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2019 Volunteer Matrix Users Conference
 
Please join us for the 2019 Volunteer Matrix User Conference on February 21 & 22, 2019 in Bossier City, Louisiana. Meet Wesley Owens the Owner and Developer of Volunteer Matrix who will be the instructor and facilitator throughout the conference.  There will be an intro session for newbies with the bulk of the sessions devoted to a more deep dive for more experience users (in part determined from attendee pre-survey).   There will be networking opportunities and roundtable discussions with the whole group.  Because this will be a more personal-interactive conference it is limit to 40 attendees.
 
Volunteer Matrix has continued to be an innovator in the field of online volunteer scheduling & management since its inception as one of the first on the internet in year 2000. Volunteer Matrix supports the mission of organizations across the United States and Canada offering the lowest cost in the market while providing all features, unlimited support (email, phone, screen sharing) and no setup costs to all of its clients. In the ever changing marketplace of software available to organizations Volunteer Matrix continues to innovate and supports more integrations with 3rd party software CRM, Donor Management and others such as SalesForce, DonorPerfect, eTapestry, Constant Contact and many others, all while providing these important integrations at no additional cost.
 
Agenda at a glance:
Please note that this is a basic agenda which will evolve based on attendee input about the information they need to make this conference a success.
 
Thursday February 21, 2019 from 8am – 6pm
  • 7-8am – Newbie quickstart &/or basic review for experienced users
  • 8-Noon – Sessions derived from attendee pre-survey interests and/or:
    • Volunteer Matrix on the go – Kiosk Mode, Roll Call, Scanner Clock in, Self entered hours
    • HomeBase customization & utilization
    • Your wish list for Volunteer Matrix, what else can we do, or do better?
  • Noon - Break for Lunch (meals not provided, many nearby options available)
  • 1-2pm — Org type specific discussion (Animal Shelters, Food Banks, Construction, etc TBA)
  • 2-6pm Roundtable – Q&A and/or more attendee pre-survey interests

Friday February 22, 2019 from 8am – noon
  • Statistics, Reports and Exports – so many ways to see and get your data
  • Volunteer Payment Options – Pay to play, annual registration fee, financial credits
  • “I never used that...” - some of the coolest & least utilized features of Volunteer Matrix
  • Q & A
  • Noon -?? For anyone sticking around, Wes will be available to continue discussion, training, brainstorming, etc

 
Registration and Cost: $50
Limited to 40 attendees
Please go here to register for the conference.
Please go here to complete the brief attendee survey about your desired topics.
The $50 registration fee will be credited to your next Volunteer Matrix invoice if you stay in the event host hotel.
 
Host Hotel information:
Margaritaville at the Louisiana Board Walk
777 Margaritaville Way • Bossier City, LA 71111
Phone: 1-855-FIN-CITY (346-2489)

 
The Hotel block is for Wednesday, February 20, 2019 and/or Thursday February 21, 2019.  The rooms are standard Rooms with One King Bed. Rate is $79.00 per evening per room, plus taxes.
 
To book your room/rooms for this event calling 1-855-FIN-CITY (346-2489).  To get the event room rate, it is imperative that you state that you are with the MATRIX Users Conference, when making reservations.  A major credit card number is required at the time the reservation is made.  The credit card will not be charged only if the reservation is cancelled 24 hours prior to the day of arrival.  
 
Parking at hotel – Free parking
Hotel Shuttle - The hotel Does NOT have a shuttle but you can get Uber, a cab or rent a car if you are coming from the airport.
 
Convention Host:  Shreveport – Bossier Sports Commission
 
It will be Mardi Gras Season in Louisiana
“Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler”
The weekend immediately following the conference is the largest Mardi Gras celebration in Shreveport - not nearly as rowdy as the New Orleans Mardi Gras, but just as fun.
 
Where can you find information on Shreveport – Bossier City?
For information on things to do during your stay in Shreveport - Bossier, please visit https://www.shreveport-bossier.org/ .
 
What is the weather like in February?
February generally brings cool, mixed weather days with the highs being 60s to low 80s (F), and nighttime temperatures in the 60s to 50s. Be sure to dress in layers, though, as the weather can be fickle and the meeting rooms can be overly air-conditioned. Please check weather forecasts before you arrive.
 
Airport
Shreveport Regional Airport (SHV)
 
For more information, contact:
Wesley Owens
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