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Networking at Applied Net Is Easier than Ever Thanks to Peer-to-Peer Connect

September 12, 2022

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Attendees come to Applied Net each year to meet great people and learn new things. But how do you spark those meaningful conversations? It all starts with Peer-to-Peer Connect.

What’s Peer-to-Peer Connect?

Peer-to-Peer Connect (previously Braindate) is our networking platform that helps you tap into the experiences and expertise of your fellow attendees. It’s an easy way to connect and learn from each other through conversations about things of interest to you. Share your knowledge through one-on-one or group conversations called “Connects” with other attendees.

A topic is the knowledge someone is willing to share in the form of a conversation starter. It can be personal or professional – anything you’re passionate about! It consists of a short title, ”How I learned about this,“ and tags. All the topics are visible in the Topic Market.

Good topic titles are specific yet enticing.

  • Could be stronger: Applied Epic

  • Better title: The new reporting feature in Applied Epic is a game changer

Remember to add tags to help others find your topic and understand it better.

How does it work?

Log in to Peer-to-Peer Connect using the email address provided at registration and create a new password for your account. Once there, customize your profile to tell others more about yourself. Don’t be afraid to share your expertise, hobbies, and sense of humor!

Next, post a topic about something you’re interested in discussing into the Topic Market. It could be a question, something you’d like to share knowledge about, or a general call for networking with your peers. Participants who want to dive into your topic can send you an invitation to meet face-to-face during the event. You can also explore topics that interest you with the Search, Sort, and Filter functions, then send invitations for one-on-one Connects or join group ones directly.

You’ll receive email reminders from the platform when you have new invitations and before your booked sessions are set to begin.

For questions or help booking your Connects, chat with our learning concierges (real humans, not bots) in the platform. Just click the blue “Concierge, Please!” button on your screen to begin chatting with one of our Peer-to-Peer Connect experts.

When can you schedule your Connects and where do they take place?

Starting Monday, September 12, you can activate your account. Once you’ve set up your profile, you can post topics, reserve your spot in group Connects, and start sending/receiving invites for one-on-ones. However, you can only schedule Connects for the following days and times:

  • Monday, October 3, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Tuesday, October 4, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Connects will take place in the Peer-to-Peer Connect Lounge in the Presidential Lobby. When you arrive for your Connect, check in at the desk and someone will tell you which table to sit at.

Why should you Connect?

  1. Personalize your Applied Net experience by choosing what you’d like to discuss and when.

  2. Continue the conversation post-session to learn tricks of the trade from users like yourself.

  3. Find your local Applied Client Network chapter and engage with other members.

  4. Use the opportunity to troubleshoot a problem or challenge you’re facing with other attendees.

  5. Position yourself as a thought leader and/or reliable source of information.

Already registered for Applied Net 2022?

Start scheduling your Connects on your desktop or tap the “Peer-to-Peer Connect” tile on the home screen in the Applied Net app.

Not yet registered for Applied Net 2022?

Reserve your spot now to take advantage of Peer-to-Peer Connect to have meaningful conversations with like-minded peers.

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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.