CiviCon Denver is less than a month away and has truly benefited from a large volunteer effort to make this a great event. Sessions are taking shape, sponsors continue to show support and registration is filling up. A few complimentary slots have just been opened up, however, thanks to several awesome event sponsors!
We’re very happy to announce that a handful of complimentary passes to CiviCon are now available and are designated for end user organizations that could benefit from CiviCon but that don’t necessarily have the budget to pay for registration fees. If you’re an active user of CiviCRM but lack the resources to attend, here’s one barrier that’s been removed to help get you to Denver this April. Scholarships are limited and will be distributed based on a random drawing on March 31. To submit your entry, fill out...Read more
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:
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.
Sharpen your Problem Solving skills: you have access to experts in this ecosystem. Pick their brain and get your questions answered.
Generate Creative Ideas: presentations of case studies can spark new ideas as how your organization can use CiviCRM to engage...
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!
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: ...Read more
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...
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...
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...Read more
Generously funded by Zing, Civicon 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.
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