The 2015 KaiNexus User Conference is rapidly approaching and registration is almost full. There are over 15 organizations signed up to attend in industries ranging from construction to healthcare to engineering, coming to town from Oregon, Florida, and everywhere in between. If you haven't signed up, it's not too late! You have until October 23 to register.
Here are the top 5 reasons you should attend the 2015 KaiNexus User Conference:
- Get a sneak peak of KaiNexus 2.0
If you've met us before, you know how excited we are to be rolling out KaiNexus 2.0 in the next few months. With KaiNexus' new continuous improvement software, our customers will find that they can capture, implement, measure, and share opportunities for improvement like never before. At the User Conference, we'll be discissing the leadership behaviors and methodology that you need to spread continuous improvement - and showing you how KaiNexus 2.0 facilitates it all.
- Learn best practices for spreading improvement
We've spent many years working with organizations in industries like manufacturing, healthcare, professional services, and transportation to spread improvement. We've combined the data gathered from each of these customers into some awesome presentations for the User Conference. Whether you're just starting out on your continuous improvement journey or you're an old pro, these inspirational talks will teach you what you need to know about spreading improvement across your organization.
- Inspirational keynote speakers
I'm so excited to announce the keynote speakers for the 2015 KaiNexus User Conference! In the first part of the day, we'll hear from Mark Graban, our VP of Customer Success. Mark is the author of two Shingo Research Award-winning books, and will be giving a talk called "Back to the Basics of Lean," in which he'll discuss the core principles of Lean derived from manufacturing’s past. Learn lessons from Toyota and Dr. W. Edwards Deming with fun stories and examples.
Later in the afternoon, you'll meet Dr. Ethan Burris in his keynote talk "The Cause and Cost of Silence." Ethan is an Associate Professor of Management and the Thomas E. & Terry Smith Faculty Fellow in Business at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. In this keynote, Ethan will explore why employees choose to withhold their voice, and the outcomes of silence for employees and leaders. Join us to see how leaders try to address this but often end up contributing to the problem, and learn more efficacious strategies for organizations to better capture innovative ideas and for employees to feel heard.
- Networking with our customers
The people coming to this conference are some of the best and brightest in the continuous improvement space. They've invested in continuous improvement software in order to propel their teams to success, and we're gathering them all in one room. Many will share their experiences in presentations and panels, and there will be plenty of time for networking and learning from one another. If you're interested in meeting the leaders of the pack, this is where you want to be on October 29.
- Kaizen Coaching Workshop
The day before the conference, Mark Graban will be hosting a pre-conference Kaizen Coaching Workshop. In the workshop, you'll learn how to better practice and coach the "Kaizen” style of continuous improvement through lecture, interactive discussions, and role playing through case examples and scenarios brought by the attendees. Mark usually runs these workshops at $500/person, but is giving attendees a sweet deal of $249 because, well, if you're awesome enough to come to the 2015 KaiNexus User Conference, you deserve it.
There you go, the top 5 reasons to attend the KaiNexus User Conference! I could go on with reasons like meeting our fabulous team, hanging out in South Austin and eating delicious food, and trying out an Open Space discussion, but I'd better let you get back to work. Post a comment on this article or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
See you in a few weeks!
P.S. Not a KaiNexus Customer? That's ok. We've opened a few seats to the general public interested in learning about the role of technology in the spread of continuous improvement. Email email@example.com to see if you qualify to attend.