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Applied Net 2022 is finally here 🎉! We want to welcome you to 🎵 City for four days of information overload and more swag than your airline will let you check in one bag.

Whether you’re an Applied Net newbie or veteran, the places to be and things to do can be overwhelming. Which sessions should you attend? What parties are happening, where? Which booth is giving away the best notepad because you forgot yours at home?

That’s where we come in; we created this Daily To-Do’s & Recaps page to tell you where to be each day and at what time, PLUS put in a nutshell the previous day so you can catch up on anything you may have missed.

This is a living page, so keep coming back to see what we’ve added each day.

Sunday, October 2

It’s Day 1, and we’re coming in hot, so we hope you’re ready! But before we get into today’s agenda, let’s cover a few things you should do upon arrival.

  • 🖥 First Things First, Check In: Visit the Applied Net Registration Desk in the Delta Lobby from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. to check in and get your conference badge and Applied Net swag. The most efficient path to the conference center is through the Cascades to Delta Island and across to the Delta Lobby – signs will be along the way to direct you!

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  • 🏷️ Deck Out Your Badge: We know how much you love tricking out your conference badge, so this year, we took our game up a notch and created a bigger, better ribbons and buttons kiosk in the Delta Lobby. We have dozens of colored ribbons you can add to your badge, including first-time attendee, Applied Client Network member, presenter, and more. You can also rep product buttons to let other attendees know which products you love. Don’t be afraid to go crazy and let your Applied spirit fly!

  • 🎟 Pick Up Your Opry Ticket: With your tricked-out badge in hand (a requirement for ticket pickup), head to the Box Office next to the Help Desk in the Delta Lobby from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. to pick up your ticket for tomorrow night's Grand Ole Opry House event.

Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty for today.

What to do today.

We look forward to seeing some of you bright and early this morning for our Pre-Conference program (psst, check your inbox for an email we sent yesterday with the logistical details).

And for everyone else, join us at…

  • EZLynx: Unveiling Performance Goals, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Tennessee Ballroom B. Calling all EZLynx users 📣: Come check out the newest EZLynx feature in this session! And speaking of EZLynx…

    • This is their first Applied Net conference, and we’re super excited to have them here! If you see them around, be a pal and welcome them too!

  • Networking Roundtables, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in Presidential C and D. Organized by region, connect with peers who live in your area while playing fun games and sharing tricks of the trade that have helped your business.

  • Welcome Reception, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Applied Net Exchange in the Ryman Exhibit Hall. This is the first time our Expo Hall will be open since 2019, so you don’t want to miss the excitement! With all the new tech that we and our exhibitors have in store, you’ll be like a kid in a candy store. Watch the time-lapse video 👇🏼 for how to get to the Exchange from the Registration Desk.

While waiting in the Starbucks line for your afternoon pick-me-up, do these four things if you haven’t done so already to make the most of your time onsite.

  • Download the Applied Net App: Want to stay in the loop on everything Applied Net? Then download the Applied Net app to access the most up-to-date conference and education session schedules, venue maps, transportation schedules, and everything else you could need. View the Applied Net App How-To Guide if you need help with the app.

  • Once You’ve Downloaded the App, Finish Building Your Agenda: Select the “Sessions” tile on the home screen to browse the schedule, and then tap the “Star” icon for the session you wish to attend. If you need help choosing sessions best suited for your role, check out our Path to Applied Net Guide

  • Schedule Your Connects: Peer-to-Peer Connect is our networking platform that makes it easier than ever to connect with like-minded attendees. Tap the “Peer-to-Peer Connect” tile in the Applied Net app to browse the Topic Market for group Connects you want to join, post a topic for your peers to join, or send invitations for 1:1s.

  • Book an Appointment with Applied: Whether you have a question about your Applied tech, are looking to improve the way you use it, or want to learn about our special offers, we’ve got you covered. Select the “Meet with Applied” tile on the home screen in the Applied Net app to book some time to chat 1:1 with one of our experts.

Need help? We’ll have Applied Net Ambassadors (they’ll be the ones in green shirts with “Ambassador” on the back) throughout the property who are more than happy to help you navigate the program, sign up for sessions of interest, and much, much more. The team is also game for a high five – so be sure to catch them up top🖐🏼!

