Interchange is coming up quickly and we want to make sure you're prepared. Here is a basic packing list:

Ivanti Swag

Bring everything you have that says Ivanti on it. Why? Well, other than a chance to win an “Ivanti Swag Selfie” Twitter contest (scroll down to see the full contest), our Ivanti branding is only in its second year. We would love to see it everywhere at the conference.

Game Face

This can also be called “beast mode,” and it means you’re coming in ready to learn from peers and mentors, to make new friends in the industry, and to network, network, network. Your LinkedIn profile will thank you.

We want you to get the most out of the conference, so come in like a sponge ready to soak up as much information as possible.

Electronic Devices

Laptops, phones, iPads... bring everything you use to keep yourself connected to the outside world in this wonderful digital age. If you're still rocking a PalmPilot, bring that too. And while you're at it:

Download the Interchange 2018 App

The app is your personal assistant at the conference. You'll find your conference schedule, breakout session and hands-on lab descriptions, speaker information, evening event details, and more.

But it's not all business. It's also quite interactive and socially-savvy, too. You can:

  • Follow and direct message other conference attendees
  • Post pictures to the main conference page (preferably wearing Ivanti swag...)
  • Answer poll questions
  • Access the map
  • Play a super awesome scavenger hunt and win prizes

Don't get us wrong, we want you to mix and mingle at the conference. But we also want you to spend a decent amount of time staring down at the Interchange app on your phone.

Social Media: Use hashtag #interchange18 and tag @GoIvanti

Speaking of staring down at your phone—also known as "text neck"—we encourage all conference attendees to take as many pictures as possible using the hashtag #interchange18. Any posts on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with this hashtag will feed into our social wall during keynotes. You will get several seconds of fame in front of nearly 800 people. This could be your big break.

And be sure to log into your Twitter account (or create one) in order to participate in the following Twitter contest:

Steve’s Suite Share a funny tweet about why you deserve to stay in the suite for the night.
Top 2 tweets will compete to win at the end of the opening keynote.
Tuesday One-Bedroom Penthouse Suite at the Hilton Anatole
Farthest & Shortest Distance Tweet how far you traveled to the conference. Farthest and shortest distance win! Tuesday Echo Show
Executive Selfie Take and post a selfie w/ highest ranking executive you can find. Tues–Wed AirPods + Selfie Stick
Most Steps Taken Tweet a picture of your fitness band or Apple Watch showing your steps. Most steps per day wins! Tues–Wed Tues: Apple Watch Series 1
Wed: Fitbit Charge 2
Selfie With New Friend Take a selfie w/ someone you just met. Tell us something about them and tag the company they work for on Twitter. Wednesday $25 Amazon Gift Card + Selfie Stick
Keynote Quote Quote one of the keynote speakers in a tweet. Tues–Thurs $25 Amazon Gift Card
Best quote each days wins
Breakout Session Takeaway Tweet about something you learned in a breakout session. Tues–Thurs $25 Amazon Gift Card
Best quote each days wins
Ivanti Swag Selfie Take a creative selfie with Ivanti swag. Thursday $25 Amazon Gift Card + Ivanti socks
Interchange Poem Write us a short poem about what you liked most about Interchange. Best poem wins! Thursday Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote

Most importantly, HAVE FUN! We'll see you in Dallas!