2017 Conference Agenda and Details

The 2017 Pennsylvania Banner Users Group conference will be held Sunday, November 19  thru Tuesday, November 21 at the Harrisburg/Hershey Holiday Inn Grantville, PA (Interstate 81, Exit 80).

Conference Registration and Check-In 

General attendee registration ends November 10, 2017.
There will be two attendee registration periods for our 2017 conference.

  • Regular registration: Monday October 2, 2017 – October 29, 2017
    • Rate: $90.00 per day
  • Late registration: October 30, 2017 – November 10, 2017
    • Rate: $110.00 per day

Beat the check in lines on Monday morning by collecting your conference materials on Sunday from 5pm until 7pm in the Holiday Inn hotel lobby.


The PABUG Conference is held at the Harrisburg/Hershey Holiday Inn in  Grantville PA (Interstate 81, Exit 80)- Map and Directions.  

The Holiday Inn has reserved a block of rooms for conference attendees at approximately $94 per night.  When booking your reservations online, enter the group code BUG on the reservation form.

Conference Meals

A continental breakfast, lunch, and day long refreshments are provided. The Holiday Inn has prepared a combination of menu choices for lunch on Monday and Tuesday that should meet the dietary needs of most attendees. These choices include meat and fish options, however, if anyone has a specific dietary need please make note of such at time of registration. 

General Conference Agenda

Sunday, November 19 Evening Events:

Registration will be open  from 5 – 7 pm.

Begin your 18th Annual PABUG Conference by attending our evening Technical BOF/Social from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Light food and refreshments will be served.

Technical BOF/Social**
The Technical Track Birds of a Feather and Social will provide opportunity to connect with many technical resources from many different schools. Bring your topics and be ready to have healthy discussions with your colleagues about concerns within your institutions. Please plan to attend and “check” the Technical BOF option at time of registration.

Financial Aid BOF/Social**
Details coming soon! Please plan to attend and “check” the Financial Aid BOF option at time of registration.

** Registration is not required however is strongly encouraged so proper food accommodations may be made.

Monday, November 20 – Focus on Accounts Receivable, Financial Aid, Student Admissions, Student Registrar, Technical – DEV, Technical – Everything Else, and Portal/Mobile.

7:30- 9:00
Registration in Lobby, Continental Breakfast Grande I & II (Additional Breakfast Seating in Winner’s Circle)
Track Kick Off
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Break to visit Vendors, Remarks by the PABUG President, Vendor Door Prizes
Session 5
Session 6
4:40-5:20  Keynote by Ellucian
18th Annual Reception

Tuesday, November 21 – Focus on Advancement, Finance, Human Resources, Technical – DBA, Technical – DEV,  Technical – Everything Else, Analytics and Reporting, and Leadership.

7:30-8:30 Registration in Lobby, Continental Breakfast Grande I & II (Addtn’l Breakfast Seating in Winner’s Circle)
8:00-8:30 Track Kick Off
8:30-9:20 Session 1
9:30-10:20 Session 2
10:30-11:00 Break to visit Vendors, Remarks by PABUG President, Vendor Door Prizes
11:10-12:00 Session 3
12:00-1:10 Lunch
1:10-2:00 Session 4
2:10-3:00 Session 5
3:10-4:00 Session 6

Session Browser (content subject to change)

We are still building out our agenda.  If you have topic requests/suggestions please submit them.

Holiday Inn

(enter group rate code BUG for discounted rate of $94.00 per night)
Harrisburg (Hershey Area) I-81
604 Station Road|Grantville, PA 17028

** You may need to click on the “More Options” link on their website to view the group rate text box.

Additional Lodging

Comfort Suites Grantville/Hershey
450 Station Road | Grantville, PA 17028
p: 717.469.8181 Ext. 477 | f: 717.469.1822

Hampton Inn Harrisburg/Grantville/Hershey
255 Bow Creek Road,
Grantville, Pennsylvania, 17028
1-717-469-7689 Mention PABUG for special rates:
$99/night – Two Queens
$109/night – King