Applied Net Ambassadors shirt

Monday, October 3

Day 1 of Applied Net 2022 is under our belt, and it did not disappoint. Whether you racked up CE credits, emerged as a new leader, or debated the next tech at the ACT Tech Summit, we had a great start to the program. And did you check out the Applied Net Exchange? It was hopping! But if you thought yesterday was good, just wait ‘til you see what we have in store for Day ✌🏼.

What to do today.

Fuel for the day 🍽. Don’t forget that breakfast and lunch will be served in the Ryman Exhibit Hall on Level 0 at the times listed below.

  • Breakfast, 7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Reminder, the Applied Net Exchange will not be open at this time.

  • Lunch, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. The Applied Net Exchange will be open at this time.

Finish building your agenda in the Applied Net 📱 if you haven’t already, and be sure to schedule these big-ticket items:

  • Opening Session and Keynote Addresses, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. in the Delta Ballroom. Hear from our CEO, Taylor Rhodes, as he shares BIG company news and announces this year’s Pinnacle Award recipients. Then, Applied Client Network’s CEO Brian Langerman discusses the benefits of the Applied Client Network advantage. Closing us out, our Chief Technology Officer, Rich Belanger, and our SVP of Sales Enablement and Solution Consulting, Kara Harris-Crowell, give a deeper dive into our latest innovations.

  • Introduction to Tarmika, 2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in Ryman Ballroom A. Add this session to your agenda to learn about the newest brand to the Applied family. Check out all the awesome sessions on deck for today by selecting the “Sessions” tile on the home screen of the Applied Net app.

  • Networking Reception, 4:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. in the Applied Net Exchange. See all the innovations you heard about on the main stage in action at the Applied booth. Plus, connect with 75+ sponsors and exhibitors on their exciting solutions. And while you’re in the Expo Hall…

    • Play our Passport 2 Prizes game! The rules are simple: Use the Applied Net app to scan the QR code at participating sponsors’ booths and answer their questions to earn points. Answer all 14 questions, and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win exciting prizes donated by our sponsors! Tap the “Passport 2 Prizes” tile on the home screen of the Applied Net app for game rules and a list of participating sponsors.

  • Exclusive Show at the Grand Ole Opry House, (doors open at 7:00 p.m.) 8:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. We’ve rented out the iconic Grand Ole Opry House for our big Nash bash! With country music superstar Dierks Bentley as our headliner and top artists like Michael Ray, Maggie Rose, Eric Paslay, and Crystal Gayle performing, you’ll be dancing all night 💃🏼. Concessions and beverages (alcohol and non-alcohol) are on the house!

    • Have you picked up your 🎟 yet? If not, visit the Box Office in the Delta Lobby between 7:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. today to grab one. Also – don’t forget your conference badge and ID when you head to the Opry House for the show!

    • Transportation 🚌: The Grand Ole Opry House is a short 5–10-minute walk from the Delta Portico, but we will have a few buses available. Buses depart between 6:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. from the Presidential Portico at the Gaylord Hotel and the main entrances at all overflow hotels. Buses will run approximately every 10 minutes until the show’s start and return to the hotels immediately after the show.

    • Guest Pass: Are you traveling with a significant other or friend that won’t be attending Applied Net but would like to join the fun? Grab a guest pass for $199 per event at the Help Desk.

And while you’re in the app, make sure to schedule your meetings for the day:

  • Keep the Juices Flowing: Continue the conversation post-session at the Peer-to-Peer Connect Lounge in the Presidential Lobby from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tap the “Peer-to-Peer Connect” tile on the home screen in the Applied Net app to browse group Connects, post your own topic, or send invitations for 1:1s.

  • Ask the Applied Experts: Our appointments are filling up fast! Tap the “Meet with Applied” tile on the home screen in the Applied Net app to book a meeting that best fits your needs.

A few other things we think you’ll probably want to do:

  • 🔋 Power Up At One of the Applied Net Charging Stations: Did your phone die during the keynote? Our sponsors have your back! Thanks to Rhoads Online Institute and Travelers, there will be multiple charging stations in the Delta Lobby and the Ryman Exhibit Hall for your convenience to recharge your smartphone, tablet, and laptop. Be sure to stop by their booths in the Exchange and thank them for the boost!

  • 📸 Snap a Photo and Share It on Social: Who doesn’t love a good photo opp? Grab your pals and snap a pic in front of our AN 2022 sign in the Delta Lobby. Then share your photo on Twitter or Instagram (Yes, we’re on the Gram now. Follow us at @AppliedSystems.) with the hashtags #AppliedNet and #AppliedNet2022 to make all your friends back home jealous.

