Justification Resources

SHARE Kansas City combines renowned industry leaders, user-driven technical sessions, insights from colleagues, and hardware and software product highlights over the course of a week-long program. SHARE Kansas City attendance guarantees you access to the latest enterprise IT news, prominent industry leaders — including IBM and Broadcom executives — and product highlights on emerging technologies, bringing priceless value to your daily work.

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Top Three Reasons to Attend SHARE Kansas City

Reason #1: Education. Experience a user-focused approach to education with interactive, hands-on training for professionals at any level. SHARE Kansas City 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 savings as a result of SHARE Kansas City 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 our strategic partners Broadcom and IBM, and other partners to compare and discuss the newest solutions to problems you may be facing at your organization. SHARE Kansas City 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.

“SHARE is the de facto mainframe conference for deep technical conversations, exploration of new technologies, and unparalleled networking opportunities. I have taken home so many fresh ideas each year I've gone to SHARE and look forward to every opportunity I get to attend.”

Convince Your Boss

What value will your organization gain from SHARE Kansas City?
SHARE events are one of the best IT investments your company will make 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. It is a benefit to participants at any stage in their career. 

Reason #1: Increase Efficiency, Decrease Costs. As attendees at SHARE Kansas City, 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 Kansas City specify networking as a critical reason for participating. Sending your employees to SHARE Kansas City ensures they will establish a network of solutions-oriented allies. The ability to learn directly from peers is the reason SHARE has been coming together for more than 65 years.

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

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 Kansas City. Recognize and emphasize the value of attending in person. 

Alternate Attendance Options

Group Registration Rate: Maximize your savings by registering 3+ people from your organization and save $200/per person. Contact registration@share.org to obtain the group rate code.

“I've attended SHARE events for several decades, while working for a few different companies. I always come away with a list of things for improvements when I get back to my shop. The session layouts are just right, well-timed, thorough, and have good handouts.  It's great to hear other peers discuss issues that I may have experienced, or may in the future.  It's always helpful to be around experienced and intelligent people — and we find those at SHARE.  I would recommend this to all those in my industry!”