18 March, 2015
Filed under CiviCon, Community

Still trying to decide whether CiviCon Denver is for you?  Whether you're new to CiviCRM or a seasoned expert there is something for you in the Mile High City at CiviCon Denver 2015! If you still need reasons to pack your bags, here they are:

TOP 5 REASONS FOR ATTENDING CIVICON:

  1. Increase your Knowledge: the focus of all the sessions is to improve your knowledge of CiviCRM. The more you know, the more efficient and strategic you can be once you return to work.

  2. Sharpen your Problem Solving skills: you have access to experts in this ecosystem.  Pick their brain and get your questions answered.

  3. Generate Creative Ideas:  presentations of case studies can spark new ideas as how your organization can use CiviCRM to engage...

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04 March, 2015
Filed under CiviCon

Howdy Friends,

As you know, CiviCon is on the move and will be calling Denver its home this year.  We are expecting this to be our biggest event yet!  If Denver is not within driving distance, don't fret!  Denver's Int'l Airport has direct flights from every major city in the US.  

If you haven’t done so, please take 1 min and REGISTER NOW to take advantage of the Early Bird Rate and save 33% off the Regular rate.  Early bird rates will expire March 9th at midnight.  Only 5 days left!  

  • Early Bird Rate:  $150  (up to March 9th) 33% SAVINGS!
  • Regular Rate:  $225
  • DATES:  April 22, 23

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12 February, 2015

CiviCon Denver (and all the events taking place around the conference) will take place the week of April 20th.  The marketing team needs your help to promote this event.    We are launching a social media campaign and its success depends heavily on your involvement.  

The campaign revolves around Reasons for Attending CiviCon.  We are asking y'all (and yes, that includes YOU, whether you're an administrator, user, implementer, developer, partner or core team member) to not only  tweet about #CiviCon, but to also post selfies with the reasons why you think others would benefit from attending #CiviCon.

Below are some sample tweets that you are free to use.  We encourage you to come up with your own reasons if they're not listed below:  ...

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27 January, 2015
By lcdweb
Filed under CiviCon

CiviCon 2015 in Denver is right around the corner -- April 22-23, 2015. The Program Committee is now opening a call for presentations to invite members of the CiviCRM community to present topics of interest during the conference. If you are interested in presenting at CiviCon, please visit the session submission form, review the guidelines outlined there, and submit your presentation: https://denver2015.civicrm.org/node/add/session

What we're looking for:

CiviCRM is a community driven project, and looks to the community to help guide and support the conference program. Program topics may include:

  • training oriented (exploring the features and effective ways to use tools within an area of CiviCRM)
  • case study (reviewing how your organization has used CiviCRM to meet your goals and objectives)
  • developer focus (how you implemented customizations or extended...
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19 November, 2014
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Pack your bags folks - CiviCon is on the move! Thanks to Nicolas Ganivet and CiviDesk our home for 2015 will be Denver, Colorado.

 

 

We have a packed schedule this year, and if the size of this logo is anything to go by, 2015 will be our biggest year yet. As well as our two day conference, we'll also be holding a user and administrator training, a developer training, a free showcase event, and a post-conference sprint.  Here are some dates for your diary:

 

  • Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st April - User and administrator training and developer training
  • Tuesday 21st April - CiviCRM Discovery session
  • Evening of 21st April - Free showcase event
  • Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd April - CiviCon Denver
  • Friday 24th to evening of Wednesday 29th / morning of Thursday 30th...
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30 October, 2014
Filed under CiviCon

CiviCon London happened almost a month ago now so I thought it was about time for a quick review. 2014 was our biggest year yet.  As in the previous years, we had a roughly 50:50 split between people new to CiviCRM and CiviCon and people coming back from previous years.  We also had a fairly even split between developers, implementors and users.

As you can imagine the diversity makes it quite a challenge to come up with a session schedule that suits everyone.  But it also contributes to a lot to the quality of the event, since people have the opportunity to meet and talk with people that they don't often meet in their day jobs.  I met quite a few developers going to end user sessions - interested and inspired by the amazing stuff that end users have been able to accomplish (personally, I was really excited about how sophisticated some of the user sessions were this year); and quite a few end users were listening intently in developer sessions, where (even though they might...

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22 October, 2014

20+ Sessions were recorded during last CiviCon London 2014 and are now available in CiviCon official website.

Here is a list of the recorded, produced and published sessions:

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29 September, 2014
Filed under CiviCon, Community, Sprints
Surrounded by a spectacular environment, Edale is definetely a great choice for this year's Sprint.
Yesterday (Sunday) we spend some time with setup, mastering our English-Pool skills and welcoming to the 20+ sprinters that arrived during the day. Before Craig's great dinner we had a brief meeting about logistics in general and how we were going to organize ourselves to have a productive sprint.
 
Today's morning meeting was the perfect ocassion for meeting everyone and for sharing our aims for this Sprint. Some of these issues were:
 
- CiviHR improvements
- Documentation
- Marketing
- Work on the SEPA module 
- A/B Mailing testing
- Extensions
- 4.5.1 & 4.6 issues
 
After that and while the guys where trying to fix some connectivity issues (which they did) we had a very productive Marketing Meeting with...
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04 September, 2014

Generously funded by ZingCivicon London will see the launch of new functionality enabling Civi to handle recurring events and much more. Rather than being restricted to ‘one-off’ events, Civi will now handle far more complex scenarios.

The new features will be incorporated into the core of CiviEvent but there are added bonuses as the recurring functionality has wide-ranging applications within Civi. Do you want to schedule volunteers every Tuesday at 4pm and on the third Friday of every month? Do you need to make a room booking every Monday evening for 6 weeks, three times a year? In time, the recurring functionality should make this possible in extensions such as CiviVolunteer and CiviBooking.

Back to Events,...

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29 July, 2014
Filed under CiviCon
No matter who you are and what you do for your organisation, CiviCON 2014 will have something for everyone. 
 
There will be plenty for people coming to find out whether Civi is right for their organisation, with client case studies from both small and large organisations using Civi and in-depth demonstrations of what is possible with Civi and Website integrations such as Drupal, Joomla and Wordpress. 
 
There will be technical advice and sessions for admins and implementers. From discussions on new features in the latest versions to sessions on how to get the most out of each of the CiviCRM modules. 
 
For new and experienced developers alike there will be wealth of technical sessions, including those for first timers looking to get started with the Civi API and creating your first extensions extensions to in depth discussions on planned architecture changes for the latest versions.