Get ready for some serious online socializing at this year’s Unite.
Shopify’s second annual partner and developer conference in San Francisco is set to knock your virtual socks off, with exciting announcements, exclusive launches, and insight into the future of commerce with Shopify.
Whether you’re attending the conference in-person, or tuning in via the livestream, we’re ready to help you experience everything that happens at Unite.
We want everyone in our Partner Ecosystem to join the Unite 2017 conversation, and with this in mind, we’ve put together some suggestions on how you can engage with us, and each other, regardless of where you are.
You might also like: The Unite Checklist: How to Maximize Your Time at Unite 2017.
If you’re attending Unite
I’m not sure if you can tell, but we’re pumped for Shopify Unite! With only two days left, and a sold out conference, we’re switching gears to focus on all things social. If you’re attending this year’s conference, get your phone batteries charged, and put your pithy social media persona on notice, because we have all kinds of ways for you to engage with the community.
1. Pre-Unite pump-up!
We’ve already seen a number of Shopify Partners chatting via Twitter and Facebook, making plans to connect while at the conference. Social media is a great way to connect with other conference goers before the event. In the end, meeting new people and learning a few key takeaways from a different perspective is what it’s all about, right?
To help you join the pre-conference conversation happening on social media, we’ve put together some fun graphics that you can use to connect with others that are attending Unite 2017.
Right click and save these images to your desktop or tap and hold to save to your phone.
2. Coverage through the eyes of a Shopify Partner
Instagram is about to get 🔥
We’ve asked 15 Shopify Partners to take over the Shopify Partner Instagram Story during Unite, with the goal of sharing the experience from their perspective.
Follow the @ShopifyPartners Instagram account, and tune into our story starting bright and early on Wednesday, April 19, when a handful of partners will share their stories of travelling to Unite, attending pre-event parties, and meeting other Shopify Partners as well as Shopifolk.
Check back the next morning — Thursday, April 20 — for full coverage of all conference happenings and the exclusive Unite after-party. Partners will share key takeaways, exciting announcements, venue highlights, and more.
3. Join the conversation on Twitter with #ShopifyUnite
Throughout the conference we’ll be live tweeting, engaging, and sharing posts using the hashtag #ShopifyUnite. Be sure to tag us in your posts and use the hashtag for a chance to be retweeted by the @ShopifyPartners Twitter handle.
Interested in what people are sharing while at Unite? We’ve created a Twitter list you can subscribe to; watch the action live or connect with conference-goers on Twitter.
If you’re attending Unite, and would like be to be added to our list, leave us a comment at the end of this blog post, or reply to our tweet.
You might also like: How 6 Partners Found Growth in Collaboration at Unite 2016.
If you’re watching from home
Last, but certainly not least, we’re excited to announce that there will be live coverage of Unite 2017’s keynotes! This year, we’re livestreaming the first day’s keynotes, straight from the main stage. And new this year, you’ll have two options to watch and engage with the livestream.
Option 1: Facebook Live
This year, we’ll be broadcasting the keynotes via Facebook Live to give everyone the opportunity to join the conversation in the comments. The livestream will begin at 10:15AM PDT.
Have to miss the live broadcast? No worries. Once the broadcast ends, the recordings will live on the Shopify Partners Facebook page.
To make things even easier for you, we’ve created an event reminder you can add to your Facebook calendar that will notify you once we’re live👇
Option 2: Shopify Unite Website
Similar to last year, we’ll be livestreaming the keynotes on the Shopify Unite website. Get your popcorn ready, and tune-in Thursday, April 20 at 10:15AM PDT.
No matter where you’re watching the livestream, we want you to take part in the conversation by using #ShopifyUnite, or via the comments section of the Facebook Live broadcast.
Join the convo
Shopify Unite is all about the Partner community coming together to share ideas and plan the very bright future of online commerce. Whether you’ll be on the ground in San Francisco, or watching from your living room, getting involved and engaged in Unite 2017, and the community it supports is vital to your success as a partner.
Were you unable to attend Shopify Unite 2017, or want to look back on highlights? To watch recordings of all keynotes and track sessions, visit the Shopify Partners YouTube Channel.