First-Time Attendees

New to Workday Rising? We’ve got some things for you to do.

We want you to have the best possible experience at Workday Rising, so we’ve put together a guide to help you prepare for an amazing week. We’ve organized this checklist into what you’ll want to do now, what to do a few weeks before the conference, and what to do once you’re on-site.

What to do now.


Get your manager on board.

Download our Request to Attend letter to demonstrate the value you’ll get from attending.


Book your hotel.

Book your room through the registration tool by September 20 for the best rates.


Plan your experience.

Check out the Agenda and Session Catalog, and save your favorite sessions.


Add training sessions or workshops on Monday.

Sign up for a Preconference Training session or Enablement Workshop.

Current Customers Only


Stay up-to-date with everything Workday Rising.

Read our blog and follow #wdayrising on social media to get the latest news about the conference.

What to do later.


Save your seat in sessions.

Grab a spot in your favorite sessions and start filling out your schedule.*


Book a Braindate.

Share your expertise or learn something new in this unique peer-to-peer learning experience.*


Make an Office Hours appointment.

Meet with a Workday product expert to get your questions answered.*

Current Customers Only


Download the mobile app.

Get your conference guide, map, and networking tool all rolled into one (available in late September).


Figure out logistics.

We’ll send a detailed email a few weeks before the conference with everything you need to know.

What to do on-site.


Skip the lines and save time.

Pick up your badge before you even leave the airport at Express Badge Pick Up. See the mobile app for hours.


Learn how you can make the most of your time.

Join our 30-minute “Making the Most of Workday Rising” session to learn what the conference offers.


Take a tour.

Join an Orientation Tour for an overview of what the conference has to offer—and meet other attendees while you’re at it.*


Get a demo.

Visit the Expo to explore our products and to experience a live demo from a product expert.


Make new connections.

Whether you’re eating lunch or stopping by a Meetup Cafe, introduce yourself and build your network.


Have fun.

Make sure you explore Workday Rising to find all the fun surprises we’ve planned for you!

*You can sign up for these activities in the Session Scheduler.

“I had a great first experience! I loved that there was a very wide range of sessions available.”

—Human Resources Specialist at a Financial Services Company