C3M Annual Users Conference
June 17-19 - Atlanta, Georgia
 
Steve Henderson, Ed.D.
President, C3M

steve@christianconsulting.net
 

Hi all, we are excited to provide the details for this year's conference.  The 2009 Annual User's Conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia at the Holiday Inn Airport South, June 17-19, 2009 (the hotel location is below).  We feel that it is vital that all installs of GoldMine, AdmitGold or DonorGold have participants at this critical conference.  With the changes brought about by Premium Edition and the resulting changes in ALL our add-ons (DetailExtract, InstitutionLink, ContributionsPLUS, and GroupZapper), we are urging ALL CLIENTS to send at least the main C3M contact as well as an IT professional to this conference.  Updating/upgrading options for all clients will be completely discussed and future migration paths for all versions will be presented -- especially any remaining GoldMine Standard (dBase) users.

Many of the speakers you have relied on over the years will be a part of this conference -- John Neighbors will be joining us all day, Thursday, June 18 for the Technical Roundtable. Donna Quick will be leading much of the communication flow related topics on that same day for those who want that option.  Additionally, the President/Designer of MasterMine (Rob Machalck) will be doing some training on this very user friendly reporting tool that many of you have been recommending.  Representatives from FrontRange will be joining remotely to talk about the product road map. Additionally, we are expecting to be able to show some significant prospect web-site click tracking that interfaces directly with our systems.  As always, we have tried to incorporate topics that will keep you informed of best practices and as well as preparing for your technology future -- many of these have been topics that users have been asking for. It is still not too late to let us know additional topics that you would like to see addressed. The evaluations from the last conference have been an invaluable tool in preparing the sessions for this year's conference.

 

Conference Fee: (covers the conference cost and most meals) 
[We've kept the costs at the 2007 conference level]
$350.00 - with a paid Technical Support contract, first attendee
$375.00 - with a paid Technical Support contract, each additional attendee
$450.00 - non-support client
$475.00 - non-support client, each additional attendee
$50.00 - late registration fee if full tuition is not received prior to conference

 

Registration, Sign-In and Meals:

Pre-registration:
Take advantage of the above discounted conference fees by utilizing our web-site to pre-register for both the conference and pre-conference training session. Click here to pre-register for the conference.

Conference Sign-In:
Sign-in for the Pre-Conference workshop will begin at 8:00am Wednesday (June 17). Sign-in for the actual Conference will begin at 12:30pm on Wednesday (June 17) with the first session beginning at 1:00pm.

Pre-Conference Training - Intro to AdmitGold/DonorGold:
We are planning an Intro to AdmitGold/DonorGold user-level training session for Wednesday, June 17, starting at 8:30am until noon. For those attending the conference, this session will be covered by your registration fee.  For those not attending the actual conference, the cost for this session will be $50. Please inform all those who are new to AdmitGold and DonorGold (GoldMine) of our effort to jump-start them in the use of the products. Please look for more information on the training session in the full agenda.  Each attendee must register separately on the web-site.

Meals:
Meals covered by the registration fee include all breaks, dinner on Wednesday night at a local restaurant, breakfast and lunch on Thursday.

 

Hotel and Travel Information:

Please note that reservations need to be made directly with the hotel by June 3rd by calling 1-404-763-8800 or 1-877-843-3621. To get the conference rate of $94, you must mention that you are part of the Christian Consulting conference block of rooms - the normal rate for these rooms is $129/night. Check-in time is 3:00pm and check-out time is 12:00pm. The block registration will begin immediately. We encourage you to take advantage of this arrangement as the hotel is generously working with us on the conference/meal cost (based on attendees staying hopefully at the hosting hotel).  With a free shuttle to the hotel, your total costs should be well less than another discounted hotel and rental car.  The hotel information is below:

Hotel information:
Holiday Inn Atlanta Airport South
4669 Airport Boulevard
College Park, GA 30337
404-763-8800 or 1-877-843-3621
We think you will like the setting and their fabulous 4 layer chocolate cake

Accommodations and Special Features:

  • Indoor Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • 24 hour fitness center with Nautilus equipment including 2 treadmills, 1 stairmaster, 1 recumbent bike and a 4 station
  • Coping
  • E-mail & Internet
  • Executive Floors
  • Facsimile
  • PC available
  • Printer
  • Unstaffed Business Center
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron
  • Laundry Services 

Airport and Shuttle Service Options:
Fly into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport (ATL).  When you arrive at the airport, follow the signs for “Ground Transportation”.  Once outside, go to Section “C”.  The shuttle is a large white van with a teal airplane on the sides, and it says “Holiday Inn Select Airport South”.  It departs from the hotel on the hour and the half hour, from 5am-1am.  It is a complementary service.


Driving Directions to Hotel:

  • From Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
    • Follow the signs for 85 South. 
    • Take 85 South to the Riverdale Road exit (#71).
    • Turn left at the light (onto Riverdale Road). 
    • At the 2nd light, turn right onto Airport Blvd. Our hotel is the first on your right.

  • From I-285 Eastbound
    • Exit at Riverdale Road (#60).
    • Turn left at the light at the end of the ramp onto Riverdale Road.
    • Follow Riverdale Road to the 4th light and turn left onto Airport Blvd. 
    • The hotel is on the right.

  • From I-285 Westbound
    • Exit Riverdale Road (#60).
    • Turn right at the light at the end of the ramp.
    • Follow Riverdale Road to the 3rd light, and turn left on Airport Blvd. 
    • The hotel is on the right.

  • From I-85 Southbound
    • Exit Riverdale Road (# 71) and turn left off of exit. 
    • At the 2nd light, turn right onto Airport Blvd.
    • The hotel is on the right.
    • From I-85 Northbound: 
    • Exit at Riverdale Road (#71) turn right. 
    • At first traffic light turn right on Airport Blvd.
    • The hotel is on the right.

  • From I-75 Northboun
    • Take I-75 North to I- 285 West (Exit # 238), to Riverdale Road (exit # 60). 
    • Turn Right.
    • Stay on Riverdale Road until you come to the 3rd traffic light, and turn left onto Airport Blvd. 
    • The hotel is on the right.

  • From I-20
    • Take I-20 to 75/85 Southbound. 
    • I-85 will split off just south of the city. 
    • Take I-85 south to the Riverdale Road exit (#71). 
    • Turn left at the light at the end of the exit. 
    • At the second light, turn right onto Airport Blvd. 
    • The hotel is on the right.

 

 

 

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