Planning for the 3rd annual Tableau Customer Conference is officially in full-swing. We’re been working hard to make sure we have an incredible line-up of speakers, hands-on learning labs, and new ways to network and connect with fellow attendees. Based on the quality of content and learning opportunities we have lined-up, I am confident that this year’s conference will the best year yet.
Having planned the past two conferences, it’s exciting to see new ideas come to life and to integrate the great ideas and feedback from past year’s attendees. I’d love to give you a quick preview of all the awesome things you can expect from this year’s conference.
Early Bird Ends June 4th
BUT FIRST - you need to know that if you register by June 4th, can save $255! Use registration code SWEETDEAL to save $255 on conference registration. Registrations are already flooding in for this year’s conference so now’s the time to guarantee your place and to save some money.
Based on the overwhelming feedback from last year’s conference, we are bringing back Garr Reynolds and Stephen Few to continue to enlighten us on the path to presentation Zen. We’re also bringing back the popular Developer’s on Stage, hosted by Co-founder and CDO, Chris Stolte, technology visionary and Co-founder, Pat Hanrahan, and Co-founder and CEO, Christian Chabot. Keep your eyes peeled for updates on our final mystery keynote speaker who will be announced in the very near future.
Unparalleled Learning Opportunities
We really raised the bar this year on the quality of content for this year’s conference. In four days we’re offering 14 hours of sessions by industry experts, 26 hours of hands-on training, and 10 hours of demonstrated success stories from our customers. In addition to that, we will be having product feedback sessions and multiple opportunities for attendees to get their hands on unreleased new product features in our Beta Lab.
We now offer two levels of Tableau Certification offered through pre-conference workshops on Monday, August 30. Attend one of these workshops to become a Tableau Certified Professional, or if already a Certified Pro, we will be offering a Tableau Certified Master workshop. Also new this year, we are offering a post-conference Partner Education Training workshop to empower our Partners to be more successful in the field. Additional pre-conference sessions include Stephen Few’s Visual Business Intelligence workshop and - just added - Freakalytics Dashboarding best practices session with Stephen McDaniel.
This year’s doctor’s sessions will be better than ever. This personalized one-on-one time with Tableau experts is practically reason enough to attend. We have an expanded staff of doctors this year to help with all types of ailments, doling out prescriptions for continued success with Tableau. Stay tuned for more information about how to make appointments ahead of time and planning tips for making the most of your appointment.
Power in Numbers
This year’s conference will be packed with new opportunities to help you connect with fellow Tableau junkies. In addition to the Welcome Reception and Customer Party, we’ve added an Industry Networking Reception, and a set of meeting rooms for you to host your own session, meet-up, or a small group discussion. We’ll have additional resources and ways for you to connect with User Groups or help you start your own group in your area. Either way, you’ll walk away from this year’s conference armed with new connections and tips for making the most of your Tableau community.
If there are things you want to see at this year’s conference – speak up! Post questions, requests, comments, ideas, etc to the comments section of this post.
For more information about this year’s conference and to register, visit the conference website at http://conference.tableau.com.