Our fifth annual User Group wrapped up earlier this month after notching record attendance and an unparalleled roster of presentations from clients sharing their stories of success, plus highlights including keynote speaker Arne Duncan, former U.S. Secretary of Education. If you were here, reminisce a bit. If you missed it, take a look at the fun, learning and collaboration. Then sign up today—registration is now open for User Group 2018, October 7-9 in Milwaukee.
We welcomed User Group attendees to the event by hosting a housewarming party in our new office.
One of the first things our guests saw on arrival is our new, two-story mug wall. We bring home a mug from every university we visit and display it here, in the heart of our headquarters, to remind us of our mission.
This year, more than 130 universities sent representatives to User Group. Here, a guest pauses to look for his university’s mug.
Guests and DMers enjoyed the chance to connect and catch up Sunday evening ahead of two days packed with presentations.
Monday kicked off with a full house, ready for the day’s programming.
Digital Measures CEO and founder Matt Bartel opened the conference with his annual DM Download, a look at higher education and DM’s opportunities to help universities reach their goals.
Dean Sarnowski, Provost Wright and the whole cast returned this year to highlight the ever-growing need for reporting to a wide range of constituents.
Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan chatted with Matt Bartel and answered audience questions during a keynote conversation.
Client presentations gave attendees the chance to learn from their university peers. Here, Su Dong, Associate Professor & CIR Program Coordinator at Fayetteville State University, shared how FSU transformed its Continuous Improvement Report with Activity Insight.
Panels of clients shared their expertise on topics ranging from Workflow to the technical aspects of Activity Insight.
Attendees asked lots of questions, opening peer-to-peer dialog with presenters, DMers and other attendees on areas of common interest.
Clients teamed to present comparable and contrasting approaches to topics including engaging faculty, strategic use of activity data
The Guru Lounge gave attendees a place to meet with their Success Consultant and members of the Development team, as well as an opportunity to test-drive our newest features for Activity Insight and Workflow.
More than 16 clients presented at User Group 2017.
DMers took to the stage to share our product roadmap, dive deep into individual products and provide a “DMer Take” on each client presentation.
Success Consultants collaborated with clients during breaks, keeping the learning flowing throughout each day.
We took time to share other stories as well, including the experiences of College Possible coaches helping first-generation college goers navigate getting into and succeeding in college.
We share an iconic Milwaukee experience at
every User Group. This year, it was the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, known locally
as The Domes.
DMers and User Group guests danced the night away at The Domes.
We focus on providing everyone who comes to User Group new connections and solutions to the challenges their universities face.
Attendees shared experiences and knowledge with each other, often building relationships that carry on after User Group ends.
Clients including Kelly Wilkinson, Associate Dean at Indiana University’s School of Business, and Nikki McNamara, Academic Policy Manager at Louisiana State University, shared their stories of innovation and success, ensuring everyone returned home inspired to take Activity Insight and Workflow to the next level at their institutions.