When we launched the sponsorship floor and accountant training for the Intuit VCon last year we were hoping for big things, but didn’t know how the 5000 plus attendees would react to the online chat video game interface. We know that in general, people have embraced Web 2.0 and are spending lots of time on FaceBook, LinkedIn, Yelp, and TripAdvisor sharing their views and interacting with each other, but did not know if those experiences would translate to a mosh pit of interaction during the Intuit VCon.
As it turns out, we would have under estimated the interaction across the board if we had decided to provide projections. 33,244 location and booth chats entered, 21,237 webcasts viewed, and 20,237 vCards (virtual business cards) exchanged made everyone a believer in the online feasibility of creating a networking environment for three key components of the Intuit Eco-System (Accountants, Intuit, and Third Party Integrated Developers)!
All this lead to the introduction of two new key pieces of technology that will be used this year at Scaling New Heights.
Scaling New Heights Conference App
For those of you who are attending Scaling New Heights 2014 at the beautiful JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa who aren’t already using the brand new Scaling New Heights Conference App brought to you by our friends at Avalara, it’s time to jump in! We had over 100 sign up the first day it was introduced and it has been one nonstop online party ever since! Attendees will use the conference app to communicate before, during, and after the conference by posting and interacting on the activity feed through initially checking in, and then by adding comments, status updates, likes, photo’s, and ratings. During the conference the app will be used for checking in to a session and to interact with the sponsors in a variety of ways. You will receive points for each of these actions at Scaling New Heights and be part of an overall points competition where by the top 10 attendees with the most points receive prizes which will be announced through the app at the conclusion of the contest on Wednesday June 18th at 6pm CST. Click here to view a detailed webinar on how the conference app will be used at Scaling New Heights 2014 and to learn how you (attendees only) can access the app.
Not Attending Scaling New Heights?
If you can’t make it to Scaling New Heights this year, you now have a way to see some of what you are missing. Join the hundreds of attendees who will be viewing key Scaling New Heights sessions through live video streaming on the Scaling New Height website. Tune in live to: Watch the general sessions, chat with your fellow viewers (available one hour before session begins), watch Intuitive Accountant present the ProAdvisor of the Year award and follow Tweets about the conference. Sessions will be available for live streaming only. We will not host recordings of the general session later for on-demand viewing and each attendee must register with a unique email address in order to participate. Registration for the video feed is now open. Click her to register.
Bob Allard is Director of Sponsorship Sales for Scaling New Heights, the National Advisor Network and also sells advertising and sponsorships for Intuitive Accountant.