PeopleSoft User's Conference 2019

On Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm the San Diego County Office of Education is hosted a free one-day PeopleSoft conference for the organizations that use PeopleSoft Finance and Human Capital Management. This conference was planned by representatives from Del Mar, Escondido Elementary, Julian Elementary, Ramona, San Dieguito, Santee, and SDCOE. The PeopleSoft Customer Advisory Board (CAB) were also involved in the planning. This year's theme was "The More We Know" and there were be 32 unique sessions. Twitter: #sdcoepsconf

Conference (Day of Event)

  • Click here to access to all session presentations and handouts

Conference Brochure (PDF) - Please note that Registration & Breakfast has been changed to 8:00-8:30 (instead of 8:35) and Opening Session is 8:30-9:00.

About the Conference

Download the conference brochure.

Date/Time/Location: Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm at the San Diego County Office of Education

Why attend? To learn best practices, share ideas, network with district peers, leave feeling refreshed and inspired!

Who should attend: Sessions are geared for HCM users, Finance users, and “cross-topics” (both HCM & FIN). NOTE: This is not intended to be training!

Intended goal/outcome: As a team, participate in a variety of sessions and then share with one another after. Disseminate info to your own user community.

Who’s presenting? This is a district-run event! Facilitators and guest speakers are intended to be from the districts and charter schools. The planning committee will reach out to look for people to take 5-10 minute “spots” at sessions to share your experiences, insights, and tips. If you would like to present on a topic, please email and she will get you connected.

Costs: There is no conference fee for attendees (free).

Parking: Due to limited space, please plan to carpool. Cars and vans with 4+ people will have access to free valet parking in the SDCOE parking lot (Fleet Services area).

Session Topics: See the Conference Schedule. Select your first and second choice topics for each session.

Conference Planning Committee: The planning committee has representation from 7 organizations: Del Mar, Escondido Elementary, Julian Elementary, Ramona, San Dieguito, Santee, and SDCOE

District Conference Contacts: Each organization has a Conference Contact who helps coordinate their conference team.

Conference Contacts Lookup (PDF) - Please email Lori Free-Trout ( if a correction needs to be made to this list

SDCOE Contact: For questions, please contact Lori Free-Trout (


Q: What's new this year?

    • More advanced topic, more "pinpointed" topics

    • A handful of beginner topics to help those new to PeopleSoft

    • Three specific hands-on Excel topics to help you do more with your queries: Pivot tables, vlookups, macros

    • CAB presence at all sessions to listen and collaborate

    • 50-minute sessions (instead of 60 minutes)

    • The conference will be a full-day but end at 3:00 pm

    • 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 - Please work with your organization's Conference Contact to coordinate your registration.

    • Like last year - Please plan to carpool to the event. Carpools of 4+ will be offered free valet parking in Fleet Services.

Q: Who is planning the conference?

This is a district-driven event. The 2019 Conference Planning Committee has representation from 7 organizations: Del Mar, Escondido Elementary, Julian Elementary, Ramona, San Dieguito, Santee, and SDCOE.

Q: I'd like to see the conference video from last year!

Link to Video: PeopleSoft Conference 2018 (4 min, 42 sec)

Q: What is the Twitter handle?

Twitter: #sdcoepsconf

Q: Can I park my electric vehicle at SDCOE on the day of the conference?

Yes, if there is space, and also if you have a Chargepoint account linked to SDCOE (there is a process and approval for this). Please see It is important to consider that once the charge is complete, you will need to move your car, otherwise you will continue to be charged a fee. Parking might be impacted on the day of the conference and spaces might be limited.

Conference Brochure