Why Attend?
Justification Resources for SHARE in San Antonio

With 300+ industry speakers, 500+ sessions and 1,000+ attendees, SHARE in San Antonio combines renowned industry leaders, user-driven technical sessions, insights from colleagues, and hardware and software product highlights. SHARE attendance guarantees you access to the latest enterprise IT news, prominent industry leaders — including IBM executives — and product highlights on emerging technologies, bringing priceless value to your daily work.   

Convince Your Boss

What value will your organization gain from SHARE in San Antonio?
This event is one of the best IT investments your company will make all year as your employees  fuel the agility of your business, increase cost efficiency and solve your most difficult IT dilemmas. The business impact of SHARE attendance and participation helps streamline all business processes, and is a benefit to participants at any stage in their career. 

Reason #1: Increase Efficiency, Decrease Costs. As attendees at SHARE, your employees will learn the ins and outs of products to help save time (and money!) while decreasing the chance of error through user- and vendor-lead sessions, workshops and hands-on labs.

Reason #2: Develop In-person Connections. IT professionals attending SHARE specify networking as a critical reason for participating. Sending your employees to SHARE in San Antonio ensures they will establish a network of solution-oriented allies. The ability to learn directly from peers is the reason SHARE has been coming together for over 60 years.

Reason #3: Drive Professional Growth. Not only will your employees dive into topics supporting their current projects, SHARE in San Antonio will also introduce new topics related to other areas within enterprise IT. Broaden your technicians’ experiences and encourage them to attend sessions of interest for potential involvement in current, upcoming or new projects. 

NEW in San Antonio!

Experience DevOps in the Enterprise, a debut educational hot topic featuring technical sessions in this evolving enterprise IT discipline.

Dive deep into one of two SHARE Academy programs before the full event week. This winter's content includes an IMS Immersion and Assembler Bootcamp led by expert instructors.

NOTE: In addition to sharing the above, be sure to include past successes and new ideas that you have brought to your company as a result of attending SHARE. Recognize and emphasize the value of attending in-person. 

Top Three Reasons to Attend SHARE in San Antonio

Reason #1: Education. Experience a user-focused approach with interactive, hands-on training for professionals at any level. SHARE provides knowledge, tips and offers guidance on the ins and outs of different products — all to make you more effective at your job. The business impact of increased efficiency, agility and cost efficiency as a result of SHARE participation makes this event one of the best IT investments your company will make all year. 

Reason #2: Networking. Learn and grow with seasoned enterprise IT professionals as they share successes and lessons learned. You will gain insight from other attendees’ careers and experiences as they highlight valuable resources. 

Reason #3: Influence. Connect directly with IBM, Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and other companies to compare and discuss the newest solutions to problems you may be facing at your organization. SHARE is the best place to evaluate the latest products and solutions, with access to a rich mix of industry representatives through its varied technical program and fully equipped exhibition.

Unable to Join for a Full Week? Alternate Attendance Options:

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Virtual Attendance – SHARE Live! 
Struggling to get away from the office? Have an upcoming deadline? Are budget constraints limiting your travel? SHARE Live! helps you be part of the audience from the comfort of your desk. 

Through SHARE Live!, you can access a variety of the event's most-anticipated technical sessions at an affordable rate. Each hand-picked session is broadcast live as it happens from San Antonio. You can even take the SHARE Live! package a step further and invite colleagues to join you for sessions from a conference room. Plus, all content will be available on-demand for six months after the event wraps. 

SHARE AcademySHARE Academy
In just one day, SHARE Academy offers the opportunity to deep dive into one of two unique specialties: Spend the day at Assembler Bootcamp or IMS Immersion and join like-minded peers for an immersive educational experience. Registration for SHARE Academy is available separately or as an add-on. Learn more. 

One-Day Registration

If you cannot make the full week of education at SHARE in San Antonio, consider our convenient, single-day registration option. Identify one or two days that feature key sessions relevant to your area of interest and secure a one-day badge! 

Company Badges
Company badges allow multiple staff members from the same organization to attend sessions throughout the week. One individual may use the badge at a time, so you can take turns attending sessions that are relevant to each of your specific job roles. Make sure to coordinate pick-up/drop-off instructions for the company badge among your group prior to arrival.

Passport to Education
If you have colleagues that are also attending SHARE events, consider the Passport to Education option to save as a group! This bundle of five, full-conference Member individual registrations is good for two years from the date of purchase, and can be used for all events brought to you by SHARE. Please contact us at SHAREhq@SHARE.org for more information. 


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