Why attend Advancing Research?

There are at least 20 reasons you should attend this year’s Advancing Research Conference

The event

1. Advancing Research 2021 is the second edition of the ground-breaking conference created by researchers for researchers

2. This year we’ll focus on the opportunities research practitioners and teams have to enable businesses to both do good and do well

3. Our program is backed by a crack team of curators—Natalie Hanson, Steve Portigal, and Jamika Burge—leaders who have helped to shape and define the field of research for years

4. You’ll be inspired by the main program sessions presented by speakers who have prepared for months

5. You’ll benefit from dozens of sponsor-led sessions which emphasize learning over selling

6. You’ll enjoy a variety of fun social and networking events to keep you connected to your community

The content

7. A carefully researched program that’s based on the themes and challenges that are important to you

8. An expertly designed program, following a clear narrative arc, that engages you the whole time even though you’re attending remotely (not an easy task)

9. Our speakers are incredibly well-prepared, spending months with our curators and a speaker coach

10. You’ll learn from new voices; representing diverse perspectives and experiences, rather than the celebrities who happen to inhabit an organizer’s rolodex

11. Content take-aways: one year’s access to edited recordings, sketchnotes, session notes, decks, and other content to help you remember and share what you’ve learned

The experience

12. Optional facilitated attendee cohorts so you can socialize with other attendees and learn together—just as you would at an in-person event

13. Even introverts enjoy the incredibly vibrant and welcoming discussions taking place in our conference Slack workspace

14. Carefully-designed communications so you know which sessions and activities are happening, when, and how

15. A robust virtual conference platform, backed up by a host of contingencies, so you won’t have to worry about staring at a blank screen

16. Professional customer service that helps you when there are technical or other customer-facing problems

17. A thriving community of thousands of peers to continue learning with all year-long

The cost

18. A flexibly-designed conference that you can attend for one, two, or three days—it’s up to you

19. Team-friendly pricing: you can share your screen with up to four colleagues, reducing the cost per person

20. The ticket cost is dramatically lower than an in-person conference—and you won’t have to pay for hotel and travel