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Bigger, Better xTupleCon for 2014 — Special Community Pricing through April 30

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

You asked for bigger and better. And we listened! Now, you're getting the biggest, and best, conference that the "innovation corridor" of downtown Norfolk, Virginia (USA), has to offer!

Registration is now open for xTuple Early Bird Pricing. Save $250 off with the Ultimate Combo Pass by registering before June 30, 2014. Don't miss out on your opportunity to save your seat, save money and maximize your xTuple investment. Note: Community-exclusive pricing ended April 30.

Frequently Asked Questions | FAQs


When is it? You asked for more in-depth educational opportunities, so we adapted the schedule into a full week, with pre-conference training added. Join us October 13-18, 2014 (Monday — Saturday); see #xTupleCon14 for all activities. And, moving the conference to the second week of October allows you to run payroll, close your business month, etc., and still attend!

What is it? Networking with hundreds of global users, hands-on how-to pre-conference Workshops, inspirational conference Sessions and Keynotes (including leaders in government, technology and our local military), evening activities, Partner Meeting and xTuple Open Golf Tournament. Did we miss anything?

Where do I stay? This year we chose the beautiful and spacious Waterside Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 235 E. Main St., Norfolk, Virginia (USA), just a few blocks away from xTuple Headquarters. Register soon for the #xTupleCon14 Room Block for best savings (up to 40% off regular rates).

How do I register to attend? You may register for all #xTupleCon14 events here.

What is included in my ticket price? Welcome Reception, breakfast and lunch, Awards Dinner, door prizes, invaluable training, and more.

Do I get a Discount? Yes! As a special thank-you to our open source community, take advantage of your lowest-priced #xTupleCon14 Community Discount, if you register before April 30, 2014. Early Bird Pricing is in effect May 1 — June 30, 2014. Partners/Value-added Resellers (VAR) click here for an even better deal.

Can I get a Discount if I have more than one person attending? Of course! Your Multiple Attendee Discount is for three (3) or more people from the same company to receive 10% off attendee ticket pricing, honored through Early Bird (ends June 30, 2014).

What is the agenda? The #xTupleCon14 General Agenda is posted. Once sessions and workshops are set, the Complete Agenda will be available, with much greater detail, including tracks, times, etc., no later than July 30.

Should I attend conference sessions or workshops, or both? Conference sessions (45-55 minutes each) are high-level topics to help you successfully run — and grow — your business, for example: “How to Sell More Online." Workshops (2-4 hours each) are hands-on, deep-dives into subjects essential to your best use of xTuple, for example: “How to Setup & Manage My e-Store.” Based on your 2013 feedback (here's a reminder of the xTupleCon 2013 Agenda), educational tracks for all training are: Business Management (Bus) | Operations & Planning (Ops) | Technology (Tech) | All (Suitable for any). And again, we will post appropriate content levels as beginner, intermediate, advanced or suitable for any, as well as utilize the current version of xTuple in all demonstrations. Content will evenly cover Manufacturing and Distribution-focused businesses. Hot topic “eCommerce” will run across all tracks.

How do I request a session or workshop topic? If you have a request for specific content for either a conference session or hands-on workshop, now is the time to ensure it is on the agenda — anything “how to” come to mind? Just tell us your #xTupleCon14 Topic need.

How do I submit a session topic that I want to present? Submit your great session or workshop idea before June 1, 2014. If your session is selected, you will earn a 50% discount refunded on your registration fee. What a deal!

How do I sign up to be a Sponsor / Exhibitor? For the first time ever, you can Sponsor #xTupleCon14 and promote your business solutions in front of hundreds of decision-makers from growing companies, worldwide. Sign up now and for only $1,000 (a $2,500 value), you'll get premium Exhibit Space, a Session Presentation and Pre-Conference as well as Conference Admission all week for up to two (2) representatives. Sponsor Prospectus [PDF]

Are the Workshops new? Yes! Last year, we received feedback from attendees like you who wanted the opportunity to attend a longer session in order to dive deeper into a topic and get your hands "dirty." We created pre-conference trainings to enrich your experience with the conference and the software. Purchase the best-value Ultimate Combo Pass that includes the half-day workshops and the full conference. Save $250 before June 30.

What’s “Bigger and Better” about this year? Where do we start? The hotel for the 2014 conference is a major change — it is now a true conference venue at the center of the Norfolk Waterside << click on their website for a preview of what’s in store. Not only is the conference area spacious, the food is better (Shula's 347 Steakhouse is the hotel restaurant as an indicator of quality!) We’ve also added half-day workshops and an Awards Dinner based on feedback from last year's attendees, even expanding to a week full of activities.

How do I get to Norfolk, Virginia? You can drive, fly, or ride a train. Learn more about #xTupleCon14 Travel Logistics.

I want to bring a guest/spouse. Do you have any discounts or activities for them? The more, the merrier. Especially if you anticipate receiving an Award, you will want your guest or spouse to join us for meals and at least the Awards Dinner. We've setup a Guest/Spouse Meals Discount for the Welcome Reception, daily meals (breakfast and lunch) and the Awards Dinner only. The City of Norfolk’s Convention and Tourism Bureau is available to help plan your visit to #NorfolkVA.

Who should attend? Valued customers, curious prospects, open source developers, free PostBooks tire-kickers, enthusiastic partners, resourceful vendors, and your guest or spouse, too.

What #hashtag(s) should I use to tell others via social media about xTupleCon, the ultimate user conference for open source xTuple ERP? #xTupleCon14 #NorfolkVA Will you be first to tweet?

Did we miss any questions? If so, please post them here for the answer.

Missy Schmidt

Vice President Marketing
Missy is responsible for the company's global user conference and all outbound communication, including sales and marketing campaigns, websites, social media, public relations and channel partnerships. She is tightly connected to the economic development, startup and entrepreneurial communities — both locally in southeastern Virginia and nationally. She serves on the board of directors of the Downtown Norfolk Council and is a member of the Hampton Roads chapters of various professional development organizations: the User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA Norfolk), Public Relations Society of America, American Advertising Federation and American Marketing Association. Prior to joining xTuple in early 2012, Missy was vice president of strategic communication and marketing for the Hampton Roads Partnership, a public-private corporation working to improve the region's economy within the international marketplace. Missy holds a B.S. from James Madison University. She and her husband Bert, president and CEO of WHRO Public Media for Hampton Roads, reside in the "innovation corridor" of downtown Norfolk.