Continued virtual conferences and networking adopted

Due to travel and budgetary constraints and our inability to locate the next UMBUG Coordinator, the Steering Team has decided to continue to offer our networking and learning virtually.

Proposed Virtual Quarterly Conference timelines

Functional AreaConference DateStart Planning (see above)Vendor Sponsors*Affiliated User Groups
HR/PR/FinanceNovemberJulyYes 
Student/Financial AidFebruaryOctoberYes 
Enrollment Mgmt./AdvancementAprilDecember Yes
TechnicalJuneFebruaryYes 

*vendor sponsors: typically includes Ellucian, Strata Information Group, David Kent Consulting

Timeline we used for the first full virtual annual conference – August, 2020

TimingActivityDate
4 months beforeRecruit Advisory Committee membersApril
3 months beforeAdvisory Committee meetings to identify topics and presentersMay
2 months beforeVendor sponsored sessions and presenters finalizedJune
1 month beforeRegistration onlineJuly
 Post-conferenceEvaluationsAugust