The 2016 Pennsylvania Banner Users Group conference will be held Monday, November 21  and Tuesday, November 22 at the Harrisburg/Hershey Holiday Inn Grantville, PA (Interstate 81, Exit 80).

Conference Registration and Check-In – Register NOW! Registration has closed.

General attendee registration ends November 15, 2016.
There will be two attendee registration periods for our 2016 conference.

  • Regular registration: Monday October 3, 2016 – November 7, 2016
    • Rate: $90.00 per day
  • Late registration: November 8, 2016 – November 15, 2016
    • 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

NEW OPPORTUNITY – ESM Pre-Conference Workshop – CLICK HERE to learn more!

Sunday, November 20 Evening Events:

Begin your 17th Annual PABUG Conference by attending our evening Technical BOF/Social from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Bring your appetite as cold sandwiches, snacks and refreshments will be available.

Technical BOF/Social**
The Technical Track Birds of a Feather and Social will provide opportunity to connect with technical folk of levels and in all areas (DBA, BI, Developers, and the like) Bring your topics and be ready to have healthy discussions with your colleagues about concerns within your institutions.  This is also a great opportunity to network and catch up with your technical peers.  Please plan to attend and “check” the BOF option at time of registration.

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

NEW FOR 2016: We have added a Analytics and Reporting Track.

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

7:30- 9:00
Registration in Lobby, Continental Breakfast Grande I & II
Track Kick Off
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Break to visit Vendors/Prizes, Remarks by PABUG President
Session 5
Session 6
4:40-5:20 Remarks from Jack Kramer, Ellucian Senior Vice President – Customer Perspective.
17th Annual Reception

Tuesday, November 22 – Focus on Accounts Receivable, Financial Aid, Student Admissions, Student Registrar, Technical – DEV, Technical – Everything Else, and Portal/Mobile.

7:30-8:30 Registration in Lobby, Continental Breakfast Grande I & II
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/Prizes, Remarks by PABUG President
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)

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
1-717-469-7689Mention PABUG for special rates:
$99/night – Two Queens
$109/night – King