🌎 RECONNECT

ReConnect Program Application

We’re very excited to announce our ReConnect initiative - designed to bring our community together in new ways by sponsoring members to attend conferences.

*If you're interested in more information and details about this program, scroll past this form

Overview

We’re very excited to announce our ReConnect initiative - our new in-person events program designed to bring our community together in new ways. Through the ReConnect program, we’re sponsoring different  EE members to attend tech conferences in 2023 so they can learn and connect with the wider technology community. 

The goal of the ReConnect program is to bring our online community to life by giving our members the opportunity to connect & learn new skills at different technology conferences all over the world. 

How it works

In 2023, our community team will financially sponsor 16 members to attend different technology and IT conferences worldwide.

Sponsorship packages will be determined based on the needs of each representative and could take the form of a travel voucher, conference ticket reimbursement, or other financial support. 

Our community team will determine representatives for the ReConnect Program through an application process. 

In order to be considered for the ReConnect program, members must provide details about the conference or conferences they plan to attend and explain why they think they would be a good fit for the program. 

The application window is open from November 1, 2022 until November 30, 2022. 

The first application will concern members who wish to attend conferences between January 1, 2023 and June 30, 2023. Members wishing to attend conferences between July 1, 2023 and January 1, 2024 should wait until the application period for this phase of the program is open (Date TBD). 

If a member wishes to apply for sponsorship to multiple conferences, they may do so. However, members will only be eligible to be selected as a representative for one of the conferences that they denote on their application. 

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Other perks of the program

Social Media Takeover

Members who are selected as representatives for the ReConnect Program will serve as ambassadors for the EE community during their time at the conference. So put on your content creator boots & let the community see the conference through your eyes! 

Part of the ReConnect program means we’re handing over the reins to our official EE social media profiles - you’ll get the opportunity to post updates for the entire community so they can follow along with all your great experiences. By doing this - you’ll be sharing the experience with members who may have been unable to attend the conference themselves. 

Exclusive EE Swag

In addition to the financial package that each representative will receive, they’ll also receive an exclusive EE swag pack. Inside the swag pack will be unique EE gear to rock at the conference to let other members know you’re there!  

Community Meet-Ups

In addition to being a representative for the community at their selected conference - some members may also be chosen to partner with the EE team to host in-person community happy hours or meetups sponsored by EE. These meetups will be spaces for other EE members attending the conference to relax & connect.

In contrast to other events surrounding large tech conferences, these community meetups & happy hours won’t come with a “catch.” No salespeople or vendors trying to convince you to upgrade your tech stack or use their new proprietary software. Of course, you’re encouraged to bring a non-EE friend and introduce them to other members - but that isn’t the point.

In other words - it’s a safe space. Just come in, enjoy a free drink with your friends from EE, and relax away from the hectic conference environment.

As a ReConnect sponsored attendee, hosting a meetup will not be something you are expected to do on your own. The EE team will be partnering with you to plan the event and ask that you simply help invite members from the conference!

Application

At the top of this page is the ReConnect representative application form. Remember, you must be an EE member to be considered for sponsorship. If you’re not an EE member yet & are interested in becoming a member - click here to explore membership options or visit the ‘Memberships’ page. 

This application is only for members who wish to receive sponsorship for conferences between January 1, 2023 and June 30, 2023.

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