you at #CSODConf20?
If you haven’t registered for Convergence yet, then what are you waiting for? It’s all-virtual, all free and offers plenty of learning, connection, and fun! To register and build your personalized session schedule, visit: www.cornerstoneconvergence.com. If you’ve already registered, be on the lookout for your registration email. See you September 16th and 17th!
Click here for a video on how to navigate the virtual Convergence platform and create your own conference agenda. And to follow Cornerstone Convergence 2020 on social media, visit our Twitter @CSODConvergence, Instagram @CornerstoneOnDemand and Facebook @Cornerstoneconvergence. You can engage with the conversation using #CSODConf20.