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5 Posts authored by: Sarah O'Meara Employee

Thank you for joining us at JiveWorld17! It was a blast and we hope you found it informative and inspiring!


If you haven't seen it yet, the JiveWorld17 survey is open on the JiveWorld17 front page and we are looking to hear from you! We'd like to emphasize that this is not a "give us the best rating and tell us how awesome it was!" kind of survey.


This is what we DON'T do when you submit your survey:


This is what we DO do when you submit your survey:


We want to know what you liked, but more importantly – what could we do better? We make it our mission to look at every survey and take into consideration every response. We want to keep the things you found helpful, and make improvements on things you felt could have been better. JiveWorld is an event for you, so please help us make it the best experience!


What are you waiting for? Go to the JiveWorld17 group and fill out the survey found in the middle of the page! We look forward to hearing from you!


In a nutshell, JiveWorld has over 60 hours of sessions interspersed with with games, meet-ups, parties and food. All of this occurs places like outside by the pool or inside air-conditioned auditoriums over the span of 2-4 days in Vegas.  So what are you supposed to bring? Do you pack a swimsuit? A sweater? shorts? Business attire? A cocktail dress? All the above?


Last year Libby Taylor pulled together a wonderful blog about the Dos and Don't for Attending JiveWorld and the previous year she helped us out with Top 10 Things to Bring to JiveWorld (with a Fun Video!). This year, we asked the JiveWorks community for their input in Help! What packing tips do you have for JiveWorld? and as seasoned JiveWorld goers, they didn't disappoint! Here is the complete list of recommendations from people who know exactly what they are talking about so that all you need to worry about is having the best conference ever.


















Personal items:

  • Portable phone chargers (these will be available at the Jive Store with a cool Jive logo if you forget yours!)
  • Band-aids or moleskin (fabulous shoes don't always feel fabulous!)
  • Chapstick
  • Gum / mints
  • Camera
  • Electrical converters and adapters if you're coming from overseas
  • Personal snacks - just in case you get the late night munchies or need some comfort food!
  • Headphones for the airplane



Keeping yourself operating at 100%:

  • Pain reliever of choice (Ibuprofen, Tylenol, etc.)
  • Alkaseltzer
  • Eyedrops! If you want to participate in all the activities from 6am - late night parties you won't be getting much sleep!
  • Tums - because in the words of Libby Taylor - "the amounts of drinking and the food are not normal."
  • Hand sanitizer / wet wipes
  • Prescription medicines if you have them
  • Sleep aids (ear plugs, eye masks, melatonin, etc.)




  • Comfortable shoes - this has been emphasized by several veteran JiveWorld attendees
  • Layers - it's cold inside and hot outside, with a range of up to 20 degrees!
  • A party outfit for the final night party!
  • Flip flops! It's also great to switch out of when your feet are tired
  • Workout clothes - if you'd like to visit the gym hotel or participate in Yoga or the Running group











During the conference:

  • Notebook for those who take notes on paper
  • Business cards - this is a great networking opportunity!
  • Water bottle strap to keep your hands free and prevent leaving water bottles behind


Outdoor items:

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat - the sun is intense!
  • Sunglasses
  • Bathing suit
  • Shorts


Tips from the pros:

  • Wear comfortable clothing - you may not have time to change between daytime and evening activities! (Except for the final night party.)
  • Keep in mind that the walk from the rooms to the conference rooms is longer than you think so wear comfy shoes!
  • Pack for low temperatures as you will spend most of your time indoors
  • Bring an extra bag - you will collect random things throughout the conference
  • Some slot machines have USBs on them so you can charge your phone
  • Bring a portable charger - outlets are tough to come by (and usually have a huge crowd around them)
  • Bring pain reliever - the low humidity will give you a headache, even if you don't add alcohol
  • Bring a notebook for people who like good old fashion note-taking!
  • Checking out of the hotel in the morning but staying most of the day? The hotel will hold your luggage for you!



That's it! I'm ready to go to Vegas, are you?





Have more tips or packing suggestions? Let me know!



Thank you to all these awesome people who helped me put together this list: Kirsten Laaspere, Dori Gray, Jim Storer, Julie Cardinali Brancik, Nick Wallander, Tamera Rousseau-Vesta, Dina Vekaria-Patel, Christy Schoon and Libby Taylor!

Are you looking for a way to connect with people in your field or on a related topic for a casual chat? We want to make sure you have time to meet outside of sessions and conferences to chat with your peers in a casual setting, so we have set aside a time and place for meet-ups specifically for you! Meet-ups are a great way to meet other people, have a casual conversation, share ideas and ask questions.


Here is a list of the scheduled meet-ups so far. Don't see a topic you would like to attend? Host one! Read Interested in planning a meet up at JiveWorld17?  to sign up. It's easy – you just encourage people to join and show up, no prep necessary!


Please note: Rooms are completely booked for Tuesday and Wednesday, but lounges are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Don't worry, you can still enjoy cocktails from the bar cart! The location of the meet-ups will be posted in the JW17 Mobile App along with the rest of the conference schedule.




Tuesday, May 2 Schedule

5:15pm - 6:00pm


Title: Product Meet-Up

Owner: Katherine Evans

Description: Join Jive’s Product Managers and subject matter experts to discuss exciting up-and-coming features, functionality, and releases!


Title: AWS/Migration to Cloud Meet-Up

Owner: Mike Klug & Solmaz Vandaie

Description: Meet with your peers and discuss Cloud upgrade and AWS migration topics with Jive experts!


