PeopleSoft User’s Conference 2018

Conference Date: Monday, October 22, 2018

CONFERENCE FORMAT

  • "Same as last year but end it a little earlier." See the video for highlights from the 2017 conference!
  • The conference will be a full-day but end closer to 3:30 pm (specific start and end times TBD but will be approximately 8:30 am - 3:30 pm)
  • There will be four 60-minute sessions
  • There will be a brief opening session like last year, but no Homeroom
  • Like last year - THIS IS NOT A TRAINING EVENT. The conference is for discussions, sharing information, and networking. Attendees should be involved in current business processes. This should be a team comprised of staff with HCM and Finance backgrounds (unless your district only uses either HCM or Finance).
  • Like last year - Your organization's entire conference team can be up to 7 people. If you are a larger district and would like to request "additional seats", you may request 1-5 additional seats on the pre-registration form due June 22.
  • Like last year - please plan to carpool to the event. Carpools of 4+ will be offered free valet parking in Fleet Services.

WHO IS PLANNING THE CONFERENCE?

This is a district-driven event. The 2018 Conference Planning Committee has representation from 11 organizations: Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Del Mar, Escondido Elementary, Julian Elementary, La Mesa-Spring Valley, Ramona, San Dieguito, Santee, SDCOE, and Solana Beach. All organizations were asked for feedback and input on the design of the conference in an April/May survey.

UPDATES

March 2018
  • The Planning Committee had a kickoff meeting in March. The group reviewed the evaluations from the 2017 conference.
April 2018
  • The Planning Committee met in April and spent the month working on a survey.
  • Information was shared about the conference on April 26 at the User Group Meetings at SDCOE.
  • A survey was distributed to district PeopleSoft Contacts on April 27. The focus questions were: What would help you at the conference? What takeaways would you want to have? Is there a particular procedure or process that your district is challenge with that you would like to hear how another district has overcome? Do you have a suggestion for a session topic?
May 2018
  • The district survey closed on May 11.
  • The Planning Committee met at the end of May to review the survey results and determine next steps. Immediate next steps are to develop the pre-registration form to distribute in early May. A large task in June will be to design the conference based on the survey results.
June 2018
  • Pre-registration is from June 6 - 22 (about 2.5 weeks). This information was emailed to your organization's PeopleSoft Contacts by Peyri Herrera on June 6. One person only from your organization needs to submit this pre-registration form by Friday, June 22, 2018. Ideally your "Conference Contact" will submit this form. Use it to indicate the # of seats and names you need reserved for the conference. This form is required as the first step for your organization's team to attend the conference.
  • The Planning Committee is designing the conference - session topics, rooms, opening session, closing session, etc. The goal is to open registration in July.