What's New For Linn Academy 2019?

As an online seller, it’s not uncommon to share feelings of isolation and uncertainty when it comes to running your online business. But no one should feel like this – especially when there’s so much knowledge available within the industry.

That’s why the intention behind Linn Academy has always been to unite online retailers in a thriving community, where they can share knowledge, gain expertise and grow together.

This year, we will welcome more than 1,000 online sellers, global eCommerce experts and world-class speakers to the seventh annual conference on the 1st October 2019 at The ICC.

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So, what’s new for Linn Academy 2019? How will your experience compare to last year?

A bigger and better venue

For this year’s Linn Academy, we’ve switched things up and moved to a bigger venue.

While we have chosen to stay central to Birmingham, #LA2019 will be hosted at the International Convention Centre (ICC)– a world-class conference venue.

The ICC is a much more community-driven setting for you to come together with hundreds of other online sellers and find out how to scale your business from a variety of experts.

For starters, there are two stages, both of which are larger than last year’s Linn Academy venue and they set up in a much more interactive format – with the chance to message in your questions in live, as each speaker presents their expertise. 

Another big change is the addition of a large breakout hall, giving you plenty of room to roam and network with a community of like-minded eCommerce professionals, our internationally-renowned sponsors and keynote speakers.

If you’re a VIP Pass holder, you’ll also benefit from exclusive access to larger room that overlooks the breakout hall on a separate floor in a balcony setting. Here, you’ll find chill out areas, high tables and you can enjoy free drinks from a private barista.

And, for Linnworks users, there are a whopping six executive rooms that will be used for technical support so that you can ensure your system is running at peak performance.  

Improved on-the-day services

You spoke, we listened.

At Linn Academy 2019, you’ll find that there’s much more seating available – meaning no more standing up to type up any notes, network or eat your lunch.

Similarly, there are plenty more charging ports, so you can plug yourself in and charge your devices up, ensuring that they’re fully functioning to take notes or complete work.

We’ve also leveled up on the lunch front. You’ll find plenty of meat, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options to satisfy your soul and boost your energy for the remainder of the day.

Some examples include:

  • BBQ beef brisket deli breads
  • Goats cheese and fig parcel with apricot and ginger chutney (v)
  • Crushed avocado, lime and coriander with slow roast plum tomato ciabatta (ve)

An informal, friendly and community-driven experience

At Linn Academy, we place a great deal of importance on our focus on community and education. Supporting one another and growing together is a key aspect of the event.

That’s why – for the first time ever – you will have the opportunity to join a variety of exclusive eCommerce workshops throughout the day and seek out practical advice, getting answers for the questions that matter to your business.

Each of these unique and intimate sessions will be hosted by a specialist in their respective field and spaces are limited to no more than 40 Premium and VIP Pass holders.

We’re also big on helping you network in a fun and friendly atmosphere – without the added stress and anxiety of maintaining a high-level conversation if you’d prefer not to.

Why not challenge your new business connections to a fierce ping pong battle to break the ice? Or perhaps you’d like to make use of the exclusive photo booth to remember the day?

Make sure to end the day at our VIP party, which will be held in a separate venue just outside The ICC. There’s plenty of room – indoor and outdoor areas – along with a dancefloor so you can get your groove on to live funk band, Bill Ding & The Skyscrapers.

Did we mention there’s also an open bar and large selection of buffet food available throughout the evening?

The VIP party is a great opportunity to relax and let your hair down, especially after a day of finding new and practical ways to grow your business at the main event.

Take note of the awesome agenda

If all these changes weren’t enough, we’re ecstatic to announce our best agenda yet!

Find out how to build trust with your customers from our esteemed host Jeremy Miller and learn how to use past mistakes to inform your future success from Black Box Thinking author Matthew Syed.

Learn a variety of best practices for success on eBay by some of their best sellers, in our first ever eBay fireside chat or up your Amazon knowledge on Danny McMillan’s Amazon seller session Q&A panel.

Join in our live Q&A panel sessions with successful online retailers and get ready to future-proof your business with advice and insights from our panel of eCommerce experts.  

Need actionable ways to increase your sales? Look no further than Linn Academy, where Marcus Sheridan will be revealing a step-by-step guide to help you achieve exactly that.

Last but not least, headline speaker Lady Karren Brady will be taking to the main stage in a live interview and Q&A session, covering areas such as persistence, networking and keeping up with the books.

Time is running out, so get your tickets now

One thing is for certain – Linn Academy is like no other eCommerce event.

The unique conference provides practical insights for online sellers, face-to-face help from a range of industry professionals and access to a thriving community.

It’s an unmissable one-day event for sellers who are looking to grow their business.

Written by:

Nat Libby

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