Why Attend?

Why Pittsburgh?

With 300+ industry speakers and 1,000+ attendees, SHARE in Pittsburgh combines renowned industry leaders, user-driven technical sessions, insights from colleagues, and hardware and software product highlights. SHARE gives you the tools and knowledge base to bring value to your job every single day. View the session schedule here.  

Why SHARE in Pittsburgh you might ask? Check out the infographic to learn about everything the Steel City has to offer. 

Why Should You Attend SHARE?

The business impact of your SHARE participation, including increased simplicity, agility and cost efficiency, makes this one of the best IT investments your company will make all year. 

Reason #1: Enterprise IT Education. Hands-on training designed with a user-focused approach gives you the knowledge, tips, tricks, ins and outs of different products, thus making your job easier.

Reason #2: Networking. Respected presenters and seasoned enterprise IT professionals share their successes and lessons learned so you can learn from others attendees’ experiences – the good and the bad.

Reason #3: Influence. Connect directly with IBM, ISVs and other vendors for the latest solutions that you may be evaluating and considering in your organization. SHARE is the best place to access a thorough mix of industry representatives through its diverse technical program and exhibit hall to ask questions and discuss your needs.

 

Convince the Boss

To help your manager(s) understand the importance of your SHARE participation, as well as the return on investment it will bring, you don’t have to start from scratch. 

  • Share a copy of the online agenda with your supervisor(s).Justification Postcard
  • Note past successes and new ideas that you have brought to your company as a result of attending SHARE.
  • Download the justification e-mail template.
  • Pass along the right side of our justification postcard that provides reasons for why your managers should send your to Pittsburgh this summer. 
  • Email the SHARE in Pittsburgh Brochure (download PDF version).
  • Recognize and emphasize the value of attending in-person. IT professionals regularly cite networking as a critical reason for attending SHARE. 

 

Flexibility 

Can't Attend SHARE for the Full Week? We Have Options for You! Visit the SHARE in Pittsburgh registration page for details on the below flexible scheduling options.

One-Day Registration Badges
If you are unable to attend the full week of SHARE in Pittsburgh, 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 single 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.

Virtual Attendance – SHARE Live!
Unable to get away from the office to attend SHARE in Pittsburgh? Have an upcoming deadline? Are budget constraints limiting your travel? Be a part of the audience from your desk with SHARE Live! and access a variety of selected content at an affordable rate. SHARE Live! will broadcast sessions live, as they happen from SHARE in Pittsburgh. Your colleagues are also able to access SHARE Live! with you from a conference room. All SHARE Live! sessions will be available to replay for six months after the event.