With so many organizations disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, PDS and the PDS User Group Steering Committee have reassessed our ability to successfully conduct an in-person conference this September. Between the corporate financial consequences that have caused some PDS customers to furlough staff and others to implement across-the-board pay cuts as well as travel restrictions; and the personal concerns that exist about gathering in large groups or getting on an airplane; it is clear that the fallout from COVID-19 will continue into the fall.

Our conference host hotel, The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth, in Fort Worth, Texas has agreed to allow us to move the PDS UGA Conference event to October 5-8, 2021, with only a $5 room rate increase. We have updated our website to reflect the date and rate changes for the PDS User Group Association 2021 Conference. Use this link to visit the PDS User Group Association (UGA) website to learn more about our conference event, and join us for this educational event where we will help you focus on “Steering Vista into the Future!” On the website, you will find information about the UGA conference location, highlights of the event, conference agenda, session descriptions, conference registration, as well as hotel registration details.

This summer, we hope to announce a virtual conference offering that provides interactive sessions and workshops, but we still have much to organize before publishing further details. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with other PDS customers in new and innovative ways. Best wishes to all for a safe summer!

Warm regards,

The PDS User Group Steering Committee

Barbara Cobb, Lee County Clerk Of Courts – UGA Chairperson
Denyse Sheppard, Alberta Motor Association
David Shapiro, Barron Collier Companies
Kimberly Frock, Carroll County Government
Marie Biehler, City of South San Francisco
Susan Shaw, Clark Public Utilities
Crystal Hudler, Discovery Insurance Company
Gretchen Schmidt-Williams, Nelnet, Inc
Meribeth Carter, Norton Rose Fulbright
Nathan Husson, Penquis/MOMCAP
Marguerite Everett, Principle LTC
Raissa Wetcher, Roberts Oxygen
Holly Hall, Sweetser
Linda Westhafer, The IMA Financial Group, Inc.
Emily Ramer, The PA Cyber Charter School
Adam Bonanni, PDS
Chrissy Koennecker, PDS
Dan Price, PDS
Marco Padovani, PDS
Pat Palmer, PDS