Whether you’re currently picking up your badge in Las Vegas or anxiously awaiting the livestream, Tableau Conference 2023, a.k.a. #data23, is officially here! Buckle up for a few days packed full of jaw-dropping Tableau updates, fantastic breakout sessions, networking, training and, of course, a whole lot of fun.
So, what are the best things to do and see to make the most of your Tableau Conference experience? That’s a question only you can answer! The truth is that it’s really hard to go wrong, no matter what adventure you choose. With that in mind, we’re going to focus this post on a few broad, objective tips and thoughts to help enrich your conference experience.
After that, we’ll get entirely shameless and share all the InterWorks-sponsored things you can enjoy at this year’s conference. We’re a Groundbreaker Sponsor this year, and while we may be biased, we fully believe you’ll enjoy what we’re bringing this year.
Tips for Making the Most of Tableau Conference
To help with the conference tips, I recruited the help of InterWorkers Keith Dysktra, Ben Bausili and Ken McBride (all conference veterans) to share their advice.
Keith Dykstra, Analytics Lead
“Tableau Conference provides a helpful sneak peek at the trajectory of one of our most important partners. Personally, I always look forward to Devs on Stage the most. The session shows us exciting product developments that often enable easier or more powerful analytics.
Pro tip: To make the most of your TC experience, sit in the front row during break-out sessions. It’s a great way to personally connect with presenters and hear more about topics that interest you.”
Ben Bausili, Global Director of Product
“Tableau Conference represents community. I’ve been to many events, but there’s nothing in my professional experience that has ever come close. I can’t wait to see old friends and hopefully make a few more. Staying on top of new features is always important, but I think the biggest thing is being inspired by the creativity of the community.”
Pro tip: Make time to explore things outside your comfort zone.”
Ken McBride, Regional Director, Americas West
“This is my 12th Tableau Conference, and it’s grown so much since my first one in San Diego in 2012. The keynotes are always great and never disappointing, and the customer sessions are always a real highlight. My favorite thing about TC is probably the networking. I remember one TC at the MGM a few years ago where I had a long day of sessions and meetings followed by Data Night Out. Even after the party, people still wanted to keep socializing and networking into the early morning hours. We eventually linked up with another group and found ourselves eating pancakes and talking about data challenges at 4:30 in the morning. That to me is the perfect representation of the Tableau Conference energy.
Pro tip(s): Find several coffee options, walk quickly between sessions, wear comfy shoes and hydrate a LOT. Remember that Las Vegas is in the desert. Most of all, learn as much as you can and pack it all in. Tableau Conference is a rare opportunity for growth.”
What InterWorks Is Doing for TC23
First off, InterWorks is a proud to be a Groundbreaker Sponsor for Tableau Conference 2023. With that comes a few things worth sharing that you should check out if your schedule allows!
Swing by Booth 27 in the Data Village
The InterWorks booth is always a lively place! This year, we encourage you to come and ask us anything about data. We’re serious – literally anything! Our multi-disciplined team would love to talk through your challenges. While you’re there, you can catch a hands-on demo of Curator by InterWorks – our embedded analytics platform that allows you to combine multiple BI tools into a customizable UI. Don’t forget to leave without some sweet InterWorks swag!
Tee Up Night One with Some Topgolf
Looking for some fun on your first night of TC23? Join us at Topgolf for food, drinks, networking and of course a few rounds of Topgolf. We’ll be there with several other leading Tableau partners, so it’s a great opportunity make fast friends.
Don’t Miss Our Two Sessions!
Still have room on your calendar? We’d love for you to fit in one of our informative sessions. Here’s a little about each:
Stop Wasting Time with Modern Analytics
3:00 p.m. PDT – Tuesday, May 9
The modern analytics landscape is exploding. The right strategy will save your team valuable time. Join us to discuss key cultural and technical aspects of a competitive analytics infrastructure.
Curator: Embedded Analytics Made Easy
1:00 p.m. PDT – Tuesday, May 9
Embedded analytics doesn’t have to be hard, and with Curator by InterWorks, it’s downright easy. Curator allows you to unify analytic systems into a custom-branded website with no coding required.
Stay Current with Our TC23 Live Blog
Want to stay on top of all the Tableau Conference action as it happens? There’s a live-blog for that! Follow along with InterWorks’ System Engineer Ryan Alexander as he documents his entire conference experience.
That should cover all the InterWorks bases, and we sincerely hope you enjoy your Tableau Conference experience. If you’re in Las Vegas this week, we hope we get to see you! If you’re tuning in virtually, you can certainly connect with us via social media, or drop us a line via our Contact Us page. Tableau Conference is great at inspiring action, and we’re always ready to help you find the next best step on your data journey.