SHERWEB ACCELERATE CLOUD SUMMIT

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Venues
Days
Speakers
Event
NOVEMBER 13-14 2017, THE WESTIN HARBOUR CASTLE, TORONTO
  • Roundtable Discussions
  • Best Practice Sessions
  • Product Walkthroughs

A unique 2-day event bringing together thought leaders, businesses and IT professionals to share their valuable industry insights. Join us and discover the latest trends and challenges
facing the industry in the new digital era.

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WHY
ATTEND

why: Through various workshops and training sessions specifically designed to accelerate their cloud journey, attendees can expect to learn all about the latest trends and tactics to transform their marketing and sales strategies. There will also be walkthroughs of the most innovative Microsoft products on the market, and guidance on how to make them profitable for your business.

who: This event will be geared towards business decision makers, but there will be plenty of opportunities for technical professionals to discover new ideas and gain different perspectives on topics shaping the IT industry. This conference is open to all, so you can attend whether you are a SherWeb partner or not.

One-on-One: SherWeb’s Team wants to meet you! This is a unique opportunity to speak with a number of our executives about how you can leverage our expertise and product offering to accelerate your cloud business. Join us for an exclusive one-on-one discussion at this year’s Cloud Summit. Spaces are limited, so get in touch today!

SPEAKERS

Learn from renowned industry figures as they share their research and experiences.


Peter CassarCo-Founder & CEO @ SherWeb

Biography When Peter founded SherWeb in 1998 with his brother Matthew...
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Peter CassarCo-Founder & CEO @ SherWeb

When Peter founded SherWeb in 1998 with his brother Matthew, they correctly envisioned that the Internet would play a key role in how businesses and professionals communicate. Since that time, they have been able to grow SherWeb from a small basement operation to a market leader with more than 40,000 customers in over 100 countries. The company’s dot-com survival is a testimony to their innovative approach and willingness to break boundaries. Peter has been involved in the information technology industry for over 20 years, and his technical and business knowledge of the industry allows SherWeb to stand out in a highly-competitive field.

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Julian LeePresident @ TechnoPlanet Productions

Biography Julian Lee has been the President of TechnoPlanet for the past...
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Julian LeePresident @ TechnoPlanet Productions

Julian Lee has been the President of TechnoPlanet for the past 25+ years and has been in the IT industry since 1984. He founded the first North American IT distributor to expand across Europe in 1987. His company is primarily in the business of helping vendors build and perfect their channel partner ecosystems. His latest mission “Best Managed IT Companies” is to help channel partners to improve their best business practices and become a bigger, better, stronger and smarter company. Over the years, he has worked closely with over 500 IT vendors and thousands of VARs. Today, his network spans 6 countries and over 65,000 VARs and MSPs as well as over 4,000 vendors. To learn more about his businesses, please visit www.technoplanet.com

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Pascal KarsentyManaging Director @ Elliot Jaxx

Biography Pascal is the Managing Director and lead consultant at Elliot Jaxx...
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Pascal KarsentyManaging Director @ Elliot Jaxx

Pascal is the Managing Director and lead consultant at Elliot Jaxx, a firm dedicated to think, design and deliver skill enhancing workshops for the most demanding situations (and people). He is as cool, calm and collected as they come. Yet when it comes to leading a workshop he’s a dynamic force to be reckoned with. He’s extremely focused and, some say, a bit obsessive. As an example of this, when his team talks about the design of a client’s workshop, when most agree on an idea, he’s known to say: “It’s a good idea. Now what would be an even better idea?” Detailed oriented doesn’t even begin to describe how Pascal works. Having delivered workshops in 14 different countries, his finger is always on the pulse of what’s trending around the world.

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Peter JensenFounder @ Performance Coaching Inc

Biography Peter Jensen is a dynamic speaker with a PhD. in Sport Psychology...
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Peter JensenFounder @ Performance Coaching Inc

Peter Jensen is a dynamic speaker with a PhD in Sport Psychology. An authority on leadership, he is a renowned innovator – bringing coaching and personal high performance to corporations worldwide. He has attended eight Olympic games as a member of the Canadian Olympic team, is a top-rated instructor at the Queen’s Smith School of Business, is the founder of Performance Coaching Inc., and has authored three books including Thriving in a 24-7 World.

