Students are back on campus and the new academic year is underway. As your teaching, research and service activities ramp back up, we are getting ready to welcome you to Milwaukee to share the latest and greatest in faculty activity reporting. Every October, we host our annual conference: User Group. With engaging content and unique evening events, you’re sure to get an equal dose of learning and fun.
Dive into Activity Insight with DMers and Your Peers
For our fourth annual User Group conference, the theme is “Making an Impact.” It’s the essential event for getting actionable ideas for making an impact at your university. With a comprehensive agenda you’re sure to learn the most you can from your colleagues representing over 100 universities and from DMers.
Our CEO, Matt Bartel, will kick things off for the first full day of sessions on Monday. Be sure not to miss the “DM Download,” where Bartel will talk all things Digital Measures. He’ll be revealing our latest product announcements—so don’t miss out on the being the first to hear the details! To follow, our keynote speaker, award-winning author Jeffrey Selingo, will take center stage. In an exclusive presentation for User Group attendees, Jeffrey will share findings from his latest book There is Life After College. Then, you’ll proceed to your specific tracks to hear stories from your peers, gain insight from DMers and discuss all things faculty activity reporting.
Whether it’s learning about the implementation process with Texas State, a feature focus session, discovering how New Mexico State defines impact or an HLC-specific session—you’ll gain best practices, key takeaways and uncover answers to your questions. And that’s just during the day!
Kick Things Off at Our Welcome Fiesta
We’re proud of our Milwaukee home on the evening of Sunday, October 9 come mix and and mingle with DMers and other attendees before the official kickoff of the conference. Eat your fill of salsas and tacos. Drink a margarita or two. Listen to the live music of Milwaukee Hot Club at this casual gathering.
If the fall weather cooperates, we’ll open up our beautiful terrace overlooking the historic Third Ward. The Third Ward is home to an array of restaurants, galleries and boutiques in a warehouse setting. It’s also where you’ll find the Third Ward Riverwalk and the Milwaukee Public Market. Plus, you may even be able to catch a glimpse of our new office that is under construction within eyeshot of our current location!
Play Ball with a Night at the Ballpark
To round out our first day of User Group, we have an exciting, exclusive event in store. Come get a behind-the-scenes tour of a Major League Baseball stadium, Milwaukee’s own Miller Park, home of the Brewers. While usually closed to the public during the post-season, we’ll spend the evening under the dome for a night of food, drinks and fun.
Miller Park is a unique stadium with its signature fan-shaped retractable roof and spectator-centric seating. It’s a park “where a fan upon encountering the brick facade and structural elegance can’t help but feel the reincarnation of baseball’s romantic past. Intimate proximity to the players, natural grass, and a unique configuration separates this ballpark from any in the world.”*
We are excited for what is in store for User Group 2016—and we look forward to seeing you in Milwaukee! Haven’t saved your seat yet? There’s still time to register and plan your trip to User Group 2016 in Milwaukee, WI from Sunday, October 9 – Tuesday, October 11.