April 30, 2008
Skyward's 2009 National Conference, a Mouse and a Beautiful View
Mark your calendars! The 2009 Skyward National Conference will be held Thursday March 26th and Friday March 27th in Orlando, Florida at the Buena Vista Palace Resort & Spa. “Buena Vista” is Spanish for beautiful view and the resort certainly delivers on its namesake. Located right across the street from Downtown Disney, this location will offer an excellent venue for the conference and a variety of activities to allow attendees to unwind. Conference attendees staying at the resort will have access to a free shuttle service to all four Disney parks and preferred tee times at Disney's five championship golf courses. The resort's impressive list of amenities, includes:
Tropical Recreation Island, with pool concierge
Three heated pools and a whirlpool spa, in stunning tropical setting
Lighted tennis court, as well as a basketball court and sand volleyball
- Seven onsite restaurants and lounges
- Full service spa, a 10,000-square-foot facility with more than 60 spa services
Fully equipped fitness center, to stay fit, day or night
Children's playground and video arcade, pure fun for the kids
More information regarding registration and extended stay options will be sent out via email and posted to our website as it becomes available. We look forward to you joining us in the Sunshine State for the 2009 Skyward National Conference.
The 2008 Skyward National Conference was held March 13-14 in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas at the Embassy Suites DFW North. The sixth annual conference was a huge success as 246 registered attendees from around the globe attended, making this the largest national conference to date.
All of the Skyward staff members were accessible throughout the conference to meet one-on-one with customers who had questions about their software. Cliff King (CEO of Skyward) talked extensively with current and prospective customers and listened to what they had to say about Skyward’s software.
The Solution Center offered exhibits of business partner product solutions that benefit school districts. Platinum vendors USB-InRoll, ISCorp, PowerTrack, BMI Systems Group, Progress Software, American, RevTrak, and Scantron along with a handful of other vendors all had representatives on hand to answer questions.
Everyone was eager to take back what they learned and apply it to their work. “Our secretaries use Excel to track building activity expenses. I am excited about taking School-Based Activity Accounting back to my district,” said Kathleen Webb, IT director at Desoto Unified School District # 232 in Kansas.
Although the location may be changing, we promise that the Skyward National Conference will continue to provide the unmatched learning and networking opportunities you have come to expect. See you in Florida!