While parts of the country are still locked in the throes of winter, we’re already dreaming of warmer temperatures in the seasonable summer climate of coastal California. This can only mean one thing – it’s almost time for Geographic Solutions’ 2019 Workforce Technology Conference ! Held annually for the last 16 years, our client summit doubles as a big reveal where our staff members get a chance to demonstrate their hard work and dedication to our product development. In 2019, we’re eager to present our newest developments for Virtual OneStop ® , our flagship software suite. The all-in-one modular system features a component library that is customizable to meet the needs of several industries, including case management, vocational rehabilitation , unemployment insurance , higher education , human services , and corrections . It was extremely difficult to pinpoint one singular reason you should join us this year, and it was even harder to stop at 10. With that said, here’s 10 of our favorite reasons for us to say, “See You in Monterey!” Sneak Peek of Virtual OneStop Version 20! The cornerstone of our conference, this is your chance to hear from our president, Paul Toomey, about what we’re cooking up for Virtual OneStop Version 20. Pre-Conference Training and Countless Breakout Sessions on Reports We know that reporting is a critical part of your role. That’s why we’re dedicating half of our pre-conference training to ensuring you go back to your agency or board with the latest Virtual OneStop reporting tips and tricks. To sweeten the deal, we’ll have multiple sessions throughout the week that focus solely on reports. Keynote Speaker Maria Smith We’re excited to welcome Bounce Australia’s Maria Smith to the main stage at the 2019 Workforce Technology Conference! With over 15 years of experience in business management, client engagement, training the highly disengaged, and creating tailored programs, Smith’s vision and attitude is contagious. Her mantra is “Everything is Possible,” and you’ll find out why this summer. Ways to Make your Job Easier With the Latest Efficiency Tools If you love hearing about ways to work smarter, not harder, we’ve got the tools for you. Hear from our experts about how Staff Efficiency tools will make your life easier. Networking With Agency Staff From All Over the Country Sure, reading about best practices or participating in an online webinar are invaluable resources. But the 2019 Workforce Technology Conference gives you the opportunity to meet face-to-face with hundreds of industry professionals, and pick their brains about what’s working, and not working, back at their agency or board. Voting for Future Product Enhancements and Roundtable Discussions We want to know how can we help you do your jobs better, and we’re inviting you to tell us at our yearly enhancements voting session. Submit your enhancements requests before the conference, and we’ll conduct live voting with a group of your peers. One-On-One Meetings with Geographic Solutions Staff Members Nothing beats collaborating in person with a subject matter expert. At the 2019 Workforce Technology Conference, we’ve carved out a three-hour block after the summit’s closing remarks to meet with Geographic Solutions’ staff members. The Client Awards Luncheon Perhaps bigger (and more important) than the Oscars, our client awards ceremony is a chance for you and your agency to earn bragging rights in multiple categories. Plus, enjoy a free lunch on us! WID Geeks Unite Chat With our LMI Data Experts Come together, right now…WID geeks! New to the conference in 2019, labor market information specialists will be able to meet with our data experts to discuss all things related to the Workforce Information Database . Monterey Otters!!! With up to a million hairs per square inch of fur, Monterey’s sea otters are often seen floating near the shore, searching for clams, mussels, urchins, and crabs. Ubiquitous along the Central Coast, the largest members of the weasel family are most numerous in places such as Moss Landing, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Cannery Row. What are your favorite reasons to attend the Workforce Technology Conference? Want to share a fun story describing your experiences? Tell us in the comments below! Haven't registered yet? Visit the conference registration page to join us this summer!