Steering team approves new conference formats starting in 2014
At the Oct. 7 steering team meeting plans for new directions for the upcoming conferences were approved. These build on the June 2013 steering team discussion, and subsequent executive committee recommendations from this summer.
Here's the summary of the changes:
- Winter Conference - typically a day and a half will be replaced by either a focused training or best practice sessions on a single topic.
- Ellucian Live - we will continue to meet there - format will vary - networking sessions and/or vendor presentation have been suggested.
- Summer & Fall Conferences - will continue to be a day and a half conference format but there will be specific tracks designated for Summer & Fall topics along with current "hot" topics
Further details are available on the News page.
Bethel University, St. Paul, MN
Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire, WI
College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN
College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN
Concordia College, Moorhead, MN
Hamline University, St. Paul, MN
Macalester College, St. Paul, MN
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Moraine Park Technical College, Fond du Lac, WI
St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN
St. John's University, Collegeville, MN
St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI
University of Northwestern-St. Paul, St. Paul, MN
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
Waukesha County Technical College, Pewaukee, WI
UMBUG Fall 2013 conference highlights
Thanks to all who made the Fall Conference a success - from our host at the Mayo Clinic, to our conference sponsors, presenters, and all who attended. We welcomed 120 members and guests on a wide range of topics. The keynote address on Virtual Worlds and Higher Education generated a lot of discussion. Other topics included the Future of ERP, the Ellucian Student product roadmap, implementing the new Financial Aid Shopping Sheet, Human Resources - current topics forum, Identity and Access Management, and several more. Use the search tool on the Member Resources page to access conference presentations.
The round table networking sessions continue to be rated among the best values of the conference. We have been exploring current topics with the round table sessions as well as established functional and technical peer groups. This conference we added a Mobile Applications round table. If you have additional ideas let your planning team member know.