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Ian KhanTechnology Futurist

Biography A TEDx Speaker & Technology Author, Ian has published...
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Ian KhanTechnology Futurist

A TEDx Speaker & Technology Author, Ian has published several books, including Cloud Wars, The Internet of Things & the Future of Innovation and Make Me Like You. Ian is a frequent contributor to industry publications, including McGraw Hill Education, Huffington Post, & TechVibes. He also speaks at many industry events throughout the year and recently participated in Cloud Expo, BigData TechCon and Big Data Expo.

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Rick McCutcheonDynamics 365 CRM MVP and
Sales Process Expert

Biography Rick has been involved with the CRM Industry for over 20 years...
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Rick McCutcheonDynamics 365 CRM MVP and Sales Process Expert

Rick has been involved with the CRM Industry for over 20 years. He currently leads a CRM Coaching Practice specializing in Sales Process Design and Social Selling. Rick holds the prestigious designations of Dynamics CRM MVP and CSP - Certified Sales Professional. He is a much sought-after workshop leader drawing on his personal experience of working directly on hundreds of CRM and Salesforce Automation initiatives. As a professional speaker, he has delivered practical yet innovative messages on CRM and Sales Productivity to thousands of business professionals ranging from the SMB Marketplace to Major International Corporations. Rick frequently speaks at corporate events and at these leading industry conferences, CRMUG Summit, ExtremeCRM and CRM Evolution.

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Guillaume BoisvertSecurity & Compliance Product
Director @ SherWeb

Biography Guillaume currently heads SherWeb’s security...
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Guillaume BoisvertSecurity & Compliance Product Director @ SherWeb

Guillaume currently heads SherWeb’s security and compliance product portfolio, and was instrumental in commercializing the company’s public and private cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions. With over 15 years of experience in developing and marketing web services for both B2B and B2C platforms, he has an extensive background in all things IT. Guillaume willingly shares his practical knowledge and experience of the industry in his own unique straightforward style infused with a wry sense of humor. He holds a degree in CIS and has business training from McGill University.

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Marie Wiese Senior Marketing
Executive & Author

Biography Marie is a senior marketing executive with 25+ years...
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Marie WieseSenior Marketing Executive & Author

Marie Wiese is a marketing executive with 30 years’ experience in sales and marketing focused on the technology and professional services sectors. As President and Founder of Marketing CoPilot Inc., an award-winning inbound marketing agency, Marie delivers keynote speeches and workshops to organizations to help educate people on digital marketing. She is a Growth Coach at the Innovation Factory and Spark Centre helping mentor start-ups on go-to-market strategies. She is a regular contributor to Forbes.com and a member of the Canadian Board of CompTIA. She shares her knowledge extensively on the marketingcopilot.com blog and in her latest book, You Can’t Be Everywhere, which won the Gold Award at the 2017 International Stevie Awards for Best Business Book of the Year.

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Marc GordonMarketing
Specialist

Biography Marc is a specialist in showing businesses how to create...
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Marc Gordon Marketing Specialist

Marc is a specialist in showing businesses how to create remarkable customer experiences even before any communication takes place. He does this through a number of marketing and branding methods he has developed over his 25 years in business and as founder of his own agency. Marc has been referred to as “Canada’s Marketing Superstar” by the Oprah Winfrey Network. Since 2003, Marc has written, spoken, and consulted on how companies cultivate or ruin relationships through marketing and customer service. His understanding of how people subconsciously create expectations based on marketing and personal experiences has made him a sought after resource. His clients include Canada Post, The Canadian Securities Exchange, Johnson & Johnson, and presidents and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.

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Jim Hamilton Vice President, Member
Communities @ CompTIA

Biography Jim oversees the development and management activities of...
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Jim Hamilton Vice President, Member Communities @ CompTIA

Jim oversees the development and management activities of CompTIA’s member communities. In his role, Jim coordinates with each group’s chair, members and association representatives to ensure they have the tools and support needed to achieve their goals and uncover future opportunities. He was formerly executive director of MSP Partners, an organization that delivered award-winning managed services education to the IT channel prior to being acquired by CompTIA. Under his leadership, the association grew its membership to more than 5,000 MSPs and more than 40 vendor partners. He also previously led the sales operations team for Symbium Corporation, built IT environments for Ceyba and Cambrian Systems, and managed enterprise systems at Nortel and Newbridge Networks.

