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XBO Experience

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Integration for the Next Generation

Introducing the XBO Experience, a new collaboration between NSCA and Ignite, taking place on November 12-13 in Atlanta, GA. This event is designed by and for emerging talent in the system integration industry.

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Level Up Your Career

Whether you’re new to the industry or rising fast, XBO offers industry-specific development and networking opportunities made for the next generation of integration leaders.

Peer Driven

Collaborate with fellow attendees and build business networks that last.

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Next-Gen Speakers

Hear from the thought leaders and innovators driving today’s trends.

Dynamic Sessions

Bounce ideas and learn leadership skills in a truly energized setting.

Next-Level Fun

Build relationships in a fun, energetic environment you’ll actually enjoy.

What to Expect at XBO

The XBO Experience will bring a new focus to ongoing and emerging trends, as well as educate newer professionals about the industry’s best practices and most proven methods.

Powered by NSCA’s Next Gen Academy curriculum with support from NSCA’s tried-and-true business insights, XBO is the perfect way to prepare new leaders for the generational shift underway now.

Look for more information soon about schedules, presenters, travel details and more.

XBO participants and supporters can expect:

Want to learn more about XBO or the Next Gen Academy, email Laura Janssen at or call (319) 861-8627.

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Book XBO Early and Save 

NSCA members are eligible for a reduced XBO Experience rate by registering early! Don’t miss your chance to experience this new must-attend event for emerging professionals in the system integration industry.


Inspiring Positive Change

XBO was created in partnership with Ignite to fill a persistent gap in the system integration industry: nurturing next-generation talent for leadership positions. This one-of-a-kind event will continue Ignite’s work of inspiring positive change and intelligent understanding to develop new leaders within the industry.

Who should attend?

Consider XBO as the complement to NSCA’s flagship Business & Leadership Conference. BLC addresses the industry’s existing leadership, while XBO is aimed at future leadership.

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NSCA Education Foundation

Jeff M. Kindig Future Leaders Scholarship Fund

Ignite is a fitting legacy for Jeff. The latest step for Ignite, and one that Jeff had a hand in discussing, is the XBO (Excellence in Business Operations) Experience.

Educating people about our industry and getting their feet in the door is only part of the talent battle Jeff was fighting. There’s a leadership gap in too many companies in our industry. XBO is designed to eliminate barriers that prevent those young professionals from rising to leadership roles.
The inaugural XBO Experience takes place Nov. 12-13, 2024, at Georgia Tech, where NSCA members will bring their rising stars, and they’ll learn how to lead an integration company. The new scholarship fund will cover 25 registrations for XBO 2024!

Integration professionals that see themselves as next-generation leaders and rising stars within their companies should apply to attend XBO 2024 for free by clicking the button below.

Why XBO?

The next generation of integration professionals has bigger expectations for their professional development.

In today’s tight labor market, overlooking the needs of these future leaders is a luxury your company can’t afford. XBO is a strategic opportunity to invest in your best and brightest with an organization that has a strong reputation for leadership development.

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Help Make XBO Happen

Having a strong industry channel is important for our sponsors’ businesses and initiatives. As an XBO sponsor, supporters have the opportunity to: 

  • Build relationships with future integration leaders. 
  • Learn directly from the next generation of integration professionals 
  • Drive business conversations that strengthen your current partnerships and build new ones 
  • Promote your brand with your message to emerging influencers. 
  • Offer industry-leading training to your team members, which is worth thousands of dollars if taught individually. 

If you would like additional information on attending the event as a sponsor, contact Allie Blok at or call 319-861-8638.