As we wrap up an outstanding 2023 Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Las Vegas, now’s a terrific time to reflect on the breadth of education that took place in the seminar rooms on Wednesday and Thursday. Once again, the program was vast, covering every aspect of the industry, with sessions geared for managers, owners, investors and developers. With 42 sessions on offer, there’s a little something for everyone, but we recognize that you can’t be everywhere all at once.
This is a key reason why we record the entire program and offer every session as streaming video through the ISS Store. In many cases, attendees will sit through a seminar that resonates with them and then want to revisit the finer points later or share it with colleagues. On a larger scale, participants must choose the sessions they most want to see, foregoing dozens of others in the process. Each video recording includes the full slide presentation onscreen along with a visual on the presenter, making them the next-best thing to watching them live and in person. It’s a fantastic way to round out the professional-development portion of your show experience.
Then, of course, there are those who simply are unable to join us during the live event. The videos are a great way to take advantage of the expert insight presented during the conference, customize your own education program and get a taste of what you missed.
As we begin the post-show production process, the ISS Store is offering video pre-orders at the special show pricing for a limited time. While all 42 sessions are available individually, we also have 10 discount packages available. This will be the second year we’ve been able to offer digital video in packages. All seven, themed education tracks can be purchased as a set, in addition to three larger bundles that offer the biggest savings.
In essence, this year’s slate mirrors the conference including a couple of new twists. It has four traditional, seven-session packages that cover important topics related to Building, Investing, Operations and Technology, as well as a special Editor’s Choice bundle that offers seven seminars selected by Inside Self-Storage editors. This set offers insight to social tokens, marketing, boat/RV storage, conversions, legal issues and more. There’s also a three-session package on Staffing as well as a four-session Wealth bundle that offers insight to raising capital as a small investor, sourcing and closing deals, scaling a portfolio, and tax strategies.
The three biggest packages with the steepest discounts are as follows:
- Total Self-Storage Solutions comprises the entire 2023 collection of 42 sessions.
- Operator Essentials includes 21 sessions from the Operations, Technology, Staffing and Editor’s Choice tracks.
- Builder/Investor Essentials includes 21 sessions from the Building, Investing, Wealth and Editor’s Choice tracks.
By eliminating DVDs as an option, we’re able to save money on material and labor costs, which benefits customers with a more convenient product and lower package prices. Consider, for example, that at regular price, the 2023 Total Solutions package is $150 less than it would have been in DVD format. Plus, taking advantage of the pre-order with special show pricing will save you $150 more.
Though post-show editing and production still requires several weeks, we have an aggressive plan to shave off significant time and expect to upload pre-ordered videos directly into your ISS Store account by June 9. You’ll be notified via email once your purchased titles are available. Though not downloadable, streaming videos offer unlimited views and are available anywhere you are on any internet-connected device.
It was a true pleasure meeting many of you during this year’s show. The enthusiasm expressed about this year’s expo education was particularly rewarding. We thank all of our presenters for their knowledge and insight, and I hope you enjoy the video versions of the sessions once they’re packaged and available. Best of luck in all your endeavors.