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5 Tips to Make the Most of SEMA Show Education

By Zane Clark

SEMA Education
Take the time to explore the 125-plus educational seminars that are offered at the 2018 SEMA Show.

There are so many great ways to learn and sharpen your skills these days: you can read blogs, listen to podcasts, watch how-to videos on YouTube and attend webinars, just to name a few. Why bother with the time and investment of an in-person conference or workshop?

If that’s your attitude, you may be missing out on one of the best opportunities to take your game to the next level. Live events—conferences, workshops, lunch & learns—provide unique learning and career-building opportunities that you just can’t find anywhere else.

Below you’ll find five tips to help you make the most of your SEMA Show Education experience:

Step 1: Sign up. Take the time to explore the 125-plus educational seminars that are offered. Give thought to the skills that you need to sharpen and those that will advance your career, and strategies that will grow your business, then register. Preview all seminars.

Step 2: Schedule your time. The SEMA Show is jam-packed with business opportunities. From the trade-show floor to industry meetings and networking events, there is always something competing for your time. Factor in Vegas traffic and the square footage the Show covers, and it becomes even more important to build out your calendar.  

Step 3: Use the mobile conference app. Take advantage of new technologies. Conference apps are convenient and efficient ways to navigate a conference. They are easy to use and will help you review important conference information as you move through seminars and events. Download the SEMA Show app.

Step 4: Participate. Raise your hand, offer a comment, tell a story, frame a challenge, suggest a solution, give an example, reflect, engage and engage others! Be an active rather than a passive participant. Much of the learning that takes place at a conference happens through peer-to-peer sharing and interaction.

Step 5: Become a Power User. To recognize attendees who make education a priority—new for 2018—SEMA Education will highlight regular seminar attendees as Power Users. It’s easy. Pick up a Power User pass at the Quad (located in the upper North Hall, outside room N251), attend any three seminars you like, and get you pass punched by the room ambassadors. Then return your pass to the Quad and get free SEMA swag.* Learn more.

*While supplies last.

Sign Up. Show Up. Preview all sessions and register.

Contact SEMA’s Senior Director of Education Zane Clark for additional information.

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