Empowering connections: How in-person conferences free you to discover meaningful experiences

Thanks to the Internet and globalisation, the world is more connected than ever. Professionals are familiar with the realities of remote work and virtual meetings. So why do we still need face-to-face conferences? 

While online and hybrid work offers many opportunities for productivity across time zones and continents, gathering in the same room with others provides enhanced experiences. Even amidst the pandemic, studies showed that 69% of people worldwide still valued in-person events. 

The value of in-person conferences  

In-person events offer engagement opportunities and ample networking. The National Library of Medicine wrote that, “in-person meetings will for the foreseeable future provide a richer, easier experience with more chance interactions.” These interactions can lead to collaborations, new breakthroughs and accelerated career development.  

In-person conferences have increased: 

  • Engagement 
  • Communication and Q&A  
  • Networking 
  • Collaboration 
  • Impromptu or planned sidebars 
  • Mentoring 
  • Presentations 
  • Career development possibilities 

To sum up, attending professional conferences offers connections 

The freedom and power of connections 

Connections act as bridges between bits of knowledge we retain. New connections mean new ideas, which lead to new insights for business and new plans for action. Even physiologically, the human brain generates neural connections as it grows, resulting in greater recall and higher levels of creativity. Psychology Today described several ways to improve connections in the brain, including “opting for ongoing education,” “expanding your horizons” and “maintaining positive social connections.” Face-to-face conferences create environments that foster new connections, where ideas and relationships can form organically.  

And the connections at an in-person conference are endless. In a room full of 1,000 people, there are 999 connections to be made. There is a near-infinite number of possibilities when those 1,000 people glean new knowledge, discuss new ideas and participate in new challenges together. These unique experiences cement knowledge in the brain, leading to engaging and often surprising results that ultimately trigger powerful action plans. 

illustration by Hugh McLeod at gapingvoid.com of information vs. knowledge

Source: gapingvoid.com

HxGN LIVE Global is where connections happen 

More than 3,000 of the world’s top professionals attend HxGN LIVE Global. They gather because they know they will form valuable connections through new knowledge, ideas and relationships with others. That results in acceleration and innovation for their careers, teams and businesses. 

Those connections happen in several ways.  


Keynotes provide a broad vision of exciting trends, powerful stories and big announcements. Past speakers have included astronauts, tech experts, CEOs, best-selling authors and the top brass of Hexagon’s leadership. This year we’ll hear from Hexagon’s new President and CEO, Paolo Guglielmini, and his inspiring vision for the future, to name but one. 


Attendees also choose from one of nine content summits that focus on their industries and allow deeper insights with the best experts in any field. Sessions, panel discussions, Q&As, tech demos and more work together to foster new connections and ideas to turbocharge business outcomes. 

The Zone 

Then there’s The Zone, which introduces hands-on demonstrations and inspiring stories about the latest innovations in digital reality tech. Last year, Christina Bullock from Ertech said she loved seeing the new equipment and software. “The energy in The Zone is amazing. To see people face-to-face from all over the world [is]incredible.” 

Evening events 

Finally, the conference always delivers thrilling evening events at Las Vegas’ best venues. These events provide more casual atmospheres to create new connections – and have a bit of fun, as well! 

No matter your role, HxGN LIVE Global 2023 promises new connections that can change the course of your career and business. Meet others, gain tools, form innovative ideas and experience the future.  

Join us 12-15 June in Las Vegas, NV. Mark your calendars and save your spot – register today for HxGN LIVE Global 2023