Well, folks… another EDGE user conference is in the books. EDGE 2022 marked our initial return to an in-person conference venue after going virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and all things considered, it was a huge success. This year’s Nextech user conference hosted roughly 900 attendees, staff, and exhibitors from all over the country and in multiple specialties. However, we realize that not everyone was able to come to this year’s EDGE, so let's recap all the awesome things that happened.
Motivation and Information
EDGE is always an event that offers a wealth of skills and information to attendees, and this year was no different. This began with an opening address from CEO Bill Lucchini followed by a keynote speech from Joe Mull M.Ed., CSP on rebuilding morale, addressing burnout, and reenergizing employees in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
EDGE 2022 also provided attendees with the opportunity to gain new insight and knowledge with 16 pre-conference workshops and more than 130 sessions covering everything from product features to marketing and cybersecurity. And we made sure to bring plenty of new stuff to the table, as 70 percent of this year’s sessions featured brand-new content. Everyone walked away from EDGE 2022 with sharpened skills as well as information on new and upcoming services and products that Nextech is creating to better help clients go about the business of growing their practices.
And Fun Was Had by All…
If you’ve ever been to an EDGE conference before, you know how we roll—work hard all day, play even harder at night. As always, we did our best at EDGE 2022 to top the events of previous years and we think we pulled that off with food-and-fun-filled evenings for all.
Guests who arrived on Thursday were treated to an amazing welcome reception (which, as you can see from the above photo, quickly turned into a dance party) at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin resort’s Cabana pool deck. The welcome reception was a good time, but on Friday evening we pulled out all the stops! Attendees were transported to a new world with a private after-hours park event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The night started with food and dancing followed by fantastic rides and cool shops that made us all feel at one with the Force.
And We’re Already Planning the Next One
EDGE 2022 may have come and gone, but we are far from done! That’s right. We’ve already started on next year’s event. EDGE 2023 will take place on March 9-11, 2023, in Orlando, FL at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. We can’t wait to host yet another awesome event. Save the date and we’ll see you there!