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Jason BrownVP of Products @ SherWeb

Biography Jason has spearheaded SherWeb’s global product strategy...
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Jason Brown VP of Products @ SherWeb

Jason has spearheaded SherWeb’s global product strategy, specifically for products such as VOIP and Office 365. Drawing on his solid background in product, marketing and channel operations, he has been very successful in creating products and services for SherWeb’s partners and direct customer channels. It was largely through Jason’s efforts that SherWeb was able to increase sales and position itself among the best partners in North America for Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Provider program. Prior to joining SherWeb, Jason was a Product Manager at Melbourne IT, Australia’s largest hosting provider. He has more than 17 years’ experience in IT and online services and holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia.

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Pierre Emond VP of Global
Sales @ SherWeb

Biography Pierre is responsible for managing SherWeb’s direct...
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Pierre Emond VP of Global Sales @ SherWeb

Pierre is responsible for managing SherWeb’s direct and channel partner sales around the world. His strong background in sales, marketing and business development gives him the ideal perspective to build solid relationships with our customers and key industry players. Pierre has more than 25 years’ experience in Information Technology and Telecommunications. His profile includes periods as a business owner and an executive for small- and medium-sized businesses. Before coming to SherWeb, Pierre was an executive for large corporations such as McAfee, Microsoft and eBay.

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Christina DiAdamo National Product Marketing
Manager @ Microsoft

Biography As Microsoft Canada’s marketing lead for Office 365...
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Christina DiAdamo National Product Marketing
Manager @ Microsoft

As Microsoft Canada’s marketing lead for Office 365 in Small, Medium and Corporate business, Christina spends her day thinking about how to empower Canadians with technology that will help them be more productive and collaborative. In her 4 years at Microsoft, Christina has led marketing in the advertising and education industries. Ask Christina about: modern workplace, collaboration tools, and all things Office 365.

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Jared Bernatt Senior Product Marketing
Manager @ Microsoft

Biography Jared Bernatt manages Microsoft’s Windows 10 Commercial...
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Jared Bernatt Senior Product Marketing
Manager @ Microsoft

Jared Bernatt manages Microsoft’s Windows 10 Commercial Marketing for Partners and Small and Medium Corporate Business across Canada. An 8 year Microsoft Veteran, Jared has held roles in Customer and Partner Satisfaction, Business Planning and Operations. Prior to Microsoft, Jared held a variety of marketing roles at Hershey in Canada and the United States. Jared is passionate about working with Partners and Customers to ensure they reach their potential and enhance their lives by leveraging the best technology has to offer.

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Networking Opportunities

Business over Breakfast
Kick start your day on a positive note! Connect with other attendees in a casual setting designed to encourage focused dialogues on anything from business trends, cutting-edge IT solutions or key learning experiences. Fuel yourself for the day ahead.

Exhibit Hall
Between sessions, touch base with colleagues, SherWeb experts and SherWeb partners to discover great opportunities to grow your business.

Social Media

Any questions or thoughts you want to share?
Start a discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #accelerate17.

Share the key takeaways from your favourite sessions and connect with your peers before and during the conference!

More sessions will be added.
** The agenda is subject to change **

9:00- 10:00

SherWeb Keynote Session

Join SherWeb's CEO Peter Cassar as he kicks off Accelerate with a keynote session. He will be joined by the VP of Global Sales Pierre Emond and Product VP Jason Brown, and togther they will be presenting an overview of what is happening at SherWeb today, a roadmap for 2018, and new product launches in the pipe line.



Rick McCutcheonDynamics 365 CRM MVP and Sales Process Expert

About this session: CRM is one of the fastest growing sectors of technology today. The latest enterprise software forecast from Gartner shows CRM increasing to a $36.5B worldwide market by 2017. In this session, you will learn about the opportunity of Dynamics 365 CE and how to get started in creating a profitable practice. This is a non-technical session designed for business owners and practice leads on how to plan and develop a successful CRM Practice.

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10:30 - 10:45

Break

Marc GordonMarketing Specialist

There is a common belief that if a company strives to continually provide the highest level of satisfaction, the customer’s loyalty will increase proportionally. After all, the happier the customer, the more loyal they will be. Right? Wrong. Your customers have a mental check list of expectations. From product quality to customer service, they know what they want. Anything less will leave them feeling let down and perhaps even angry. And anything beyond their expectations will largely go unnoticed or have little impact on their loyalty. Why? Because they don’t expect it, and thus don’t value it. The problem for many businesses is understanding what their customers expect. After all, how can you meet expectation if you don’t know what those expectations are? In this presentation, Marc will dispel the number one customer service myth that costs companies millions in resources and revenue. He will also illustrate how customer loyalty naturally exists, needing to be encouraged rather than earned. This presentation uses real world examples plus lots of stories and humour.

