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Make the Most Of Networking At EuroSTAR Conference 2013-->
As well as an excellent conference programme, networking opportunities feature as a real highlight in the minds of delegates attending the annual EuroSTAR Conference. In fact, seasoned attendees identify networking as one of the best aspects of the event and EuroSTAR 2013 in Gothenburg promises even more on that front!
So what’s involved this year?
From the first ‘Hellos’ at morning coffee on Monday to the long ‘goodbyes’ on Thursday evening – EuroSTAR Conference 2013 is all about engaging European software testers, creating new friendships and making professional connections.
Let the chat and coffee flow at the morning and afternoon breaks and be sure to mingle over lunch, make new acquaintances, renew old ones and really make the most of the limited time between sessions.
Once the last sessions wrap up on Tuesday everyone is invited to attend the welcome drinks session in the Expo, featuring some fun new networking opportunities including speed networking and discussion tables. This drinks reception is free, open to all delegates and not to be missed.
Following the drinks reception on Tuesday evening we’ll go to the fabulous Estrad Restaurant for our ‘Taste of Gothenburg’ Community Dinner – a fantastic networking opportunity for new and old members of the EuroSTAR Community. Please note this event has an additional cost of €40 and should be booked in advance. Email [email protected] if you haven’t booked a ticket but would like to attend.
The Official EuroSTAR Party
Wednesday night is the social highlight of the week – our official EuroSTAR Party – and this year’s event has something for everyone as the main keynote auditorium is transformed into our party venue for the evening. Whether it’s live music (bring an instrument!); magic tricks from keynote Ian Rowland; whisky tasting with EuroSTAR veteran Graham Freeburn; a casino and a game zone (new & old) with Bart Broekman of our Programme Committee – there is something for testers of different persuasions in entertainment – for more on that read Micheal Bolton’s View from the Chair from June of this year.
Fantastic food and drink will, of course, accompany the night’s entertainment. This event is free to Conference attendees so there’s no reason not to be there!
Share your plans with the Community!
Finally, if you’re a seasoned EuroSTAR campaigner you’ll probably have your own plans for socialising and networking while in Gothenburg – don’t forget to share your plans and ideas with this year’s conference newcomers. If you’re a newcomer – keep a close eye on Twitter and our conference app to get the latest on what other delegates have planned! (App to launch in late October!!)
Anyone got plans in place already that they would like to share? How about sneaking away to the spectacular views from the rooftop bar at Heaven 23? Leave a comment below or use the #esconfs on Twitter if you’d like to spread the word on social activities this year!
Ian Rowland, Independent Consultant, UK [NO SLIDE DECK]
Ian Rowland is a writer and trainer from London. He has a special interest in communication and persuasion skills. He has taught persuasion techniques to the FBI and to the British Olympics Team, and was hired by the UK’s Ministry of Defence to tell them how to spot spies and terrorists. Ian has lectured and performed extensively around the world and he has been the subject of numerous magazine and TV features. One of his US TV appearances was seen by an estimated ten million people. In his highly entertaining lectures, Ian likes to feature impossible events and mind-bending surprises, just to prove that every /think/ is possible.