With a name like “Best Ever,” it’s easy to get excited, and maybe even a little intimidated, about attending your first Best Ever Conference. You might be wondering what makes it the best ever, and how you can get the most out of this conference. And we want to help!
That’s why we’ve developed our First Timer’s Guide for your first Best Ever Conference to ease your mind and help you get the most value out of your time.
How the Best Ever Conference Is Designed
The Best Ever Conference, known throughout the commercial real estate industry as the BEC2022, is designed specifically for commercial real estate professionals to focus on relationships and education that will directly impact growth for both you and your portfolio.
Our speaker selection process isn’t about who we know, it’s about what YOU want to know!
Our team listens to and actively engages with commercial real estate investors like you all year round to ensure we stay at the forefront of the commercial real estate investing industry, choosing speakers with expertise and topics that you want to learn about most.
Past speakers have included industry giants such as:
- Joe Fairless | Ashcroft Capital
- Ben Lapidus | Spartan Investment Group
- Brandon Turner | Bigger Pockets founder
- Liz Faircloth | Real Estate InvestHer
- And more!
And more importantly, past topics have included:
- How to Scale Your Syndication Business
- Lessons in Becoming a Better Leader
- How to Build a Powerhouse Investing Team, and
- Multiplying Your Real Estate Portfolio
Here are some tips for getting the most out of your time at the BEC2022:
Before the Conference
In the weeks leading up to the conference, take some time to create a game plan for your experience. Consider who you want to meet, which services and vendors you might be interested in learning more about, and what topics and insight will be most valuable to you and your goals.
Set Your Speaker Session Lineup
First, we encourage you to check out the BEC2022 speaker lineup on our website at besteverconference.com. We will update the conference website regularly as new speakers are confirmed.
Research each of the BEC2022 speakers before the conference. Get to know who they are, what they bring to your table, and the type of information that will be presented. Consider how this information can help you grow your business and portfolio.
It is also a good idea to make note of any questions that come up during your research that you would like to ask the presenters.
Now, break the different speaker sessions into three categories to set your custom speaker session schedule:
- Must attend
- Would like to attend
- Don’t need to attend
Shortlist Your Exhibitor Interests
Another good way to make the most of your time at your first Best Ever Conference is to take a look at the exhibitors that will be present. Which exhibitors do you want to learn more about?
Next, go ahead and make a shortlist of the exhibitors you’re most interested in and keep this in your back pocket to make the most of your downtime between sessions at the conference.
At the Conference
Balance Your Time
As with most conferences, the top three things you’ll do at the BEC are learn from speakers, network with speakers and other attendees, and browse the exhibitor booths. To get the most out of the Best Ever Conference, you’ll want to strike a balance for the way you spend your time.
Set your speaker schedule into your calendar with locations and reminders so you’re never late to your “must attend” speaker sessions.
During your “don’t need to attend” sessions, try to make your rounds to the exhibitors based on your preparations. Spread these visits out to allow for plenty of time to take care of your basic needs and stay comfortable, fresh, and energized throughout the conference.
And last but certainly not least, plan to spend the rest of your time networking with speakers and other conference attendees.
Most likely, you’ll have questions for the “must attend” speakers — either prepared questions from your pre-conference recon or questions that came up during the presentation. Here is an insider tip: Don’t try to talk to the speaker immediately after their presentation. That’s when everyone is going to want to talk to them and you’ll spend a lot of time waiting in line or look like a weirdo running up to them to get to the front of the line. Instead, talk to them between sessions, at private events, and in the additional group events and parties that will take place at night.
All Work and No Play — Not Us!
Lastly, we’re excited to announce that the BEC2022 will be held at the Gaylord Rockies Resort in Denver, Colorado.
Many BEC attendees use the conference as an opportunity to vacation in Colorado either before or after the conference — skiing and snowboarding are the most popular activities. If this is the case for you, don’t forget to pack your snowboard, skiing, or sledding gear!
After the Conference
The value from the BEC doesn’t stop at the end of the conference, it only continues. The relationships you will develop and the knowledge that you take away can be implemented immediately and last a lifetime.
If you haven’t already, check out www.besteverconference.com to learn more about the Best Ever Conference and reserve your ticket today. Check back often for updates, and we’ll see you at the Best Ever Conference in February 2022!