Last week, an Auvik crew travelled to Orlando, Fla., for Automation Nation 2018. Here are some of the highlights.

(At the same time, Auvik also had a team in Austin, Texas, for DattoCon. Check out our photo recap of that show as well.)

Welcome to the Bonnet Creek Resort in Orlando. Even a VIB (very important bear) has to stand in the hotel check-in line sometimes.

Auvik Nanook polar bear AN18 Automation Nation

The theme of the conference was TEAM. Hey look, that’s us on the right.

ConnectWise solutions pavilion AN18 Automation Nation

photo credit: ConnectWise

ConnectWise CEO Arnie Bellini made an appearance, of course.

Arnie Bellini ConnectWise AN18 Automation Nation

photo credit: ConnectWise

Auvik’s Channel Programs Manager Sam Lowe gave a breakout session to a packed room on how MSPs can own their client networks.

Sam Lowe Auvik Own the Network AN18 Automation Nation

Auvik announced the launch of our certification program. Partners can now earn the Auvik Certified Professional designation. Check out that shirt!

Auvik certification launch AN18 Automation Nation 2018

L to R: Sam Lowe, Ashley Cooper, Sarah Cunningham-Scharf

This is a pretty great shirt too, available to attendees courtesy of ConnectWise.

reboot shirt ConnectWise Automation Nation 2018 AN18

photo credit: Doug Hazelman

Nanook got to hang out with the Automate robot and the ConnectWise owl. What a lineup of superheroes!

ConnectWise mascots Auvik Nanook AN18 Automation Nation 2018

Everyone wants their photo taken in a bear suit. (Don’t you?)

Auvik Nanook polar bear suit AN18 Automation Nation

The bear is everywhere!

Auvik’s Technical Sales Director Steve Petryschuk led a hands-on Auvik lab to another full room.

Auvik technical lab AN18 Automation Nation 2018

And we topped off the show with our Auvik Oktoberfest hats at the pub crawl. The hats were part of our Auv-toberfest promotion, unveiled at the show. Any partner who earns their Auvik certification before August 30 is automatically entered to win an all-expenses paid trip to Oktoberfest in Auvik’s hometown of Waterloo, Ontario—it’s the biggest Oktoberfest celebration in the world outside of Germany.

People who aren’t partners yet can still enter by booking and attending an Auvik demo before August 30. Prost!

Auvik pub crawl Auv-toberfest Oktoberfest AN18 Automation Nation 2018

See you next year!