Top 5 Reasons to Attend DATCON21

We host DATCON — the largest DAT user conference and networking event of its kind — every year. While we all missed out in 2020, DATCON is back and bigger than ever. This year, DATCON21 will be held in Austin, TX on October 4-6, 2021.

This fall, we’re expecting the most exciting and expansive DATCON to date. Here are the top 5 reasons to attend DATCON21:

1. Get key insights from industry analysts and thought leaders.

Supply chains are in a fragile state emerging from COVID19, and understanding the latest trends is more important than ever. Learn how last year’s trends, disruptions and major events informs the future of the freight industry. 

We invited the most recognizable and trusted freight analysts to share their insights. Soaking up knowledge from industry experts and applying their data-driven analyses can better prepare you to succeed in an uncertain future. 

2. Discover the next big thing at DAT.

We know how important it is to be able to work quickly and efficiently — and how hard it’s become to do that this past year. 

That’s why we’re thrilled to announce new ways for you to move freight faster and easier by taking the uncertainty out of freight. You’ll soon be able to use what we’ve been working on and why we’re excited for the future of freight.

Be the first to see it all at DATCON21.

3. Learn how to maximize DAT.

Our beginner, intermediate and advanced user workshops will help you get the most out of your DAT products and services. Get expert advice and hands-on training to discover time-saving tips and tricks. 

Whether you’re a first year carrier or a tenured broker, there’s something for everyone. Get answers to all your DAT questions straight from the DAT developers, marketers and executives!

4. Network with your peers and build new partnerships.

For the first time ever, our entire broker, shipper, and carrier customer base will be invited to DATCON. This will be a chance to share success stories and create new opportunities for growth. Virtual calls and LinkedIn connections may be convenient, but they only go so far. The best networking is done face to face at DATCON21! 

5. Have fun in Austin, TX!

We’re planning dinners, networking events, award ceremonies, and a special guest speaker to make sure you’ll have a memorable DATCON. 

And if you arrive a few days earlier or leave a few days later, you’ve timed your trip perfectly for Austin City Limits — the city’s annual music festival! George Strait, Stevie Nicks, DaBaby and Miley Cyrus are a few of the names included in this year’s star studded lineup. 

Not a fan of music festivals? Try attending a sporting event at the University of Texas or floating down the Colorado River that runs through downtown. Recently ranked in the top 15 ‘most fun cities in America,’ there is something for everyone to enjoy in Austin. 

The bottom line: Austin, Texas is the place to be this October 4-6th. Don’t miss out! 

Register now or learn more about DATCON21