Thanks to all who attended our UMBUG meeting at Ellucian Live on Sunday, April 7. We welcomed guests from Missouri, Nebraska, and South Dakota. This was an opportunity to share information and benefits of UMBUG membership with our guests. It was also a great opportunity to engage in networking discussions on selected topics including with our guests. The networking sessions proved lively and ran over the allotted time.
We had about 35 in attendance, which is smaller this year probably due to two reasons: first the timing of the users’ groups meetings on Sunday afternoon when some were still in route to the conference, and second we just don’t have as many attending E-Live as we used to due to costs and in some cases restricted budgets. We plan to encourage Ellucian to consider moving the users’ group meetings to Monday early afternoon following the opening keynote and kickoff sessions.