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The Ultimate Guide to DSLUG Conference 2019 in Anaheim, CA

  • 1.  The Ultimate Guide to DSLUG Conference 2019 in Anaheim, CA

    Posted Feb 28, 2019 08:24 AM
    ​​Dynamics SL User Group (DSLUG) Conference is heading to Anaheim, California April 15-18, 2019. With such a jampacked event and a beautiful destination this event is shaping up to be one of our best. As you probably already know, Anaheim is the home of Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm but that's only the short list of excitement you can enjoy while you are here.

    Additionally, we wanted to provide a friendly reminder that Advanced pricing ends Sunday, March 3rd. Advanced pricing allows you to save $100 on your full conference pass, so you don't have to break the bank. After that date, discounts will no longer be offered, and conference passes will be retail price until the end of the event. Don't delay your registration and use this link to save $100.

    Once you're registered, use this guide to help you plan your trip and get the most out of DSLUG Conference 2019.

    #1 Determine if you are attending any Academy sessions

    Academy sessions have limited space and are first come first serve. Many of your peers have already signed up and space is becoming more limited each day. Additionally, Academy sessions are deep dive interactive training that cover topics in detail as you follow along on your own computer. Check out all Academy sessions.

    #2 Book your flights and hotel

    Get the best rate on flights and hotel by using our discount codes and group rates. Below we've provided all the links you need to book online or over the phone.

    Airport: John Wayne Airport, Orange County (SNA)

    Flight Discount: Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for Dynamic Communities. Click here to book your flights online .To book by phone: call Delta Meeting Network at 1.800.328.1111 Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code NMT2L

    Hotel: Anaheim Marriot | 700 West Convention Way | Anaheim, California 92802 USA    Use our group room rate: $209* standard room (single/double) before it expires on Monday, March 25, 2019 5PM (Pacific time). Reserve your room.

    #3 Plan your schedule

    Planning your schedule is key to using your time wisely at any conference. DSLUG Conference is no different. With 4 days of 124 sessions, 80+ experts, and 28 sponsors, you'll need to plan the activities you feel are most important. One person cannot do it all, so choose your schedule wisely. You can see the full conference schedule here to start planning.

    If multiple people from you company are attending, we suggest you plan as a team to divide and conquer. You can always share notes and key information when you get back to the office, or even better, over drinks!

    P.S. Don't forget to plan time to walk through the expo hall. Vendors provide solutions that extend the functionality of Dynamics SL and may have solutions to problems you already have or may not know you have. Don't overlook the value of the expo.

    #4 Mark your calendar for special Downtown Disney experience

    Since you're going to be in Anaheim, you must do Disney. DSLUG Conference makes it easy for you to get in a little Disney fun with a special Downtown Disney experience exclusively for conference attendees.

    Enjoy an exclusive dinner and entertainment with fellow Dynamics SL users at Downtown Disney. You can enjoy bowling, live music, delicious food, karaoke, games and more – and it's all included in your conference pass! Also, transportation will be provided.

    Here are the details for your calendar:

    When: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 6 pm – 10 pm

    What/Where: Special Downtown Disney Experience at Splitsville

    #5 Have Fun

    Although a main goal of attending DSLUG Conference is to gain a better understanding of your functional area within Dynamics SL, make sure to have fun while you are there. The opportunity to get out of the office and be with peers that share the same challenges and successes only comes around once and a while. When you are tempted to go to bed early think about what you might be missing if you don't attend dinner or drinks you were invited to. With that being said, be the person to make plans and really put yourself out there, so you walk away with not only professional connections but friends.

    See you in Anaheim!

    Daisey Eck
    Program Manager
    Dynamic Communities
    Fargo ND