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Amplify: Sights and Sounds of the 2018 Workiva User Conference

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Published: September 25, 2018
Last Updated: April 25, 2023

The 2018 Workiva User Conference in Nashville brought more than 1,700 accounting, finance, compliance, and audit professionals together under a common theme: amplify.

Attendees learned how to amplify their use of Workiva solutions, amplify the hours they can save at work each year, and amplify the results they see across their organizations.

Through hands-on training, roundtable discussions, and valuable conversations with industry peers and thought leaders, attendees discovered how to be even more effective. There were 100+ sessions on Inline XBRL (iXBRL), SOX, internal controls, management reporting, disclosure effectiveness, global reporting standards, and other topics vitally important to reporting and compliance professionals. Plus, our conference sponsors shared insights on topics like blockchain, finance transformation, enterprise risk management (ERM), and more.

With tons of exclusive content, networking opportunities, and live performances packed into three days, this year's Workiva User Conference was bigger and better than ever. And people noticed.

Here are just a few of the greatest hits from an incredible week in Music City.

Workiva CEO Marty Vanderploeg shared how Wdesk helps improve users' lives and how users help improve Wdesk in his keynote address.


Ernest Anunciacion of Workiva introduced the new Wdesk for Internal Audit Management solution.



Finance professionals saw how Wdata can transform financial planning and analysis (FP&A) through improved data connections and data preparation tools.



Attendees enjoyed tons of entertainment throughout the day, including string art, live performers, afternoon snacks, and screen printing souvenir T-shirts.



Users saw the increased capabilities available in the next generation of Wdesk.



The SOX and SEC Professionals Groups gathered to discuss critical industry topics.



Hundreds of users took advantage of hands-on training directly from Wdesk experts.



Paralympics medalist Amy Purdy inspired audiences to get creative and embrace new possibilities.



Country stars Granger Smith and Clare Dunn helped close out the Workiva User Conference in style at the Wildhorse Saloon.


See more photos and reactions from the event by searching the hashtag #WorkivaAmplify on Twitter.

There was one other big announcement from the event: the 2019 Workiva User Conference will be held in Dallas! Don't miss out on what promises to be another unforgettable experience. Be sure to sign up to receive conference updates.

Thanks to all our attendees, sponsors, and Workiva team members who helped make the 2018 Workiva User Conference a success!

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