In simply a few weeks, accountants and bookkeepers from throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia will descend upon Sydney’s Worldwide Conference Centre (ICC) for 2 days of inspiration, schooling, connection and enjoyable. You guessed it; we’re speaking in regards to the return of Xerocon! After a three-year hiatus, we couldn’t be extra excited to carry you – our accomplice group – collectively once more on the world’s most lovely and modern convention for cloud accounting leaders.
For a lot of companions, we all know this received’t be your first rodeo. Nonetheless, following current years, it’s protected to say a few of us are slightly rusty with regards to occasions and networking. So whether or not you’re a Xerocon veteran or a first-timer, we’ve rounded up our prime skilled ideas that can assist you put together for (and benefit from) the 2 days. Our subject material skilled is Nicole Lynch of boutique bookkeeping agency Streamline Administration Australia, who has attended eight Xerocons (and counting). Learn on to search out out what she’s discovered over time.
1. Consolation is vital
“Xerocon is a giant occasion – figuratively and actually. You’ll be strolling, standing and transferring round quite a bit (to not point out dancing all evening lengthy on the wrap celebration), so be sure you put on comfy garments and sneakers. There’s no must go well with up; denims and sneakers will do.”
2. Stand out from the group with a branded t-shirt
“There’s going to be hundreds of individuals filling the ICC, a lot of whom you may’ve interacted with on-line earlier than, however by no means face-to-face. So it’s a good suggestion to put on a t-shirt along with your follow title or huge emblem. Those that’ve by no means met you in particular person will seemingly recognise the branding earlier than the rest, so it’s a great way to face out and begin conversations.”
3. Pack gentle
“For those who’re travelling, a carry-on bag with a change of garments and the naked necessities is all you’ll want. Pack gentle to make room for Xero swag – there’ll be a station the place you may decide up water bottles, t-shirts and different Xerocon-branded goodies – in addition to prizes, if you happen to’re fortunate. I’ve even despatched issues house in an categorical submit bag in earlier years to save lots of room!”
4. Arrive early
“For these travelling from abroad or interstate, I’d extremely suggest arriving in Sydney a few days earlier than the occasion. This fashion, you’re assured to get there on time (plus, there’s all the time tons happening earlier than Xerocon). I discovered this out the laborious method when my flight was cancelled the morning of Xerocon again in 2015. Lesson discovered!”
5. Buddy up
“Us accountants and bookkeepers could be an introverted bunch. However if you happen to can, attempt to couple up with a buddy – whether or not that’s a pal or colleague within the business, a crew member, or somebody in your area’s Companion Fb Group. Occasions are all the time extra enjoyable in twos (or extra).”
6. Divide and conquer the breakouts
“So as to add to my ideas above, bringing your crew or buddying-up means you may divide and conquer the breakout classes (which frequently overlap all through the afternoon). If two unmissable classes are operating concurrently, you and your accomplice can attend one every and swap notes.”
7. Tempo your self
“At Xerocon, you’re certain to socialize across the clock, so be sure you tempo your self over the 2 days. Make the most of the quieter moments everytime you get the prospect. Typically, all you want is 10 minutes to reset and recuperate.”
8. Debrief as quickly as you may
“Quickly after the occasion wraps up, get collectively along with your crew or buddy to debate your key takeaways. When you’re again at work, it’s straightforward to get caught within the grind and neglect all of the incredible stuff you discovered over the 2 days. So the earlier you may debrief post-Xerocon, the extra seemingly you’ll put your learnings into follow.”
With these insider ideas entrance of thoughts, your Xerocon Sydney expertise will certainly run easily. Discover out extra about this 12 months’s occasion right here. We will’t wait to see you!