We are all excited for the biggest Adobe Summit yet. You are going to have a great experience, and we have lots of resources to help you do just that.
Here is a quick look into some interesting, behind-the-scenes facts about Summit that will get you excited for the week and help you prepare your shortlist of everything you will need.
Venetian/Palazzo Is the Second-Largest Hotel in the World
The Venetian and The Palazzo together offer over 7,000 rooms on 53 floors, making their hotel offering the second-largest hotel in the world. Summit has grown, and it is only fitting that we take the event somewhere worthy of our 10,000 guests.
You Will Measure Your Walking in Miles Instead of Cubicles
Because this is our first year in Las Vegas, we do not have any stats on the actual distance you should anticipate walking. However, you can rest assured that it will be farther than from the elevator to your desk.
With great space comes the need for great walking shoes. You will not be hiking Mount Fuji, but you will want stylish shoes that are comfortable to get you through an entire day. You will also want a water bottle to stay hydrated.
You Will Be in 75-Degree Weather or Warmer
If you have been to previous Summits in Salt Lake City, you are probably thinking snow-capped mountains and a chilly breeze. This year, however, Las Vegas has consistently been above 75 degrees for several weeks.
While the hotels are connected, and you can access all your sessions under one air-conditioned roof, there will be opportunities to peek your head outside to see the sun.
Adobe Bash will be OUTSIDE this year in the LINQ parking lot. With multiple entertainment options at Bash alone, we have taken the best of the Las Vegas entertainment genres and created the perfect evening. There is going to be live entertainment from a world-famous band, action sports with Motocross, fireworks, a DJ, tons of free food and drinks and everything Vegas has to offer you — all in one spot. Summit Bash is going to be something you will not want to miss.
So if you think the Las Vegas weather is not warm enough for you, or you get cold in well air-conditioned spaces, consider bringing a jacket. For the rest of you traveling from areas that are still holding on to winter, consider dusting off some of your lighter summer clothing. Dress for Summit is business casual.
You Will Hear From Three Celebrities and Many Noteworthy Speakers
From the main stage alone, we have a world-famous lineup. George Clooney, Donny Osmond, and Abby Wambach will catch your attention for sure. While this might not be the time to get an autograph, this is the perfect time to have some note-taking materials ready.
For those of you who take notes on your phone or mobile device, you will have free WiFi, accessible without a password. Just remember your phone is going to be working as hard as you are. Do not get caught with a dead battery. Power stations and outlets are often claimed quickly. Consider packing an extra power source and an additional power cord to charge your devices when you can.
There Will Be Hundreds of Prizes and Giveaways
Keep your phone close by your side to enter and win an iPad Pro, celebrity signatures, and much more. You will find surveys with prizes on the mobile app after Summit sessions as well as at Bash, the Community Pavilion, and other areas around Summit.
Download the Summit app now, and get up-to-the-minute announcements, access and updates to your Summit-session agenda, view conference maps, and connect with other attendees.
The Lost and Found Will Grow
Americans lose an average of $5,591 over a lifetime by forgetting things and then not checking the lost and found. For things like coat check, lost and found, support, and general information onsite, visit the registration area at Summit.
It Is Impossible to See Everything at Summit
Summit is so big that it is impossible to attend every session and hear every speaker. However, there are a few things you do not want to miss:
Vertical Industry Mixer: It is one thing to sit in a room and learn alongside other people in analytics, but it is a whole different experience to talk with other analytic specialists in your vertical. Do not miss this opportunity to meet and network on Wednesday, March 23 from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm in the Community Pavilion.
Community Pavilion: This open area is not just our 106 sponsors; we have upgraded the event to bring you a connected experience from the world of a not-too-distant future. Get your golf swing analyzed or take a seat at the sports bar, visit the community park or get a massage, experience some new technology or have an artist sketch your profile, and much more. Hours are Tuesday, 11:30 am – 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm; Wednesday, 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm; and finally, Thursday from 10:30 am – 3:00 pm.
Use #AdobeSummit to share your experience across social media and to join the event’s conversation. Also, be sure to keep an eye on Adobe Marketing Cloud across Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn for helpful updates. The Adobe Conversations blog will also have some handy information.
For more details on registration and more, please look for the “Know Before You Go” email in your inbox. See you at Summit!