IT Nation will become IT Nation Connect that will focus on leadership and growth.
Automation Nation will change to IT Nation Explore, with emphasis on the ConnectWise product suite.
CWUG or ConnectWise User Groups will convert to IT Nation Share which are regional gatherings.
Heartland Technology Group (HTG) the peer group of which I have been a member for 10+ years will be known as IT Nation Evolve.
#1. New vendors: Competitors of ConnectWise are now welcomed to IT Nation. Datto, Kaseya (subsidiaries) and others will be at the solutions pavilion.
#2. Keynotes: ConnectWise CEO Arnie Bellini always has interesting things to say. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, should prove to be compelling.
#3. Networking: Meeting with peers, prospect vendors and current vendor partners in the exhibitor pavilion will be first rate. Often developing deeper relationships with current vendor partners and peers is just as beneficial as meeting new vendors.
#4. (Bonus: free… no extra charge): The parties always prove to be top notch and elicit more conversation with peers while having great fun.