Your guide to being a first time attendee

As the world’s leading research and advisory company, Gartner brings digital workplace leaders the indispensable insights, advice and tools needed to achieve the mission-critical priorities of today and build successful strategies of tomorrow. At Gartner Digital Workplace Summit 2020, tackle your key initiatives and learn the latest technology advancements embedded in everyday tools and new strategies for managing your digital workplace program through multiple stages of maturity.

Get the most out of the conference with helpful tips from Gartner before you arrive, throughout the event and what to do post-conference.

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The diversity of ideas, industries, and subject matter experts at the Gartner Digital Workplace Summit brought together was well worth making the trip for this first-time attendee. From phenomenal keynotes to collaborative sessions with both industry professionals and Gartner analysts surpassed my expectations and I look forward to attending in the future.

Ben Tomblin

Manager, DevOps, AAA

Here are some tips to help you prepare before you arrive at the conference!

  • Register early to reserve your hotel room. Rooms at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa sell out quickly and can only be booked once you’re registered for the event. View the venue page for information and room block open dates.
  • Visit Gartner Conference Navigator and start building your agenda!
    Within Gartner Conference Navigator, there are many ways to build your agenda.
  • Book your Gartner one-on-one meetings. Bookings open four weeks prior to the summit.

Before you arrive, build your agenda using Gartner Conference Navigator (on your desktop or via our mobile app).

Make sure your profile is complete in order to get the best from our profile match feature. Share information about your interests and priorities to discover the sessions that are the best-fit for you.

As soon as you arrive your first stop will be Registration. You’ll simply enter the email address you used for registration to collect your summit materials. Don’t forget to bring along a photo ID.

Your name badge will allow you entry into all summit-related activities (sessions, Exhibit Showcase, meals, etc.). We also scan the sessions you’ve attended to provide a summit evaluation around your personal experience.

Gartner Conference Navigator is our mobile app (available on Android and iOs) that makes it easy for you to navigate and build your personal agenda. Download from your app store, sign in with your log in details and you’ll be good to go. Don’t forget to opt-in to receive push notifications while with us to keep informed of the latest conference updates.

Yes! You’ll have plenty of time to meet with your peers during networking breakfasts, lunches, and our exhibit showcase receptions. In addition, you’ll be able to learn from your peers in sessions -- at roundtables, workshops and Meetups. Don’t forget to opt-in on Gartner Conference Navigator to connect with other attendees via our app too!

Absolutely not! As long as you have fully paid your registration fee, you have access to all conference activities open to you* along with Gartner session documentation. If you’re interested in becoming a Gartner client, you can visit the Gartner Zone to better understand the benefits you’ll receive.

Definitely! In addition to analyst presentations and dedicated question and answer sessions on hot topics, you can get advice specific to your business when you register for a private Gartner One-on-One Meeting. Take a look here at how best to prepare for your meetings.

You also need to sign-up in advance for some sessions like workshops, Meetups and roundtables. If you try to register for a session and it is listed as ‘full’ or ‘closed’, there is still a possibility you can attend. Once at the conference, find the room for that session and arrive there about 15 minutes prior to the session start to have your name added to the waiting list. Spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

We suggest comfortable shoes — you’ll be doing a lot of walking from your hotel room to the conference space, from session to session and navigating the Exhibit Showcase. Business casual dress is what most attendees opt for, but we also recommend that you dress in layers as the conference rooms can get chilly.

We look forward to seeing you in Phoenix this March!