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  • 1.  CRMUG SUMMIT 2018

    Posted 07-10-2018 11:15 AM
    Hi all,

    I am considering attending CRMUG SUMMIT 2018 for the first time and was wondering when would be the best time to arrive. Are there any events the weekend before leading up to SUMMIT 2018?

    In the past has anyone benefited from arriving a few days prior? If so please share your thoughts it will truly be appreciated.

    Also will there be any sessions geared towards configuration and customization certification?

    Krishna Jacques
    Jr SharePoint Specialist
    Rumsey Electric Company
    conshohocken PA

  • 2.  RE: CRMUG SUMMIT 2018

    Posted 07-10-2018 12:14 PM
    ​You will love Summit!

    A couple of things that I would recommend:

    1. New Attendee Reception - looks like it is scheduled for Monday night
    2. Academy classes - these happen before the conference starts and are an additional cost, but well worth it!  Depending on the session, they are 1/2 day, 1 day, or 2 day sessions which allow you to really focus on your learnings.

    During Summit, there are a number or evening networking events that are hosted by different vendors and are always great for meeting attendees, informal chatting, learning, and sharing.

    Regardless of the activities you choose, I will guarantee that you will have a great time and go home with a lot of valuable information!

    Diane Taylor
    Manager Implementation and Adoption
    Synergy Credit Union
    Lloydminster SK

  • 3.  RE: CRMUG SUMMIT 2018

    Posted 07-10-2018 02:54 PM
    @Krishna Jacques - As @Diane Taylor mentioned, you will have a great experience at Summit. I have been attending since 2013. The underlying focus of the conference is "users helping users". You will meet folks from all CRM backgrounds, experience, and skill-sets. So, the networking opportunities are phenomenal.

    There is a pre-conference academy (Pre-Conference Academy - CRMUG Summit)​​ that has a course that may be specific to what you are looking for. In the Pre-Conference listings, look for "The Best of Advanced Customizations in Dynamics 365 - 2018".

    Lastly, there are many evening events that will be happening during the week. So, be sure to take advantage of these opportunities to network and have fun!

    Aaron Back, MCP
    Sr. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Consultant
    CRMUG Board Member
    CRMUG Chapter Leader - Cincinnati, Ohio

  • 4.  RE: CRMUG SUMMIT 2018

    Posted 07-11-2018 08:58 AM
    @Diane Taylor and @Aaron Back, MCP​,

    Thank you for that information. I will be registering today :). Also the (Pre-Conference Academy) is exactly what I was looking for. I am specifically interested in these listed below. With two of these session having the same time-slot, I am new faced with a decision to make for my Sunday Schedule. Portal or Integrating? It would be nice if they were available on the October 15th as well.

        By: @George Doubinski


    Krishna Jacques
    Jr SharePoint Specialist
    Rumsey Electric Company
    conshohocken PA

  • 5.  RE: CRMUG SUMMIT 2018

    Posted 4 days ago

    Welcome to Summit!!!  I think you will get a lot out of it.  The access to the experts is the best of any convention of this type I have ever attended in 35 years in the IT industry.  The entire CRMUG organization is VERY user-focused (rather that organization focused as some user groups can be).

    I always forward a couple of tips to new attendees, especially if you've never been to an event like this:
    1. Wear comfortable clothing, but especially wear good walking shoes, because there will be a lot (walking, that is, not shoes).
    2. When you check in, you typically receive either a backpack or messenger bag.  Thousands of other attendees will have the exact same bag!  I always bring a different back pack to carry around so there's no chance of picking up the wrong bag or someone else accidentally picking up mine with my Surface in it.
    3. Prepare to make some new friends!

    Okay, that was three, but who's counting.  Have a safe trip!


    Glen Wolinsky
    Lead Applications Developer
    Miller & Martin PLLC
    Chattanooga TN

  • 6.  RE: CRMUG SUMMIT 2018

    Posted yesterday

    Here's another terrific option for the Pre-Conference Academy on Sunday, 8:00a - 12:00p timeslot, if this matches with your role and objectives. Enjoy Summit!

    "How to use This Year's Marketing Analytics to Build Next Year's Marketing Plan"
    Pre-Conference Academy - CRMUG Summit

    Bruce Coffman
    Channel Sales Manager
    emfluence Marketing Platform
    Kansas City MO

  • 7.  RE: CRMUG SUMMIT 2018

    Posted 07-11-2018 09:18 AM
    Well, I'm presenting. Isn't that reason enough to attend? :P

    Watch the train wreck live and in person...

    Peter Gulka
    National Director, Information Solutions & Data Analytics
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada
    Burlington ON

  • 8.  RE: CRMUG SUMMIT 2018

    Posted 5 days ago
    Summit is the place to be for everything CRM/D365 as well as some new tech like Powerbi and Flow all tools that are about to impact you. The interactions, experts, vendors, MVPS :) and industry connections are more than worth it. This is THE event of the year when it comes to Dynamics! Climb aboard you'll have a great time. Some good suggestions from the others as well! See you there!

    Christopher Cognetta
    D365/Business Solutions CRM MVP -
    Chief Technologist, Healthcare and Public Sector
    DXC Technology
    Tampa FL