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August 18, 2022

5 Benefits of Attending BeyondTheBlack: The Top Accounting Conference of 2022

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BeyondTheBlack is BlackLine’s annual, award-winning conference that brings together nearly 2,000 accounting and finance professionals. For those of you who have attended in the past, you know there isn’t a better way to spend 3 days together learning, getting inspired, and having fun!

You NEED to be here, so don’t miss the opportunity to attend the premier conference dedicated to modern accounting. It’s a chance for you and your peers to gather and share insights and successes and learn how to transform processes, reduce manual effort, and bring joy back to the work you do.

Why Attend BeyondTheBlack—Live & In Person?

There are countless benefits to attending BeyondTheBlack, but here are 5 great reasons you should join us in Las Vegas, November 7-9.

1) Hear from Sensational Speakers

Get inspired to go beyond with professional rock climber Alex Honnold—the only human to free solo Yosemite’s El Capitan—an achievement captured in the Oscar-winning film Free Solo. Join us at BeyondTheBlack to hear Alex’s riveting keynote where he’ll encourage you to go beyond the limits and envision what’s possible when you tackle challenges head-on. In these times of uncertainty, get motivated to overcome obstacles, dig deep for strength, conquer fears, and embrace resilience to reach hard-to-imagine heights.

You’ll also hear from customer speakers from a range of industries including hospitality, healthcare, retail, automotive, and more who will share their insights, creativity, and successes when it comes to implementing and optimizing BlackLine at their organizations.

Finally, BlackLine transformation experts will share best practices and leverage their years of experience to help you map out the next steps of your modern accounting journey, whether you’re just starting out or you’re well on your way.

2) Earn CPE/CPD Credits & Attend Exclusive Training Sessions

Join a community of thousands of CAOs, controllers, and accountants to explore the latest technology innovations, learn from customer successes, and advance your career.

Earn up to 18 CPE/CPD credits by attending BeyondTheBlack in person, plus you can earn up to 10 additional credits by watching BlackLine U Workshops on demand after the conference.

In addition, you can choose to begin your in-person conference experience early and earn up to 8 more credits with BlackLine’s CPE/CPD-eligible training workshops where you will:  

  • Spend hands-on time learning with BlackLine experts

  • Address internal and IT controls from a company and audit perspective

  • Gain process improvement strategies

  • Understand interrelationships within BlackLine roles

3) Build Your Network

It’s been too long since we’ve all been together. Don’t miss this opportunity to reconnect with F&A experts, fellow customers, partners, peers, and BlackLine leaders. 

The Innovation Hub is the heartbeat of BeyondTheBlack, so be sure to carve out some time to visit. For all attendees, no matter where you are on your modern accounting journey, it's a great place to network, learn best practices, and discover new ideas. Strike up a conversation with one of your peers to hear about their successes, whether it was making a business case for automation, effective implementation methods, or training and adoption strategies.

The Hub is also a fantastic opportunity for BlackLine users to optimize your BlackLine experience. Don’t miss …  

The Sandbox

This area allows you to test new elements of your implementation or new BlackLine features. Our team of expert solution consultants will also be there to show you more ways to use the products you already own, and other products you’re interested in learning more about. Product managers will give you an in-depth walk through of our roadmap, and you can help design the future of BlackLine with feedback on what you think will work best for you and your users.

Customer Connect

Customer Connect is your opportunity to engage one-on-one with BlackLine experts. At the Customer Success Lab, sit down with a customer success manager who works with customers just like you every day to help optimize their BlackLine solutions. It’s a great opportunity to log into your instance of BlackLine and really explore how you can get more out of it.

Partner Interaction

The Innovation Hub is also a great place to interact with our sponsoring partners. They help us make this event happen and many experts from those firms attend BeyondTheBlack, giving you the opportunity to mingle with top specialists in our industry. Take advantage of the wealth of experience from people who have helped companies just like yours implement BlackLine and can help ensure you’re getting the most out of your solutions.

4) Optimize Your BlackLine Solutions

Take advantage of this in-person opportunity to ask questions, learn best practices, and discover how to optimize your BlackLine experience. Even if you’re not a BlackLine client (yet!), this is a great chance to learn from other users who have been in your shoes.

You can also design a training or onboarding strategy to meet your organization’s needs with BlackLine's global training team. You’ll have the chance to book one-on-one sessions or sign up for the BlackLine Optimization Academy to help you build the foundation to maximize your investment. 

Plus, make sure to attend our incredibly popular BlackLine U Workshops. They’re designed to bring you up-to-date information so you can get the most out of your BlackLine solutions. Led by our global training team, these workshops provide deep-dive training on various areas of the BlackLine platform. Whether you’re a Preparer, Approver, or System Admin, there’s a workshop for every customer.

5) Have Fun!

Viva Las Vegas! We’ve designed the BeyondTheBlack 2022 experience to be an opportunity for you to meet new peers, reconnect with old friends, and enjoy the luxurious accommodations at the Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Bellagio & Las Vegas

Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, the Bellagio is inspired by the villages of Europe and is one of the most celebrated hotels in the city. Enjoy the famous Fountains of Bellagio, the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, incredible restaurants, an impressive casino and sportsbook, and more.

Sponsor Happy Hour

Let’s celebrate that we’re back—live and in-person! Connect with friends and colleagues and mingle with conference sponsors and BlackLine teams. Drinks and appetizers will be served, and then we encourage you to enjoy a Las Vegas evening. Grab some dinner, take in a show, or join in on the casino action.

BlackLine Bash at Topgolf Las Vegas

Enjoy an unforgettable experience at Topgolf Las Vegas—their flagship location—where you’ll discover a high-tech sports and entertainment complex. While enjoying magnificent views of the Las Vegas Strip, you can play games, listen to live music, dance, nosh on delicious food, or grab a beverage and relive your BeyondTheBlack experience with your fellow attendees.

We can’t wait to see you again. Register for BeyondTheBlack today and start planning your F&A transformation adventure in Las Vegas.

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