First, we want to thank everyone who responded to our 2021 KLAS Users' Conference Planning Survey. We heard you, and we're moving forward based on your input.
The Program and Logistics Committees, the KLAS Users' Group Officers', and Keystone staff have been working diligently to figure out how to shift the conference to an online event. We're really embracing our conference theme of "Challenges, Changes & Creativity"! In the past few weeks, we've shifted our planning timeline and had discussions about dates, schedule, event management software and services, registration costs, session proposals, and more.
Today, we're excited to share that the 2021 KLAS Users' Conference will be June 7-10, 2021 with the below proposed schedule for each day:
|11:30-1:30 PM||8:30-10:00 AM||General|
|1:00-1:10 PM||10:00-10:10 AM||Break|
|1:10-2:00 PM||10:10-11:00 AM||Breakout|
|2:00-3:00 PM||11:00 AM-Noon||Lunch|
|3:00-3:50 PM||Noon-12:50 PM||Breakout|
|3:50-4:00 PM||12:50-1:00 PM||Break|
|4:00-5:00 PM||1:00-2:00 PM||General|
To give all our attendees the best experience possible, we're planning to use an online event platform. We've evaluated a number of different ones and currently plan to use PheedLoop. Last week, the Planning Committees and Users' Group Officers had an opportunity to see the event participant side of the platform and were impressed with their available features for networking, session scheduling and access, and extensive accessibility options.
Using this platform, conference attendees will be able to attend sessions live or review the recordings later on, message each other privately or in subject groups, and even share files with their fellow users. While it can't fully replicate the feeling of all sitting around the same table, we hope that this format will allow us to bring as much of the full conference experience as possible.
Individual and group registration rates are still being finalized and will be announced soon.
We're hoping more KLAS Users will be able to participate in this year's conference than ever before, since there is no travel required! See you there!