Top 5 Reasons to Attend Wave and ESO Training Academy

Posted on October 26, 2021

Back in 2010, when the first ESO Wave conference took place, we never envisioned what it would it would become. From a gathering of 100 attendees in a small hotel, to almost 1,000 attendees at our last in-person conference – we are thrilled to offer industry professionals in EMS, fire, hospital, and state organizations the chance to learn how to use data to drive change.

With networking events and product training, Wave featuring ESO Training Academy is informative, fun, and truly unique to first responders and healthcare professionals.

What Exactly is Wave?

Wave is the leading EMS, fire, hospital and state organization conference designed to empower attendees to use data to improve care quality and transform community health and safety. Wave offers tools needed to improve patient care and operations, opportunities to learn and advance careers, and networking with industry experts and peers.

This year’s event will take place April 21-22, 2022 at the JW Marriott – Austin in downtown Austin. Wave 2022 will deliver the best in thought leadership, data analysis, and in-field experience to help you foster change within your organization for the benefit of the communities you serve.

5 Reasons to Attend Wave 2022

As plans are being finalized and budgets set for the upcoming year, now is the perfect time to get Wave 2022 on your calendar (Super Saver and Early Bird registration deals also are a great incentive). Here are 5 reasons we think you’ll love attending Wave:

  1. Keynotes from Industry Leaders:
    You’ll be inspired by keynote speakers who are experts in their field and passionate about what they do. You’ll get to choose sessions from the following tracks: Data in Action, Industry Insights, Roadmap and Feedback, Quality and Research, Meet the ESO Suite, and Revenue Recovery. And you are not limited to following one just track—you can attend the sessions that interest you most, regardless of your industry!
  2. Real-World Insight:
    Don’t just listen to the “why;” see the “how” with sessions led by peers with in-depth field experience. From fire chiefs and medical directors and admins, to speakers who are the “boots on the ground,” session topics are presented by those with real, in-field experience. They understand what you are facing on a daily basis and combine their experience with their expertise on their topic. There’s no better way to get practical and useful insight on the leading issues and topics for our industries.
  3. Data-Savvy Intel:
    At the core of Wave is a passion for making the most of your data to improve operations, deliver better care, understand your organization, and drive your industry forward. Wave sessions offer a wide range of topics covering trends, research, and best practices for using data in your own organization, now and in the future. As a leader in data collection and dissemination – as seen in our collection of resources like industry Index publications, white papers, and guides – everything we do at ESO is centered around real-world data and how it can make our jobs more efficient and effective. Wave 2022 is no different.
  4.  Networking Like No Other:
    Make connections and exchange ideas with leaders within EMS, fire, hospital, and state organizations from across the country. You’ll find yourself sitting next to a wide range of peers, providing a great opportunity for making new professional connections. This not only offers new avenues for brainstorming and reaching out later in the year, but can also help you benchmark metrics for your own agency based on similar organizations. Additionally, a vendor exhibit hall will offer a chance to see new products and technologies for your industry and chat in-person with company reps.
  5. Nightly Events:
    Don’t worry, we always make time for some fun after taking in so much information during our sessions. You’ll have the chance to catch up with your peers “off the clock,” with entertainment, libations, and networking. It’s a great way to celebrate the innovations for our industries, and all the hard work put in over the last year.

ESO Training Academy

If you want to really power-pack your visit to Austin, consider coming two days early to attend  ESO Training Academy. Taking place April 19-20, 2022, ESO Training Academy offers two full days of in-depth training on ESO products, tailored to meet the needs of both administrators and field providers. The Academy includes training on our newer products like ESO Scheduling, ESO Checklists, and ESO Asset Management, as well as the core products in our suite.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend ESO Training Academy

  1. Learn from trainers who have been in your shoes.
    Our trainers have a deep background in fire, EMS, hospitals, and state organizations. ESO Training Academy features guided coursework with our trainers, supplemented with practical insights from their firsthand industry experience combined with extensive product knowledge.
  2. Take an in-depth look at our new products.
    ESO Training Academy will include training dedicated to our new products like ESO Inventory. There’s no better way to explore and learn all about our newest technologies. Plus, you’ll have all your questions answered directly and in-person by product experts.
  3. Participate in training customized for your needs.
    Sessions are tailored to meet the needs of both administrators and field providers from fire, EMS, hospital, and state organizations. You do not have to commit to a particular track or subject area; you can attend sessions according to your training needs.
  4. Get your questions answered live and in-person.
    The Support Lab will be available to address common questions about the ESO suite and troubleshoot any issues. You’ll leave with a stronger knowledge of ESO’s products.
  5. Get the most value out of your experience.
    While Wave is geared to industry-wide content for EMS, fire, hospital, and state organizations (whether or not they are using ESO solutions), ESO Training Academy sessions are dedicated to training and best practices solely for the ESO products.

Register Today

Now is the perfect time to start planning your visit to Austin for Wave 2022 featuring ESO Training Academy to inspire you with cutting-edge ideas and a fresh perspective on the state of your industry. Early registrants also enjoy a discounted conference price, which makes the event even more attractive. Register now or learn more on our Wave 2022 homepage.

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