DHI conNextions 2021 recently released its conference agenda and has opened registration for the in-person event, being held October 20-21 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. Coming off its 2020 virtual conference and trade show, DHI conNextions is “thrilled" to be bringing the show back to a live format for 2021 with proper safety measures in place. We are working in tandem with the convention center and our host hotels, as well as following state and federal health guidelines to ensure a safe and pleasant experience as our industry reconnects in person,” according to DHI conNextions Show Manager Jodi Chernouski.
A jampacked conference agenda focused on four key topic areas—Codes, Business Management, Electronic Access Control, and Technical—was, in part, chosen by the newly formed DHI conNextions Conference Advisory Board (announced in January 2021). “The board was instrumental in shaping this year’s conference, not only the breakout sessions but the keynote topic and speaker as well,” says Joyceann Garippa, conference & education manager, DHI conNextions. “Each of our board members have a wealth of knowledge in one or more of the four topic areas and brought their individual know-how and experience to crafting the conference agenda.” As for the keynote speaker, the board selected the topic of resilience given the pandemic and its effects on business in 2020 and moving forward, according to Garippa. Jim Davidson, who has scaled high peaks from Argentina to Tibet, and from Bolivia to Nepal, reaching Mt. Everest in 2017, will close the conference Thursday, October 21, in his keynote, “Everest Resilience: Overcoming Adversity and Reaching High Goals.”
In addition to the conference program, attendees can visit the trade show floor featuring 90 industry-leading exhibitors and hear from selected speakers in the Innovation Theater in the Exhibit Hall. The conference and trade show open on October 20, and pre-conference workshops are available October 19. Co-located this year with DHI conNextions, the ACCELERATE 2021: Opening Suite™ User Conference will take place October 18-19.
DHI members receive discounted pricing to attend DHI conNextions. To learn more and register, visit dhiconnextions.com.