Updates from the 2020 Fall Conference
This was our first fully virtual conference and accordingly took added work from many involved. Thanks to all who made it a success. We had a record number of concurrent sessions, and the virtual format made is significantly easier for staff from our member schools to attend – especially in light of current travel restrictions and other cost challenges. We also had record registration.
The work started early in the year with Advisory Committees identifying topics and speakers. One Advisory Committee in particular deserves special recognition. The Advancement Advisory Committee has a record seven concurrent sessions – all focused on sharing experiences and exploring challenges related to current business processes. This attracted increased attendance; many of which had not attended an UMBUG Conference before.
Here’s a few comments from the conference evaluations. “All of the concurrent sessions I attended, (the) presenters brought a lot of knowledge and put in a lot of effort to their presentations and demonstrations.” “Being able to attend remotely was a huge plus. This makes the conference cost effective and accessible to more people.” “First time at UMBUG ever. Learned a great deal and looking forward to future connections and conferences.”
If you missed some of the sessions or would like to learn more, login in with you member account to the Resources page and use the conference search tool to learn more.