Your eyes aren’t fooling you—it’s September! And that means we’re only two weeks away from Convergence, our all virtual, global conference bringing together the brightest minds in HR, learning and development. This year’s event will no doubt be unique and unbound, and we’re excited to engage attendees in an entirely new way.
We may not be in the same conference hall this year, but we’ll be together nonetheless—discussing the latest trends in the world of work, learning about the best ways to leverage technology and, of course, networking with analysts, customers and Cornerstone thought leaders.
Get ready now—here are five ways to make the most out of Convergence 2020!
Make Convergence Yours
This year’s event will feature not only inspiring keynotes from different personalities and experts—including some of Cornerstone’s own leaders, like CEO Phil Saunders and CMO Heidi Spirgi—but also offer focused tracks, such as the Bold Thinkers and Product Tours, where we’ll share inside looks at hidden gems within our products, discuss adoption and more! We’ll share more recommendations and tips for personalizing your agenda shortly—stay tuned.
And, from customer sessions to product-focused presentations and thoughtful panels, there will be no shortage of content—it’s up to you to chart your course! Head over to www.CornerstoneConvergence.com to create a personalized, custom-built agenda and sign up for the sessions you’re most interested in.
Work Hard, Play Hard
Who doesn’t love a giveaway? Convergence is your chance to score prizes, like a Peloton package, a Canon camera, a Breville espresso machine, or a Le Creuset cooking set, just to name a few. Connect with the Cornerstone community, conference speakers, and thousands of your peers in virtual networking forums and in-session chats and earn points as you engage in conference activities—it’s easy and the prizes are major.
When you’re ready for a break, grab that mat and participate in a yoga or meditation session. Or, head over to our virtual photo booth and say cheese!
Socialize and Network—Yes, Virtually!
Connect directly with other attendees, engage with session speakers, join all the hot conversations and trending topics and build your network. Rub elbows with the industry—from the comfort of your home.
And at the end of day one, participate in the celebrity chef cook-along with Michelin-starred chef, restaurateur, author and culinary entrepreneur Curtis Stone. Chef Curtis is a master when it comes to rolling pasta dough. Whether he’s rolling fettuccine, orecchiette, or cavatelli, his tips and tricks win over the most discerning chefs and cooks. In this demonstration, you’ll learn how to make the best handmade ricotta cavatelli with sage brown butter and parmesan. Once the demonstration is over, you’ll be able to share your newfound pasta skills with your family and friends—or get the whole family involved and cook along together!
Be sure to follow our Convergence channels on social media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram) for the latest news and updates throughout the event. And don’t forget to use the conference hashtag #CSODConf20 to share your Convergence experience!
Get Product Savvy
Mingle with Cornerstone’s teams to have all your questions answered and learn more about the latest capabilities and plans for your current solutions and the new offerings your organization might want to explore. And head over to our virtual Training Labs to get a sharper understanding of using and administering your products with sessions from Cornerstone’s training experts.
Already an expert user? Consider applying for our RAVE Awards! Cornerstone’s annual awards recognizes and honors organizations that have developed and implemented innovative approaches to using Cornerstone solutions. We’ve extended our deadline and taken the Awards global, so share your RAVE-worthy story here by September 30 for a chance to be recognized!
Avoid These Virtual Faux Pas
These days, we're all experiencing video conference fatigue, and we know your calendars are jam-packed. That said, we urge you to stay focused on the sessions you're attending. Close your extra tabs and put your phone down. Instagram's not going anywhere! Take your time to explore the agenda and pick out the sessions that work around you. Don't worry if you miss any of the live sessions, the content will be available to you on-demand.
We can’t wait to see you in a couple of weeks. Our countdown is on!
To register for either the Americas or EMEA Cornerstone Convergence and build your personalized session schedule, visit: www.cornerstoneconvergence.com.
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