2017

The gorgeous resort venue

Why Eaglewood Resort? When thinking about what type of venue we were trying to select, the planning team had a couple priorities. Of course, if you read the blog post about why we selected the location for the event, you know that we’d already decided on Chicago. We thought that a location out of the […]

Dream Work Makes the Team Work

In this post we talk about the make up & rationales for the various teams. Here we will break down the Core Team specifically, since they’ve put a ton of hours in across many months in both broad and specific ways. Early Days At first, things operated a bit like a startup, where everyone wore many […]

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

An event like this always takes a village, but luckily we have some wonderful talent in the WIT community excited to lend a hand. Let’s talk a little bit about the team behind this conference. Core Team From the early days, this event had a clear set of extraordinary people willing to go the extra […]

#WITConf Content: Collection, Curation, Collaboration, & Celebration

 We are 45 days from the event and for weeks now have already selected all our speakers for breakouts, keynotes & pre-conference sessions. While we’re still updating the website and waiting for some headshots, let’s talk about how we did things this year. The Content Form We introduced our form with this ask: “The leadership […]

Allies – Why, What and When?

The Webster definition of the word Ally is to associate or connect by some mutual relationship, as resemblance or friendship, or as a verb is a person, group, or nation that is associated with another or others for some common cause or purpose. Why is this important? Allies are important in their united common cause […]

The MWD & WITConf Partnership

Along the way of planning this event, a lot of questions have come up. One of them is “why Chicago?” Another one that comes up quite a bit is “why right after Midwest Dreamin?” To answer one is to answer both, and comes from how we started this planning process in the first place, which […]

Different Than a “Dreamin”

Other “Dreamin’s” All over the globe, user group-led regional events have been popping up over the years. The idea of these events is that the local user group leaders will bring host an extra special couple of days of user group meeting something like a mini Dreamforce event to their local area. If one has been hosted […]