Author:
Stephanie Warner

Author:
Ada Lee

All Blog Posts    |   June 12, 2019   |    By Stephanie Warner and Ada Lee

10 Reasons to Be Excited for the FME UC 2020

Registration has launched for the FME User Conference 2020. If you weren’t excited before, these reasons will have you clicking “Sign me up” before you reach #1.

10. Exclusive Swag

2017 had beautiful West Coast inspired swag that attendees are still enjoying to this day. Three years later, the teakwood S’well bottles are keeping our water cold and #fmesockfriday lives on. We’ve had many requests to mail out socks, but they remain exclusive to the FME UC 2017. Don’t worry though, 2020 may be the trendiest year yet.

9. Spectacular Venue

There are few things more beautiful than Vancouver on a sunny day. The Vancouver Convention Centre gives you a front row seat to the very best of what the city has to offer.

After sessions, you can walk out the door to the vibrant Vancouver lifestyle that awaits (voted the #3 city in the world for quality of life).

I’m drooling, get me to Vancouver!

8. Stellar Keynote

Get inspired by real-world stories about how data is revolutionizing our world. 2017 took us beyond our atmosphere with Colonel Chris Hadfield’s inspirational talk about taking risks, “visualizing failure,” and the importance of quality data. Stay tuned for our 2020 keynote speaker later this year.

7. Your Preferred Style of Networking

Data experts and FME users come from around the world for this event. Whether you want to network or make lasting friendships, there are plenty of opportunities – for whatever your networking style is.

These are my people, count me in.

6. It Only Comes Every Three Years

This three-year gap means that each UC has irreplaceable experiences and a wealth of knowledge to share.

I have FOMO – show me the form!

5. An Abundance of Food

The only thing that can make the views at the Vancouver Convention Center even better is enjoying them over a plate of delicious food. A hearty breakfast, hot lunch and two fun breaks are served each day. Not your typical conference food, this offers a taste of the very best ingredients the West Coast has to offer.

4. “Evening Social” (aka. The Party of All Parties)

“Evening Social” really undersells this event. 2017 brought attendees into another world – Darth Vader, acrobats, cotton candy, a room full of awesome games, a green screen photo booth, virtual reality adventures, and even an oxygen bar. And of course, more food.

Did someone say “party”?

3. Indulge in Information

There is no shortage of options for what you can learn at the FME UC. With over 100 sessions to choose from, you can maximize the value of the conference by customizing your schedule with FME workshops and presentations that are most relevant to you.

The Doctor’s Office is also open every day, so you have unlimited access to experts who can solve any data problem you throw their way (#ChallengeAccepted).

Beyond the Doctor’s Office, almost the entire Safe Software staff is in attendance, so you can always find someone to answer your burning questions.

2. Get Hands-On FME Training from Our Own Experts

FME training is offered online throughout the year but in-person training is the best way to grow your skills with FME. The FME UC is one of the few places where this is offered by Safe Software staff, so you won’t want to miss the opportunity.

1. Be A Part of The Future of FME

The world is consuming data at a rapid pace and FME is powering the flow of it. Our users are doing amazing things with FME, and we couldn’t be more excited to see what they bring to the stage in 2020.

The FME UC is your platform to show the world what you’ve been working on, and to tell us how we can help you achieve even more.

This is a no-brainer, sign me up!