    Photo Opp

Tuesday, October 4

Are you still trying to wrap your mind around all the exciting things that happened yesterday? Us too. Let’s take a second to unpack everything before jumping into what to expect today.

What happened yesterday.

  • Opening Video: This year’s opening video highlighted the opportunities created by the Connected Insurance Experience, setting the tone for the conference as innovative and inspiring.

  • The Connected Insurance Experience: Our CEO, Taylor Rhodes, was first up and shared how Applied brings technology and people together in new, more exciting ways than ever for a Connected Insurance Experience. Taylor then dropped game-changing product news, including the launch of Applied Pay™ and our plans to integrate Tarmika with Applied Epic® and EZLynx. 😮

  • The Latest Member of Team Applied: We introduced our new Chief Product Officer, Anupam Gupta. Join us in giving him a warm welcome to the best industry ever! 👋🏼

  • A Spotlight on Our Customers: We announced the recipients of the 2022 Pinnacle Award, the highest customer honor at Applied Systems. Please join us in congratulating LMBF, Acuity Insurance, CalNonprofits Insurance Services, StreetSmart Insurance, and Towne Insurance. 👏🏼

  • Users Helping Users: Applied Client Network (ACN) CEO Brian Langerman discussed how ACN is an essential resource for you to make the most of your Applied technology.

  • Technology Update: Expanding on Taylor’s keynote, our Chief Technology Officer, Rich Belanger, took a deeper look at our latest innovations, with two notable ones being:

    • A new version of Epic Browser that’s more secure (psst, there’s a great Epic Browser session at 10:15 a.m. today if you want more info on it).

    • The latest release of Applied Marketing Automation that features pre-built drip campaigns, dynamic branding, and auto birthday/anniversary emails (which you guys went crazy over).

  • Seeing Is Believing: Bringing Taylor’s keynote to life, our SVP of Sales Enablement and Solution Consulting, Kara Harris-Crowell, performed a live demo of all the latest innovations shared from the perspectives of different roles.

But that’s not all that happened yesterday. Attendees filled their 🧠 (and 📓) with new insights, made new friends, discovered innovations, and – the cherry on top – saw Dierks Bentley in a private concert at the Grand Ole Opry. It was a day full of new, exciting things! Here’s what you guys thought about it:

“My favorite thing about Applied Net (so far) is the people and being back to an in-person event. The virtual one last year was great but being here in person gives you the opportunity to meet people you wouldn’t have the chance to meet otherwise.”
– Andi Holbrook, AAA Oregon/Idaho

“My favorite part of Applied Net is meeting new people and making new connections.”
– Cari Schoepf, Jones Group

“I’m most excited to be back in person to see people and talk to them; you learn things that you can’t learn virtually.”
– Belynda Hereford, Risk Consulting Partners LLC

What to do today.

  • Fuel for the day 🍽. Don’t forget that breakfast and lunch will be served in the Ryman Exhibit Hall on Level 0 at times listed below.

    • Breakfast, 7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Reminder, the Applied Net Exchange will not be open at this time.

    • Lunch, 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. The Applied Net Exchange will be open at this time.

  • Keynote Addresses, 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. in the Delta Ballroom. Hear from our Chief Customer Officer Trevor Bunker as he provides an update on the Applied customer experience. Then our special guest keynote and Duke University’s Head Men’s Basketball Coach (1980 – 2022), Mike Krzyzewski (known by fans as Coach K), gives an inspiring talk on Victory Through Teamwork and Leadership.

  • Introducing Applied Pay, 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. in Bayou A. You heard about our newest product on the main stage yesterday. Now attend this session to learn more about it. View today’s entire lineup of sessions by selecting the “Sessions” tile on the home screen of the Applied Net app.

  • Networking Reception, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in the Applied Net Exchange. While our execs did a great job of explaining our latest innovations, it’s even better to SEE them in action. Stop by the Applied booth in the Applied Net Exchange for a demo of Applied Epic®, EZLynx, Applied Pay™, Tarmika, and all the other cool tech you heard about on the main stage. This is the last time our Expo Hall will be open this year, so get in before the doors close!

