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VConThis year's Intuit VCon is bigger and better than ever!
While face-to-face instruction has always been the best possible form of training, thousands of accounting professionals are aware of the opportunities virtual technology affords for obtaining education when you simply can’t otherwise attend an event. Intuit has partnered this year with Joe Woodard’s Scaling New Heights to produce their annual virtual conference designed to provide in-depth topics on QuickBooks and practice development for Accountants, ProAdvisors and Bookkeepers.
This year Intuit's Accounting Professionals Virtual Conference will be bigger and better than ever. More than 5,000 people from various countries are expected to attend the September 24 through 26, 2013 VCon. (Subscribe to our e-newsletter to get the latest updates on the VCon as they announced)
Dan Lowell, Sr. Manager of Customer Training and Certifications for Intuit’s Accountant and Advisor Group, told me in a recent interview that Intuit’s partnership with Scaling New Heights has meant the ability to more than double the educational offerings and CPE credits being offered over prior years, but it also provides a closer alignment with the new QuickBooks product release. Lowell said, “The conference will be the first real training offered on QuickBooks 2014...”
Dan went on to say, “A virtual conference like this allows everyone to attend, there is no travel required, and no costs to attend; participants can connect from anywhere while at the same time immersing themselves into the virtual environment. They not only have the opportunity to attend training sessions but also network with experts, vendors and their peers.” I would note that some people may even jump into this kind of virtual networking more deeply than they would if they were at a conference in person. An individual’s “virtual persona” might not give a 2nd thought to introducing themselves and carrying-on a conversation with someone they have never met, even if they would otherwise feel uncomfortable in doing so face-to-face at a live conference.