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10 Days to Applied Net: 10 Things to Look Forward To

September 22, 2022

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There are only 10 days until Applied Net 2022, and we’re so excited (we just can't hide it)! It’s been a minute since we did the whole in-person thing – plus we’re bringing a few tricks we learned from the virtual world to the live arena – so we thought a rundown of the program would be helpful for first-timers and veterans alike. That’s why we’ve rounded up our 10 favorite things about Applied Net 2022! As you get ready for this year’s conference, be on the lookout for all these exciting components and more. And for those of you who haven’t registered yet – consider this a list of 10 reasons why you should.

Pre-Conference Program

Jumpstart your week at our Pre-Conference program on Sunday where we have some awesome learning and networking opportunities planned! For our up-and-coming leaders – the Emerging Leaders Program is for you! National thought leader Rachel Druckenmiller will teach you how to unmute yourself and find your voice in the workplace in this half-day course. Need Continuing Education (CE) credits? We’ve got you covered! Earn up to 7 hours of CE credits to meet your state licensing requirements while gaining additional education on niche topics such as Homeowners Insurance, Personal Auto Insurance, and Analyzing Cyber Liability. ACT will also be hosting its fall Tech Summit in conjunction with our event. They welcome attendees to join them to discuss the latest tech trends. All Pre-Conference programs require additional registration. You can head over to the Applied Net site to do that or for more details.

To close out the day, you can connect with fellow attendees on topics of mutual interest at the Networking Roundtables and reconnect with peers while exploring the Applied Net Exchange at the Welcome Reception.

Education Sessions

We’ve squared up one of our best education programs yet with over 240 sessions on a variety of subjects that keep you up to speed on industry trends, professional development hot topics, and best practices for using your Applied software. And if you haven’t heard, we’ve introduced new and improved conference tracks this year that are broken out by role versus technology so you can more easily identify sessions that match your unique needs and interests. But if you still need help determining which sessions are best for you, check out our Path to Applied Net guide for session recommendations by role. Also new this year is the hands-on lab session format. These will be longer education sessions where you can bring your own device and apply your learnings to your tech in real time. The session list is now live, and we encourage you to peruse it to start planning which ones you want to attend. You can browse the full list of sessions on your desktop or select the “Sessions” tile on the home screen in the Applied Net app. Speaking of the app…

Applied Net Mobile App

The Applied Net app is your go-to resource for getting the most out of the conference! Here you can build your agenda, plan your expo hall visits, and schedule meetings with your peers and Applied experts. It’s also loaded with tons of helpful info like the most up-to-date conference and education session schedules, venue maps, transportation schedules, and everything else you could need. But don’t wait until you’re onsite to download it. Do so now to start planning your Applied Net experience. Download the app from the Apple App Store (iOS™) or Google Play™ (Android™).

Need help with the app? View the Applied Net App How-To Guide for step-by-step instructions on editing your profile, building your agenda, and more.

Applied Net Exchange

The Applied Net Exchange is a one-stop shop for you to check out all the hottest products and services in the industry. Here, you can pop by the Applied booth for live demos of our new innovations. You can mix and mingle with your peers and discover how other users are using Applied to transform their businesses. You’ll even be able to connect with more than 75 exhibitors to learn about their exciting tech solutions that extend the value of your Applied investment. And let’s not forget about all the awesome swag you’ll get. Tap the “Exhibitors” tile on the home screen in the Applied Net app for a list of all our exhibitors and a map of where each one will be on the trade show floor. And while you’re in the expo hall…

Passport 2 Prizes

Win prizes while learning and networking in the expo hall by playing our Passport 2 Prizes game. The rules are simple: use the Applied Net app to scan the QR code at participating sponsors’ booths and answer their questions to earn points. Answer all 12 questions, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win exciting prizes donated by our sponsors.

Keynote Speakers

We’re kicking things off with our CEO Taylor Rhodes who will share how Applied is bringing technology and people together in new, more exciting ways than ever for a Connected Insurance Experience. Then, Applied Client Network’s CEO Brian Langerman will discuss how the Applied Client Network is an essential resource for you to make the most of your Applied technology investment. These CEOs will be tough acts to follow, but our Chief Technology Officer Rich Belanger and Chief Customer Officer Trevor Bunker will also take to the stage to provide a product portfolio and customer experience update respectively. We’re over the moon to have Mike Krzyzewski (aka Coach K), former head men’s basketball coach at Duke University, as our special guest keynote! In what is sure to be an inspiring talk, Coach K will give you a game plan for achieving success by teaching you strategies to build confidence, trust, communication, and teamwork.

Product Enhancements and New Innovations

Exciting things are happening at Applied and Applied Net 2022 is the place to be to hear the big news first! During our opening keynotes, we’ll announce transformative updates for many of the products that you already have and love as well as BRAND-NEW products that we’re introducing to solve some of your greatest challenges (hint: digital payments).

Schedule a Meeting with Applied

Whether you have a question about your Applied tech, are looking to improve the way you use it, or want to see our products in action, we’ve got you covered. Our team of all-stars are available for one-on-one meetings during the conference, and they’d love to meet with you. Schedule your appointment here or by tapping the “Meet with Applied” tile on the home screen in the Applied Net app.

Peer-to-Peer Connect

Peer-to-Peer Connect (formerly Braindate to our virtual world attendees) is our networking platform that makes it easier than ever to connect with your peers. You can schedule 1:1 or group face-to-face meetings around shared areas of interest. This is the perfect way to connect beyond education sessions and share your knowledge and expertise with peers or learn from them. Start scheduling your Connects on your desktop or tap the “Peer-to-Peer Connect” tile on the home screen in the Applied Net app.

Read this blog for the 411 on Peer-to-Peer Connect, including how it works, where to go onsite for your Connects, and more.

Evening Events

As we come back together for the first time in three years, we’re bringing you some of the best-of-the-best evening events (see for yourself here). We’re starting the week off with a bang with a show just for attendees at the iconic Grand Ole Opry House featuring country music superstar Dierks Bentley as the headliner. Then we’ll close out the event with a knockout party at some of the city’s best honky-tonks. So, shine up your boots and get ready for great food, music, and fun!

There you have it, folks – a roundup of our 10 favorite things, which is no small feat given how big (and awesome) our program is. To everyone who has registered: we look forward to seeing your smiling faces (and maybe even exchanging some high-fives) in Nashville soon.

To everyone who hasn’t registered: if you don’t want to have FOMO, we suggest you stop what you’re doing and go register right now! There’s only a limited number of days left to do so.

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For more than 35 years, Applied Systems has led an industry we helped to create with a mission to continuously improve the business of insurance. Insurance agencies and brokerages have faced new challenges and demands on their businesses over time, and we have been there to guide them. Since 1983, Applied has been at the forefront of insurance technology, leading the way through innovation. As the insurance industry becomes increasingly global, we are delivering new technology and expanded multinational capabilities for this changing marketplace.