  • A Night Out in Nashville, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. We’re hitting Broadway and taking over four of the city’s best honky-tonks for our best closing event ever. Get ready for a night of good food, music, and fun! Southern eats and drinks (alcohol and non-alcohol) are on us.

    • Don’t forget! Your ID and official conference badge must be on your person to make it past our Applied Net bouncers.

    • Transportation 🚌: Buses will depart from the Gaylord Hotel between 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Delta and Presidential Porticoes. Buses will return to the hotels approximately every 15 minutes from 8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Take advantage of these opportunities available to you before it’s too late:

  • 👩🏻‍🤝‍🧑🏾 Join a Community of Users Helping Users: As you heard Brian Langerman mention in his keynote yesterday, the Applied Client Network is your everyday source of peer support that helps you get the most out of your Applied investment. Swing by their booth today to learn more about membership, meet ACN board members and chapter officers, and access exclusive daily prize drawings.

  • 🕐 Earn Your Points Before Time Runs Out: Our Passport 2 Prizes game ends today at 1:15 p.m. Make sure to complete your Passport by then and collect all 140 points to be entered to win exciting prizes donated by our sponsors. Winners will be announced at the ACN booth at 6:00 p.m. You must be present to claim your prize.

  • 🤝🏼 Don’t Miss the Great Convos and Connections Happening in the Peer-to-Peer Connect Lounge: Head over to the Presidential Lobby from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. to get in every last second of networking. Now is the time to create meaningful connections and collaboration within the Applied community. Tap the “Peer-to-Peer Connect” tile in the Applied Net app to schedule your Connects now!

  • 💲 Get the Best Deals All Year: You’re running out of time to meet 1:1 with us! Book an appointment with one of our reps to learn about our special offers that make it easy to get set up in Applied Pay, upgrade to a more modern management system, add Applied Epic licenses, and more!

Wednesday, October 5

Inspiring keynotes, insightful sessions, tons of networking, and plenty of fun. The good times just kept on rolling for Day 3! We’ll catch you up on everything that went down before giving you a rundown of the last day 😥. Yeah, we’re sad to see it end too. But we still got one more day, so let’s make the most of it!

What happened yesterday.

  • A Round of Applause for Applied Client Network’s Outstanding Chapters: Applied Client Network’s Chair Ron Brunell recognized the outstanding contributions to the Applied Client Network community and insurance industry during this annual awards presentation. Congratulations again to all our award winners and chapters. We appreciate all that you do for the Applied Client Network! 👏🏼

  • Customer Success Update: Our Chief Customer Officer Trevor Bunker discussed the Applied customer experience and what it means to your business to ensure you gain the most value from your Applied software during your digital transformation.

  • Winners Took the Main Stage: Coach K, Duke University’s Head Men’s Basketball Coach (1980 – 2022), inspired us all with his talk on Victory Through Teamwork and Leadership, where he shared his game plan for achieving success by teaching strategies to build confidence, trust, communication, and teamwork.

  • We’re Heading Back to Las Vegas: Everything is better in Vegas, including Applied Net! We want to see you next year at the Aria Resort October 23-26, 2023, so we’ve arranged a price that can’t be beaten ($899). But don’t let the dust settle too long – this rate ends Friday, October 28, 2022. Register now, so you don’t miss it!

Then in true Applied Net fashion, the conference ended with a knockout party at some of Nashville’s best honky-tonks. There was karaoke, line dancing, tasty food, and did anyone else see Jason Aldean there, or was that just our imagination?

What to do today.

  • 🍳 Fuel Up for the Day: Breakfast is from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. in the Delta Ballroom (the room keynotes were in). You can also drop your luggage off here if you need a place to store it until you leave.

  • 📝 Get in Every Last Bit of Class Time: Gather all the insights you can from the last day of sessions. Tap the “Sessions” tile on the home screen of the Applied Net app to view today’s session roster. Reminder: Complete session surveys in the conference app by clicking into each session you attended. The surveys are short and sweet and help us know how to make 2023 even better.

  • 💲 Don’t Miss Out on Our Special Deals: This is your last chance to connect with one of our reps to learn about our special offers that make it easy to get set up in Applied Pay, upgrade to a more modern management system, add additional Applied Epic licenses, and more! Tap the “Meet with Applied” tile on the home screen in the Applied Net app to book your meeting before it’s too late.

Let’s have a round of applause for all our sponsors who made Applied Net 2022 possible 👏🏼!