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Jim HamiltonVice President, Member Communities @ CompTIA

As technology becomes a critical component for digital organizations, security becomes an even higher priority. Most companies know that security is important, but they aren’t sure which steps to take as they change their IT approach. This market intelligence session, based on CompTIA’s latest research, describes the three areas that every business should focus on: the new technology that is needed, the new processes that must be adopted, and the education that must be given to end users.

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12:00 - 13:30

Exhibitor Hour

Guillaume BoisvertSecurity & Compliance Product Director @ SherWeb

About this session: Learn about 5 settings that you can use to improve your clients’ Office 365 security. While expensive security products can be part of the solution, there are a number of security features and controls built-in to Office 365 that every partner should know. We give you our 5 best settings that you can use to improve your clients’ security posture instantaneously while discussing how Office 365 security is built.

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Julian LeePresident @ TechnoPlanet Productions

About this session: There are about 30 moving parts to being a successful VAR/MSP/ITSP business. In this session, we will review the top 10 secrets of the most successful VARs and MSPs. The findings were compiled after speaking to hundreds of the most successful VARs and MSPs, so you can learn from their collective success. You will find at least one thing of value to help you improve your business!

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15:00 - 15:15

Break

Marie WieseSenior Marketing Executive & Author

Value-added content or content marketing creates trust with prospects and brings people closer to your business. But you need more than a website to get people from “mildly interested” to an active participant in your pipeline. This case study will help you identify points in the buyer's journey you need to create to get a person from “aware to qualified.”

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Migrating to the cloud doesn’t have to be difficult. But without the right tools at your disposal, it can be a challenge working out what your next step is. This is why Microsoft has released Azure Migrate, to take over all the heavy lifting and provide partners with the guidance, insight and confidence needed to successfully complete migrations. Attend this session given my Microsoft experts and learn how this service can help you and your customers!

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Guillaume BoisvertSecurity & Compliance Product Director @ SherWeb

About this session: With storage and backups now being commoditized, you need to tie your offering to business value. We will show you, with a very practical approach, how modern cloud services allow you to build a BCDR offering for organisations of all sizes.

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Jason BrownVP of Products @ SherWeb

JASON SECTION CONTENT

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Pierre EmondVP of Global Sales @ SherWeb

PIERRE SECTION

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16:45 - 17:00

Wrap up

19:00

Party

Shuttle buses will be provided from 18:30 to transport you to and from the hotel and venue. Dinner is included.
The Ballroom

Peter JensenFounder @ Performance Coaching Inc

About this session: Combining first-hand examples from both the sport and corporate worlds with an innovative coaching framework, Coaching for High Performance provides a provocative taste and exploration of the possibilities of coaching. Audience members will become intrigued and stimulated by the potential impact of coaching in both their business and personal lives.

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10:30 - 10:45

Exhibitor Hour

Christina DiAdamo & Jared Bernatt

Microsoft 365 Business is a new solution designed for small and midsize businesses, bringing together the best-in-class productivity and collaboration capabilities of Office 365 with device management and security solutions to safeguard business data. Learn about this solution, and how it can accelerate your customer’s digital transformation while creating new, recurring revenue streams for you.

Christina DiAdamo & Jared Bernatt are from Microsoft Canada's product team.

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Ian KhanTechnology Futurist

About this session: Cloud computing has ushered in a new era of enterprise technology. Rather than just providing a new model for companies to build infrastructure, cloud systems are changing behaviors within business. From investment decisions to implementation strategies to ongoing operation, business units and IT departments or solution providers are working more closely together to build new business systems. In this market intelligence session, based on CompTIA’s latest research, learn about the benefits and challenges in adopting cloud computing.

