Free trips/tickets to company conference?

Apple / Eng cho Chang
May 28, 2018 17 Comments

Does your company give employees free tickets and all expenses paid trips to the company conference, just to attend/as a spectator?
Like without having to give a presentation or set up a booth or anything

I/O for google
F8 for Facebook
Build for Microsoft

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TOP 17 Comments
  • Oracle ckdkfi
    Not practical for all employees, only if you're needed there.
    May 28, 2018 0
  • PayPal laxmipathy
    Yes and it depends on how relevant the conference is!
    May 28, 2018 5
    • Apple / Eng cho Chang
      OP
      Are u talking about the Innovate conference for PayPal employees?
      May 28, 2018
    • Apple Guuft
      I think you you’re talking about an industry conference, whereas OP I talking about a conference your own company runs. OP forgot to mention WWDC for Apple. Which is odd cause s/he works at Apple and the conference is in just a few days.
      May 28, 2018
    • Apple / Eng cho Chang
      OP
      We are getting free tickets and trips to WWDC, so I’m wondering whether it’s the same at fb/G/Microsoft πŸ™‚
      May 28, 2018
    • Microsoft
      $$!

      Microsoft

      BIO
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      Yes if it's relevant to your role. I've been to countless conferences.
      May 28, 2018
    • PayPal laxmipathy
      Oops, my bad! Was drowsy after lunch πŸ˜ŠπŸ™
      May 28, 2018
  • Microsoft slOo67
    Microsoft Build is targeted towards external customers and partners so as an employee, you need to have a reason to be there -- presenting a talk, booth duty, etc. For an internal audience, Microsoft holds a semi-annual conference in Vegas known as "Ready" that employees can attend.
    May 28, 2018 2
    • Microsoft
      $$!

      Microsoft

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      If you're in sales or marketing you can go to many conferences
      May 28, 2018
    • Microsoft CiWP54
      I've been to some conferences outside of Ready. Typically if I have a valid reason to go there's been no problem. Typically my reasons are my customers or industry specific skills.
      May 28, 2018
  • Ellation / Eng πŸ‰βš‘οΈ
    Crunchyroll Expo for Ellation
    May 29, 2018 0
  • Amazon JkZ!+ev
    Somewhere between 'No' and 'Fuck No'
    May 28, 2018 0
  • Amazon Dohho
    No
    May 28, 2018 0
  • Google / Ops Huhf13
    No. You're only there if you're working
    May 29, 2018 0
  • Facebook / Eng
    mpkfa

    Facebook Eng

    PRE
    Google, Microsoft
    mpkfamore
    No
    May 29, 2018 0
  • Palo Alto Networks / Eng
    OlCI53

    Palo Alto Networks Eng

    PRE
    Cisco, Qualcomm, McAfee
    OlCI53more
    Nope... I’ve NEVER been invited to attend Palo Alto Networks ignite event!
    May 28, 2018 0
  • LinkedIn nextplay
    No. You need to do something to earn that ticket.
    May 28, 2018 0

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