This page provides an overview of the NWDUG 2009 events. The full conference schedule will be finalized in June 2009 and will be posted here: http://www.nvit.ca/nwdugschedule.htm
The schedule will include a full day of sessions on Monday and Tuesday and a half day of sessions on Wednesday with the conference wrapping up at noon on Wednesday. Breakfast will be provided each day and lunch will be provided on Monday and Tuesday.
The Northwest Datatel Users Group is pleased to announce the following Conference Event Sponsors::
Traditional Welcome Evening
Quilchena Ranch Golf & BBQ
*see event details for more information.
More event sponsors to be announced soon!
We wish to acknowledge our collective appreciation to these sponsors as they are a vital part of the NWDUG 2009 event and we are proud to work in collaboration with you!
Sunday July 12: Welcome, Check-In and Optional Sweat
Staff will be available at the NVIT campus from 4PM to 8PM to welcome you and to check you in.
NWDUG participants have been invited by the NVIT Elders to participate in an optional sweat on Sunday July 12, 2009 at 7:00 pm. This traditional ceremony is designed to cleanse, heal and balance participants. Males and females take separate sweats.
If you would like to participate, plan to be at NVIT by 6:30 PM on Sunday July 12, 2009.
Following are some guidelines: participants must bring their bathing suit (or shorts and a shirt) and a towel. Participants cannot wear contacts, jewellery or glasses and must also be drug and alcohol free at least 24 hours prior to the sweat. Female participants cannot be on their time of the month and it's protocol for females to bring a blanket as a gift (used is fine) and males to bring a gift of tobacco. The sweat lasts anywhere between 2-3 hours.
If you are interested in participating, please send an email to Jennifer Narcisse at firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line of NWDUG: Sweat. Jennifer will keep you updated with details.
Monday, July 13: Traditional Welcome from NVIT Elders
After a day of interesting and enlivening sessions, the NVIT Elders wish to welcome you to their territory with a traditional feast and cultural activities.
Join us at the NVIT Campus at 6PM for a unique evening.
This event is sponsored by Infosilem, a Canadian company that provides innovative solutions and management approaches to scheduling operations. These solutions yield remarkable results in terms of resource optimization, student retention and graduation rates, and institutional efficiency.
Be sure to drop by the Infosilem booth and thank them for their generous sponsorship at NWDUG 2009!
Tuesday, July 14: Quilchena Ranch for Golf, Bocci,BBQ and Sing-a-long!
After another full day of sessions, OA Solutions would like to invite all participants out to the Quilchena Ranch for a BBQ dinner, Bocci and Golf (additional costs for golf). This working cattle ranch has been in continuous operation since 1908. Their website is here: http://www.quilchena.com/
NWDUG participants are very fortunate to have OA Solutions as the sponsor for this evening’s event. OA Solutions is a privately held information technology consulting firm which is based in western Canada and provides computer system design, consulting & custom software development. OA Solutions has a Post-secondary Education Services Division that provides technical support on numerous integrated systems (including Colleague).
Be sure to drop by the OA Solutions booth and thank them for their generous sponsorship!
Wednesday, July 15: Conference Closing
Wednesday will be a half day of sessions and will conclude with the conference closing and an invitation to NWDUG 2010 from our 2010 Regional User Group Host: Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, Oregon.