⚡100,000+ virtual & in-person attendees Event types: Online and in-person (London, New York, San Francisco) Prices:London, New York, San Francisco, Online Dates: London: September 8, 2022 New York: November 2022 San Francisco: May 2023 Online: February 16, 2023
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Event types: In-person (Seattle, USA) Prices: Full list here Dates: August 7-9, 2023
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Why you should attend SaaS conferences
Attending SaaS conferences is an excellent method to learn about the industry’s latest ideas, rising trends, and new tools. You will also have the opportunity to network with other professionals in the field and meet potential clients.
The most effective conferences provide inspiration, and you leave energized with new ideas and tools.
Opportunities for networking
Inbound marketing and cold emails work great, but don’t limit yourself to one sales channel.
Indeed, many deals still take place in person, so it makes sense to go where people are. Because it’s not always easy to track down the person in charge of sales or partnerships, taking advantage of every opportunity to network in person is essential.
Learning from the best
SaaS is still in its infancy, especially in its current democratized form. There are only a few people who truly comprehend the genuine worth of this industry. Finding and engaging with peers is one of the best reasons to attend a SaaS conference in 2022.
Conferences are a fantastic place to get an inside look into who your competitors are and what they’re selling.
How to decide which conferences to attend
Set your objectives
You should have at least one end objective for each conference you attend. Do you wish to expand your network? Do you want to learn something new? Do you wish to meet with potential customers?
Consider your budget
Conferences can be costly. You must consider travel expenses, accommodation and meal prices, the cost of the conference itself, and other factors. So, make a budget and calculate how much you can afford to spend on conferences. Next, you’ll need to prioritize which conferences are worth your time and money.
Find out who will be there
Check the list of conference speakers. Are they relevant to your field, and would you benefit from seeing them speak? If a rockstar from your sector is speaking, it’s probably a must-attend event. However, the conference may be a no-go if the speakers aren’t relevant to you.
Tips to make the most of a SaaS conference
Work on the speakers’ list
It’s generally under the “Speakers” page on the conference website. Take a look at the list of speakers. Do your research. Take notes on all of the speakers and their areas of expertise.
Participate the social events
Instead of sitting in a vast conference hall and listening to someone talk from 300 feet away, you should take advantage of the opportunities for one-on-one conversations that arise at happy hours and hotel bars.
Use the conference app
Some conferences now have customized applications designed for attendees. The conference app will allow you to view other participants’ LinkedIn profiles and contact details.
Join the conversation
Hashtags are commonly used at conferences. During the event, make sure you’re appropriately tagging your tweets. You may also use the hashtag to see what others talk about throughout the conference. Starting a discussion online is a terrific approach to contacting someone you’d like to meet but haven’t met in person yet.
Consider buying online tickets for the virtual event if you can’t attend in person. So that you don’t miss anything crucial, you can drop in on a meeting, leave in the middle, and come back later to listen to what you missed.
It’s a good idea to sign up for event mailing lists and follow the SaaS conferences that interest you the most on Twitter. It’s a simple trick to gain first dibs on early bird prices.