Five Reasons Why You Should Attend the 15NTC

There are just five days left to register with early bird rates for the 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC)! The 15NTC is going to be bigger and better than ever before – and it’s not just because we’ll be in Texas.

You’ve probably heard all of our reasons to attend: over 2,000 attendees, more than 100 educational breakout sessions, two-day Science Fair exhibit hall, valuable networking, and the chance to spend time in the incredible city of Austin. If you’re still on the fence, we’ve compiled a list of top five reasons why you should attend:

  1. Drupal Day, WordPress Day, oh my!
    The NTC pre-conference, on March 3rd, will include two all-day events: Drupal Day and WordPress Day. Get excited to dive deep and ask the questions you’ve been waiting for, and leave with tangible ideas and actions you can take back to your organization.

  2. Ignite. Ignite. Ignite.
    Last year, it’s all we read in our surveys: You loved the Ignite plenary session. We loved the opportunity to highlight many more voices on the main stage. So we doubled it: we are now offering two Ignite plenaries. This means there is double the chances for you to speak on the main stage and enlighten us in just five minutes. Submit your proposal by December 19. For inspiration, relive the 14NTC Ignite session! It was magnificent.

  3. Sessions Galore
    Technology changes fast! With the abundance of incredible resources available, it can be challenging to carve out time to absorb the latest trends and apply them to your nonprofit’s work. At the 15NTC, we’ve compiled an impressive agenda of sessions on a range of topics, from Bitcoins and the impending millennial takeover, to how walking and technology go together (Beth Kanter, what do you have up your sleeve?). Take advantage of being face-to-face with experts and walk away with information you can apply immediately.

  4. Connect with the Local Community of Nonprofits
    Don’t travel to Austin without connecting with the local community! We’re bringing back our Day of Service, but it’s no longer just one day! This year we’ve expanded the Days of Service program to include virtual volunteering opportunities that engage NTC attendees ahead of the conference, in addition to providing on-the-ground volunteer opportunities in Austin.

  5. We got your back!
    While the NTC has a lot to offer, it can be a bit overwhelming to navigate for first timers. But not to worry, we (along with the NTEN Community) have your back. Sign up for the free webinar tomorrow at 11am PT: Why Attend the Nonprofit Technology Conference. It’s an incredible professional development opportunity, with many valuable opportunities to make lasting connections with other like-minded nonprofit professionals – so we hope you can join in!

We hope to see you in Austin this March! And if you can make it, you can leave your winter jacket and snow boots at home. We’ve (almost) been promised that it won’t snow in Austin.