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12:15 - 13:15

Lunch

Pascal KarsentyManaging Director @ Elliot Jaxx

A Tipping Point is the point at which a series of small changes or adjustments becomes significant enough to cause a larger more important change. Your business may be on the verge of a tipping point that will bring about more of those results you like. You’ve hit tipping points in the past. That’s why your business grew. It is the afternoon of Day #2 of this conference and you’ve captured a few good ideas since the start of this conference, yesterday morning. The toughest part is coming though: how can you best implement those ideas? This workshop is designed to help you do that. The dynamic of this workshop (not a conference), borrows from the "open source” idea, whereby we put the famous Aristotle saying into practice: “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” You are in for a great ending of this two-day conference. Everything we’ll do will be practical (not academic), relevant (not touchy feely) and fast (not slow or boring). See you there!

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14:45 - 15:00

Wrap up

Monday - 19:00

Party

Shuttle buses will be provided to transport you to and from the hotel and venue.
The Ballroom
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Pricing

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Make the Case

Need a little help showing your boss how valuable an investment attending this conference is, for both you and the future of your company? We’ve got you covered. Use our ready-to-send justification letter that outlines the benefits, key takeaways and attendance costs of the conference. If you’re buying 2+ tickets at the same time, get in touch with our team via email to discuss special group booking discounts!

What is included in the registration fee?
  • Attendee Party on Monday evening
  • General Sessions and Keynotes
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Refreshment Breaks on Monday & Tuesday

FAQ

TICKET REGISTRATION QUESTIONS

IS MY RESERVATION TRANSFERABLE?

Yes. If necessary send us a message at accelerate@sherweb.com


WHICH PAYMENT TYPES ARE ACCEPTED FOR THE CONFERENCE FEE?

You can pay by credit card.


WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?

Full refund if cancellation is received on or before September 30, 2017.
50% refund if cancellation is received between October 13 and October 19, 2017.
No refund if cancellation is received on or after October 20, 2017.

TRAVEL QUESTIONS

ABOUT THE VENUE

The Westin Harbour Castle, 1 Harbour Square, Toronto, ON, M5J 1A6. Ideally located along the Toronto Waterfront, this four-diamond hotel is just a short walk away from the Downtown Core. This modern venue is fully equipped with state of the art amenities and features, to ensure your stay is as relaxing and productive as possible.


HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Click here to book your hotel reservations.

The SherWeb group rate is $239.00 + taxes, per night. Please keep in mind that you must book your hotel room before October 30 to be guaranteed the group discount rate. After this date, we will do our best to secure this price for you, but cannot guarantee it. 


TRANSPORTATION

The Westin Harbour Castle is ideally located in downtown Toronto, easily accessible from 2 airports.


Pearson International Airport

Travel time between the airport and hotel is approximately 40 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the traffic. Taxi, bus and rental car services are also available from Pearson International Airport.


Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport

The hotel is conveniently located less than 3 kilometers from The Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, with a travel time of approximately 10 minutes depending on the traffic. Taxis are around $10 per trip. From Bathurst Street, Porter Airlines provides its passengers with a complimentary ferry service to the airport.


Driving to the conference?

Get directions to the venue here.


WHO DO I CONTACT IF I HAVE ANY SPECIFIC DIETRY REQUIREMENTS?

Please get in touch with us if you have any specific requirements.


WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE?

Business casual during the day, and casual for the attendee party on the Monday evening. November in Toronto can be pretty chilly, and meeting room temperatures may vary, so we suggest you wear layered clothing and bring a suitable coat.

GENERAL QUESTIONS

WHO DO I SPEAK TO ABOUT SPONSERSHIP AND EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES?

Any questions you may have can be sent to our events team: accelerate@sherweb.com


WHAT IF I LOSE MY BADGE?

Don’t worry if you lose your badge and need to have a second printed, just head to the registration check-in to ask to have another printed. There will be a $50 fee and you may need to show photo identification


WHAT IS THE EVENT HASHTAG?

#accelerate17

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Location

The Westin Harbour Castle,1 Harbour Square, Toronto, ON, M5J 1A6

Ideally located along the Toronto Waterfront, this four-diamond hotel is just a short walk away from the Downtown Core. This modern venue is fully equipped with state of the art amenities and features, to ensure your stay is as relaxing and productive as possible.

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Party

The Ballroom145 John St. Toronto, ON M5V 2E4

The Ballroom Bowl is downtown Toronto’s original entertainment center, located in the heart of the Entertainment District. With over 23,000 square feet of bowling, games, music and food, it's the perfect destination for social gatherings. The Ballroom Bowl is Toronto’s current choice for great food and great entertainment!

SPONSORS

  • Microsoft
  • Comptia
  • Comptia

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