19 Oct, 2023
North America's biggest conference for accounting professionals and QuickBooks partners lands in Las Vegas next month. Read on to learn more about what to expect from QuickBooks Connect this year.
The premier event on the QuickBooks calendar is set to live up to its reputation as one of the biggest and best industry events in the world in 2023. It will be a sold-out crowd that descends upon ARIA Las Vegas for three days of learning, growth and connection from November 13-15.
For those who were able to get a ticket before they were all snapped up, the Fathom contingent cannot wait to join you there! For those who unfortunately missed out this year, fear not! Our team in attendance will be bringing you the freshest ideas, latest tech news and key insights gained. In the meantime, if you are heading along, here are our tips for making the most of QBC ‘23!
Have a plan of attack
Conferences are always a whirlwind experience, in Las Vegas no less! Making a plan (and sticking to it) will be crucial for making the most of your time over the jam-packed three-day schedule. This includes planning for adequate downtime. Don’t feel like you must attend every session; it’s a marathon, not a sprint.
(Pro tip: you can use the QBC sessions site to get all the details; use the heart icons to save your must-sees!)
Plan your app shortlist and explore ahead of time with a free trial
With so much to see, it’s also worth planning a shortlist of the QuickBooks app exhibitors you want to chat with while you’re there (this absolutely includes stopping by the Fathom team to say hello). A free trial can be a great way to get an in-depth look at what the app can offer you. You can then bring your questions to the app teams exhibiting at QBC ‘23 to get a face-to-face answer.
(Pro tip #2: Fathom will be at Booth #26 and offers a 14-day free trial with no credit card required. You can start your free trial here.)
Pack light on conference days
Multi-day conferences can be rewarding but utterly exhausting by the end. Combined with the amount of merchandise you’re likely to pick up (we recommend only taking what merch you’ll actually find useful), it’s a smart idea to only pack the essentials when heading off for the day. This includes things like wearing comfortable shoes, bringing a fully charged phone, notepad and pen, business cards, water bottle, and perhaps a few healthy snacks to keep your energy sustained and your mind switched on.
Carrying excess weight around in your bag all day can be a drain; if in doubt, leave it out.
With in-person events well and truly back to normal post-covid, don’t take the opportunity for face-to-face networking for granted! Often, the real value we take away from conferences comes from the connections we make. Most people are there for the same thing; to meet people and learn from the sharing of ideas. So put on a friendly face and don’t be afraid to say hi to those you’re sharing the conference hall with.
Earn CPE points
The 65+ sessions hosted across the three-day QuickBooks Connect agenda not only keep you up to date with the latest and greatest from the industry, they also allow you to earn up to 12 hours of CPE! Another reason to jump headfirst into this experience. You can check which sessions count for how many hours using the QuickBooks Connect session catalogue.
There’s so much to look forward to at QuickBooks Connect 2023. We hope you’ve found these tips helpful, and our team can’t wait to connect with you in Las Vegas!
Written by Jack Laidley
Jack is a global marketing programs manager at Fathom, who recently completed his MBA. With a background in copywriting, branding, and CRM technology, Jack is passionate about meaningful brand communication and marketing strategy.