West SUGA covers the states of California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Alaska, Guam and Hawaii.

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Online registration closes on December 1 at 5:00 pm PST.  After this date, please register on-site!

West SUGA 2014 End User Training

December 8 - 10, 2014
Paradise Point Resort & Spa
1404 Vacation Road
San Diego, CA 92109

Click Here for Training Agenda (xls) (Last updated 11/24/2014)

Click Here for a Registration Brochure (pdf)

Want suggestions on documenting the value of attending West SUGA in December?  Click here for a sample request memo.

Pre-Event Training Opportunities:

Maximize your time in San Diego by attending a pre-event training class on Monday, December 8. To register, click on either of the two pre-event classes below:

1)      Cognos Business Intelligence Training – FREE! (This class does require registration for the 2014 West SUGA Training event.)
2)      ONESolution System Administration – $150 per person

Notice of Important Regional Vote:

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.


Registration Fees:

Early Registration
(through November 20th):

Member:  $125  

     Non-Member:  $175  
Regular Registration:
(beginning November 21st)  

Member:  $150

     Non-Member:  $200

West SUGA will be heading to San Diego for this year’s conference!  Paradise Point Resort & Spa is located on the beautiful Mission Bay.  The hotel itself boasts beach bonfire pits, a marina, a spa, and five dining venues. If you would like to be active or get outside, there are five pools throughout the property, a fitness center, 5 tennis courts, a putting golf course, and a basketball court.  It is only one mile to Sea World…and the San Diego Zoo and other top destinations are only a short drive away.  Go to Pacific Beach, less than a 5 minute drive, for different restaurants, shops, and nightlife!

Our room rates at the hotel are $139 (not including tax and assessment fees).  The cut-off date for these rates has been extended, but rooms are limited.  Please get your reservation in now.

Each hotel room includes a private patio with chairs, a mini fridge, alarm clock radio with mp3 input, iron & ironing board, coffee maker, hair dryer, and an in-room safe.  Your room rate also includes complimentary high speed wireless and hard-wired internet access.  Parking is a discounted $10/night.  To make your reservation, please call the hotel reservations at 800-344-2626.  You must identify yourself as attending the West SUGA Conference to receive these special rates.

Shuttle information:  The San Diego International Airport is only about a 10 minute drive from the hotel.  For transportation to Paradise Point from the airport, you can take a cab, which will be about $28 dollars one way.  Cabs will be outside the airport, so a reservation is not necessary.  You may also take Super Shuttle, which is about $14 per person, one way.  You can make a reservation with Super Shuttle ahead of time by calling (858) 974-8885.  Also check out http://www.supershuttle.com/Locations/SANAirportShuttleSanDiego.aspx for more information.

We look forward to seeing you at the beach! 

User-led Incentive:

WSUGA 2014 User-Led Session

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 West SUGA training event, or a maintenance credit for your organization. WSUGA Board appreciates all presenters for sharing their incredible stories and this year will have a surprise gift for all presenters.

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, please contact Jason Jaurigue at jjaurigue@indio.org for more information and the form to complete.

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


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>.