This Is Your Year

October 24–26

Year of the Admin

We’re taking this year to walk in your shoes—the LMS administrator. Empathy for the user has led to Wisetail’s awesome front-end design and intuitive user experience. And now we’re bringing that same insight to the redesign of our LMS admin tools. That’s right. We’re ready to unveil a brand new admin experience just for you at APEX5.

We’ve committed to developing a new platform you’ll actually enjoy using. We’ve committed to simplifying the complex. We’ve committed to you, the admin.

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on the new admin tools.

You Run the Show

In our commitment to you, we’re letting you set the agenda. We want to hear about the challenges specific to you and your business. We’ll utilize our community’s expertise to solve your most vexing problems. You’ll take away tangible skills and lessons that you can apply right away. We’re excited for our clients to exchange ideas and make this APEX conference the best yet. It’s all about you, the admin, and helping you implement a successful L&D strategy.

Agenda

Morning

WELCOME | Justin Bigart, CEO

 

WISETAIL SPEED DATING

We’ll hop from table to table discussing a different topic, feature or challenge. Warm up your brain and mingle during the Wisetail L&D speed dating!

WORKSHOP SESSIONS I

We’ll break into topical groups to discuss, demonstrate, and share around a given subject matter. You’ll walk away with tangible learning, ready to put new ideas or strategy into action.

Afternoon

WORKSHOP SESSIONS II

We recommend you bring a laptop for an afternoon of deep-dive working sessions. Pick from topics you identified during Wisetail On The Road, get together with others vexed by similar challenges—or confab and trade hard-learned lessons with other L&D pros in your industry.

SHOW & TELL

Visit with other clients who’ll share their site. This is your chance to see and hear about site setup and features from the admins who actually manage it.

Evening

DINNER & WISETAIL WAY AWARDS | The Eagles Bar

Join us for dinner, the awards ceremony and live music provided by one of our favorite (!) bluegrass bands, The Kitchen Dwellers. It’s always a fun night!

Morning

PRODUCT LAUNCH: YEAR OF THE ADMIN | Justin Bigart, CEO

We’re stoked to unveil the brand-new LMS admin tools. The new tool will radically improve your user experience, simplify your workflow, and give you more time to concentrate on being a great place to work.

PRODUCT LAUNCH: WHY, WHAT, HOW | Josh Hill & Moriah Ellig, Dev Team

Josh and Moriah, lead product development and lead user experience, respectively, will bring the new admin tools to life. They’ll demonstrate the exciting new features we built for you — a configurable dashboard, revamped content authoring and permissioning, wholly re-imagined admin management, to name a few. Their talk sets the stage for you to start thinking about how to use the new admin tools so you can get the most out of the afternoon breakout sessions. And they’ll explain the new tool’s connection to the Appalachian Trail.

Afternoon

NEW ADMIN TOOL WORKSHOP

Want to learn how to better handle compliance? Maybe you’re interested in the specific roles you can assign to other LMS admins? Curious as to how the new admin tool lets you design your own dashboard? What about how to master content authoring? Or perhaps how to drive engagement with all the new features and functionalities at your fingertips?

Join us for the afternoon and learn all of that from the experts here at Wisetail!

Evening

DINNER & SOCIALIZING | Wisetail HQ

Join us for a second Bozeman evening. A few of our favorite food trucks will gather around the HQ by the heart of the downtown trail system.

Morning

ADVENTURE DAY | Bozeman & Surrounds

In case you haven’t had enough fun and excitement, we’ve organized an array of activities that get you out and around our much loved Bozeman. Final touches are being put on the adventures, but please let us know if you plan to join so we know how many to plan for.

Fishing, yoga, coffee experience (tasting & brewing at Treeline Coffee Roasters), hike & history tour, indoor rock climbing, Museum of the Rockies (it has tons of dinosaurs!)

Plan Your Trip

Apex5 is, as always, free to attend.

All you need to do is get to beautiful Bozeman and make sure you have a place to stay! Details on travel, accommodation, getting around town, and helpful hints on packing can all be found below.

ACCOMMODATION

We’ve negotiated special rates at two hotels, the Element and Hilton Garden Inn. Please mention ‘Wisetail APEX5’ when booking.

If you plan to get in early or stay longer, please contact Jill Brewster or Lindsey Foote at the Element directly to secure the Wisetail APEX5 rate.

TRAVEL & GETTING AROUND

Our airport is Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport.

We recommend Uber to get around town, as well as for airport pick-ups and drop-offs. If you’d prefer a car, or plan to hang around beyond the event, all major rental car companies operate from the airport. Downtown Bozeman is highly walkable.

PACKING TIPS

October weather is variable and wonderfully unpredictable! We recommend being prepared for cold nights: bring a jacket and a few more layers than you might think. If you’re adventuring please make sure to bring sporting shoes and pants that you can move in.

This year the two evenings are both smart-casual parties. Regular ties are optional — bolo ties are encouraged.