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East 2014 SUGA Training Event (Including the previous Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern regions.)



Sheraton Stamford (Hotel & Map) 
700 East Main Street
Stamford, CT 06901

Wednesday, November 12 – Friday, November 14, 2014 
(Starting with Early Registration/Reception on Wednesday at 5pm; ending at 5pm on Friday)
 
Online registration closes on November 3 at 5:00 pm EST. After this date, please register on-site!
 

NOTICE of IMPORTANT REGIONAL VOTE (Posted 10/10/2014)

SUGA, the Regional Users’ Groups (RUGs), and SunGard Public Sector have been discussing the future of training and networking events over the last year.   During these conversations, it was decided to restructure how training events are organized as to better serve the needs of SUGA members and SunGard Public Sector customers.   Following are some details SUGA is moving forward with for the future.  Please be assured the core fundamentals we as SUGA members have come to expect from our organization and our training events will not change.  Excellent session content, shared costs and networking opportunities will still be the core focus of each training event whether it be a regional event or an international training event...

Please click here for more information and a copy of the proposed resolution.

 

Click here for a training agenda (XLS).  (Last updated 10/22/2014)

Click here for the Registration Brochure (PDF) 

Click here for session descriptions (PDF)

Early registration fee is $125.00 until midnight on October 31, 2014.  After that date registration is $150.00.

The Sheraton Stamford is our host hotel for this year’s conference.  The Sheraton is located in the heart of downtown Stamford, within walking distance or a quick complimentary shuttle ride to restaurants and the Stamford Town Center Mall.  It is 20 minutes from the Westchester County Airport and less than a mile from the Metro North/Amtrak train station.

Guestrooms feature Sweet Sleeper beds, work desk, coffee/tea maker, iron/ironing board, radio/alarm clock, and a mini fridge.  There is a complimentary full service fitness center open 24 hours and an indoor pool. 

You can also check out Link@Sheraton in the lobby, a social space where you can get online, watch a game, and have a drink.

Our rates at the hotel are $159 single/double (plus tax, currently 15%).  You may call the hotel direct, toll free at 1-800-325-3535.  Please let them know that you are with East SUGA.  The cut off date for these rates is October 27, 2014.

Please note:  Parking at the Sheraton is currently $5 for both overnight hotel guests and daily drive in.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Transportation Information:

The closest airport to the Sheraton Stamford is the Westchester Airport, which is about 20 minutes away. It is served by American Airlines, Cape Air, Delta, jetBlue, United, and US Airways. LaGuardia International Airport is the next closest airport, about 40 minutes away, and is served by most major airlines. For transportation to/from the airports, contact Connecticut Express Shuttle at 203-353-8668 or go to www.ctshuttle.com. For a shuttle from the Westchester Airport to the hotel, it is $52 for one person, one way, and $68 for a shuttle from LaGuardia to the hotel. They also offer private transportation as well. 

User-led Incentive:

Want to receive complimentary registration, hotel rooms, or maintenance credit for your organization? It's easy!

Just share your expertise with fellow attendees and receive a great incentive for doing so. SunGard Public Sector is offering approved user led presenters either assistance in covering your expenses to attend the East SUGA training event, or a maintenance credit for your organization.

It's a great offer for you and your organization, plus we have found that attendees find user led sessions extremely beneficial during the training events.

If you are interested in presenting a training session, and contact Joanne Lester at jcl@portlandmaine.gov for more information and the form to complete.

Click here to see information on the total user-led incentive value.

Presentations:

All available presentations are located on the menu bar under the “Members” pull down menu.  The database includes all presentations provided by SunGard.  As the RUG year goes into 2014 any additional presentations that SunGard provides will be added.  To go directly to the presentations page <click here>.