Title: Retail Meet-Up

Owner: Heather Kattner & Todd Moran

Description: Meet with your peers in the retail industry and share ideas!


Title: User Group Meet-Up

Owner: Pele Ahloo & Becky Leung

Description: Perfect for anyone looking to get involved with user groups or current members who are interested in leading a user group!


Title: Auto and Manufacturing Meet-Up

Owner: Ian Botbyl & Bruce Guenther

Description: Join your auto and manufacturing peers to talk about the future of connectivity!



Wednesday, May 3 Schedule

5:15pm - 6:00pm


Title: Ask a Consultant LIVE

Owner: Claire Fletcher & Jennifer Kelley

Description: Come and join us for questions and chat about all your "build, launch and manage" adoption questions, and meet some Ask a Consultant "frequent fliers" in person!


Title: Learning and Development Meet-Up

Owner: Shaun Slattery & Heather Kattner

Description: This meet-up is perfect for anyone looking to bolster social learning and development within their community and chat with the experts! Join the conversation in the Learning and Development group!


Title: External Communities Meet-Up

Owner: Madison Murphy

Description: Meet with your fellow external community peers in person where you can share ideas, questions and stories about your communities regardless of where you are on your journey!


Title: Jive Advocates and Champions Meet-Up

Owner: Becky Leung

Description: We are inviting all advocates and Champions, as well as any customers who are interested in learning about our advocacy and Champions program and the exciting updates we’re making in 2017!



We look forward to seeing you all at JiveWorld17!

I hope you are as excited as we are to have two incredibly brilliant Keynote speakers this year at JiveWorld17! You may have heard their names or recognize their accomplishments, but we want to make sure you know more about them before you arrive at JiveWorld. On May 2nd and 3rd, Mark Kelley from NASA and Dacher Keltner, Professor of Psychology at the University of Berkley will be inspiring us with their great speeches!



Mark Kelly

NASA space mission commander and American hero Captain Mark Kelly demonstrates how focus, dedication and persistence can help you tap into your potential to succeed in any competitive setting.

With an extraordinary career of service to our military, our nation and humanity, Mark has secured his place in history as a role model, modern-day pioneer, and leader of distinction. Together with his identical twin brother, Scott, he has laid the groundwork for the future of space exploration as the subjects of an unprecedented NASA study on how space affects the human body.

Mark captivates audiences with lessons learned from his extensive travels and experiences in the Navy, outer space and on the ground. From leading teams in some of the most dynamic environments imaginable, to the thrill of spaceflight, and the recovery and resilience of his wife Gabrielle Giffords, he reveals the foundations for success so you can accomplish your mission in life and work.





Dacher Keltner

Dacher Keltner is a Professor of Psychology at the University of California at Berkeley, Director of the Berkeley Social Interaction Lab, and serves as the Faculty Director of the Berkeley Greater Good Science Center. His research focuses the biological and evolutionary origins of compassion, awe, love, and beauty, as well as power, social class, and inequality.

Keltner is the author of the new book The Power Paradox (Penguin, May 2016), as well as the bestseller Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life and The Compassionate Instinct. He has published over 190 scientific ar ticles, including seminal works on the psychology of awe (Keltner & Haidt, 2003) and is the co-author of two textbooks. He has written for the New York Times Magazine, London Times, and Utne Reader, and his research has been covered in Time, Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, CNN, NPR, and the BBC as well as many other outlets.

In addition to his university work and research, Dacher Keltner has collaborated on projects at Facebook and Google. Most recently, Keltner was the scientific consultant for Pixar’s award winning film Inside Out, for which he helped revise the story emphasizing the neuropsychological findings that human emotions are mirrored in interpersonal relationships and can be significantly moderated by them.



Here's a sneak preview of Dacher Keltner's keynote speech — from Dacher himself!


Find out more or register now at JiveWorld17!

Help spread the word about JiveWorld17! Share your plans to attend with coworkers, followers and acquaintances by using a simply avatar image overlay on your social profiles. By helping your connections hear about JiveWorld17, you are opening the door for them to learn more about Jive, help their Jive community become more successful (if they have one) and share their own stories with other users! Whether you are a partner, sponsor, speaker, reporter or attendee we want to celebrate your participation in our biggest event of the year. Bonus: You get to brag to your followers that you are going to be at JiveWorld17 with us!


How to include an overlay on your Twitter profile image

Hint: you can use it on Facebook too! Follow the steps below to get your very own JiveWorld17 Avatar overlay:


1) Select which Avatar overlay (Twibbons) applies to you.


2) Login to Twibbon to have the overlay added to your profile

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3) Select either Twitter or Facebook and sign in (you only need to select one. Once you are logged in, you can add them to your either profile)


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4) Authorize the app to access your account

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5) Select either Facebook or Twitter to add the overlay to your account. Bonus: Do both!

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6) Click and drag the overlay to adjust the placement or choose a new profile image. Once you are happy with your new avatar, hit Add the Twibbon to Twitter / Add the Twibbon to Facebook

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Note: If you choose not to use Twibbon, you can download the Photoshop files below to create the avatar images yourself (download "" below).


Want to promote that you're attending, sponsoring, or speaking?

Post these social badges on your personal blog or website! We have badges for sponsors, speakers, champions & attendees (you can download the "" attachment below).



What's next?

You might get questions about JiveWorld from your connections or followers. If you do, feel free to point them to our JiveWorld17 web site or to JiveWorld365 on the JiveWorks community to see blogs and videos from past conferences.