DAT User Conference 2018

Our 3rd Annual DAT User Conference

  • When? September 24 - 26, 2018
  • Where? Portland, Oregon

Register now for the third annual DAT User Conference. In two jam-packed days, you'll get actionable information for senior managers, front line brokers and agents, as well as the trainers and mentors who help all your employees to be more productive. The DAT User Conference features thought-provoking keynotes and executive sessions on the trends that matter to your business. And your front-line staff will learn all about the latest DAT products and features, in presentations and hands-on labs.

Get expert advice from logistics pros at well known shipper, carrier, and 3PL companies. Spend quality time with DAT product managers and trainers, and learn all about the tools that address your everyday challenges, even in a time of constant change. Meet and mingle with industry peers, share stories and tips, and enjoy a couple of days in scenic Portland, Oregon.

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Why Attend?

Real-World Solutions Come to the DAT User Conference, for real-world solutions and actionable information that you can use today to grow your business and prepare for continued success.

Insights for Everyone Get strategic insights for freight brokerage owners, managers, and salespeople, or hands-on workshops for front-line pros and the trainers and mentors who help make them more productive. Take advantage of our group discounts and bring the whole team!

Tools for Success Checkout all the latest DAT products and features, in presentations and hands-on labs designed for front-line staff. Then grab coffee and get some one-on-one time with the engineers and managers who build these tools just for you.

Powerful Networking This year’s DAT User Conference features special panel presentations by shippers and carriers, as well as lots of opportunities to network with your peers in business and social settings.


Sessions include:

  • Join the Supply Chain Revolution
  • Revving Up Carrier Relations
  • Smarter Contracts and Onboarding
  • Data Security and Risk Management
  • Strategic Pricing Decisions
  • Regulatory and Legal Challenges
  • DAT Product Demos and Hands-On Workshops

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Steve Brown

Steve Brown

CEO, Possibility and Purpose

Steve Brown is an accomplished speaker, author, strategist, and executive coach. He is the former futurist and chief evangelist at Intel Corporation.

Using his 30 years of experience in high tech spanning research, planning, engineering, marketing, manufacturing, and management, Steve helps companies to understand the possibilities of the future and then build winning business strategies designed to create new value, delight customers, and optimize operations. He speaks and writes in plain language on how continued advances in computing will intersect business, cultural and human trends to create both new opportunities and new challenges. His new book, Hacking Reality, will be published later this year. Steve has been featured on BBC, CNN, Bloomberg TV, ABC News, Wired, WSJ:Digits, CBS, and many other media outlets.

Keynote: Re-Imagining Freight Logistics

Donal Broughton

Donald Broughton

Managing Partner, Broughton Capital

Prior to starting Broughton Capital Mr. Broughton spent nine years as the Chief Market Strategist and Senior Transportation Analyst for Avondale Partners. Before that, Mr. Broughton spent over twelve years at A.G. Edwards. At A.G. Edwards, in addition to being the Senior Transportation Analyst, he was the Group Leader of the Industrial Analysts and served on the firm’s Investment Strategy Committee.

Prior to going to Wall Street, Mr. Broughton spent eight years in various distribution and operations management roles in the beverage industry, including serving as the Corporate Manager of Distribution for Dr. Pepper/Seven-Up companies and Chief Operating Officer for Bevmark Concepts.


Keynote: Threat vs Opportunity in the New Freight Economy

Stay tuned as we announce additional speakers and sessions!


DAT User Conference 2018

Hilton - Downtown Portland, OR
921 SW 6th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97204

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DAT User Conference


Groups of 3+


Save $195 each
Ends September 17, 2018

Groups of 2


Save $145 each
Ends August 31, 2018



* Registration is non-refundable, but can be transferred to another person.

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Our industry is changing so quickly, it can be hard to keep up. Come to the DAT User Conference, for real-world solutions and actionable information that you can use today to grow your business and prepare for continued success.

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