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The PowerFAIDS® National User Training and Conference

About This Year's Sessions  |   2016 Conference Schedule  |   Hotel Accommodations

The 21st Annual PowerFAIDS® National User Training and Conference occurred July 8-9, 2016 at the Renaissance Downtown D.C. 470 users from over 260 institutions made this our largest conference since 2012!

Among the topics at this year's PowerFAIDS® User Training and Conference were:

  • External Update Processes
  • PowerFAIDS Scheduler Service
  • Top 5 PowerFAIDS Pitfalls
  • Navigating a Department of Education Program Review
  • Packaging Formulas
  • NCAA Compliance
  • A variety of sessions relating to Prior-Prior Year

Karen Walker, Director of PowerFAIDS Operations, opened the conference providing a glimpse into the new functionality coming in PowerFAIDS in the next few months. Diane Sales-Smith provided a review of the significant changes made to PowerFAIDS throughout the 21.X release. We were very happy (and very grateful) to have Wood Mason from the U.S. Department of Education present for us via web conference, and answer questions, about COD operations updates.

Here’s what attendees are saying about the conference:

  • "It was a great opportunity to reconnect with other users and to learn different methods to accomplish things we hadn't thought of."
  • "I love that together with our programmer and other staff we are able to attend these conferences and bring back new ideas for our college."
  • "My biggest takeaway was a first look at useful tools in PowerFAIDS, PROFILE, and IDOC to help us with the stressful transition to PPY. Thanks!"
  • "The conference was very informative and can't wait to try some of the things I learned."

Thank you to our user community for making this event a huge success!

2016 Conference Schedule

Thursday, July 7
4–7 p.m.Registration
Friday, July 8
7:30 a.m.–4 p.m.Registration
7:30–9 a.m.Breakfast
9–10:15 a.m.Opening Session and Prior-Prior Year Panel
10:15–10:45 a.m.Grab & Go Refreshment
10:45–11:30 a.m.Breakout Sessions
11:45–12:30 p.m.Breakout Sessions
12:30–1:30 p.m.Lunch
1:30–2:15 p.m.General Session
2:15–2:45 p.m.Refreshment Break
2:45–3:30 p.m.Breakout Sessions
3:45–4:30 p.m.Breakout Sessions
Saturday, July 9
8–11 a.m.Registration
8–9 a.m.Breakfast
9:15–10 a.m.Breakout Sessions
10–10:15 a.m.Grab & Go Refreshment
10:15–11 a.m.Breakout Sessions
11:15–12 noonBreakout Sessions
12–1 p.m.Lunch
1–2:15 p.m.U.S. Department of Education
2:15–2:45 p.m.Refreshment Break
2:45–3:30 p.m.Breakout Sessions
3:45–4:30 p.m.Breakout Sessions

Hotel Accommodations

Hotel information for the 2017 conference will be available on the PowerFAIDS Resource Center in spring 2017.