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Summer Conferences 2013

Andrew Daniel

Andrew Daniel
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We attended some excellent conferences this season, including the Florida School of Finance Officers Association (FSFOA), the Southern Regional Datatel Users Group (SRDUG) and the Institutional Information Processing System Users Group (IIPS).

This year’s FSFOA was in Panama City June 18 – 20. This was our first time at FSFOA and it was great to meet so many new people and hear about culture and happenings of Florida K-12. With all the new faces it was also great to see some of our existing customers. Something unique to this conference is that every vendor was brought on stage during one of the general sessions to introduce themselves and describe what they do. This was a great way to share our story about how we help school districts and also hear what the other vendors in attendance do. We hope this is the first of many times we attend this conference!

SRDUG is always a wonderful conference because we have so many customers that attend. The organizers do a great job of highlighting the vendors and letting us reach out to as many people as possible. This year’s conference was in Dallas June 24 – 25. We were able to present at two sessions which were well attended by both existing and prospective Softdocs users. Beyond all the learning taking place, we were able to hone in our inner cowboy to two step through the night when inline dance instructors were brought in for the social event. What fun!

Another highlight was all the attendees that represented Central Texas College, one of our newest clients. They were excited to learn as much as possible about Softdocs and celebrate document imaging coming to their school this Fall.

The IIPS Summer Conference took place in Charlotte July 15 – 17. The IIPS Conference is always very special to us at Softdocs, and especially to VP of Sales Lew Love. All of the wonderful staff that attends from throughout the North Carolina Community College System really reminds us that we make up one big “family”.  Since so many of the attendees are already Softdocs users, it is a great chance for us to catch up and hear about all of the wonderful things going on at their schools and in their lives. We especially enjoyed hearing about the history of IT in NCCCS, and the chance to break it down on the dance floor with Source4’s Jim Constantin!

After a busy summer, we’re now turning our attention to the Softdocs User Group Conference, Bridge 2013, which is happening September 22 – 25 in Greenville, SC at The Hyatt Regency. We are just weeks away! Besides having lots of fun, you’ll strengthen your technical knowledge, learn how to maximize your Softdocs solutions and make valuable connections. Register before it’s too late! Our discounted hotel rate and group discount for conference registration ends September 1.