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UserCon 2017: What You Should Know Before You Go

Our first annual nationwide user-group event, UserCon 2017, happens June 26 in sunny San Diego! To help you maximize your time—and to ensure you have the #awesomest time ever—here are a few tips…

What to Bring

Bring your ideas, enthusiasm, questions—and business cards! Networking with fellow FinAid Ninjas will create connections you’ll want to keep. You won’t need your laptop as we’ll be sending attendees all of the presentations and handouts via email after the event.

What to Wear

We’re a casual group. Wearing comfortable clothes—so we’re ready for anything—is how we roll. We promise we won’t organize a pickup game of basketball during the day but we recommend that you wear comfy shoes. They’ll be especially handy when we head over to the convention center for the kickoff of NASFAA 2017. We also recommend you have a sweater or jacket handy—hotel conference centers are notoriously chilly.

Food Update

To get your Monday off on the right foot, we’ll provide a hot breakfast. During UserCon there will be plenty of coffee, beverages, and snacks, too. If you have dietary restrictions or allergies please let us know ASAP.

NASFAA Registration Time-Saving Tip

If you have time, check in and get your NASFAA National Conference badge before heading over to UserCon. Better yet, download the NASFAA mobile app and use the QR code on your “Fast Pass Reg” to check in and print your badge at any self-service kiosk. That way, you’ll be able to go straight to your seat for the NASFAA Keynote after UserCon—and avoid any long lines at registration.

UserCon 2017 Agenda

8:00-9:00 a.m.
Registration/Full Breakfast
9:00–9:45 a.m.  
The ABCs of Student Finance
9:50–10:35 a.m.
Transforming Student Financial Services
10:35–11:30 a.m.
Break: Power Up!
10:45–11:30 a.m.
#Awesome StudentForms Features You Should Be Using
11:35 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
How ASU Improved the Sun Devil Award Notification Experience
12:15–1:30 p.m.
Luncheon Roundtable: Ask the Experts
1:30–2:15 p.m.
Monitor Your FinAid Office Pulse with Instant Data
2:20–3:00 p.m.
Roundtables: FinAid Hot Topics
3:00–3:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks, Coffee Break & Escorts to Convention Center for NASFAA 2017

 

We’re Your Personal Escorts to the NASFAA Keynote!

The NASFAA Keynote presentation kicks off Monday afternoon at 4 p.m. in room #6 (on the upper level) at the San Diego Convention Center. UserCon 2017 is being held just a 10-minute walk from the convention center, at the Mariott Marquis & Marina. When UserCon ends, members of our team will walk with you from the Marriott to the NASFAA venue—ensuring you get there in plenty of time.

Answers to Commonly Asked UserCon Q’s >