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Why I Attend Summit

  • 1.  Why I Attend Summit

    Posted Jun 01, 2018 11:25 AM
    If you're like me, your social media accounts have been filled with reminders about Summit 2018 and about the deadline for the early-bird registration.  June 28th is coming fast and I would love to have you join the experience of Summit.  There is always great content at Summit and I always leave with suggestions for making my job easier.  In addition, there is great opportunity to network with others.  You will invariably find someone either struggling with issues you are dealing with or have just solved those issues.  NAV people love to share and Summit is a great opportunity to do just that.  So, if you're on the fence about whether to attend or not, let me take this opportunity to push you over to the 'yes' side of the fence.  I'd loved to see you there.

    If you are planning on attending, please keep this thread going by sharing why you go to Summit.  I'd love to hear your reason for attending.  See you all soon.

    Dave Wiser
    Beckwith & Kuffel
    Seattle WA

  • 2.  RE: Why I Attend Summit

    Posted Aug 23, 2018 05:04 PM
    Thank you, Dave for telling us why you continue to attend NAVUG Summit!

    Who else in the Seattle ​is planning to attend?

    Many localized groups are planning gathering onsite at the conference in Phoenix this year, either over lunch or dinner.  Maybe this is something this Chapter would be interested in as well?

    Thank you!

    Molly Fuchsel
    GPUG Chapter Manager
    Dynamic Communities
    Fargo ND

  • 3.  RE: Why I Attend Summit

    Posted Aug 24, 2018 12:04 PM
    Four of us from Tec Labs (Albany, OR) are planning to attend.  It will be our 3rd, 3rd, 2nd, and 1st Summit respectively.  The Oregon chapter hasn't been very active though, so if no others from Oregon will be there, it'd be great to have an opportunity to meet others in the PNW at least.

    As for why we go, it's a great opportunity to break out of our daily routine and open our eyes to what else is possible.  We know that we are not using NAV anywhere nearly close to capacity.  Some of our users have had the idea that because we don't do something in NAV, it's because NAV can't do it.  In reality, it's that our processes either never required it before, or else we never put the effort into getting NAV to work for us in that area.  As we grow, old processes need to adapt and grow, and attending Summit helps us to know what's possible.  It's almost inconceivable that we would run into a completely unique problem that nobody else has ever tackled before.  Somebody has solved these problems before us, and maybe we've even solved something that someone else is now facing. That sharing of information is what NAVUG is about.

    Dan Nease
    IT Systems Analyst
    Tec Labs
    Albany OR